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BVD antigen ELISA update

The AHL through some recent cases and some discussion among other labs has noted that the BVDV Ag ELISA is not performing to specifications, i.e., false positives) 

Sept. 2, 2017 is UofG Student Move-in Day

Please be aware that on Saturday September 2, 2017 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. approximately 4,800 students will move-in to the student residences on campus.  As such there will be higher than normal traffic volume and road closures in the immediate University of Guelph area. The Animal Health Laboratory will be open on this day and operating with its normal Saturday hours and staffing levels.  AHL clients arriving to campus should clearly state their purpose of attending the Animal Health Lab so they can be directed accordingly by Student Housing Volunteers. 

Thank you.

Sad news - death of Dr. Brent Hoff

We’re sad to announce the death of Dr. Brent Hoff following a short battle with cancer.  Brent was our long-term clinical pathologist/toxicologist with VLSB and the AHL, recently retired.  He will be missed by many.  “Arrangements entrusted to Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Habitat for Humanity would be appreciated.”  http://gilbertmacintyreandson.com/death_notices/index.php?deceasedId=4469  

New AHL Fee Schedule and User's Guide

It's May 1st and the beginning of another fiscal year at AHL. That brings a new AHL User's Guide and Fee Schedule and slight adjustments in fees.  You should be receiving a hard copy at your clinic shortly.  

Holiday Hours

The Animal Health Laboratory Guelph with be open with normal “Sunday” service from 9 to 5 on Good Friday April 14th for submission intake (drop off always available 24/7) and for emergency post mortem services. Normal Saturday service (limited clinical pathology and bacteriology plus emergency post mortem) and Sunday service (submission intake and emergency post mortem) will be available over the weekend.

Normal service resumes Monday April 17th.

20th anniversary of the AHL!

We’ve just celebrated 20 years of success since the move of the Vet Lab Services Branch of OMAFRA and merger with various of the diagnostic laboratories of the Ontario Veterinary College on April 1, 1997. We continue to be a fully accredited, full-service lab serving clients throughout Ontario and beyond, and look forward to continuing to provide quality service to our many clients.

Purolator has returned to normal service!

To our valued clients.

Thanks  for your patience as we worked through the Purolator service suspension.

We have assurances from  Purolator that they are now returning to normal service and will once again pick up parcels.

Please continue to use the Purolator return waybills that are generated and sent to clients by AHL

Purolator is not picking up samples today!

To our valued clients:

As you may be aware from the news , Purolator is not accepting parcel pickups today March 28 pending labour negotiations. We will have more clarity late Wednesday afternoon March 29.

For our clients that cannot hold packages and must send submissions – please use either Fedex or UPS and send collect (charge to receiver - AHL).

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