Three decades ago, a large corporate lab company took over the small veterinary reference laboratory in the Pacific Northwest. When the corporate lab failed to provide adequate levels of service to our area clinics, several veterinarians came together and brought forth the idea of an independent, veterinary owned laboratory. In March of 1989, Phoenix Lab opened their doors and began accepting the first samples.
Where we’ve been
In the last 30 years, Phoenix Lab has grown to be the nation’s largest independently owned veterinary reference laboratory. Although it primarily serves the Pacific Northwest, samples are shipped from all over the country – we even receive some samples from international clinics!
Where we are going
2018 was a year of big change for Phoenix Lab. A new management team was brought in to elevate Phoenix to the next level, which much of the core staff of Phoenix remained and continues to provide the level of quality and services our clients are expect. New tests were added to the test menu, including a leptospirosis rapid screen and a comprehensive canine gastrointestinal panel, and the lab purchased new, state of the art Siemen’s Atellica chemistry analyzers.
Nationally, industry leaders have begun to take notice of Phoenix Lab’s reputation and success. In 2018, the lab began to receive unsolicited, but flattering, offers for purchase. Looking into our 30th year and beyond, Phoenix Lab remains independent and locally owned.