Hours / Holidays

Regular Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Samples received after 4:45 pm may not be accessioned until the following business day.

After-hours emergency services

After-hours emergency service is available on weeknights, weekends, and during University holidays by calling our on-call student at 515-290-1969 who can assist and also provide access to diagnostic pathologists and toxicologists.
After-hours submission guidelines


2019 University Holidays

Independence Day
Thursday, July 4th
  • VDL Closed
  • HATS is accepting samples at their drop off location until 5 pm (only PRRSV and PEDV will be tested, additional tests will be completed on the following day)

Labor Day
Monday, September 2nd

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28th
Friday, November 29th

Tuesday, December 24th
Wednesday, December 25th

Rabies Note: Requests for emergency rabies testing must be communicated to the after-hours emergency service by calling 515-290-1969 to get permission for testing and to inform us of the expected arrival of the specimen by mail, UPS or delivery.