ViTALS Research Submissions

ViTALS Research Services

ViTALS offers a wide-variety of scientific services in the broad areas of veterinary medicine to researchers at colleges on the Virginia Tech campus and to private industry customers outside the college.

These services consist of, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical microbiology (including Bruker MALDI Biotyper® mass spectrometer identification)
  • Cytopathology, chemistry, urinalysis, blood gas, and hematology
  • Diagnostic necropsy
  • Histology (tissue processing, embedding, staining)
  • Immunohistochemistry staining using the Vetanna Benchmark XT
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology consultation

Submission Information

For inquiries about ViTALS services, please contact Carolyn Sink, Laboratory Supervisor, at

Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Compliant Services

Histology services are compliant with the federal GLP regulations. These services are available to industry for support of product development and safety assessment.

Sandy Hancock, MS, RQAP-GLP provides oversight of quality assurance of GLP projects through the Laboratory for Neurotoxicity Studies.

For inquiries about GLP services, please contact Carolyn Sink, Laboratory Supervisor, at