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McLaughlin Returns to TDA as Diagnostic Lab Director

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 | 09:26am

NASHVILLE – Dr. Bruce McLaughlin has returned to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture as the new director of the Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory announced Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson.

McLaughlin was a veterinary pathologist at Kord from 2007 to 2012, spending several months in 2012 as acting director. He has 33 years of experience as a pathologist.

“The Kord diagnostic lab provides an invaluable service to livestock and pet owners through private veterinarians,” Johnson said. “Dr. McLaughlin has the credentials and experience to help us provide the best service possible, and we are happy to have him back.”

In addition to being a veterinary pathologist, McLaughlin serves as an editor for the publications division of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

“I look forward to once again being a part of the great work being done at the Kord Diagnostic Lab,” McLaughlin said. “One of my main priorities will be to ensure that customer service of the highest quality is provided to referring veterinarians and animal owners who utilize the laboratory.”

Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory provides no-cost food animal, fiber animal and equine animal testing and markedly reduced-cost companion animal testing for pet owners of Tennessee. To contact the Kord diagnostic lab or for more information on services, call 615-837-5125 or visit 

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