Effective Tuesday, September 1, 2020:

The UMaine Veterinary Diagnostic Lab is accepting samples by prior notification.

This may change as the COVID-19 situation progresses. Please call 207.581.3874 for the most current status.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension buildings are currently open to the public on a limited basis following UMaine guidance and protocols. Please check this site for updates or feel free to call the office for updated information and specific guidance in regards to visiting a UMaine Extension facility.

Please call 207.385.6514 or 541.324.1912 before sending or bringing in samples.

Samples may be placed in the box outside the lab door; please call 207.385.6514 or 541.324.1912  when dropping off samples.

If shipping samples, please provide us with a tracking number when you call to notify us.

Because of social distancing requirements, we have reduced staff in the lab and we are working remotely from home as much as possible. Phone messages and email will be checked multiple times daily during the regular workweek.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation while we all learn to adjust to the ever-changing situation!


Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Here's What We Do:

Direct to Animal Owners and Veterinarians

  • Necropsy – Livestock/Poultry
  • Mastitis Testing
  • Salmonella Environmental Testing (FDA Compliant SE Testing)

Veterinarian Submission Only

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horses
  • Other Pets

The UMaine Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory does not currently have a board-certified pathologist on staff and is not accredited.

For more information on what we do and our policies, visit our About Us page.

Is Your Question About an Animal Not Listed Here? Please Contact Us 

Would you like to hear about livestock or gardening news, upcoming Extension events, and more?

Subscribe to Cooperative Extension lists on Piscataquis County’s E-Mail Newsletter Sign-up page.

Visit the  Maine Veterinary Medical Association website to find a veterinarian in your area. We encourage all our clients to develop a good working relationship with a clinical veterinarian.

Looking for a Large Animal Veterinarian? Visit the New Farmers website’s What Veterinarians Treat Large Animals? page.