Sponsors and Exhibitors

We’re delighted that we’ll be joined at Congress by the following companies offering advice on marketing, management, veterinary products and business development.

Platinum

The animal health branch of Boehringer Ingelheim was founded in the 1950s, and established a UK presence in 1980. Since that time, the company has expanded to be one of the largest and fastest growing veterinary pharmaceutical companies in the UK.

Citation provide market leading Health & Safety and Employment Law services to the veterinary sector that allow you to spend more time with your clients. We can help you with your day to day issues as well as all your mandatory testing requirements such as electrical, legionella, fire and asbestos. In keeping with this years theme around sustainability, Citation also provide Employee Wellbeing & Assistance services alongside ISO Certification in 9001:Quality Management and 14001:Environmental Management. We have recently launched RoSPA and CPD certified e-learning packages too so come along and see how we can help.

Gold

Bayer’s Animal Health Division is one of the world’s largest suppliers of veterinary medicinal products for use in household pets, horses and livestock. Bayer’s current UK product range includes a comprehensive range of parasite treatments for dogs and cats and ground-breaking antimicrobial products.

MSD Animal Health is the leading animal health company in the United Kingdom. We offer one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios to prevent, treat and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species. Our mission – THE SCIENCE OF HEALTHIER ANIMALS® – guides all of our work. Healthier animals mean a sustainable food supply, protection for humans against zoonotic diseases (spread between animals and people) and longer, happier lives for pets.

Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services.

Silver

Hill’s is proud to support the joint SPVS/VMG Congress 2020. Come and talk to us about our new products, support for your practice and health care team and discover what we can do to help grow your business. Together, we can work towards providing your patients with the best nutrition that they need and deserve.

To support the veterinary practice of the future, we’ve combined the expertise of Centaur Services, St Francis Group and Vetswest buying groups and Vet Space practice management technology to provide flexible, comprehensive solutions for your practice. Learn more about our story and how our combined resources can give you the tools and the time to thrive as a practice and focus on your patients.

Simplyhealth Professionals are the UK’s leading provider of preventive healthcare packages for cats, dogs and rabbits. Since 2007 we’ve been helping practices build and run payment plans. The plans help to build client loyalty, increase visit frequency and improve the health of pets, while providing your practice with a regular income.

Bronze

With over 25 years’ of experience in the veterinary sector, the Hazlewoods Veterinary team have the knowledge and understanding of every type of practice. We act for veterinary practices across England, Scotland and Wales. Hazlewoods is one of the UK’s Top 30 Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. In the past three years we have advised on the sale and purchase of veterinary practices in excess of £250m as well advising on practice buy-ins, retirements, practice profitability and business strategy for the independent practice.

Norbrook Laboratories has established itself as a global leader in the development of revolutionary veterinary medicines, with a long-held reputation for quality products. Our expanding ranges for companion animals, equine and large animals offer a wide selection including antimicrobials, anthelmintics and NSAIDs. Recent exciting launches in the UK include Peptizole – an omeprazole paste for the treatment and prevention of recurrence of gastric ulcers in horses; and Marbodex Aural, a marbofloxacin based treatment for otitis externa in dogs. Other key products include Noroclav, Loxicom, Vetofol, and Closamectin Pour On.

Petplan® is the UK’s No1 pet insurance provider, specialising in pet insurance and paying out over £5 million in claims every week. Petplan® can help give access to treatment options that may not have otherwise been affordable, removing difficult choices for your clients, so your practice can provide gold standard care every time. Petplan® are proud to have been working with the veterinary industry for over 40 years, offering unrivalled support and training for veterinary staff. For more information, visit petplanvet.co.uk.

At Royal Canin®, we put the cat and dog first. Our diets have been carefully and scientifically developed to provide the right nutritional solution for each pet. Our research into nutritional profiles and kibble design has resulted in diets that are precisely tailored to your pet’s needs.

