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Aviagen breaks ground on new veterinary lab


July 22, 2010
By Kristy Nudds


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Aviagen breaks ground on new veterinary lab
Aviagen recently broke ground on its new veterinary services laboratory to be located in Elkmont, Alabama less than a mile from the company’s existing lab facility.

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 Dr. Gregorio Rosales, VP of

Veterinary Services, Lynette McBay,


Lab Manager, and Dr. Eric Jensen,


GP Program Veterinarian, break


ground at the site of the new
Aviagen
Veterinary Services Lab.

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July 22, 2010 – Aviagen recently broke ground on its new veterinary
services laboratory to be located in Elkmont, Alabama less than a mile
from the company’s existing lab facility.

The new building, expected to be complete in the spring of 2011, was designed to meet Biosafety Level 2 standards and will offer a comfortable and more energy efficient work environment for company veterinarians and laboratory technicians. 

With almost 14,000 square feet supporting 20 employees, the new laboratory will be nearly twice the size of the current lab providing more space to support Aviagen’s continued growth. Using the latest technology, the new lab will perform all diagnostic protocols as mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), as well as other leading-edge molecular diagnostics supporting Aviagen’s rigorous testing procedures aimed at meeting all domestic and global export requirements.