UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Launches New Website

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) launched a new website aimed toward veterinarians, farmers, animal owners, and organizations.

The user-friendly website provides information on testing, prices, turn-around time, publications, and updated information on diagnosed diseases on a county-level basis in Kentucky. People can search for tests offered by animal species, discipline, and keywords. Submission forms, shipping guidelines, and complete instructions on how to submit samples are available as well as contact information and directions to the laboratory.

This is the first phase in the redesign of the UKVDL’s electronic capabilities. New, on-demand historical information will allow visitors to choose species and disease of interest and immediately see a graphic interface displaying the last three years of data in a new epidemiology information section. In the future, this section will display custom geographic distribution of diseases.

The second phase of the redesign will include the launch of a new client portal on the website, which will allow searches for previous submissions, final reports, and online bill pay. These features will be available in the next six months.

The UKVDL is also testing a mobile application. This would allow for disease differential diagnosis, sample guidelines, and for veterinarians in the field to access various forms.

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