Breathitt Veterinary Center
Our mission at the Breathitt Veterinary Center (BVC) is to provide rapid, accurate diagnostic data that enables veterinarians to make appropriate treatment decisions. The BVC is part of an interdependent team composed of the animal owner, veterinarian, and diagnostic laboratory dedicated to the efficient production of safe animal products to the consumers of Kentucky. The BVC uses the latest scientific knowledge, equipment, and techniques to reduce losses from animal diseases and to promote animal health.
The BVC is fully accredited for all animal species by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). The scientific disciplines of Pathology, Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, Toxicology, Serology, and Virology are provided in the facility. The lists on the following pages include most of the diagnostic procedures performed by the BVC. The BVC continually expands its testing capabilities and strives to incorporate advancements in scientific tests and equipment into its operations. Please contact the BVC if you have any questions regarding the availability of tests or with a recommendation for additions.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The university may alter hours of operation for energy conservation. The BVC is closed on major holidays (we will post notice here 45 days in advance of any scheduled holiday closing). After hours deliveries requiring assistance must be arranged in advance with on-call personnel. Submissions through the night depository not requiring assistance may be made at any time.
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