May saw the opening of the 220th Joint Venture Practice to open under the Vets4Pets and Companion Care umbrella, with another two due to open as Companion Care practices within Pets at Home stores this month and a healthy schedule of openings over the next few months.
Although over 95% of veterinary practices now operate with some form of computerised management system, the capabilities of different systems vary markedly. At one end of the spectrum there are packages that provide simple reception and appointment book management functionality.
This month is the 10th anniversary of National Microchipping Month (NMM), so the team here at VSM decided we would show our support and dedicate a whole section to some of the leading companies providing microchipping services.
Simon Boulton MRCVS has been appointed Marketing Manager for the companion animal sector at Virbac UK. He has been promoted to this new position from his current role as a Senior Product Manager, managing the company’s Vaccine, antibiotic, anaesthetic and diagnostics ranges along with Virbagen Omega, Soloxine and Tiacil.
Data from pet insurance companies show that pet skin conditions are the second most common reason for vet visits and with the rising mercury signalling an increase in pollen counts, spring and summer can be busy months for vets!