Welcome to Agrivet Services Ltd



Agrivet Services Ltd is an independent privately owned contract research organisation (CRO) offering a range of contract scientific research and development, consulting and testing services in agriculture and horticulture, including environmental health.

Agrivet Services was formed in 2007 as a joint venture between two longstanding contract research organisations: Agrisearch Services Pty Ltd (an Australian company in existence for over 30 years and presently in 13 locations around Australia) and JAR Geelen Research Ltd (a New Zealand company based in Havelock North conducting independent horticultural research since 1986).

The head office for Agrivet Services is located in Havelock North, but it has the ability to conduct research throughout New Zealand.



Scientific Research and Development Services



Agrivet Services provides independent applied research services, predominantly but not exclusively aimed at the evaluation and development of potential agrichemical and other products, plant varieties and technical services. The following is a listing of some of the areas where the company has special experience and expertise:

  • Planning and conduct of R&D programs, individual field and laboratory experiments for chemical and biological fungicides, herbicides and insecticides.
  • Conduct of veterinary animal health studies such as ecto- and endoparasiticides for small and large animals, vaccines, and other therapeutic and prophylactic veterinary medicine
  • Evaluation of products for the public and environmental health markets, such as insecticides, rodenticides, traps, lures and personal insect repellents.
  • General agronomic R&D including crop and variety testing and evaluation, as well as development of plant protection programmes.
  • Conduct of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) studies under "International Accreditation New Zealand" (IANZ) accreditation.