WONGABURRA RESEARCH CENTRE - CASINO, NSW

Wongaburra Research Centre (WRC) is Invetus' main companion animal research facility. Built in 2008 and extended in 2013, WRC is a state of the art, environmentally sensitive research facility. With purpose-built facilities to house 120 dogs and 50 cats, all laboratory and small pen animal studies are carried out at WRC.

Its location in Casino also takes advantage of the supply of paralysis ticks, which are essential for conducting paralysis tick efficacy studies.

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FULLY ACCREDITED AND LICENSED RESEARCH FACILITY

  • Accredited animal research establishment

  • First veterinary clinical research organisation in Australasia to be accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), a global non-profit organisation that promotes the care and welfare of laboratory animals

  • Licensed veterinary hospital (Licence No. 000963), suitable for provision of in-house veterinary care, anaesthetic and surgical studies

 AAALAC accreditation

AAALAC accreditation

 Licensed veterinary hospital

Licensed veterinary hospital

 Anaesthetic and surgical studies

Anaesthetic and surgical studies


LABORATORY / SMALL PEN ANIMAL STUDIES

  • Significant research capacity is provided by extensive, approved facilities for dogs and cats, including climate controlled, individual housing.

  • Dog studies are conducted using foxhounds and beagles, and cat studies using domestic short-hair and long-hair cats.

  • Fully equipped veterinary hospital with an operating theatre, autoclave and ancillary equipment suitable for surgical studies.

 CLimate controlled animal housing

CLimate controlled animal housing

 Outdoor runs

Outdoor runs

 Individual animal housing

Individual animal housing


TAKE A CLOSER LOOK...

Happy health animals are our business

Highly trained animals

A day in the life of an animal assistant

Clean and Green!


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COMPANION ANIMAL RESEARCH AT WRC

Please contact Christie Budd, Research Manager, WRC

Phone: +61 2 6695 5515


ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY

WRC also houses the Invetus Entomology laboratory. The insectarium has a wide range of insects and other arthropods under culture with addition arthropods field collected to support trials as required. The fully equipped entomology laboratory allows a wide range of tests and screening evaluations to be carried out.

In addition to supporting various veterinary studies, the laboratory can also generate data to support the development of pest control, garden and turf products.

There is also access to a wide range of field sites to meet study requirements.

 Insectarium

Insectarium

 Brown dog ticks in storage

Brown dog ticks in storage

 Fully equipped laboratory

Fully equipped laboratory


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ENTOMOLOGY RESEARCH

Please contact Steven Mallett, Research Entomologist

Phone: +61 2 6695 5515