New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Penn Vet Diagnostic Laboratories

About COVID-19 Testing

  • About COVID-19 Testing at Penn's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

    The PennVet Diagnostic Lab will not be testing the general companion animal population for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 

    According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the testing of companion animals is not recommended.

    Testing may be done by animal and public health officials if they agree that there is a link to a known human case. If you have such a case, please contact your state animal health official.

    In Pennsylvania, please call the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at 717-787-4737 and ask to speak to someone about testing an animal for SARS-CoV-2.    

Welcome to the Penn Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory! Our laboratory includes several sections that work collaboratively to provide you the highest quality veterinary medicine for your patients and clients.

Tests, Submission Forms, and Submission Guidelines

  • Review available tests
  • Download and/or complete fillable submission forms
  • Review submission guidelines for various specimen types

Laboratory Sections


Contact Us

All laboratory sections are located within the Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
3900 Delancey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104