INVETUS RESEARCH FACILITIES

Invetus' research capability is supported by three main research facilities in Australia and New Zealand. Each site provides wide ranging and complementary capabilities, allowing Invetus to provide comprehensive set of veterinary and animal research services. They also provide the bases for our field trials and clinical research studies, which can be carried out throughout Australasia. (Click on the facilities below to learn more)


WONGABURRA RESEARCH CENTRE

For companion animal research; also a fully equipped animal hospital

Wongaburra Research Centre is the main companion animal facility, with purpose-built facilities to house 120 dogs and 50 cats. It is located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, to take advantage of the supply of paralysis ticks, which are essential for conducting paralysis tick efficacy studies. The facility also offers studies with animal related insects.

Wongaburra Research Centre (WRC) is fully accredited by the Association for the Assessment & Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), which indicates the highest standard of animal welfare in the world.


ARMIDALE RESEARCH CENTRE

For production animal research, parasitology and diagnostic services

Australian production animal research is located at the Armidale Research Centre to take advantage of the facilities at the University of New England, and surrounding rural infrastructure. ARC also hosts quality assurance management, archiving and the internal parasite laboratory, including diagnostic services. Both pen and field studies are available, either at the University or at Invetus’ research farm on Cluny Road.

The Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicine Authority (APVMA) is relocating to Armidale, in purpose built facilities in the town centre.


ESTENDART RESEARCH CENTRE

Companion, production and rodent studies, with access to laboratory, pen and field facilities

Co-located with Massey University, AgResearch Ltd and Plant & Food Ltd (Crown Research Institutes) in Palmerston North. These organisations provide Estendart Research Centre with access to unique resources, close support from expert academic and scientific staff plus an extensive array of animal research facilities for both food producing and companion animals.

Jennersmead Farm is a purpose-built research farm constructed by Glaxo Animal Health in the 1960s. It is 18 ha divided into 16 small paddocks, well fenced and watered and with a number of supporting buildings plus water bore. It is regarded as integral to the conduct of Estendart’s business.

Massey University Farms - Access to a variety of farms within only a few kilometres of our main office. There are two dairy farms, a sheep & beef farm, bull farm, chicken and pig facilities and a Deer Research unit. We also have access to the Post Mortem rooms, lab facilities, equine unit and surgery rooms.

Plant and Food Research - Modern purpose built laboratories. We have an MOU with Plant and Food that permits Estendart to lease lab rooms when needed

AgResearch - Large animal indoor facilities


AAALAC ACCREDITATION

Wongaburra Research Centre (WRC) is fully accredited by the Association for the Assessment & Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), which indicates the highest standard of animal welfare in the world.

Invetus AAALAC accreditiation

CLINICAL TRIALS AND FIELD STUDIES

Invetus has significant clinical and field trial capabilities for companion animal studies through the Veterinary Research Network, and for production animals through the Armidale Research Centre.