The AzVDL provides accurate and timely diagnostic assistance in animal health to veterinarians, animal owners, university researchers, and state and federal agencies. The submission of specimens through practicing veterinarians is encouraged, but specimens are also accepted from owners. AzVDL works closely with the office of the State Veterinarian, USDA A.V.I.C, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and other state and federal agencies. This laboratory serves a diverse client base with submissions of wild animals, exotic zoo animals, pet animals, horses, and food producing animals. The Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at The University of Arizona. The AzVDL is accredited for all species by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.