Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Originally built in 1969, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) was in dire need of updating to their facilities, which handle over 825,000 diagnostic tests per year. As one of the highest volume vet labs in the nation, that averages to more than 200,000 cases evaluated each and every year.
The prime national testing facilities pioneer the changing essentials for biosafety and biosecurity, which urged the need for a multi-faceted laboratory space for the agency to continue to operate effectively. Routine testing and monitoring here is the backbone of a state, national, and global surveillance system, serving as a defender and advocate for global welfare.
This new facility addresses any potential high-consequence disease threats or outbreaks, which could pose trade restrictions to halt exports of Texas agricultural products, and amount to billions of dollars in economic loss. TVMDL stands at the forefront of ensuring animal and human health as well as food safety and security.