Veterinary Support Services (VSS) is available for diagnostic consultation and sample submission questions from veterinarians. Use this direct email vetsupport@cornell.edu with a very brief problem description and a DIRECT phone number to reach you.


The AHDC has the capability to test for SARS-CoV-2 in animals (see submission requirements). Testing procedures are animal adapted. All test requests must be approved by the state animal and public health officials, according to the NYS guidelines. Contact vetsupport@cornell.edu for guidance.


Schedule Changes and Reduced Testing:
(Current as of November 23; last status change November 19)

  • Bromide, Thursdays
  • Brucella abortus serology, Mondays and Thursdays

  • FISH testing is postponed until November 30, 2020.

  • Flow cytometry

  • Johne's culture and PCR testing has resumed. Please contact diagcenter@cornell.edu or 607.253.3938 for instructions if you have frozen samples to submit.

  • Leptospira MAT, Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Referral Testing - please see information here.

  • Toxicology – increased turn-around time for all tests

Temporarily Unavailable:

Vet-To-Vet Consult

Our Veterinary Support Services assists veterinarians with any questions on sample submissions, testing, and interpreting results. For all other customer service inquiries, please contact us.

Phone: (607) 253-3900
Email: vetsupport@cornell.edu

For messages that do not require veterinary consultation or after hours submission support, please contact us at diagcenter@cornell.edu.

Diagnostic Plans and Panels by Species

These plans have been developed to assist veterinarians in designing a complete, although not exhaustive, diagnostic strategy. Select a species below to view plans and panels.