To All PCLV Clients:

Phoenix Central Laboratories for Veterinarians (PCLV) will be initiating a 5 year retention policy for retaining animal patient records. This policy, effective as of November 1st, 2016 will include, but not limited to Histology, Cytology, Microbiology and Laboratory patient records and results.

PCLV has decided on a 5 year retention period due the unique nature of our business. We will be in compliance as Washington state law requires the retaining of veterinary records for a 3 year period. For more information regarding this policy, please visit the following websites:

Kind Regards,
PCLV Management

Alert! Tick Information

Phoenix Lab Clients
Please be advised.

The Dept. of Health funding for testing fed/engorged ticks has been cut. They are no longer able to work with veterinarians who supply these ticks. Phoenix Lab couriers will no longer pick up ticks for this study.

However, Liz Dykstra will still ID ticks for free, and based on the identification tell vets what pathogens the tick could potentially transmit. The DOH requests that these ticks be sent directly to them.
Zoonotic Disease
243 Israel Road
Tumwater, WA 98501

Instructions on how to submit ticks can be found at:

Faye Sturtevant

Alert! Sunday support hours are now 8am to 3 pm.

Phoenix Central Laboratory is the Premier Veterinary Reference Lab in the Pacific Northwest.

We are a Full Service Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory offering complete Clinical and Anatomic Pathology testing as well as microbiology, serology, RIA, hematology, chemistry, and a wide variety of miscellaneous tests. We employ board certified Clinical and Anatomic Pathologists on site, along with ACVIM internists for case consultation.

For over 26-years we have been dedicated to quality testing, combined with fast and reliable personalized service. Phoenix is solely owned by practicing Veterinarians and key employees of the Laboratory. There are presently more than 100 shareholders, with operations being guided by our Board of Directors. We now serve over 850 clients throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

Did you know?

If your veterinary clinic resides outside the Pacific Northwest, you can ship your Histopathology and Cytopathology samples direct to Phoenix Lab…and receive fast, precise results by our on-site Boarded Anatomic and Clinical Pathologists!

Please call Phoenix Client Services for details about our very competitive pricing, and how to secure no-charge shipping!