About Us

Animal Health Laboratories is a Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory situated in West Cork. Our large client base extends to both farmers and Vet Practices throughout Ireland. We are situated in the former SWS building on the main Bandon to Dunmanway road with state of the art laboratory facilities and the ability to handle large numbers of samples on a daily basis.
We offer an extensive, professional range of laboratory services to large animal and equine vets, various discussion groups, industry and farmers.
We offer advice on disease testing and herd health issues, and we also offer training courses for vets. We are a Department of Agriculture approved laboratory for carrying out CEM testing.

You will find details of the range of services we provide here.


It is the policy of Animal Health Laboratories to continuously improve the quality of our testing facilities and the service we offer to our customers. We are accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board to carry out BVD, IBR and Johnes testing in compliance with ISO 17025. Full details of our testing scope may be found here.

Our quality manager is responsible for maintaining our quality management system and for coordinating audits throughout the year. The quality manager works with the technical manager to organise regular tests of our quality system through a scheme of inter- and intralaboratory comparisons. The technical manager is also responsible for introducing and validating new tests before offering them to the public.
Animal Health Laboratories take part in a number of External Proficiency Tests for all of our scope tests throughout the year. All laboratory staff must take part in these EPTs. An EPT consists of a number of ‘blind’ samples which are sent to the laboratory by an ISO17043- accredited proficiency testing provider. Animal Health Labs test these samples as normal, and send the results back to the provider. In this way, the performance of Animal Health Laboratories can be compared with veterinary testing labs in Ireland, the UK, and Europe.

Online Reporting
Courier Service

We have a bespoke online reporting system which is used on a daily basis by our Veterinary Practice Clients. Click here to access out online reporting system.

We provide an excellent courier service from all Veterinary Practices throughout Ireland to our Laboratory here in Bandon. This enables Vets to send large quantities of samples to the laboratory with peace of mind. To book a courier collection please click here and a member of our team will contact you to confirm the collection.

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