Andre Henry, Medical Technologist at AVS Laboratory.
October 5, 2018:
Animalcare Veterinary Laboratory’s Food and Environmental Testing section has received accreditation from the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) under the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard. It is the first private veterinary laboratory in the Caribbean and the second Jamaican veterinary laboratory to receive such accreditation. In addition, the scope of the accreditation covers thirteen (13) tests which is the greatest number that any laboratory has been given the nod for during a single accreditation exercise in the history of JANAAC.
JANAAC is the only internationally-recognized accreditation body in the English-speaking Caribbean.
Animalcare’s Managing Director Dr. Graham Brown said of his team, “I have a GREAT team at AVS Laboratory headed by Kashina Allydice-Francis and I am so proud of them.”
The accreditation is a result of four years of hard work, preparation and expenditure to enable the laboratory to meet international standards and thus be recognized wordwide.
In January of this year, the Veterinary Services Division’s Diagnostic Laboratory was accredited by JANAAC under the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard for testing of fish and fish-related products, enabling expansion of exports in that sector.
To view a short video of the VSD’s accreditation event, click HERE.