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The University of Maine Animal Health Lab holiday hours

The University of Maine Animal Health Lab staff wish you a happy holiday season! We will be closed for the holidays starting on Thursday, December 24 at noon. We will reopen Monday, January 4, 2016 for our regular business hours.

Please keep in mind that if you need results prior to the holiday break, the sample must be received in our lab no later than noon, Monday, December 21. We will accept samples up to the 24th at noon, but will not guarantee results until after the holiday break. All milk samples that cannot be delivered by December 21 should be frozen and delivered to the lab on Jan. 4, when we open again.

If you have an emergency inquiry, please contact Dr. Anne Lictenwalner at 541.324.1912.

We wish you all the warmest of holiday cheer!


The University of Maine operates the Animal Health Lab as a service to the veterinarians, livestock producers, and animal owners of the state. The lab performs a variety of diagnostic services, including necropsy, microbiology, virology, pathology, and special research support. We offer diagnostic support to clinicians, and assist in finding solutions for agricultural and aquacultural producers using Cooperative Extension resources. Working closely with the Animal and Veterinary Science Department, we integrate students into lab rotations to strengthen their preparation for veterinary and research careers. Through Cooperative Extension, we link with industry to help in the control of animal health related problems in Maine.

Lab hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. No samples accepted after 4:30 PM on Fridays.


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University of Maine Animal Health Lab
5735 Hitchner Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.2788 or 1.800.287.7170 (toll free in Maine)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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