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

Submission Guidelines & Forms

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.    

Please review and download and fill out the necessary forms. Also, make sure to read the general submission guidelines document for Penn Vet Diagnostic Laboratories.

Available Tests

Contact Us

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

  • Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Hours
    Room 4001
    Call 215-898-8857
    Fax 215-898-0719
    Hours: 8-5, M-F
  • Clinical Cytology & Pathology
    Room 4101
    Call 215-898-8877
    Hours: 8-5, M-F, 9-1, Sa/Su
  • Microbiology
    Room 4106
    Call 215-898-7858
    Hours: 8-5, M-F
  • Parasitology
    Room 4108
    Call 215-898-7183
    Hours: 8:30-4, M-F