About AVL


AVL operates 6 days per week
(Sunday pickup/courier service is by pre-arrangement only.)
*Please note that any send out tests submitted after Noon on Thursday will not be sent out until Monday; which may cause additional delay in receiving results.

Courier Services

AVL provides morning, afternoon and evening pick up options. We will work with your hospital to determine the best pick up times for your hospital's testing needs.

Reporting of Results

Results are available via fax or online access via our website (www.avlstl.com). Results are reported and made available as soon as completed. Please contact the lab to set up online access to results. Reference intervals are provided on reports when available.

Professional Courtesy

AVL is pleased to provide reduced testing fees for veterinarians and hospital employees at a reduction of 50% off list price for any testing performed at AVL (CBC, Profiles, U/A's, Hwag, etc.). Testing not performed at AVL (histopath, etc.) will be billed at list price. Test request forms must be marked "Employee Pet".


Contact AVL for: tubes, forms, etc. as needed for specimen submissions to our laboratory. Your hospital may request supplies by filling out our supplies request form and submitting it to AVL via courier or fax (314) 645-1953.

Cancellation Policy

Test may be cancelled up to the time of analysis. Once analysis has begun the test cannot be cancelled.


AVL provides internal medicine consultation, pathology, and clinical pathology consultation. Contact AVL for additional information regarding consultations.

Consultations provided by Stanley I. Rubin DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM

Dr. Stan Rubin is a native of Calgary, Alberta. He was a member of the faculty of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan from 1984 through 2008. Dr. Rubin spent 3 years in private specialty practice in Tucson Arizona before returning to Champaign-Urbana this February.

Dr. Stan Rubin received his D.V.M. with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1980. He went on to complete an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Minnesota and a clinical residency and graduate program in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois. He returned to Canada to assume a faculty position at the University of Saskatchewan in 1984. Current interests include nephrology/urology, gastroenterology, diagnosis and treatment of systemic fungal infections, metabolic disease and electrolyte and acid-base disorders. Dr. Rubin is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Dr. Rubin is a co-editor of the veterinary textbook, Canine Internal Medicine Secrets that was published in 2007. He has been a contributor to the Merck Veterinary Manual and the Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health and has authored numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters.

Dr. Rubin is married with 3 children, one of whom is a veterinarian. Along with his family, he shares his home with many dogs and 2 cats. He is particularly fond of a one-eyed Chihuahua, Pistachio, who was rescued off the streets of Tucson. Outside interests and hobbies include woodworking, photography, cycling and amateur radio.