We believe nutrition is the foundation of health and that’s why we’re launching the next generation in Veterinary Health Nutrition. Starting in 2019, we’re advancing our veterinary range to facilitate your recommendation. The Veterinary Health Nutrition range is a combination of continuously improved products, a premium pack design and a consolidation of our previous ranges into one simplified range.

We believe the best way to support independent practice members is to keep things simple; secure great rebates and service partners so that they can deliver and sustain a fair and competitive service to their clients, without impacting upon margins or taking them away from running a practice.

A buying group that brings corporate benefits to independent practices. We are clear, concise and competitive, with a strong customer focus, providing great rebates on products and services around your practice needs.

Exhibitors

Taking care of your build, while you take care of your patients. Our award-winning, multi-disciplinary company specialises in the design, building-management and project delivery of veterinary and animal welfare facilities. Our services is tailored to you and we’ll deliver the best results for your budget, no matter what the size.

Agria life is a free bespoke membership programme from Agria available to all our practices. It includes regulated and non-regulated insurance activities to suit your practice needs, with a dedicated veterinary team to support you throughout. The programme includes a number of FREE practice benefits that you can take advantage of straight away!

ALBERT WAESCHLE Veterinary specialises in the development of diagnostic instruments for use in the Veterinary profession. By using our 60 years experience we continue to utilize our first-class technical knowledge to develop the OPTICLAR brand to deliver superb product performance.

Alpha Vet Tech is a Medical Technology Company offering innovative monitoring solutions to the animal health industry. The Wireless Zoo device is pet wearable technology that has been developed with the veterinary team and the animal in mind.  It monitors and records vital signs and indicators 24/7, streaming live to a user-friendly cloud platform.

AT VETERINARY SYSTEMS provide the leading practice management system Spectrum, rota management and internet solutions. Our systems are advanced, robust and easy to use. Call 01359 243400 or visit www.vetsystems.com.

AVID designs, manufactures and supplies pet identification MicroChips and scanners, as well as managing the 24hr UK PETtrac Database. Instant electronic MicroChip registration services through our website, supporting practice systems via VetXML & smartphone and tablet apps!
-Free online breeder transfers with paper certificates
-Smaller MicroChips with thinner needles as well as regular MicroChips available.

The recently formed British Bee Veterinary Association is dedicated to raising awareness and education in all species of bees to the profession. We are promoting the science of bee health, evidence based medicine, management and efficacious medications. The “Be Bee Friendly” practice scheme is being launched to help educate vets, nurses, support staff and clients in the importance of bees for pollination.

Burgess Diagnostics provides mobile MRI and CT scanner services exclusively to the veterinary profession.  Having a fleet of mobile scanners enables practices to have diagnostics delivered directly in a convenient, cost effective, flexible arrangement

The BVRA’s mission is to recognise and raise the status of veterinary receptionists within the UK veterinary profession. The BVRA acts as a professional body focusing on the interests of veterinary receptionists and evolving their role through affordable CPD and training leading to the Accredited Veterinary Receptionist award.

Carefree Credit provide interest free and low APR payment options for clients through a quick, online, paperless system with pay-out to the practice in a matter of days.

Connected Vet is a digital and social marketing agency.

We help veterinary practices stand out from the online crowd and use content marketing to drive business through your website, email news and social media pages.

Our aim is simple. We bring affordable and effective digital and social marketing to vets, their pet owners and animal lovers alike; giving vets the sort of on-line visibility that makes them the envy of the large scale competition.

Covetrus is a global animal-health technology and services company dedicated to empowering veterinary practice partners to drive improved health and financial outcomes. We’re bringing together products, services, and technology into a single platform that connects our customers to the solutions and insights they need to work best. Our passion for the well-being of animals and those who care for them drives us to advance the world of veterinary medicine. Covetrus is headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with more than 5,500 employees, serving over 100,000 customers around the globe. For more information about Covetrus in the UK visit www.covetrus.co.uk

Dotvet is a full- featured PMS developed by vets, accountants and programmers with long experience of Veterinary computing.
Cloud based, inexpensive, easy to set up and use, it includes unique built-in attributes eg Portable Hospitalisation system, real online booking, multiple dosing reminders and integrated graphical displays of lab results and other data
We can also add special reports and programs for your own practice at little or no cost.

