The CityU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Company Ltd (CityU VDL) at City University of Hong Kong
is a subsidiary of City University.
The mission of the CityU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (CityU VDL) is to provide a comprehensive
veterinary diagnostic service to the veterinarians and researchers of Hong Kong. As the Jockey Club College of Veterinary
Medicine and Life Sciences (JCC) develops the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme and students enter the clinical years of their
course, the CityU VDL will contribute to veterinary teaching. The CityU VDL is also in a unique position to offer support
into animal disease research. Scholarly publication, interdisciplinary collaborations, and local veterinarian engagement
via continuing education events will be encouraged. Collaboration with medical professionals will provide opportunities for
diagnosis and research into zoonotic diseases under the “One Health” concept.
The CityU VDL is operated by specialist veterinary diagnosticians, using the Animal Health
Diagnostic Center (AHDC) of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine standards, and is committed
to providing accurate, timely and user-friendly testing services to the veterinary community of Hong Kong and the region.
With the increasing size and sophistication of the Hong Kong veterinary community and the drive to modernize veterinary medicine,
a world-class veterinary diagnostic laboratory will aid the advancing veterinary community.
The CityU VDL will benefit veterinary clinicians, pets and pet owners, farmers and their livestock,
biomedical researchers, animal parks, and wildlife by providing a comprehensive, quality veterinary diagnostic service delivered in
a timely manner. It will be an additional resource for identifying, tracking and addressing emerging animal diseases and public health issues.
The VDL has three significant objectives to pursue:
- To provide a quality, timely diagnostic service to the Hong Kong and regional veterinary community.
- To develop a world class teaching programme (undergraduate and postgraduate) in the veterinary diagnostic
disciplines and to implement JCC’s research and disease investigations into regional veterinary diseases of animal and
public health importance.
- To become part of a veterinary diagnostic laboratory network in Hong Kong with the existing
laboratories and wildlife parks.