The Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory (VDL) provides certification and regulatory testing and critical surveillance information to veterinary regulatory authorities, as well as teaching and learning opportunities to students in Charles Sturt's Veterinary Science program and for postgraduate education and research.
The VDL provides comprehensive pathology services to veterinarians, government agencies and wildlife groups including:
Necropsy, histopathology, microbiology, haematology, biochemistry, cytology and molecular diagnostics
Parasitology services are also directly accessible to primary producers and horse owners.
The superintendent of the VDL is Professor Shane Raidal.
Emergency services are available as needed. Enquiries can be made by telephoning (02) 6933 4000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterinarians requiring a VDL Fee Schedule please email the Diagnostic Laboratory to request an electronic or hard copy.
The VDL is situated in Nathan Cobb Drive (Building 295) on the Wagga Wagga Campus of Charles Sturt University.
The facilitiy includes a necropsy suite supported by laboratories for the diagnosis of disease. The necropsy room has an overhead gantry system and a hydraulic dissection table, capable of holding large animals such as cattle and horses. This room is serviced by holding pens, a photography room and a large cold room for specimens for research and disposal.
There are also laboratories dedicated to microbiology, parasitology, clinical pathology, histopathology and molecular biology. The majority of the facility is constructed to physical containment category 2 (PC2) standards, but with one PC3 room designed for working with high-risk disease organisms.
A laboratory and microscope room is dedicated to teaching and student use, in support of their training in histopathology, cytology, haematology and biochemistry.
Superintendent, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Professor-Veterinary Pathology
Associate Professor - Veterinary Parasitology
Associate Professor-Wildlife Health and Pathology
Senior Lecturer - Veterinary Parasitology
Lecturer - Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary Pathology Resident (Doctorate of Veterinary Studies Candidate)
Senior Technical Officer (Clinical Pathology, Histology)