SRUC Veterinary Services provides disease surveillance and analytical testing via our Veterinary and Analytical Laboratory and our network of disease surveillance hubs situated throughout Scotland. We offer national veterinary disease surveillance for the Scottish Government and collaborate with APHA to support statutory disease control schemes.

Our Veterinary Services Team are experts in animal disease diagnosis and we process over one million animal and material samples each year. Close links with research and development activities within SRUC and in several other academic and research institutions ensure that our UK, EU and international clients benefit from practical support coupled with expert scientific advice.

Our suite of services supports clients like vets, farmers and pharmaceutical companies by providing diagnostic testing for farm livestock and companion animals, as well as specific health schemes, livestock health planning, veterinary CPD courses and external quality assessment schemes.

Sending samples

Please send diagnostic samples to: SRUC Veterinary Services, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PZ.

Please send Premium Cattle Health Scheme (PCHS) and Premium Sheep and Goat Health Scheme (PSGHS) samples to: SRUC Veterinary Services, Greycrook, St Boswells, TD6 0EQ.

Get in touch using our contact page or use the map below to find your local Surveillance Hub.

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For more information please see our sample and reporting policy, terms and conditions, privacy policy and quality policy. 

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