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)
For companion animal research, fully equipped animal hospital and insectarium
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 facilty also houses the entomology laboratory.
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.
For production animal research, parasitology and diagnostic services
Australian production animal research will continue to be located at the Armidale Research Centre to take advantage of the facilities at the University of New England, and surrounding rural infrastructure. Armidale 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 expected to relocate to Armidale, adjacent to the ARC on the University of New England campus.
For production animal research
The Invetus NZ office is at Hamilton, within the Waikato Innovation Park and beside the AgResearch Ruakura campus. It takes advantage of the purpose built research dairy, grazing paddocks and animal pens. Studies can be carried out on dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. It has its own internal parasite laboratory and diagnostic services. The Waikato is New Zealand’s premier dairy centre with 34% of the countries dairy herds located in the region.
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. Accreditation will be sought for the other Invetus research centres, so that Invetus as an entity will be able to claim accreditation.
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.