About Us

CAPL Ltd. was established in 1993. Following the association with Abbey Veterinary Services and Abbey Clinical Pathology Ltd. in 2012, the service, particularly in microbiology and allergy/immunotherapy,  expanded to provide diagnostic laboratory services to veterinary surgeons not only in the local area but nationally and internationally. In 2014 the laboratory relocated to our present larger premises.

In 2019, we continue to expand services to our clients in the U.K., Ireland and Europe, The Middle and Far East. We are now all one company – NationWide Labs.

Since April 2015, we have been a part of NationWide Laboratories (NWL)  http://www.thehormonelab.com/

Visit our newly updated NWL site http://www.nwlabs.co.uk/

NationWide Labs is a trading business of National Veterinary Services Ltd. http://www.nvsweb.co.uk/

NationWideLabs has been providing laboratory services to veterinary practices for many years, and has established a strong reputation for the quality of the service they provide, the accuracy of their results, the personalised service and attention given to clients and those animals in their care. We are confident that the new arrangement will continue to emphasise these positive aspects, and, importantly, will not lead to an impersonal approach.

The Knutton laboratory as it is now known has been under the day-to-day management of Stephen Steen whom you already know. Stephen has left this position but is now an independent consultant. The friendly, helpful and skilled team, with whom you have built a professional relationship over many years, will continue to provide help and support for your practice.
In addition to the expertise you were already able to access there will be added veterinary support from the wider team across the NWL businesses. This brings for all the businesses access to a greater range of in-house laboratory investigations, with quicker turn-around times and cost-effective pricing.


We also provide courier collection service to our clients within the vicinity of Knutton lab site – if you are new to us then please contact us to see if you are eligible.

You can also visit our Main NationWide Lab at Poulton  http://www.nwlabs.co.uk/