Practice Matters

The recent Fit for The Future event from Vetswest in Bristol last month introduced speakers on a wide range of topics, from a man-with-a-van, to high level finance, to a Health & Safety expert who had to send the reserves because he himself was in hospital!  A number of practices brought multiple members of staff; the ones who are responsible for carrying out the practice development work once the partners have made up their minds!

Following the success of a round table discussion at a recent South West meeting of the Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA), Junior Vice-President and overall Regional Co-ordinator Renay Rickard is encouraging the incorporation of similar sessions into the association’s regional meetings going forward.

Anaesthesia in exotic species brings with it some unique challenges and problems not least of which is the vast range of patient sizes. Variations in anatomy and respiratory physiology also need to be taken in to account when anaesthetising these patients.

Curragh Veterinary Supplies Ltd is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of veterinary consumable products. Established by top Irish equine veterinary surgeons, Donald Collins MVB, MRCVS and Michael Sadlier MVB MRCVS CertESM CertES(Orth) MACVSc, all products are carefully selected to ensure highest quality, safety and efficacy.

SPVS and VPMA are running a brand new course on how to maximise practice profitability in Milton Keynes on Wednesday 20th May 2015.  

A  new Content Service offering 'pet owner-friendly' pre-prepared content for use on practice websites and in e-newsletters has been launched by online veterinary content specialist Vetstream for its veterinary practice website service Webpartner. 

Maintaining contact with clients or potential clients is one of the most important goals of a practice. Vet Inflow now provides email newsletters as a form of direct marketing, using electronic mail as a regular means of communicating to an audience.

Vets4Pets, the UK’s leading small animal veterinary group, is set to revolutionise out of hours (OOH) veterinary services provision with its first pilot 24/7 practices. The clinics will provide veterinary care to clients at any time of day or night, seven days a week, giving clients peace of mind that their pets can be seen and treated at any time by the same team, with the same level of service and most importantly at the same price as daytime treatment.

A Cambridgeshire provider of teaching materials for vets has seen its US sales grow to 25% of turnover, with support from UKTI.