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National Veterinary Services Laboratories


The schedule for this experience has a diverse background of techniques and skills. It will include scrapie genotyping, fraudulent blood surveillance, pesticides/biologics sample testing, histology and sample processing, pathology, program disease field skills, endoparasites and ectoparasites.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

Board certified professionals and PhDs in: virology/pathobiology, zoological medicine, pathology, also Director of Veterinary Medicine, chemists, entomologists.

Educational Resources

There are various books and journals available at the HCAH library as well as reference materials available relating to each laboratory.


It is expected that the student be responsible and respectful. The student should arrive at the designated time and show a desire to learn.

Student Supervision

The student will have a schedule of approximately 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. Some of the experience will be guided by laboratory technicians, microbiologists, biologists and entomologists but veterinarians will be available at all times.



Practice Information

National Veterinary Services Laboratories
1920 Dayton Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

Ph: 515-337-7521
Fax: 515-233-9197


Updated: 03/31/10
Signature On File: Amy Winter, DVM

Ames, IA
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