Centre for Animal & Veterinary Sciences (CAVS)

The Centre for Animal & Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) is located at the Animal & Plant Health Centre (APHC). CAVS is accredited to ISO/IEC17025:2017 standards and has a professional team of veterinarians, microbiologists, molecular biologists, and laboratory technologists, specialising in laboratory diagnostics in bacteriology, pathology, and virology. We aim to maintain Singapore’s animal disease-free status as it facilitates international trade, protects the health and biodiversity of local animal populations, and safeguard public and animal health.


CAVS services

Please refer to the CAVS Service Booklet for our laboratory services and Post-mortem Consent and Carcass Release Form.


Application Process & Sample Submission

Online application for our laboratory services is available at Inspection and Laboratory e-Services.


Use of CAVS’ Services

The request for and use of CAVS services considers that the submitter understands and accepts the terms and conditions stated in the CAVS service booklet and that the submitter is responsible for accurately conveying these terms and conditions to the relevant parties e.g. owner or authorized representative of the animal(s) sampled. In addition, the submitter acknowledges that these terms and conditions may be subject to change. To ensure that samples are dealt with efficiently and that test results are not adversely affected by incorrect sampling, improper packaging of samples and / or poor transport conditions, submitter is advised to read the instructions in the CAVS service booklet carefully.



Click here for modes of payment for our laboratory services.


CAVS Contact Details

Animal and Plant Health Centre
6 Perahu Road
Singapore 718827



Operating hours

Sample submission hours

Mondays - Thursdays

8.00 am - 5.30 pm

8.30 am – 5.00 pm


8.00 am – 5.00 pm

8.30 am - 4.30 pm

Lunch Hour

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm (closed)

New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year Eve and Christmas Eve

8.00 am - 12.30 pm

8.00 am – 12.00 pm

Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays