Practice Matters

Veterinary Insights chose the VPMA SPVS Congress to launch their new Veterinary Benchmarking Service, known as Vet Viewer, to interested veterinarians. The service enables participating veterinary practices to compare their own activity and results against a broad panel of similar veterinary practices so that they can better gauge their own market performance.

VSM speaks to Chunk Training In the years before Chunk training appeared on the scene, there was a gap in the training menu available to veterinary practices:

Virbac has launched a pioneering, interactive communications portal to keep practices up to date with the latest product information, videos and compliance advice. 'Virtual Virbac' utilises Blippar, a market-leading image-recognition and augmented reality platform with the power to bring the physical world to life using the camera in a smart device.  

Launched at the London Vet Show (LVS), VetCloud is a new intuitive and customisable cloud-based practice management system that matches the way vets work.

The Colourful Consultation, a CPD module to help vets develop strategies and techniques crucial to the success of their business and the well-being of their staff, has been launched on Vetacademy.

As competition continues to increase within a constantly changing veterinary market, vets and nurses cannot afford to simply rely on clients finding and coming to them, or remaining loyal to their practice for the duration of their pet’s lives.

The ‘Norbook Veterinary Excellence Tool (VET)’, which now includes fluid and nutrition calculators was launched at the London Vet Show. The Norbrook app’s new fluid calculator allows users to quickly and conveniently calculate infusion rates based on factors including a patient’s weight, reason for fluid therapy and choice of product to be infused.

In response to increasing demand, a new General Practitioner Certificate in Dermatology - GPCert (Derm) - has been launched by Improve International. The programme aims to help vets develop their knowledge of dermatology and to assist them in applying these newly learned skills in their everyday dermatology cases.

Following a highly successful pilot scheme over the summer, Agria Pet Insurance will launch its new eClaims system for all UK veterinary practices from 1st December 2014.