The Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory can test animals for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans). This test is not currently available to veterinarians or the general public for routine testing.

For guidance on when testing is appropriate, please see Evaluation for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Animals from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the AVMA guidance on testing animals for SARS-CoV-2, and the FAQ on Animal Coronavirus Testing from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Please contact your state veterinarian to obtain approval and for required information for testing.