About us





We are your partner animal health.

Competent and independent - for our German and international customers.

Our laboratory center is located in Höltinghausen in the northwest of Germany and thus in the region of Oldenburger Münsterland, which is characterized by agricultural culture and the food industry.

SAN Group Biotech Germany GmbH was founded in 2005 as a diagnostic laboratory specializing in poultry diseases under the name AniCon Labor GmbH.

Our steadily expanding, broad range of diagnostics, an uncompromising service mentality and our orientation as an independent, consulting company have resulted in constant growth.

Having grown into one of Germany's largest service providers, we are now a world-renowned, modern laboratory center with comprehensive testing capabilities for cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats and fish.

In the SAN Group, all activities relating to the livestock sector are bundled in the global business area for animal health, SAN Vet.


A Success Story

ANICON ("Animal Control") was founded in mid-2005 and started with 10 employees in the areas of veterinary diagnostics, food testing and a small manufacturing area for flock-specific vaccines. The initial focus on veterinary diagnostics for turkeys and waterfowl in Germany was soon followed by a strong expansion in terms of content and geography;

With a total of more than 250 employees, we now serve international customers in all areas of poultry and pig farming, as well as cattle and fish production.

The diagnostic portfolio includes pathology, cultural bacteriology and virology, serology and, above all, a very broad spectrum of state-of-the-art molecular diagnostic methods including sequencing.

Since 2021 we are part of the SAN Group.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday

7.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.


8.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

Contact & directions


Samples are also prepared on Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays if arrangend beforehand.

Please do not hesitate to contact us.

SAN Group Company Policy

  1. We are committed to establishing long-term, fruitful, and therefore mutually profitable professional relationships with customers, suppliers, employees, and other stakeholders.
  2. We strive to fulfill the expectations and requirements of our customers, suppliers, employees, and other stakeholders. This implies economic, ecological, and social sustainability. Which includes - but is not limited to - the quality of products and services, people’s health & safety (including preventive OH&S for our employees) as well as the security of tangible and intangible assets.
  3. We promise science, service, and speed to our customers, including continuous improvement of products and services as well as innovation. This promise, along with striving for the highest possible customer satisfaction are innate in our company’s DNA.
  4. We emphasize international inter-, intra-, and cross-process-oriented teamwork. This goes hand in hand with respecting cultural differences and treating all human beings with dignity and respect - regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, nationality, or educational background.
  5. We are convinced that only ethical business practices lead to long-term and sustainable corporate success. Therefore, we act according to appropriate and good conduct in any given situation.
  6. We are committed to strictly adhere to legal rules, regulations, and requirements (internal & external) applicable to our scope of business and operations. This guarantees the highest safety and compliance standards for our products and services.
  7. We process and store personal data of our customers, suppliers, employees and stakeholders in compliance with all applicable data protection regulations and laws, including the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more details.
  8. We are committed to protecting our know-how, business, and trade secrets.
  9. We are convinced that continuously handling our resources (reduce, reuse, refuse, recycle, repair) in a careful and efficient manner, along with investing in people’s education, green energy, and future technologies are important steps towards lowering our environmental footprint and combating the destruction of the human habitat on this planet.
  10. We are convinced that having the right passion for something and finding the right people to bring your ventures to life means that profit is then a natural result of our endeavors.
  11. We are convinced that it is entirely in our hands to grow together and make our future a successful one.