Johnes Disease testing requirements change after the retirement of Dr. Michael Collins

  • WVDL requires a veterinarian for all Johnes Disease diagnostic testing

WVDL would like to remind clients migrating from the Johnes Testing Center that Dr. Michael Collins will be officially retired and no longer offering his services as a submitting veterinarian for testing at WVDL. He graciously agreed to be the submitting veterinarian during the one year period from the time the Johnes Testing Center officially closed its doors on September 1, 2018. After August 31st, 2019, WVDL cannot accept any samples for testing without a submitting veterinarian signature on the paperwork. Samples may be collected and shipped by the animal owners but results will be released to the submitting veterinarian.

This is not a WVDL policy but a requirement the laboratory must adhere to according to Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Examining Board as the WVDL does not fall under the legal umbrella of academic practice that is in effect at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.