Our Facilities

STATE OF THE ART, SPECIALIST FACILITY

Located in the heart of Shropshire and conveniently situated just of the A41 Whitchurch bypass, makes getting to Elite Kennel Fertility a piece of cake!  We boast unrivalled specialist laboratory facilities, making our centre the best equipped canine semen laboratory the country has to offer.

OUR LABORATORY

ADVANCED, CLINICAL, PROFESSIONAL

Elite Kennel Fertility boasts a state-of-the-art laboratory, originally developed for equine breeding, now also offers the very latest technology in canine reproduction.  Spacious and carefully designed, focusing on the intricacies specific to the efficient assessment and processing of semen samples, there really is no better place to unlock your dog’s breeding potential.  Featuring the most advanced semen assessment equipment on the market, multiple workstations and modern design make our laboratory readily adaptable to many other scientific & veterinary applications..

KEY FEATURES

  • Spacious, clinical and temperature controlled laboratory
  • Standard phase contrast microscopy
  • Fluorescent microscopy 
  • NucleoCounter SP100 - the gold standard automated assessment tool providing effective determination of total sperm concentration and sperm viability in a semen sample from ejaculates or extended doses
  • Centrifuges 
  • Minitube EasyCoder Automatic Printer - accurate and efficient printing of up to 3 lines per straw
  • IMV Automatic Straw Filler & Sealing Machine - providing precision and efficient straw processing
  • Minitube IceCube Automatic Freezer - a compact, computer controlled, biological freezer for semen and embryos with intuitive interface for controlling and programming of multistage freezing curves
  • Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis Software
  • Isperm Software - for field assessments
  • Research & Development Laboratory
  • Offsite Satellite Laboratory 


OUR STORAGE & DISTRUBUTION FACILITY

SAFE, SKILLED, EFFICIENT

The team at Elite Kennel Fertility have over twenty years of industry knowledge & experience in the field of assisted reproduction.  In addition, our technicians are skilled and experienced in cryopreservation and cryo-storage across multiple species and are currently responsible for storage of over 500,000 individual semen and tissue samples.

SAFE

  • Fire-Resistant Storage Facility

  • State of the Art Storage Vessels

  • Advanced Nitrogen Tank Alarm Systems 

  • Tanks Undergo Daily Visual Checks 

  • CCTV System in Operation 24/7

  • Written Confirmation Required Prior to Release

  • Storage & Shipping Flasks Serviced Annually


SKILLED

  • Highly Skilled & Experienced Cryopreservation Team

  • Award Winning Staff


EFFICIENT

  • Bespoke Stock Management Software Programme for Accurate Storage & Shipping Records

  • Capacity to Store over 1,000,000 Semen & Tissue Samples

  • Fleet of 70 Shipping Containers

  • Open 7 Days Per Week, 365 days Per Year

  • Semen Shipping Available 7 Days Per Week

  • Same Day & Next Day Delivery Available

  • In House Dedicated Courier Service (UK)


CONFERENCE CENTRE & MEETING ROOMS

Elite Kennel Fertility, shares its site at Chapel Field Stud with Chapel Field Conference Suites a spacious meeting and conference centre and thus benefits from the use of its three bright, spacious and well-appointed suites for our meetings and CPD events.  The conference centre offers the perfect setting for both corporate and private events for up to 130 people. Chapel Field Conference Suites benefit from state-of-the-art technology and purpose-built access and amenities for the disabled.  

OUR SUITES

  • The Shire Suite - our spacious lecture theatre complete with top of the range projector, stage, screens and PA system.

  • The Clydesdale Suite - a light and airy function room complete with balcony and lounge seating area.

  • The Suffolk Suite – our contemporary board room provides a comfortable & relaxed atmosphere for meetings.