Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Project size: 93,000 square feet
This building serves as a replacement facility for the aging TVMDL facility on the Texas A&M University Campus. The facility addresses any potential high-consequence disease outbreak which could result in economic losses of billions of dollars and trade restrictions that could halt exports of Texas agricultural products. The TVMDL is a state agency under the umbrella of the Texas A&M University System.
TVMDL is one of the highest volume veterinary laboratories in the nation, averaging more than 200,000 cases each year. Routine testing serves as the backbone of a state, national, and global surveillance system, and supports animal health as well as trade, exports, and the economic structure of agriculture in Texas.
The facility includes 35,000 SF of BSL-2 diagnostic laboratories and 20,000 SF of Office/Conference space to support routine testing of biological samples. In addition the facility includes two BSL-3 Enhanced lab suites, and a 4,100 SF high-bay BSL-3 Enhanced large animal necropsy to facilitate the identification of unknown pathogens, should they make an appearance on the Texas landscape.