How did we get here?

The development of Avacta Animal Health in brief

Founded in 1999 (YorkTest Veterinary Services) with the specific aim of developing unique serological allergy tests in the veterinary field. Becoming part of the innovative Avacta Group in 2009 assisted our goal to ensure SENSITEST® was established as the market leading allergy service.
This range of allergy tests assists companion animal veterinary surgeons in their diagnosis of allergies in cats, dogs and horses. Not only do we conduct the tests at our Yorkshire based laboratory but we also develop and manufacture bespoke assays for our international partners.

To complement our tests we supply a portfolio of allergy therapies including allergen-specific immunotherapy and are the appointed UK distributor for Delmont’s Staphylococcus Phage Lysate.

Avacta Animal Health also specialises in acute phase protein assays for companion animals to support veterinarians worldwide; this was provided by ReactivLab who became part of Avacta Animal Health in 2010.

In November 2013 we launched our unique canine lymphoma blood test (cLBT), which measures the levels of C-RP and HAPT, then combines these readings with a unique algorithm, to provide a new tool to assist vets in the diagnosis and remission monitoring of canine lymphoma.