The department offers both plant and animal diagnostic services.
Veterinary Diagnostic Services
Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS) conducts disease investigation, health certification and research for the control and prevention of diseases of livestock and wildlife.
It provides assistance to Government disease surveillance programs and emergency response and supports trade and market access. The laboratory has expertise and offers diagnostic services in veterinary microbiology, bacteriology, virology, serology, histopathology and anatomical pathology.
To have samples examined by the VDS, please see the following forms:
Crop Health Services
Crop Health Services (CHS) is the commercial plant pest and disease diagnostics service operated by the department. CHS offers a broad range of diagnostic tests. Our clients are predominantly growers, crop consultants, agronomists, chemical resellers, agents, nurseries, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), other state and federal agriculture departments, and home gardeners.
Telephone: (03) 9032 7515
Fax: (03) 9032 7604
Physical and postal address
AgriBio Specimen Reception
Main Loading Dock
5 Ring Road
La Trobe University
Bundoora VIC 3083