In 2017, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) turns 50.
For a half-century, TVMDL has been serving the citizens of the state of Texas and the nation with testing, service and support.
The Texas Legislature created TVMDL in 1967 to serve the livestock industries of Texas. Fifty years later, this founding principle remains the cornerstone of our agency. Everything we do, every day, at every location, serves to protect both animal and human health.
It’s not often the core mission and values of an organization can stay true to its founding principle. As technology has changed the way we live, rural and agrarian lifestyles have given way to metropolises, and globalization has blurred our borders, one might expect our mission to evolve. While the way we meet our mission has changed, our focus on animal health has remained.
Today, TVMDL offers over 650 unique tests for almost all species, from livestock and pets, to poultry and exotics. We can identify disease agents faster and with more certainty using less expensive testing methods. We know today, just as we did 50 years ago, that the outcome of every case we handle could impact someone’s livelihood, affect your pet’s health, or alter the economic stability of a global industry.