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GD is a Contract Research Organisation deeply embedded within the Dutch veterinary industry but with a mission to improve animal health worldwide. We employ veterinary experts on a wide variety of topics, R&D scientists in different disciplines, epidemiologists, lab technicians and biotechnicians, animal care workers and project managers supporting you in bringing your product to the market. We provide insight and knowledge, data and information, support and consultancy, animal facilities and Europe’s largest veterinary laboratory. We are here to help you.



Research and Development

GD has a Research and Development department with highly specialized scientists (veterinary laboratory diagnosticians and epidemiologists) and technicians in various laboratory disciplines.

The R&D department offers its expertise in various disciplines such as epidemiology, (bio)chemistry, virology, molecular biology, immunology, parasitology, bacteriology, and histology. The department is heavily involved in animal studies but also works on a stand-alone basis.

Expert session: Cryptosporidium parvum calf model

Missed our insightful webinar on the Cryptosporidium parvum calf model? Now you can watch the replay. During the webinar our experts Debora Smits and Erik van Engelen discussed the development and use of the Cryptosporidium parvum calf model. The importance of C. parvum infection, the mechanism of disease and burden of disease will be described. Additionally, they showed how an experimental model gives more insight in the course of infection and gives tools for the evaluation of preventive or curative measures.

Watch replay

Quality standards


GD operates under ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001 (data security) and the majority of our diagnostic tests are validated under ISO 17025. In addition we can conduct studies in compliance with the OECD principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and have obtained an endorsement of compliance from the Dutch GLP inspectorate. We conduct studies in accordance with international standards and guidelines such as the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), VICH and OIE and run our clinical studies following Good Clinical Practice guidelines. Our quality standards


Contract research by the experts

Remaining at the forefront of animal health, prioritizing the well-being of animals, people, and society, is crucial. Since our establishment in 1919, GD has been a trusted partner for clinical research in animal health and feed industries. From the initial stages of development to the delivery of comprehensive reports, we handle every aspect of your project with precision and care.

Stay informed with Update magazine & newsletter

Twice a year, foreign relations of Royal GD receive the Update. In this magazine you can read about current events related to animal health, upcoming activities where you can meet our experts, the release of new products and laboratory tests, proficiency testing schemes (PTS) and diagnostics. Also, innovations and interviews with our experts are addressed. 

Would you like to read our Update? Read the latest edition right here.

In our digital newsletter Update Online we inform you about information on current events related to animal health, new tests and any other issues that could be relevant for the relations of Royal GD. Subscribe to our newsletter 'Update Online' and receive an email when our new magazine is available online and stay updated on the latest developments and events. 

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Get in touch

Please fill in our form to contact Berend Oosterhuis, Fanny Nieuwenhuis, or Eveline Peereboom to arrange a meeting with our research project teams or to inquire about any matters. 

Our teams have expertise in poultry, cattle, swine, small ruminants, and equine health.


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