VES Custom Optics Joins the IMV Technologies Group


January 28, 2022, L’Aigle, France- IMV Technologies announced today the acquisition of VES Custom Optics (VESCO), a leading veterinary endoscopy company based in the United Kingdom.

VESCO will join the companion animal business of IMV imaging, IMV Technologies’ veterinary ultrasound and diagnostic equipment division.

Gavin Mitchell, global companion animal director for IMV imaging said, “We are delighted that VESCO has joined the IMV family. VESCO is the brand leader in the UK and has a good range of equipment backed up with an excellent service operation. We look forward to working closely with the experienced and dedicated team at VESCO.”

Supplying rigid and flexible endoscopes for small animals and horses in the UK and Ireland, VESCO’s business has grown steadily in the last few years. Paul Duncan, managing director of VESCO, commented, “Joining IMV imaging and the IMV Technologies Group gives us the very best opportunity to provide our customers with the products and services they require. We are natural partners. My team and I are very excited about this next stage of our journey”.

IMV Technologies’ Board of Directors has welcomed VESCO and noted its commitment to bolster the group’s offering of veterinary imaging equipment, comprehensive services and world-class educational services to its global veterinary client base.

VES Custom Optics, also known as Medical Disinfectors Ltd., was founded in 1994 and is recognised as the UK’s leading veterinary endoscopy solutions provider. More information can be found at

IMV imaging, part of the IMV Technologies group, is a leader in veterinary ultrasounds. IMV Technologies is the world leader in assisted reproduction biotechnologies. Founded in 1963, IMV Technologies has subsidiaries and/or manufacturing facilities in Brazil, China, France, India, the Netherlands, Russia, UK, Ireland, South Africa, and the USA. IMV Technologies’ family of companies operate leading brands in the areas of semen analysis, assisted reproduction, artificial insemination, and veterinary imaging. Its Life Sciences division, Cryo Bio System, specializes in biobanking of high value samples and human assisted reproduction technologies. For more information, visit