About the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
The Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL), with locations in West Lafayette and Southern Indiana at the Heeke Laboratory, is focused on helping Indiana veterinarians, animal health officials, livestock producers, and animal owners in protecting the health of the animal population by providing prompt, accurate, and reliable diagnoses of animal diseases, including those that may affect the human population. The ADDL is fully accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and serves as the official diagnostic laboratory for the State of Indiana.
Through our extensive engagement mission, the ADDL serves as a member of the USDA National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) and the FDA CVM Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN). The ADDL also serves a critical role in supporting the teaching programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine directed toward professional students, veterinary nursing students, and graduate students and residents.
Our Mission & Goals
The Mission of the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University is to aid in the prevention, control, and eradication of animal diseases for the State of Indiana, to provide prompt and accurate diagnostic services, and to add to the wealth of the state by working with local, state, federal, and international partners to meet current and future needs.
Goal 1: To provide the State of Indiana and the nation with exemplary diagnostic services that are prompt, accurate, and cost-effective, utilizing highly-trained and motivated personnel with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
Goal 2: To disseminate knowledge and provide expertise to veterinarians, veterinary professional students, veterinary technicians, the public, and diagnostic professionals in the recognition and diagnosis of animal diseases for Indiana and the nation.
Goal 3: To develop and validate diagnostic tests that are needed by Indiana and the veterinary community at large, to use state-of-the-art techniques to improve on existing testing methods, and to discover new diagnostics for novel and emerging infectious, toxic, and nutritional diseases.