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.


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 is the leading provider of compliance systems in Health & Safety and Employment Law, with over 20 years of expertise helping veterinary practices large and small. Simply put, we help you stay protected. We listen to what you need, and then advise on all aspects of Health & Safety and Employment Law compliance. With support 24 hours a day, we work side by side with you – taking away the worries, so you can get on with running your practice.


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.


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.


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 largest pet insurance provider specialising in pet insurance and paying out over £5 million in claims every week.
Petplan® is 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.


Visit our stand to find out how Agria can help your practice introduce lifetime pet insurance for dogs, cats and rabbits. Agria’s package is designed so you can display, issue or recommend pet insurance to your clients at key times, when they are most receptive to pet health-oriented ideas.

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.

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.

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.

Accountants, Taxation and Business Development specialists for the Veterinary sector. We are the largest specialist veterinary accountancy team in the UK now acting for in excess of 500 practices nationwide.

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.

Pet-ID Microchips provide the ultimate microchip solution for animal identification. We understand the importance of offering clients the right microchip and supply a variety of formats to suit implanter preference.

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.

Pioneer Veterinary Products are comprehensive suppliers to veterinary hospitals and surgeries.

We pride ourselves on supplying quality products at competitive prices, and delivering a fast, stress-free service. From product ranges and special offers, to ease of ordering, we aim to give you the very best.

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.

Shire Veterinary Insurance and Finance Brokers are a long standing veterinary supplier, with expert knowledge of the sector. Stop by their stand to find out more about how they can help your practice – whether it be via insurance, health cover, employee benefits or a whole host of financial services.

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:
0345 040 5834

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.

Vet Viewer is a unique FREE benchmarking service for vet practices which allows you to better understand how you compare in activity to other anonymous vet practices. Discover vital information to inform strategic business decision to maximise your performance.

VetHelpDirect for Vets is the leading specialist veterinary digital agency. Since 2006, we’ve been supporting practices with tailored websites, blogs, SEO, emails and Facebook. We are now also offering Live web chat for your website.

Our experienced digital marketing team includes vets, vet nurses and practice managers who provide trusted advice and expertise. VetHelpDirect run ‘Best UK Vet’ awards as well as the UK’s number one dedicated vet review platform and directory.

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.

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.