WALES VETERINARY SCIENCE CENTRE
Expert veterinary post-mortem examinations and disease diagnosis
We are a dedicated team that work hard and are committed to delivering reliable services.
We maintain an efficient service by being well organised and communicating regularly with our customers, providing results within a timely manner.
Our laboratory is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 9934. Some of the tests that we perform have been approved to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (‘General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories’).
The Wales Veterinary Science Centre was set up in 2015 by Iechyd Da (a consortium of welsh veterinary practices together with Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers Ltd), working in collaboration with Aberystwyth University. The WVSC was appointed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) as a partner provider to deliver expert post-mortem examinations (PMEs) of new and re-emerging diseases of farm animals, contributing to an enhanced UK-wide scanning surveillance network. The WVSC is a not-for-profit company which, in addition providing PMEs, also supports the veterinary and agricultural sectors with other diagnostic laboratory testing, advice and training.
Our commitment to our customers:
The WVSC prides itself on the fast and efficient service that it provides but our emphasis is always on quality. Whilst we usually get results out much earlier than the publicised test turnaround times, during busy periods we may not get them out as quickly as you have come to expect. Please be assured that we will always do our utmost to ensure the publicised test turnaround times are adhered to.
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“Useful, informative and perfectly pitched, best CPD I’ve done in ages!”
Pig CPD Delegate, February 2019
“Very many thanks for today’s interesting and extremely informative CPD.”
Pig CPD Delegate, January 2019
“As a practice we have actually seen an increased diagnostic rate since sending the whole lambs down to you with placenta, compared to just taking samples.”
Veterinary Surgeon, February 2019
“Your service is fine. Keep it up. A 24 hour turn around is excellent in my book.”
Usk Vets, November 2018
“Exceptional (PM) service, reports and follow-up.”
Veterinary Surgeon, October 2018
“Very many thanks to you all at the WVSC for this newsletter. You’ve all done a great job.”
Veterinary Surgeon, December 2017
“BVD Youngstock screen blood samples taken on tt1 on Tuesday, results back today for tt2. Great Service”
Daleside Farm Vets, September 2017
“Thank you for your time discussing a complicated PM case with me.”
Veterinary Surgeon, March 2017
“Thank you for the prompt turnaround of BVD test results.”
Veterinary Surgeon, December 2016
“Great modular course, thoroughly enjoyed. Hopefully you can run similar again next year.”
Sheep CPD Delegate, April 2018
“Excellent course and well run.”
Pig CPD Delegate, September 2019
We provide post-mortem examinations (PMEs) for farm animals but please phone us if you have other species which require a PME.
We provide free carcase collection to eligible farms fully funded by the Government.
We offer a range of parasitology tests to suit individual animal checks and group/herd monitoring. BVDV testing is also available both as private testing and through the Gwaredu BVD project.
CPD for Vets
CPD for Vets
We provide a range of Continuing Professional Development courses for Veterinary Surgeons on all aspects of Veterinary Work.
Monday to Thursday – 8:30am to 5:00pm
Friday – 8:30am to 4:30pm