A specialist non-clinical recruitment agency supporting practices UK wide. With veterinary industry experience, we bring a fresh approach to recruiting pivotal staff such as Receptionists, Client Care, Practice Managers etc. A risk free approach to sourcing top talent, widening the net and ensuring the best possible fit for your practice.

ezyVet is the next generation in cloud-based Practice Management software. An easy-to-use, all-in-one solution for Primary Care, Emergency, Specialty, and Universities. ezyVet is packed full of tools and features to help you run your practice to its full potential. Improve workflows, make informed business decisions and re-gain healthy a work-life balance. With 24/7 support and integrations with a host of quality partners, ezyVet lets vets focus on being vets.

FPU are commercial utility (gas/electricity) brokers of over 20 years and have been the preferred utliities partner for SPVS for 8 of those years. With direct access to over 40 different suppliers, FPU will secure the most competitive rate available to you. FPU’S services are cost free to SPVS/VMG members

Petsapp provides an app-based client engagement and telemedicine solution for veterinary clinics, enabling them to better engage with pet owners and better advocate for their patients.

Our product includes role-based text chat, with the potential to engage the capabilities of the entire veterinary team, as well as video consultation and payment processing capabilities. The core value proposition to clinics include: monetisation of a previously un-monetisable touchpoint (the phone call!), capacity utilisation improvements, and lead generation.

We thinks it’s wrong that 92% of all pet issues go unaddressed by veterinary expertise, and we want to help veterinary clinics solve for that.

IMV imaging are leaders in veterinary imaging solutions. Previously known as BCF Technology and ECM (Echo Control Medical), we provide complete animal imaging solutions tailored to meet the needs of the veterinary market. We offer high quality ultrasound, X-ray, CT/MRI and image management systems as well as the best advice learning and support for our customers.

We are a group of veterinary practices pooling resources, skills and knowledge. Run by and for vets, clinical excellence drives our business. Every practice is run by its local team.

J.A.K Marketing continues to provide the veterinary industry with quality instruments and equipment from many global leading manufacturers. J.A.K Marketing develop and manufacture an extensive range of quality products at affordable prices and we will do our upmost to fulfil your requirements and cater your everyday purchasing needs.

Krka UK has an expanding range of products in the companion animal and food producing animal sectors. Krka is proud to offer high quality generic medicines that derive from 60 years of experience and refined vertical manufacturing processes at the global headquarters in Slovenia.

Lloyd & Whyte provide professional financial planning and insurance advice tailored to veterinary professionals. Having been in partnership with the BVA for over 10 years, they have helped countless vets take care of what matters to them – at home and in the work place.

Medivet is a veterinary led group of almost 300 branches with 17 24-hour veterinary centres across the UK. Underpinned by its partnership ethos, it is forging a national community of passionate vets, offering exceptional veterinary care that’s always there.

Merlin Telecommunications provide Vets all over the UK with bespoke telecom and data solutions for their practices. We understand exactly how a veterinary practice works and can provide a totally managed, scaleable and flexible solution, giving you the ability to improve your profit margins by minimising the impact of lost business and save money on your current phone bills too.

Since 1997 Mount International United Services has been a trusted provider of advanced diagnostic imaging equipment plus service and maintenance contracts to the medical and veterinary professions. MIUS supply & maintain CT scanners, CT Pod solutions, mobile & surgery based MRI, Fluoroscopy, Digital X-Ray and Ultrasound systems. A range of imaging training courses are also available.

Moore Scarrott are market leaders in delivering specialist Accountancy, Taxation, Consultancy and Business Development advice to Vets, Veterinary Practices and Veterinary related businesses. We provide a bespoke service including practice sales, valuations and restructuring to suit the needs of each individual practice. We can also assist with funding structure as well as financial and management accounts. We have access to benchmarking data for UK veterinary practices, unavailable anywhere else.

