New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Field Office Lancaster County-PADLS

PADLS Field Office Lancaster CountyLocated in the northwest part of Lancaster County, the Field Office is a convenient location for veterinarians, farmers, and wildlife rehabilitators living in the western part of the county. The Field Office provides services in both avian pathology and aquaculture including necropsies of birds and fish and sample drop-off for microbiological testing, serology, and toxicology. Clinical and environmental samples received at the Field Office are taken to New Bolton Center for testing.

As part of PADLS, the Field Office supports PADLS’ praquaculture285ogram objectives and mission. The combined resources and technical expertise of leading scientists at PADLS laboratories provide state-of-the-art diagnostic technology supporting veterinarians’ efforts to advance animal and public health initiatives and support producers in assuring a safe, secure, and abundant food supply.

Contact Information

Business Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. For after hours diagnostic service, please call (610) 444-5800. The veterinarian on duty will be contacted.

Field Office Lancaster County
Phone:  717-665-1553
Fax:  610-925-6806

For directions to the Field Office, please call the us at the number above.


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The field office receives submissions for variety of testing including:
  • Fish necropsies
  • Serological testing
  • Microbiological testing
  • PEQAP testing
  • PCR
  • Toxicology

The laboratory accepts live fish for necropsy. It also accepts clinical and environmental samples. Common clinical samples include blood/serum, eggs, culture swabs with transport medium, fluids, tissues and feces. Environmental samples include feed, swabs, contact plates and water. In addition, a staff veterinarian is available for consultation and field investigation.

For a detailed list of available services, fees, or the submission form, please click on the appropriate link below. To submit samples for testing, please fill out the form below and refer to the submission information section for information on shipping and sample preparation.

Available Testing

Submission Forms

All samples must be dropped off at the Field Office. The office is not currently accepting shipped samples.

Donna Kelly