The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Fish Health Services is a diagnostic laboratory servicing Oregon's 34 public fish hatcheries, as well as providing testing for an additional 10-15 private aquaculture facilities and pathogen surveys of wild fish in the state. We assist ODFW fish culture and fish research and management programs in an effort to reduce the impacts of disease on fish populations.
Located on the Oregon State University campus on the 5th Floor of Nash Hall, we provide support and diagnostic services, including whirling disease testing, DNA, virological, bacteriological, and serological testing plus general fish health screening. In addition to our Corvallis lab, we also have a lab in Madras and LaGrande at Eastern Oregon University.
Our collaborations with OSU over the past 50 years have resulted in many major advances in the field of fish health. Our expertise in fish diseases and open exchange of information with OSU faculty and students has been mutually advantageous. We welcome students into the lab to get a first-hand look at microbiology in action.