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Major Changes as a Result of the Coronavirus

NMDA MAIN OFFICE IN LAS CRUCES
The Las Cruces NMDA main building is closed per New Mexico State University policy; however, our staff remains committed and is available as needed for necessary business operations including, but not limited to, licensing, regulation, sampling on a complaint basis and functions related to our metrology lab, chemistry lab, petroleum lab and seed lab. If you have urgent business with NMDA, please call us at 575-646-3007 or email nmagsec@nmda.nmsu.edu.

VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES IN ALBUQUERQUE
Veterinary Diagnostic Services in Albuquerque continues to operate Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our team assures you that the NMDA Veterinary Diagnostic Services Lab will maintain normal diagnostic operations for the foreseeable future. We limited visitor traffic in the building, but this will not affect your ability to drop off diagnostic samples. Obviously, this is a dynamic situation and things could change, but for now we will continue to provide the best possible diagnostic services to our clients. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call 505-383-9299 or email ddvds@nmda.nmsu.edu.

NMDA ALBUQUERQUE DISTRICT OFFICE
NMDA’s Albuquerque District Office is closed to the public; however, necessary services will continue. At this time, the public should call 505-361-2840 or email jconlogue@nmda.nmsu.edu.

PEANUT GRADING STATION IN PORTALES
NMDA’s Peanut Grading Station in Portales is closed to the public; however, necessary services will continue. At this time, the public should call or email: 575-356-8393 or kberry@nmda.nmsu.edu.

NMDA STAFF
NMDA staff will not be participating in person in meetings, unless an emergency situation warrants the meeting. At this time, there will be no routine inspections, unless it is required for commerce. Questions? Call 575-646-3007 or email nmagsec@nmda.nmsu.edu.

Letter to NMDA veterinarian clients

March 18, 2020

Good afternoon, 

The current COVID-19 situation is creating a lot of uncertainty in all of our lives. We at VDS want to assure you that the New Mexico Department of Agriculture Veterinary Diagnostic Services Lab will maintain normal diagnostic operations for the foreseeable future. We limited visitor traffic in the building, however, this will not affect your ability to drop off diagnostic samples. 

Obviously, this is a dynamic situation and things could change, but for now we will continue to provide the best possible diagnostic services to our clients. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone at 505-383-9299 or by email at ddvds@nmda.nmsu.edu

Please stay safe and healthy,

 

The VDS staff

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