Pet Cremation Services – www.pcsonline.org.uk
Pet Cremation Services, a division of the Time-Right Group, our commitment to customer service is
Paramount. The company as built up a network of UK crematoria & cemeteries with an excellent reputation by offering a wide range of essential services within the small animal veterinary market place.

The ultimate microchip solution

Pet-ID is a specialist manufacturer and multi-channel supplier with over 20 years’ experience in the field of animal identification, serving customers from all animal welfare sectors. In addition, Pet-ID is a leading supplier to wildlife conservation projects in the UK and overseas.

Pet-ID offers standard 12mm microchips in various implant formats and the 8mm mini chip in syringe format. Needles are precision engineered to ensure both strength and sharpness, offering effortless implantation.

Registration using PMS solutions connected to VetXML/Vet Envoy or online using desktop browsers and mobile devices.

On January 1st 2018 Photon Imaging Systems Ltd & Surgical Systems Ltd merged to become Photon Surgical Systems Ltd. We are now able to offer an even wider range of imaging and surgical veterinary equipment supported by highly experienced technicians.

As comprehensive suppliers to veterinary practices and hospitals, Pioneer Veterinary Products actively work to improve patient care, maximise time and reduce stress daily. We achieve this through promoting best practice and providing high quality branded products at affordable prices with bespoke support to suit individual needs.

Protexin Veterinary is dedicated to producing innovative, research based products of the highest quality, providing a complete range of companion animal and equine products for the veterinary market.

Premier Vet Alliance Home Delivery  –  you prescribe – we deliver. Any manufacturer! We offer a new, innovative service for clinics –  home delivery for prescription products to your health plan clients’ door. We also run flea & worm monthly subscription, with home delivery, for the 75% of your clients who are not likely to join a full health plan.  All with complete clinical freedom.

Protexin Veterinary is dedicated to producing innovative, research based products of the highest quality, providing a complete range of companion animal and equine products for the veterinary market.

The RCVS is the regulatory body for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in the UK. We set, uphold and advance veterinary standards, and accredit practices under the Practice Standards Scheme.

Combining my veterinary background knowledge along with my love for watercolour painting, I have produced an individual range of quality cards which can be customised for your individual practice needs and offer exceptional value for money. NEW designs, Pet Casket Bags, Remembrance Seeds and Memory Envelopes now all available.

SAVSNET at the University of Liverpool

SAVSNET collects electronic health data from UK veterinary practices and diagnostic laboratories for research and surveillance.  As well as using it to provide new evidence on disease, all participating practices receive free benchmarking to anonymously compare their data to other practices.

Shire Veterinary Insurance and Finance Brokers has for over thirty years provided veterinary specific solutions including general insurance, private medical and employee benefits, funding for start-ups, to buy into an existing practice, asset finance and alterations to existing sites. Shire partner with DFM who provide specialist financial planning for the Veterinary Sector.

Manufacturers of handcrafted silver jewellery bearing pets’ actual paw prints. A great way to reward your team; to thank your loyal customers; and to support clients with a highly emotive, physical reminder of their beloved pets, when they need it most.

Educate clients and create selling opportunities whilst they are sat in the waiting room:
• No lengthy contracts or forced advertising!
• Personalised media – promote your clinics, services and products.
• Strengthen client relationships – encourage dialogue during consults

Vet Dynamics is a business consultancy company that specialise in helping independent veterinary practice owners improve practice performance and empower veterinary teams to increase their happiness and harmony. Through data-analysis, mentoring and business CPD we empower veterinary teams to learn, grown and create happy, enjoyable workplaces.

The VCMS offers complaint mediation for animal owners and practices where a complaint cannot be resolved in the practice. The service is funded by the RCVS. The VCMS uses mediation techniques providing impartial, non-judgmental, confidential help to enable an owner and practice to freely explore a wide range of possible resolutions.
See our annual report for more information.|

To contact the VCMS:
www/vetmediation.co.uk
enquiries@vetmediation.co.uk
0345 040 5834

The Veterinary Defence Society is a mutual insurance company run by and for veterinary surgeons, which:

  • insures the practising profession against the effects of negligence claims
  • ensures each case is handled by an experienced veterinary colleague
  • provides legal representation
  • offers training, advice and guidance to members.

