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Diagnostic Medicine Center staff

The staff of the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories.

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories: Delivering excellence to clients

On Wednesday, November 19, the Colorado State University Employee Appreciation Board recognized the staff of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories (D-Lab) with cookies, tea, lemonade, and raffle prizes for their contributions and hard work within our campus community.

The D-Lab provides animal diagnostic testing and processing labs, research labs, a necropsy suite, offices, and support spaces to accommodate multiple related programs and is home to 100 faculty and staff.

Samples submitted for testing increase 60 percent

In the past few years,  the number of samples received for testing at the D-lab has increased  by 60 percent, while the staff has only increased by 10 – 15 percent. According to the nominator, who wishes to remain anonymous, staff are known to consistently work 10 – 12 hour days, delay vacation days, and come in on the weekends and odd hours of the day, just to ensure they are delivering excellence to clients, the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and the Fort Collins community.

“These employees are a model of dedication, community, and perseverance,” said the nominator.

Recognizing CSU employees

The CSU Employee Appreciation Board, originally formed in 1968, recognizes employees for their hard work and promotes community spirit among CSU faculty and staff through events such as breakfasts or luncheons.

Each month, the Board hosts a prize drawing for all faculty and staff who submit an entry form, including a coveted reserved parking space for a full month.

The board meets monthly during the academic year to discuss and plan employee recognition events, as well as to help promote university events. One of the main objectives of the board is the monthly recognition of a group, entity or college. 

Send in your nomination

Have a department or office you want to nominate? Contact the board to nominate a department or office for recognition.