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The Centre for Aquaculture & Veterinary Science (CAVS) is a purpose-built, innovative and technology-driven centre established to meet the needs of the aquaculture, pet, biomedical and veterinary industries.

CAVS aims to:

  • Provide quality services for the aquaculture, biomedical research and veterinary industries; 

  • Create an industry-ready workforce with relevant skills-based training through customised courses; and 

  • Promote collaborative research and development via a multidisciplinary approach to provide innovative solutions for the related industries.

CAVS strives to provide solutions:

  • to meet the needs of the aquaculture, veterinary, agritech and biomedical research industries

  • for customised continuing education courses for adult learners

Research Capabilities


  • Marine conservation and cultivation of aquatic plants (including microalgae)

  • Functional feeds development and nutrition analysis

  • Dietary management for gut microbiome health and diseases

  • Animal health and wellness

  • Water and waste management

Industry collaborative research projects:


  • A novel recycle aquaculture system from laboratory to full-scale application: Nitrogen elimination by high-efficiency spinning bed bioreactor and anaerobic ammonium oxidation chamber 
  • An innovative aquarium filter
  • Effect of dietary administration of safe organic compounds for anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic activities in food fish species
  • Production of animal feed and probiotics from recycled food waste
  • Applications of regenerative medicine in the treatment of diseases in companion animals






Freshwater fish farm / Golden carp fish tilapia or orange carp and catfish eating from feeding food on water surface ponds

Consultancy Services

  • Pathogen detection and identification for bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites

  • Toxin testing – microbial and algal origin

  • Molecular Testing – multiplexed QPCR and genetic analysis 

  • Pathology – general staining and microscopy, and immunohistochemistry

  • Feed development, preparation and feeding trials

  • Digestibility, palatability and stability of feeds

  • Vaccine development and efficacy trials

  • Evaluation of feed or product efficacy in growth performance

  • Live feed propagation and supply

  • Breeding, hatchery and larviculture

  • Selective breeding and seedstock development

  • Biological, chemical and physical treatment technologies

  • Water analysis

  • Integrated solutions for specific waste streams

  • Engineering design and system optimisation


CAVS houses industry-centric facilities to support research, consultancy services and student training.


Level 1: TP Animal Clinic & Wellness and Aquaculture Innovation Centre (AIC) 

  • Providing veterinary & rehabilitation services (open to the public) 


Level 2: Aquaculture Research Facility@CAVS and Temasek Animal Facility 

  • Aquatic animal research skills, care and husbandry 

  • Feeds and feeding

  • Health monitoring

  • Facility operation & maintenance


Level 3: Veterinary Diagnostic Labs

  • Small Laboratory animal testing
  • Care and husbandry
  • Laboratory sample testing: pathogen detection, sample collection and preparation, processing, storage & disposal 


Level 4: Large Laboratory Animal Facility

  • Large laboratory animal testing
  • Care and husbandry


APEC PPFS Aquaculture Track at the World Aquaculture Singapore 2022, 1 Dec 2022


Organised by CAVS with APEC Centre for Sustainable Development in Agriculture & Fishery Sectors.  Seminar included both overseas and local presenters as follow

  • A Sustainable Solution to World Food Poverty: Transformative Land Based Farming by Mr Desmond Chow, Founder & CEO, Singapore Crawfish Pte Ltd
  • DishTheFish and the Circle of Sustainability by Mr Jeffrey Tan, CEO, DishTheFish Pte Ltd
  • Use of Alternative Lipid Sources in Asian Seabass (Lates Calcarifer) Diet by Dr Arefin Rahman, Aquaculture Innovation Centre, Singapore
  • Material Science Innovations for Aquaculture: Anti Thermal Films and Anti Bacteria Coatings by Professor Freddy Boey, National University of Singapore
  • Opportunities for Expansion of the Northern Australian Aquaculture Industry by A/Professor Jennifer Blair, James Cook University
  • Microbiota Diversity Study in Recirculating Aquaculture System by Mr Glendon Teo, Centre for Aquaculture & Veterinary Science, School of Applied Science, Temasek Polytechnic
  • Demystifying Cultivated Seafood and the Role it Plays as Sustainable Food in the Future by Dr Lim Yong Kian, James, School of Applied Science, Temasek Polytechnic

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Contact Details

  • Dr Jiang Fengli
  • 67805271
  • 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Thu)
    8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Fri)
    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
  • ASC General Office Address:

    Temasek Polytechnic
    School of Applied Science
    East Wing, Block 1A,
    21 Tampines Avenue 1
    Singapore 529757