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Avivagen Animal Health: Your Trusted Source for Innovative Pet Supplements

For over 20 years, Dr Graham Burton and Dr. Janusz Daroszewski, cofounders of Avivagen, and their team have been researching and developing the benefits of naturally occurring compounds called carotenoids. Avivagen is proud to produce scientifically formulated, reliable, high-quality supplements for dogs and cats that are proven to support pets living healthier and happier lives.

As pet owners ourselves, we appreciate that pets are equally important members of the family. When our pets are unwell we want to do everything we can to make them feel better. Natural health supplements offer another option to help pets naturally without the worry of side effects from pharmaceutical products.

Avivagen is excited to introduce a new active ingredient called OxC-beta™ Compound (“OxC-beta”). Rigorously researched and developed in Canada by a dedicated team of chemists, biochemists and veterinary immunologists, the OxC-beta is a revolution in the pet supplement world. OxC-beta is making its mark in the scientific world too – we have already had four peer-reviewed scientific papers published in leading journals on its chemistry and biology.  Read more about our ongoing commitment to research and innovation on our science page.

OxC-beta helps pets help themselves by supporting the foundation of vital health, the immune system.

Vivamune may help your pet in the following ways:

  • Promotes and supports healthy joint function
  • Promotes and maintains normal mobility
  • May help discomfort associated with normal daily activity
  • Enhances healthy condition of skin and coat
  • Leads to maintenance of normal intestinal function

What is OxC-Beta™ Technology?

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As modern veterinary medicine evolves our pets are living longer lives, but we want to ensure that they are living healthy and happy lives. Vivamune has helped many older pets that are often dealing with issues relating to mobility, immune function and skin and coat issues.

OxC-beta sets Vivamune apart from other supplements by supporting your pet at its core.  If other supplements haven’t worked for your pet in the past, it might be because they lack this essential function.  Read what dozens of pet parents have to say about this phenomenon!

Avivagen is a proud member of the National Animal Supplements Council (NASC). The NASC seal guarantees that our supplements meet guidelines for quality, integrity and truth in labeling, which gives pet owners an additional degree of confidence in the quality of Avivagen products.

We understand that your pet is unique and important. You can trust in the quality of our supplements and our dedication to continue to provide you, our customer, with new and innovative products that will help your pet live a healthy life.


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Our Team

Small but mighty, Team Vivamune is here to help in any way we can! Our parent company, Avivagen, has a larger team, focused on pets as well as livestock and can be viewed here.

  • Graham Burton

    Co-founder and Brainy Scientist

    Originally from New Zealand, Graham moved to Canada many years ago to pursue an interest in developing opportunities in biochemical science. Having undertaken his formal education in New Zealand, including a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Graham completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Arkansas and the University of California at Berkeley. Graham is the co-founder of Avivagen and is responsible for the discovery of our incredible active ingredient, OxC-beta.

  • Tracy Gillett

    Marketing Maven and Technical Wiz

    If you have a technical question about our products or company, Tracy is your gal! Hailing from the Land Down Under (Australia, mate!) Tracy holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Queensland and worked as a companion animal veterinarian for over a decade before heading across the Pacific and joining the Avivagen team here in Canada.  Her wealth of knowledge and passion for pets makes her the perfect Vivamune expert who is ready to answer any technical questions you may have.

  • Alana Daley

    Customer Satisfaction Queen

    Have you called us lately? If you have, chances are you spoke with Alana. No call centres here at Avivagen! Alana wears many hats including managing our customer service and she knows most of our customers, and their pets, by name. Originally from Manitoba, Alana now calls Prince Edward Island home after falling in love with the province on many summer vacations.