Locations

South Africa

Farm

220

Hectares (+/- 544 Acres)

Facilities

51

Buildings (100,000 sqf/9,300 sqm)

Staff

120

Staff members

Regulatory Standards

SANS 10386, European Directive 2010/63/EU. Clinvet South Africa is an approved GLP and vGCP facility.

Capabilities

Facilities consist of canine and feline breeding and rearing facilities. Various types of communal holding facilities available for most companion and production animals. Various and flexible research facilities (from open, semi-open, arthropod proof, insect proof, and climate controlled up to ABSL2+) available. We also have veterinary care facilities including clinics and a fully equipped surgical theatre. A large arthropod and helminth breeding facility supplies most of our parasites, helminths and insects globally.

Capacity

Our South African site has a total of 51 different buildings. It includes 9 facilities dedicated to the breeding of animals, bred specifically for research purposes. Breeding facilities have a maximum capacity for 340 juvenile canines and felines. There are 17 facilities dedicated as colony/communal resting areas, with a maximum capacity of 1000, where animals are kept in a communal environment when not participating in clinical trials. Another 11 facilities are dedicated to research on companion animals (maximum capacity of 450, 10 of which are equipped with aided ventilation, heating and cooling system). 8 farm animals with capacity of maximum 400 animals, depending on species. There are also dedicated laboratories for the breeding, maintenance and manipulation of insects and parasites as well as multiple dry and wet laboratories to assist with clinical study procedures.

Primary Focus

Safety, efficacy and metabolism studies on ectoparasiticides, endoparasiticides and veterinary medicines for screening, registration and marketing around the globe. Field and laboratory pesticide efficacy testing services to the chemical, public health and aerosol industry.

Morocco

Farm

22

Hectares (54 Acres)

Facilities

22

Buildings (150,000 sqft/13,700 sqm)

Staff

70

Staff members

Regulatory Standards

European Directive 2010/63/EU.

Capabilities

Facilities consist of a arthropod breeding, canine breeding and rearing facilities. Research facilities consist of insect and arthropod proof research facilities and open and semi open communal facilities. Large capacity for production animals including holding and sorting, isolation and 2 large research facilities up to ABSL2 and 2+. We also have veterinary care facilities including a clinic and a fully equipped a surgical theatre.

Capacity

Our Moroccan site has 22 different buildings and consists of dedicated laboratories for the maintenance and manipulation of parasites, bacteria and viruses and includes dedicated space for the housing of various host species. Vector protected study units comprise of 2 canine units including communal animal areas with a maximum capacity of 248 canines. The production animal barrier units fulfil the requirements for ABSL2 and ABSL2+ and have maximum capacity of 230 bovines or 510 ovine/caprine. We also have 36 stanchions to assist with tick studies on production animals. Communal animal resting and washout units are purposefully built to facilitate communal housing with maximum capacity of 1044 canines and 422 bovines or 702 ovine/caprines.

Primary Focus

To expand Clinvet’s African footprint, the Moroccan site was opened in 2015. With many of the infectious diseases affecting companion animals in the Mediterranean basin reflected in Morocco, including heartworm, leishmaniosis and the associated vectors, this is a key focus of the site. Dedicated BSL2+ production animal facilities, and a library of recent African ectoparasite isolates provide the possibility to perform clinical trials on the major ticks and tick borne diseases affecting farmers on the African continent and further afield.

USA

Farm

56

Hectares (138 Acres)

Facilities

7

Buildings (2,600 sqm /27,600 sqft)

Staff

20

Staff members

Regulatory Standards

AAALAC Accredited, USDA Licensed, Operate according to FDA, EPA and OECD GLPs as well as (VICH) GCPs.

Capabilities

The facility consists of 10 different buildings and have a state of the art and newly renovated of ABSL2+ facility with a functional necropsy and laboratory areas, additional ABSL-2 level isolation buildings, two minor procedure rooms and other conventional buildings. A modular and flexible housing system allows for various configurations that can be implemented in the various rooms and buildings.

Capacity

The site currently focusses on companion animals and has capacity for 160 group or individually housed canines. Infrastructure adaptions allow for 384 group or 192 individually housed felines. We are in the process of reviewing and increasing capacity for both research and our re-use colonies.

Primary Focus

Clinvet USA specializes in the conduct of safety, metabolism and immunogenicity studies in both conventional and APD canines and felines. The site has experienced staff and a wide variety of animal holding spaces and barrier facilities suitable for various canine and feline infectious disease challenge trials. Clinvet USA also has experienced parasitology staff and access to various canine and feline ecto and endo parasite strains for use in efficacy trials.