Vetstoria provides an Online Booking Software that allows your clients to book appointments from any device at any time. It is fully synchronised with your Practice Management Software diary and the client process is highly customisable to suit your website branding and specific scheduling needs.

Vetsure provides Pet Insurance and Buying Group services to a growing network of veterinary members. The Vetsure Pet Insurance ® strategy is entirely unique in that it operates a system of ‘Directional Care’ whereby policyholders are incentivised to use a developed network of service providers. Our Vetsure for Vets and Vetsure Platinum Buying Groups add value to suppliers, the consumer and the channel as a whole.

Veterinary Insights is the specialist provider of insight and communication tools for vet practices. Discover our VisioCare Services range of products: VisioCare Consult, VisioCare TV & myBuddy Pet App which offer a unique combination of software solutions to manage veterinary client communication before, during and after consultations.

VetsDigital, the team behind VetHelpDirect.com, is the digital marketing agency for the veterinary sector. 

Since 2006, we’ve been supporting practices with Facebook marketing, SEO, blogs, email marketing and online ads as well as designing tailored websites.
We are now also offering Live web chat for your website, managed by our RVNs on your behalf.

Our experienced digital marketing team includes vets, vet nurses and practice managers who provide trusted advice and expertise. 

Talk to us about VetHelpDirect.com the UK’s number one dedicated vet review platform and directory as well as the Best UK Vet Awards.

VetIT provides industry leading cloud practice management software for vets around the world. Our PMS provides advanced functionality, 21st century usability, excellent support and opportunities to improve your bottom line.

Without 3G or wifi? No problem! With our VetIT ‘On The Road ‘ App it allows you to easily manage all parts of your client communications, treatment and billing from your mobile phone or tablet. Especially designed for the times when you are away from the office.

Vetlife provides Independent, confidential and free help for everyone in the veterinary community including veterinary nurses and students. Our charity provides a 24/7 phone and email helpline; professional mental health support; financial assistance; information and resources.

Vetstream’s industry leading suite of online services, is the essential tool kit for all veterinary practices and institutions. All you’ll need is our TLC – Treat, Learn and Communicate. Offering peer reviewed online clinical references sources, CPD e-learning, purpose built websites and online marketing services. Our comprehensive digital support offers the highest standard of care.

Governed by SPVS and chaired by Nick Lloyd, the VetXML Consortium is an industry body dedicated to the development of VetXML – an open common data format that facilitates electronic data exchange between practice management systems and industry suppliers for processes such as insurance claims, microchip registration, benchmarking and laboratory reports.

VetZ has successfully established itself as a leading provider for Practice Management Software in the European veterinary sector. As a growing, global company, VetZ can satisfy the constantly increasing requirements of the veterinarian market & its customers. Providing an all-embracing solution, easyVET is the only Practice Management Software with integrated diagnostic imaging; easyIMAGE pacs and the high premium XDR x-ray system. Included as standard, is a connection to our internet services on VetzXL.com; the biggest European hub for veterinarian data base and communication.

Effective, Automated Communication
The UK’s most successful client communications solution, helping over 5 millions pets & horses worldwide to enjoy healthier, happier lives.
Integrated marketing using automated SMS, email and post to deliver proactive client engagement & improved compliance for better health outcomes.

Woodley Equipment supplies specialist Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostic Equipment to the UK and International Veterinary Markets.

This includes: Haematology, Clinical Chemistry/Electrolytes, Blood Gas/Critical Care, Coagulation, Immunology, Unique Urinalysis Products, Diagnostic Test Kits, Blood Typing/Cross Match Kits, Microscopes and Centrifuges.

Analysers typically are placed on 5-year fixed cost Managed Service Contracts or purchased outright.

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