I am writing to inform you that effective September 1, 2012, the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS) will implement a 10 percent increase in fees. The necropsy fee, which includes gross and histopathology as well as laboratory testing in microbiology, immunology and toxicology as needed to make a diagnosis, will increase to $120.
We recognize that fee increases are never welcome news and would like to assure you that CAHFS is committed to continuously improve our testing and cost efficiency. Our goal is to provide high quality, reliable, and cost-effective diagnostics for the industries we serve. The fees were reviewed and approved by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Board on July 6, 2012.
We appreciate your business and look forward to hearing from you.
Richard E. Breitmeyer, DVM, MPVM