Our Company

Animal Health Laboratories is a Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory located in Shinagh House, Bandon, Co. Cork. Nicola White is the owner and Managing Director of the lab. We offer an extensive range of laboratory services to large animal and equine vets, industrial stakeholders and farmers. We also offer advice on disease testing and herd health issues.

We are accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board to carry out BVD, IBR and Johnes testing in compliance with ISO 17025 and are participating in the Animal Health Ireland National BVD, Johnes, BEEP , Sheep and IBR Schemes. We are also a department of agriculture approved for CEM testing in thoroughbred mares. We provide culture and Sensitivity testing for AHI cell check and mastitis programmes, industry and private customers.

We also provide the following

  • Pathogen testing using real-time PCR
  • Antibody detection and ELISA testing
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Mineral analysis and biochemistry

Recently, PCR testing has been at the forefront of public discussion due to the Covid 19 pandemic. However , PCR has been available to veterinary diagnostic labs for a number of years and AHLI provide this service for the management of diseases such as Mycoplasma bovis, BVD and Mastitis pathogens which traditionally would be tested for using other technology such as ELISA method.

We believe that all the members of our team are essential to the success of the laboratory. Our highly skilled laboratory analysts ensure that all tests are carried out quickly and efficiently, our Customer friendly customer service team greet our customers over the phone and in house, while our Quality , Finance and Business Development Management team ensure that the business runs to a very high standard.