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Rocky Ford service interruption

Due to a staffing shortage, the Rocky Ford lab is not accepting necropsy cases, and may also forward other testing to the Fort Collins lab as needed.

Learn more about the service interruption, including alternative submission options for necropsy and other testing services. 

Services are expected to resume in full at a future date (TBA). We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Main Fort Collins Lab

Physical address
FedEx and UPS shipping address

2450 Gillette Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Building map for in-person sample drop-off

USPS shipping address

200 West Lake Street
1644 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1644

Phone

(970) 297-1281

Email

dlab@colostate.edu

Fax

(970) 297-0320

Rocky Ford

Physical/Shipping Address

27847 Road 21
Rocky Ford, CO 81067

No Saturday shipments accepted.

Phone

(719) 254-6382

Email

cvmbs-vdl_rockyford@colostate.edu

Fax

(719) 254-6055

Western Slope

Physical/Shipping Address

3164 B 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81503

No Saturday shipments accepted.

Phone

(970) 243-0673

Email

vdl_western_slope@colostate.edu

Fax

(970) 242-0003

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

After-hours drop off is available for small submission; whole animals must be delivered before 10 p.m. Visit the Shipping and Drop-off page for more information about after-hours drop off.

Holiday Schedule

DateStatus
Monday, May 27, 2024CLOSED
Wednesday, June 19, 2024EMERGENCY STAFFING ONLY
Thursday, July 4, 2024CLOSED
Monday, September 2, 2024CLOSED
Thursday, November 28, 2024CLOSED
Friday, November 29, 2024EMERGENCY STAFFING ONLY
Tuesday, December 24, 2024EMERGENCY STAFFING ONLY
Wednesday, December 25, 2024CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31, 2024EMERGENCY STAFFING ONLY
Wednesday, January 1, 2025CLOSED
Monday, January 20, 2025EMERGENCY STAFFING ONLY
Monday, May 26, 2025CLOSED
Thursday, June 19, 2025EMERGENCY STAFFING ONLY

Services provided on holidays

Closed

  • No samples will be received/processed.
  • After-hours drop-off area will be open, and any samples dropped off will be received the next business day after the closure.

Emergency Staffing Only

  • Sample Receiving will be open with limited staffing from 8 a.m.-noon to receive FedEx, UPS, and USPS deliveries.
  • After-hours drop-off area will be open, and any samples dropped off after noon will be received the next business day after the closure.
  • The main office will be open from 8 a.m.-noon. If you have an emergency request, please call (970) 297-1281 and follow instructions to leave a message.