COVID-19 update

March 18, 2020 UPDATE

While the Las Cruces NMDA main building doors will be locked beginning March 19, per New Mexico State University policy, our staff will be available as needed for necessary business operations including, but not limited to, licensing, regulation, sampling on a complaint basis and functions related to our metrology lab, chemistry lab, petroleum lab and seed lab. If you have urgent business with NMDA, please call us at 575-646-3007 or email

Veterinary Diagnostic Services in Albuquerque will continue to operate Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our team assures you that the NMDA Veterinary Diagnostic Services Lab will maintain normal diagnostic operations for the foreseeable future. We limited visitor traffic in the building, however, this will not affect your ability to drop off diagnostic samples. Obviously, this is a dynamic situation and things could change, but for now we will continue to provide the best possible diagnostic services to our clients. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call 505-383-9299 or email

NMDA’s Albuquerque District Office and the Peanut Grading Station in Portales are closed to the public, however, necessary services at those facilities will continue. The public should call or email during this time:

At this time, there will be no routine inspections, unless it is required for commerce.

NMDA staff will not be participating in person in meetings, unless an emergency situation warrants the meeting.

Questions? Call 575-646-3007 or email

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