About Us

Who we are

Ridgeway Research is part of the Ridgeway group. Established in 1985, the group develops and supports excellence in science, animal health and farming.

Ridgeway Research is a global contract research organization (CRO). We offer a wide range of studies in livestock species including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, poultry and game birds. We’ve carried out more than 150 studies and count many of the top ten global animal health companies among our clients.

We also provide clinical expert statements, veterinary project management and registration expertise through our affiliated company, Shernacre Enterprise Ltd. Our sister company, Ridgeway Science, provides product services relating to progesterone in animals.  And we work closely with Veterinary Research Management (VRM) Ltd, who offer bespoke veterinary project management.

Our premises include large and flexible animal housing, two laboratories and a biosafety level 2 containment facility.

You can read more about our extensive facilities here.

How we work

We provide cost-effective studies for veterinary projects across a wide range of disciplines.

We understand you must have complete confidence in the quality and integrity of our studies. So we encourage you to work in partnership with us, to come and view our facilities and to observe your study in progress.

We will never compromise on our ethical or scientific values. We are committed to the highest standards of animal welfare and apply the principles of replacement, reduction and refinement (the three Rs) to all our studies.

You can read more about our commitment to quality assurance here.

Our team

Our reputation for scientific excellence is due to our highly skilled and experienced research team, headed up by leading parasitologist Maggie Fisher.

The team includes SQPs (suitably qualified person), PRINCE2-trained project managers and Home Office licence holders. We have also been successful in our applications for several research grants.

We pride ourselves on always providing a hands-on, flexible, professional and friendly service.