Location of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory:

The College of Veterinary Medicine is located southeast of Jack Trice Stadium and north of U.S. Highway 30 at 1800 Christensen Drive, Ames, Iowa

VDL client dropping off submissions

  • Use entrance B off South 16th St
  • Continue on Christensen Drive as it curves to the left until you reach the Diagnostic Lab Receiving entrance as marked on the map above

VDL visitors

  • Use entrance B off South 16th St
  • Visitor parking is located in Lot 96 on the southeast side of the building

Temporary Detour


NOTE: The southbound I-35 exit (111B) onto westbound Hwy 30 will be closed May 8 through mid-August 2017. Detour directions:

  • Take exit 113 labeled "13th Street" off Interstate 35
  • Travel west on 13th Street
  • Turn left (south) on Dayton Avenue
  • Travel south on Dayton Avenue
  • Turn right (west) on 16th Street
  • Travel on 16th Street past Duff Avenue to the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Take Entry "B" to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory