Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in College Station has named Matt Hyvl diagnostic laboratory supervisor in the Diagnostic Services Section. Hyvl has been with TVMDL since 2009 and brings years of relevant experience to his new position.
In this role, Hvyl will oversee the specimen receiving process. Each day, the College Station lab receives nearly 500 submissions, all of which must be reviewed, entered into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), tests assigned and samples distributed to the proper testing section. Speed and accuracy are critical components to this process; more than 50% of the accessions received at TVMDL are tested and results reported within the same day.
Hyvl graduated from Sam Houston State University in December of 2008 with a bachelor of science in animal science.
“One of the best things about my job is that every day I learn something new,” said Hyvl. “Most of the current staff in receiving is comprised of folks who are relatively new to the lab, and I hope that I can positively contribute to their experience the way that others have done for me. I will be working with a group that possesses great potential to keep TVMDL effective and efficient in all we do, and I certainly look forward to that continued success.”
As supervisor, Hyvl will be critical to ensuring the continued operation of the Diagnostic Services Section, which is a vital component of the agency’s focus on customer service. He will maintain the laboratory’s high standard of efficiency in receiving cases as well as adhering to biosafety and biosecurity standards. The effectiveness of Diagnostic Services directly impacts each laboratory section’s ability to perform the services requested by TVMDL clients.
For more information on testing performed at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, visit tvmdl.tamu.edu.