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New agency, new name


A new Defra agency was formally launched on 1 October 2014, called the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

The new agency consists of the Inspectorates from FERA (Bee Inspectorate, Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate, Plant Variety and Seeds Group and the GM Inspectorate) and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA). The agency is responsible for animal health and welfare and the regulatory and enforcement aspects of plant health and bee health.

In line with this change the commercial services of the new agency has been rebranded APHA Scientific (formally AHVLA Scientific). The expanded activities of the new agency broaden the commercial services of APHA Scientific to encompass wildlife and plant health alongside its extensive range of veterinary, scientific and other services.

The APHA Scientific website will be moving to a new home shortly which will reflect the new agency branding. In the meantime you may still come across references to our old name AHVLA Scientific on this website.

To discuss your requirements please contact our Customer Services Team

Tel:  +44 (0)1932 357641
Fax: +44 (0)1932 357701
Email: aphascientific@apha.gsi.gov.uk

Page last modified: 5 December 2014