FDACS Animal Necropsy Laboratory

RS&H provided architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, as well as laboratory programming, planning, and design services for the development of a large and small animal necropsy laboratory at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Kissimmee Diagnostics Laboratory campus. 

The facility includes a new entrance and truck docking area for large animal trailers, new access drives, retention ponds, and security gates and digital security cameras. The laboratory is equipped with a new large batch incinerator, which is served by a complete electric overhead rail system for the movement of large bovine and other animals.

Individuals enter the laboratory through men’s and women’s locker, shower, and gown areas. The laboratory also includes two adjustable large animal necropsy tables, floor mounted equipment, video monitors, and viewing areas. The finishes include high solid epoxy coatings, and the main work area includes floor trench drains and high pressure hot and cold water hose reels for easy wash down and disinfection protocols.

The processing laboratory contains vented biosafety cabinets and down draft vented small animal necropsy tables with adjacent stainless steel work benches. Supported by waste decontamination systems, pass through sample refrigerators and freezers, a walk-in cold room linked to the lab by the overhead rail system, and backed up by a complete emergency power generation, the laboratory serves the need to provide diagnostic services for any agricultural emergency through any type of weather.

Project Information

Location:
Kissimmee, Florida

Client:
State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Size:
6,500 Square Feet plus Campus Site Development