Proposal and funding resources

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies provides funding opportunities and proposal preparation resources for investigators. Resources are available on the VA-MD Vet Med intranet (login required).

Core facilities and support services

The Analytical Chemistry Research Laboratory (pharmacology/toxicology) provides a variety of assays for qualitative and quantitative determination drugs, heavy metals, and toxicants (including pesticides), as well as capability for pharmacokinetic and toxicokinetic studies.


Dr. Jennifer Davis
Supervisor, Analytical Laboratory

McAlister Council-Troche
Manager, Analytical Laboratory

The Electron Microscopy Laboratory is equipped with instrumentation for ultrastructural analysis of biological and non-biological materials to provide investigators with data concerning specimen morphology.

Nathalie Becerra
Electron Microscopy Laboratory

The Flow Cytometry Laboratory provides the latest technologies in flow cytometry to enhance research.

Melissa Makris
Supervisor, Flow Cytometry Laboratory

The Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Program supports VA-MD Vet Med faculty conducting studies or providing services in compliance with the federal GLP regulations, provides a Quality Assurance Unit to inspect and review GLP studies conducted at the college, and serves as a resource for Virginia Tech faculty who are interested in learning about the requirements of the GLP regulations or implementing quality system processes.

The Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) provides oversight to monitor studies conducted in compliance with federal GLP regulations. QAU oversight assures the integrity and reliability of the study data through study phase inspections and review of the data and final report. In addition, QAU staff provide GLP training and assist laboratories in developing processes necessary to conduct GLP-compliant research. The QAU is organized under the GLP Program.

Sandy Hancock
Good Laboratory Practice Program and Quality Assurance Unit

The Virginia Tech Laboratory for Neurotoxicity Studies, located at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and supported by the college's Good Laboratory Practice Program (GLP), offers GLP-Compliant Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).

For more information about GLP-compliant electron microscopy, contact Sandy Hancock, MS, RQAP-GLP, at, or call the Laboratory for Neurotoxicity Studies at 540-231-4817.

Sterilization and Laboratory Support Services provides a constant supply of washed and sterilized glassware and plastics that are essential for research activities.

Andrea Renshaw

Laboratory Support Technician

The Study Design and Statistical Analysis Lab assists with design, planning, and implementation of research projects, data management and analysis, evaluation, and presentation of data and information.

Dr. Stephen Werre
Supervisor, Study Design and Statistical Analysis Lab


The Teaching and Research Animal Care Support Service (TRACSS) provides policies, guidelines, and support to assist investigators with research projects while ensuring compliance with federal law and regulatory agency policies.

Karen Hall
Supervisor, TRACSS

Major research equipment

The college's specialized facilities, equipment, and instrumentation enable multidisciplinary teams of college and Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students to conduct collaborative research to improve the lives of animals and people.

Clinical research support

The Veterinary Clinical Research Office offers assistance to investigators through proposal preparation and review; facilitating connections with internal and external collaborators; and serving as an initial point of contact for sponsors, owners, and other internal and external stakeholders. Learn more about the Clinical Research Office's investigator support.

ViTALS (Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services) offers a wide variety of scientific services in the broad areas of veterinary medicine to researchers at colleges on the Virginia Tech campus and to private industry customers outside the college.