Mississippi Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Lab (MVRDL)

Pearl, MS

An exterior shot of the MVRDLThe Mississippi Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory has one mission: to protect the health of animals, humans and the state’s agricultural economy. 

The MVRDL, which is administratively housed within the MSU CVM Department of Pathobiology & Population Medicine but actually located in Pearl, provides surveillance and diagnostic services in support of practicing veterinarians, individual producers, pet owners and the livestock industry, as well as tests to satisfy state and federal regulations regarding animal health, transportation, and export.

The MVRDL focuses on all species except birds, which are handled by the Lab’s counterpart, the Poultry Research and Diagnostic Lab (PRDL) housed at the same location. The MVRDL provides services in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, serology and virology. 

MVRDL is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and is a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, which is a partnership of federal and state laboratories governed by the US Department of Agriculture.Two researchers study samples

MVRDL Resources: 

Client Portal

Client Satisfaction Survey

Test Catalog/Fees

Accession Form

Bull Trichomonas Form

MSU CVM Faculty at MVRDL

Mississippi Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory Faculty are members of the MSU CVM Pathobiology and Population Medicine Department.

  • Rose, Heidi
  • Vice, Carol
  • Yan, Lifang

Additional Contact Information

MS Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory System

Alejandro Banda, DVM, MS, PhD, DACPV, DACVM
Executive Director

Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
3137 Highway 468 West
Pearl, MS  39208
Phone: 601-420-4700
Fax: 601-420-4719