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National surveillance network – locations

APHA has a network of six Veterinary Investigation Centres carrying out post mortem examinations in England and Wales. The network also includes APHA's specialist avian centre at Lasswade in Scotland, a laboratory testing facility at Newcastle and a central research and diagnostic facility at Weybridge in Surrey.

APHA’s network of post mortem services also includes Royal Veterinary College, University of Surrey, the Wales Veterinary Science Centre, University of Bristol, and Scotland's SRUC Veterinary Services at St Boswells.

Through this network, APHA offers post mortem examinations and diagnostic testing, as well as advice and support, to veterinary surgeons in practice to diagnose, control and prevent disease in farm animals.

Wildlife surveillance, including for Trichinella in wildlife and Echinococcus multilocularis in red foxes, is undertaken at APHA Sand Hutton, which is the UK National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for both Trichinella and Echinococcus.

National network map

For location contact details, click on the map or scroll down the page.

To find your nearest post mortem centre, you can also use the postcode search tool. Please note this should be the postcode of the farm from where the animal is to be submitted and not the practice.

National network map

APHA Veterinary Investigation Centres

Location

Laboratory testing

PM examinations

Bury St Edmunds

NO

YES

Carmarthen

YES

YES

Lasswade

YES

YES
(avian only)

Newcastle

YES

NO

Penrith

YES

YES

Sand Hutton

YES (parasitology only)

NO

Shrewsbury

NO

YES

Starcross

YES

YES

Thirsk

NO

YES

Weybridge

YES

NO

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Bury St Edmunds

Email: BurySt.Edmunds@apha.gov.uk
Telephone: 03000 600018

Image of VIC Bury St EdmundsAPHA Veterinary Investigation Centre
Rougham Hill
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk 
IP33 2RX

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Carmarthen

Email: Carmarthen@apha.gov.uk
Telephone: 03000 600016

Image of VIC CarmarthenAPHA Veterinary Investigation Centre
Job’s Well Road
Johnstown
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 3EZ

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Lasswade

Email: RLLasswade@apha.gov.uk
Telephone: 03000 600010

Image of VIC LasswadeAPHA Lasswade
Pentlands Science Park
Bush Loan
Penicuik
Midlothian
EH26 0PZ

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Newcastle

Email: Newcastle@apha.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 303 8269

Image of VIC NewcastleAPHA Veterinary Investigation Centre
Whitley Road
Longbenton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 9SE

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Penrith

Email: Penrith@apha.gov.uk
Telephone: 03000 600012

Image of APHA PenrithAPHA Veterinary Investigation Centre
Merrythought
Calthwaite
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 9RR

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Sand Hutton

Email: nwmc@apha.gov.uk
Telephone: +44(0) 208 026 2492

Image of VIC Sand HuttonAPHA Sand Hutton
National Agri-Food Innovation Campus
Sand Hutton
York
YO41 1LZ

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Shrewsbury

Email: RLShrewsbury@apha.gov.uk
Telephone: 03000 600023

Image of VIC ShrewsburyAPHA Veterinary Investigation Centre
Kendal Road
Harlscott
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 4HD

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Starcross

Email: Starcross@apha.gov.uk
Telephone: 03000 600020

Image of VIC StarcrossAPHA Veterinary Investigation Centre
Staplake Mount
Starcross
Exeter
EX6 8PE

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Thirsk

Email: Thirsk@apha.gov.uk
Telephone: 03000 600098

Image of VIC ThirskAPHA Veterinary Investigation Centre
West House
Station Road
Thirsk
North Yorkshire       
YO7 1PZ

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Weybridge

Email: lab.services@apha.gov.uk

Image of VIC WeybridgeTelephone:

  • General enquiries: 03000 600022
  • Avian Virology: 0208 225 7671
  • Rabies Tests (Pet Travel Scheme serology): 0208 415 2280
  • Rabies Tests (non-Pet Travel Scheme tests): 0208 415 2250

 

Image of VIC WeybridgeThe Sample Reception Area
APHA Weybridge
New Haw
Addlestone
Surrey       
KT15 3NB

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Partner post mortem providers

University of Surrey

Email: vetpath@surrey.ac.uk
Telephone: 01483 689823

Veterinary Pathology Centre
School of Veterinary Medicine
Francis Crick Road
University of Surrey
Guildford
GU2 7AQ

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SRUC Veterinary Services

Email: VCStBoswells@sac.gov.uk
Telephone: 01835 822456

St Boswells Disease Surveillance Centre
Greycrook
St Boswells
Roxburghshire
TD6 0EQ

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Royal Veterinary College

Email: fapd@rvc.ac.uk
Telephone: 01707 666630
Mobile: 07793801684
Fax: 01707 666640

Farm Animal Pathology and Diagnostics
PPB (Pathology and Pathogen Biology)
Hawkshead Lane
North Mymms
Herts
AL9 7TA

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Aberystwyth WVSC

Email: enquiries@wvsc.wales
Telephone: 01970 612374
Website:
English version - www.wvsc.wales
Welsh version - www.cmc.cymru

Aberystwyth WVSC
Wales Veterinary Science Centre
Buarth Road
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1ND

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Bristol University

Email: pmservices@langfordvets.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 4282581

Farm Animal Post Mortem Services
Langford House
Langford
Bristol
BS40 5DU

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