North Dakota State University
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Fargo, North Dakota
The modern, highly efficient North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostics Lab was designed to provide the university and surrounding areas with the resources to support veterinary science research and advancement. The new facility provides about twice the laboratory and office space, and features major layout enhancements for safety and efficiency. The experimental facility contains top-of-the-line technology and equipment, and provides testing and diagnostic services for veterinarians, animal owners and producers, and the public health sector to safeguard the health and well-being of herds and flocks; companion animals; wildlife, zoo and exotic species; and the general public. The facility offers toxicology, bacteriology, virology, molecular diagnostic, clinical and anatomic pathology, parasitology and serology testing services. It also contains a 2-ton capacity crane and incinerator to aid the staff in moving and disposing of large specimens. The laboratory is fully accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.
Obernel provided mechanical and fire protection engineering services and designed a geothermal system for heating and cooling to aid in energy and carbon reduction and lower operating costs.