Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update.

Farm Animal Diagnostics

We offer competitive, quality assured veterinary laboratory testing and specialist advice to veterinary surgeons throughout the UK in the farm animal sector. We provide a rapid turnaround of test results with full interpretation either by telephone, fax, email or web portal so that you can be assured of a fast and efficient service.

Our veterinary surgeons all have a broad knowledge of animal health and production, and many have further specialist qualifications, they are supported by laboratory scientists and technical staff.

We have expertise in national livestock disease surveillance, which coupled with our research and development means that our clients are kept up to date with the latest developments in livestock health.

We cover: Post Mortem Examination, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Serology, Molecular Biology.  

Scottish Vets please contact your nearest Disease Surveillance Centre. Vets outside Scotland please contact Edinburgh 0131 535 3130. Notice to Vet Practice clients regarding move of Central Analytical Labs from Allan Watt, Bush Estate to Moredun.

How to Send Samples

Biological sciences student

Submission forms, sample requirements and useful investigation modules plus test list and contact details.


Beef Cattle

Full range of diagnostic services supporting dairy and beef farming including testing and advice for organic livestock.

Sheep & Goats

Sheep and goat

We offer the complete range of diagnostic services for sheep and goats plus fertility testing and flock/herd health schemes.


Pig Research Centre

Information on our diagnostic and advice service to support veterinary practices, pig farmers and commercial companies.

Avian and other species


Avian testing and pathology service for commercial poultry units plus testing for other species of farmed animals.

Veterinary Services Enquiries

Address: SRUC Veterinary Services, Pentland Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Telephone: 0131 535 3130

Fax: 0131 535 3131