Diagnostic Laboratories


Welcome New Purdue Veterinary Medicine Residents

Friday, August 13th, 2021 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes a new troop of veterinarians taking the next step in their careers. The Departments of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Comparative Pathobiology, as well as the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, gained 18 new residents this summer seeking advanced training in diverse specialty areas.



AAVLD Spotlights ADDL Toxicologist Christina Wilson-Frank

Friday, August 6th, 2021 - "2001 Awardee's - where are they today?" That’s the intriguing headline for a feature article in a recent issue of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) newsletter that focuses on Dr. Christina Wilson-Frank, clinical associate professor of toxicology in the Department of Pathobiology, and head chemist at the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL). The publication looked back on past award winners to see how their careers have unfolded.



ADDL Aids Investigation of Mysterious Deaths of Songbirds in Several States

Friday, July 16th, 2021 - Natural resource management agencies in several states are working with diagnostic laboratories to investigate what is causing reports of sick and dying songbirds. The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has been helping with the investigation in Indiana, which is being led by the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR).



Nearly 200,000 COVID Tests and Counting!

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory stands in the gap to protect Purdue during the COVID-19 pandemic by processing tens of thousands of human COVID-19 samples using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, considered the gold standard for diagnosing the illness.



Veterinarians and Veterinary Students Enabled to Assist with Vaccination Efforts

Friday, March 19th, 2021 - During his address to the nation March 11 on the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown, President Joe Biden focused on the effort to accelerate vaccination, and indicated that plans to expand the pool of qualified personnel eligible to administer vaccines would include veterinarians and veterinary students. The statement followed efforts by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to advocate at the federal level on behalf of veterinarians.



Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory – Able to Detect UK Variant of COVID-19 Virus

Friday, February 26th, 2021 - Innovators at Purdue’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) have used their expertise to make the on-campus testing facility one of the only labs in Indiana actively looking for and able to detect the UK variant of the COVID-19 virus.



Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Joins the Front-lines of Protect Purdue Effort

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 - A cornerstone of the Protect Purdue Plan that guided Purdue University’s successful return to in-person instruction involves rapid and extensive COVID-19 testing and tracing. Playing a pivotal role in the testing program is the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL), a service of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.



Strategically Speaking: Refreshed Strategic Plan to Guide College Through 2023

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 - As Boilermakers, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s team of faculty, staff and students realizes that persistent planning is key to taking the small steps that enable the College of Veterinary Medicine to persistently pursue the next giant leap. That is why the college has a culture of strategic planning. Since 2010, two five-year strategic plans have been developed and implemented. When the most recent of those plans neared its end in 2020, teams of faculty and staff reviewed the document, taking note of the college’s achievements, and developed a “refreshed” strategic plan with revised and updated action items for the time period of 2021-2023.



ADDL Plays Key Role in Expanding Human COVID-19 Testing in Indiana

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 - Purdue University is helping to increase Indiana’s capacity for COVID-19 testing thanks to a partnership involving the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL), the Indiana State Department of Health, and Indiana hospitals. The partnership also is now aided by a new software agreement.



Protect Purdue Initiative Spotlights ADDL Director in Crowdfunding Video

Friday, June 5th, 2020 - Purdue University has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the Protect Purdue initiative and the critical resources required for the safe reopening of campus this fall, and a video in support of the campaign spotlights the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.




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