Animal Health at Fera Science

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Animal Health at Fera Science

As a leading CRO for the development and registration of veterinary medicine products, you will have access to unrivalled expertise to assist with the regulatory requirements for your veterinary medicine submissions or extensions.

Our Services

Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Fera offers a full package of studies to GLP on aquatic non-target organisms, on microorganisms and ready biodegradability tests.  All studies are planned and performed by an experienced team of scientists and technical personnel, with the analytical dose verification and fate of the active ingredient(s) is performed as close as possible in parallel to the biological part of the study. 

Terrestrial Ecotoxicology

Terrestrial Ecotoxicology

Fera offers a wide range of standardised Phase I laboratory studies, aged residue tests as well as more complex higher tier studies under extended laboratory, glasshouse, semi-field and field conditions with standard or special designs. All studies are planned and performed by an experienced team of scientists and technical personnel.

Environmental Fate

Environmental Fate

Environmental fate studies are key to providing the data required by chemical companies to complete thorough environmental risk assessments (ERA). They provide information on the fate and behaviour of chemical products in the environment, and contribute to the determination of the risk posed to human and environmental health.

Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Fera offers a wide range of analytical services using sophisticated analytical instrumentation. We have the expertise, personnel and equipment to provide clients with assistance in analytical method development in support of environmental toxicology studies, biotechnology, manufacturing support, compliant sample analysis, formulated product analysis, polymer analysis, analytical method validation to GLP requirements and surfactant analysis.

Animal Metabolism

Animal Metabolism

Metabolism studies are conducted to determine the nature of residues and the test substance’s metabolic pathways in animals. We work with partners to design and plan every detail of a study to best meet the product development and/or regulatory compliance needs. Our GLP-compliant studies range from preliminary tests to determining the uptake of 14C radiolabelled agrochemicals and metabolite profiles.                                  

In Silico Predictive Toxicology

Predictive Toxicology

Advanced computational (in silico) modelling means that we can now rapidly derive reliable (eco)toxicological assessments without the need for testing on animals. Regulations today allow scientifically valid QSAR models to be used to derive information on the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. That means they can be used to estimate the data required to comply with regulatory schemes for a range of applications, such as agrochemicals, cosmetics, human and animal medicines, food additives and industrial chemicals.

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As your partner we can offer access to state-of-the-art facilities and a team of expert ecotoxicologists who deliver studies that are accepted across the appropriate regulatory frameworks.

Using laboratory and field studies, commercial farm scale trials and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), our turnkey capability unlocks and maximises the potential of your new products and extends the scope of your current veterinary medicine products.  A truly bespoke service offering, either end to end across your entire programme or on a targeted modular basis depending on your own internal expertise and resources that will develop, extend and deliver products truly fit for both major and minor species.

You need to trust that you have a reliable and experienced partner to help bring your product to market.  As a leading CRO for the development and registration of veterinary medicine products, you will have access to unrivalled expertise to assist with the regulatory requirements for your veterinary medicine submissions or extensions. 

We have helped our customers satisfy regulations worldwide including those for the EU, EPA, JMAFF and OECD, so that means we can be with you in whichever geography you are looking to register your product.

You know the importance of keeping animal health products safe.  Finding a trusted partner to ensure your vision of improved animal health has never been more important.  With more than six decades of experience, we’re ready to partner with you to get it done right.  Together, creating solutions that keep animal products safe.

Our specialist CRO team have a passion for animal health, a strong client focus and a track record for developing and delivering tailored innovative solutions. Our combined facilities offer extensive and flexible Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) accredited facilities suitable for all farm animal species, supported by an independently managed Quality Assurance Unit and trained Good Clinical Practice veterinary (GCPv) Study Monitors. We are proud of our reputation for outstanding service to our clients, providing robust results, timely reporting and value for money.

"Our environment,  your products, our analysis, your solution."

Fera has the best people in the right place focussed on delivering the right solution. We continuously invest in our people and support them in delivering the best science to our partners.
Areas of Expertise

Trey Kucherka

Trey is responsible for the management and delivery of ecotoxicology studies and the development and expansion of the business and science capabilities within the group.  Trey has 20 years of professional experience, primarily in aquatic organism research and  ecotoxicology. 

Meet the scientists

Phil Rooney

Phil is the senior environmental fate scientist for chemical safety at Fera with 10 years’ experience in the area. With a background in biochemistry, Phil manages commercial and research projects within the environmental fate and behaviour sector.                                                                       

IAFRI partnership

Chris Sinclair

Chris is an expert in regulatory environmental risk assessment processes, registration requirements and guidance for pharmaceuticals, veterinary medicines and pesticides.                                                                                   


The breadth of our technology allows us to integrate technology and informatics establishes us as a centre of diagnostic excellence accelerating the pull through of emerging technologies into real world applications.

Thomson Suite

The Thomson Suite is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the UK. It is a bespoke laboratory running to GLP quality standards that houses 30 state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instruments.

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