We would like to reassure you that we are maintaining our activities. However, in order to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Quebec to limit the transmission of COVID-19, we would appreciate that you prioritize your requests and it is possible that there may be an additional delay before sending results. This is particularly important for requests for necropsy, as well as requests for samples from research projects sent in large numbers.
We also ask you to call with us before taking sample for a referred test, as we will need to check the availability of service from the laboratory of destination.

The Diagnostic Service has for main objective to offer high-quality services that support the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine’s priorities which are: teaching, research, the university’s veterinary teaching hospital (CHUV) and serving the community. It is a nationally and internationally renowned centre of excellence and diagnostic reference that contributes to the improvement of animal health care.

Diagnostic Service

The Diagnostic Service of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine plays a unique role in Quebec’s veterinary diagnostics.

The Diagnostic Service consists of around 20 labs and units and over 90 employees.

We offer a wide range of tests.

Your samples can be submitted in various ways…

The Diagnostic Service is committed to meeting its clients’ needs.

So please use our direct line during buisiness hours to speak to our qualified staff.  A qualified technical support agent is also available to help you with your questions and concerns.

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Everyone can rely on the expertise of Diagnostic Service’s team : Veterinary clinics and hospitals, swine, dairy and poultry industries, universities, the Ministère de l’agriculture des pêcheries et de l’alimentation du Québec, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, private labs throughout Canada and the United States, and those working in wildlife, aquaculture and marine life.

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The Diagnostic Service benefits of a privileged setting where the close association between research and diagnostic promotes a dynamic and leading edge diagnostic. A concentration of such great expertise within the Faculty of Veterinary Medecine benefits greatly the Diagnostic Service and its clients. As a public teaching and research institution, its neutrality and stringency are hallmarks of its excellence.

  • We are dedicated to serving our clients.

  • We are constantly working to improve (Kaizen workshops, new accreditations, etc.).

  • Our labs have been modernized and standardized, with a new computer system and cutting-edge equipment that meet the highest professional standards.


  • The Diagnostic Service is also a priviledge partner of the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation d Québec (MAPAQ).  The two institutions cohabit and work together in a ministerial buiding named Complexe de diagnostic et d’épidémiosurveillance vétérinaires du Québec (CDEVQ).

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Contact us

Direct line 450 778-8151
Fax : 450 778-8107
Email service-diagnostic@medvet.umontreal.ca
Address 3220 Sicotte
Saint-Hyacinthe, Qc, Canada
J2S 2M2
Customer Services
450-778-8151 (direct line) or 450-773-8521 ext. 8243
Technical Support 450-773-8521 ext. 33541
Necropsy Office Audrey Daigneault St-Germain  450-773-8521 ext. 8244

Marie-Josée Ruel 450-773-8521 ext. 8586

Billing Nadine Messier, 450-773-8521 ext. 8444
Specimen Reception
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