About Us

Welcome to the Avian and Wildlife Laboratory

The laboratories of the University of Miami Avian and Wildlife Laboratory are managed by members of the faculty of the Division of Comparative Pathology. Our laboratory is directed by a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and has operated as part of the university for the past 30 years serving practitioners throughout the world.

The main strength of the test services is our academic base. Our pathologists can use the broad expertise of other members of the Department of Pathology as well as the clinical and basic research faculty of other university departments. Furthermore, our staff includes faculty involved in basic research which not only broadens our proficiency in diagnostics but assists our service in meeting and understand your needs in special diagnostic cases.

More than 20 years ago, the division dedicated a branch of the laboratory to establish a strong avian diagnostic test array to meet the changing needs of our veterinary clients. Our staff of veterinary immunologists and pathologists have designed and implemented many new tests in avian infectious diseases. In addition, we have optimized equipment for low sample volume testing. Technical staff has been dedicated to processing of only avian and exotic samples. Our commitment to the avian service is evident in our numerous national meeting presentations and publications.

Through 2013:

79 presentations at national and international meetings
73 journal articles
4 book chapters

We know there are many options open to you in the selection of laboratories to perform you diagnostic testing. We value your continued consideration of our services and welcome your collaborative efforts in furthering the field of avian, exotic, and wildlife medicine.