The eight Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres and the Central Diagnostic Laboratory employ over 20 veterinary surgeons who have the backing of some 100 scientific and support staff.
Our functions include veterinary disease surveillance in support of Scottish Government's Advisory Activity programme, provision of health schemes for the sheep and cattle industries, laboratory support to veterinary practices and farmers, and analysis of feed and environmental samples.
Diagnostic laboratory services and specialist advice to veterinary surgeons in the farm and companion animal sectors
National disease surveillance for DEFRA and the Scottish Executive
Support for statutory control schemes, e.g. Brucellosis, BSE, sheep scab
Health Schemes - Premium Sheep and Goat Health Schemes, Premium Cattle Health Scheme
Capital Diagnostics, a commercial companion animal clinical pathology service
Research and development including trials for the animal health industry
Education and training including CPD courses and postgraduate research
Bull and ram testing for breeding soundness
Information: news and events, disease hot topics, publications, specialist articles
Testing of soils, plants, silages, animal feeds, organic manures, waters and soil amendments such as sewage sludge, paper mill wastes, composts and horticulture samples.
Elemental and vitamin analyses on veterinary samples.