Hours of Operation

Regular Hours of Operation

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday

Weekend coverage

includes essential but limited services within the bacteriology laboratory.

Necropsy services

are available on Saturdays provided the animal arrives before 10:00 AM on Saturday.


Holiday Dates LADDL Schedule
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25 CLOSED*
Thanksgiving Friday, November 26 CLOSED*
Christmas Eve Friday, December 24 CLOSED*
New Year's Eve Friday, December 31 CLOSED*


*We will continue to receive animals for necropsy through the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, open 24/7. Necropsies will be performed intermittently or as needed from December 24, 2021, to January 03, 2022. Gross necropsy reports will be provided within 24 hours after the necropsy is performed. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry services will not be available on these days. 

Shipping by Commercial Carrier

FedEx and UPS deliver M-F to the address listed above.

Samples brought to the laboratory after hours should be delivered to the security guard at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Make sure the LADDL Specimen Submission Form accompanies the sample. Laboratory personnel will process the sample on the next business day.