Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory


Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory LLC, part of the Ferguson & Associates family,

offers a complete line of equine, canine & feline services to include:


    EQUINE SERVICES                                                                                                                        

Cushings AM/PM (T4, Cortisol, Insulin)                                                                

Equine DexSupression – Pre, 12-15, &24 hr. Post

Dex (Give 0.04 mg/kg IV or IM. 3 Samples     

Equine DexSupression – Pre & 24 Hr. Post dex.                                                                                                 

(Give 0.04 mg/kg IV or IM)           

  • Progesterone
  • T4 level
  • T3 Level
  • Cortisol
  • Insulin
  • Autoclaving
  • Body/joint fluid analysis
  • CBC with fibrinogen
  • Chemistry panels
  • Coggins
  • IgGs
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Bacterial Cultures & Sensitivity
  • Sendouts



  • Complete Chemistry Panel                                            
  • Complete Blood Count                                                
  • Microbiology Cultures
  • Heartworm Test                                                                      
  • Urinalysis                                                                             
  • Fecal Flotation                                             
  • Progesterone                                                                           
  • T4                                                                                                       
  • T3                                                                                                       
  • Cortisol                                                                                   

Canine Low Dose Dex(Pre,4, &8 hrpost dex)

(Give 0.01 mg/kg Dex IV)                                                                     

Canine High Dose Dex. (Pre, 8 hr post dex)

(Give 0.01 mg/kg Dex IV)         

Same day results.

Meet Hope E. Kurth, Owner and Director 

Meet Hope E. Connelly, Owner and Director

Hope Kurth has been keeping horses healthy for over 18 years, and owns and operates what we think of as the best lab in Marion County. Following high school, she joined the Air Force in 1988, where she received first rate laboratory training for two years, before practicing lab work with them for four. She then ran the lab for an equine hospital here in Ocala for eight years, before starting her own lab Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory LLC.

Hope joined forces with Ferguson & Associates, as the first owner-associate, bringing her lab, a world of expertise, and a precious heart with her, in 2012. She is certified by the USDA, APHIS,  NVSL to provide equine infectious anemia (EIA) results and does so under the Ferguson umbrella.


To reach Hope directly:

Phone: 352-598-3191

Email: [email protected]