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June 19, 2014


Vet Group Opens New Diagnostic Lab


On June 18, 2014, the Fish Vet Group (FVG), an international aquaculture health company, officially opened for business in Asia with the launch of a state-of-the-art aquaculture diagnostic facility in Bangkok, Thailand.


Established in the UK in 1995 to provide veterinary health services for fish farming operations in Scotland, FVG has expanded to become the world’s largest dedicated aquaculture health provider with a footprint on three continents and a global team of over 50 veterinary surgeons, diagnosticians, biologists and environmental scientists.


In Asia, the Group has appointed a highly skilled aquatic health team selected for their extensive experience of the region and species-specific expertise of shrimp, tilapia, pangasius and all the major carp species. The team is based at a fully equipped, purpose-built laboratory which houses advanced diagnostic tools including qPCR and digital histopathology capabilities.


Speaking from the United Kingdom, David Cox, managing director of the Fish Vet Group, Ltd., said: “The accelerated growth of aquaculture industries brings many challenges, the most serious of which is the rise in disease.  The Southeast Asian shrimp industry has been hit by early mortality syndrome (EMS).  ...Positioning a highly experienced technical team in Thailand will allow us to support the pace of growth in aquaculture in the region through the provision of rapid-response on-farm clinical services and world-class aquatic veterinary diagnostics.”


Information: David Cox, Fish Vet Group UK, 22 Carsegate Road, Inverness, Scotland IV3 8EX, United Kingdom (phone +44-0-1463- 717774, webpage


Information: Don Griffiths, FVG Asia Operations Director, Fish Vet Group Asia, 99/386 Chaengwattana Building (Building C) Chaengwattana Road, Toongsonghong, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Thailand (phone 1-207-699-5901, webpage


Source: The FishSite.  Leading Aquaculture Health Provider Open for Business in Asia.  June 18, 2014.

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