Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020:

University of Maine Cooperative Extension buildings are CLOSED until April 6, 2020 in an effort to ensure the health and safety of the community, and to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

However, please note that UMaine Extension is operating and staff are working remotely.

To contact the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory:

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Phone: 207.581.3874 | Email: extension.diagnosticlab@maine.edu

Pest Management Unit

Phone: 207.581.3880 or 800.287.0279 (in Maine) | Email: extension.diagnosticlab@maine.edu

Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory

Phone 207.581.2767 | Email: extension.diagnosticlab@maine.edu


The Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory brings together scientists researching animals, agriculture, insects, and plants under one roof. The unique combination of researchers provides many teaching opportunities for students, as well as premier research and outreach facilities.

By allowing for research contributions to agriculture, public health, communities, and wildlife, the lab aims to benefit Maine in a variety of ways, including protecting the natural resource- and food-based economies, adding to food safety and human health, and providing unique diagnostic and testing services to farmers, homeowners and the public.


Monday- Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm (closed holidays)