Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) is an executive agency working on behalf of Defra, Scottish Government and Welsh Government. The agency was formed on 1 April 2011, following the merger of Animal Health and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA).
Our role is to help safeguard animal health and welfare and public health, protect the economy and enhance food security through research, surveillance and inspection. More about AHVLA.
Finding information on our website
Our website is currently being developed and will be available in English and Welsh when this work is complete. In the meantime, for further information on the work of AHVLA please visit our existing websites:
Mae’r safle hwn yn cael ei ddatblygu ar hyn o bryd, a bydd ar gael yn Saesneg ac yn Gymraeg pan fydd y gwaith hwn wedi’i gwblhau. Yn y cyfamser, mae gwefan Iechyd Anifeiliaid ar gael yn Gymraeg.
- 22 December: Herdsure® has further extended its Cattle Health Improvement Service for Johne’s disease to include the testing of milk
- 14 December: The Official Veterinarian Newsletter for December 2011 has been published
- 14 December:If you are involved in the broiler and layer industries, please complete our layer and broiler knowledge transfer survey questionnaire. Return it by 3 February 2012 for a chance to win a £50 voucher
- 13 December: Veterinary reserve personnel contracts awarded by AHVLA
- 4 December: New appointments to the Secretary of State’s List of Zoo Inspectors in England
- 29 November: AHVLA has issued an information note explaining the renewal process for live animal transporter authorisations. It has been issued to stakeholder organisations and the farming press.
- 29 November: Exercise Silver Birch 2010: lessons identified – 12 month update
- 24 November: The Veterinary Investigation Surveillance (VIDA) Report for 2010 has now been published
- 31 October: The Scottish Government has launched the ‘Ready for Winter’ website, to help Scotland prepare for severe weather. This includes a winter on the farm area to help farmers prepare
- 28 October: VLA Scientific introduces an innovative range of RT-PCR controls to its specialist reagents range
- 11 October: New view of livestock holdings improves responsiveness in a disease outbreak