Sponsors and Exhibitors

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

If you’d like to exhibit at Congress 2022 or have any exhibitor or sponsor queries,
please email spvs-vmg@keystone-events.co.uk

Platinum Sponsors

Citation provide market leading Health & Safety, Employment Law and ISO certification services to the veterinary sector. We ensure you remain compliant and give you more time to spend with your clients. We can help you with your day to day issues as well as all your mandatory requirements such as electrical testing, legionella assessments, fire safety and asbestos. Citation also provide Employee Wellbeing & Assistance services, ISO Certification and RoSPA/CPD certified e-learning packages, so come along and see how we can help your practice thrive.

Elanco

A complete range of trusted parasite treatments

Pets and owners have different lifestyles, which affects their needs and preferences for different parasite products. Elanco’s trusted range makes it easy for you to offer your clients a solution that is right for them.

Having a complete range of parasiticides puts us in a unique position to be able to support your business. Because our range covers multiple forms and indications, we can meet all of your clients’ needs, whilst also providing a joined-up approach to training your team and developing support plans.

Your Elanco Territory Business Manager can help develop your business in a number of areas, including client awareness, education, communication, and health plan performance.

Gold Sponsors

PetsApp is a veterinary client communication tool that gives veterinary teams a more efficient way to utilise their available resources. With asynchronous chat, remote payments, wellness plans, integrated appointment booking and smart reminders – PetsApp has it all.

Silver Sponsors

The lives of animals and humans are interconnected in deep and complex ways. We know that when animals are healthy, humans are healthier too. Across the globe, our 9,700 employees are dedicated to delivering value through innovation, thus enhancing the well-being of both.

Respect for animals, humans and the environment is at the heart of what we do. We develop solutions and provide services to protect animals from disease and pain. We support our customers in taking care of the health of their animals and protect our communities against life- and society-threatening diseases.

Petplan is the UK’s No.1 pet insurance provider and is proud to have been working with the veterinary industry for over 40 years, offering unrivalled support for veterinary staff. We focus on covering the costs so you can provide the best veterinary care possible. Visit petplanvet.co.uk for more information.

Effective Communication, Profitable Results, Better Health Outcomes.

Fully automated, personalised client communications from the UK’s most successful veterinary solution. Helping pets worldwide to enjoy healthier, happier lives through timely educational messaging via SMS, email and post. Delivering improved compliance, increased profits, boosted online presence all whilst reducing workload for practices.

Bronze Sponsors

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 Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. The Veterinary team are committed to supporting independent practices and advise on practice buy-ins, retirements, practice profitability and business strategy for the independent practice.

Today, Hill’s Pet Nutrition carries on the tradition of caring that began in 1939 with one remarkable veterinarian. Our Prescription Diet, Science Plan, and Vet Essentials pet foods offer the highest-quality pet nutrition available. We believe that nutrition is the cornerstone of veterinary medicine, helping to enrich the special relationships between people and their pets, and that the entire veterinary health care team plays an integral role in getting every pet the best nutrition and care possible.Our long-term investment in learning, technology, and talented scientists has helped us develop industry-leading product innovations, including the most extensive range of clinical nutrition products for sick, at-risk, and healthy pets.

Established in 1969 Norbrook Laboratories Ltd. is a leading global veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturer with a long-held reputation for delivering top quality established products such as Noroclav, Loxicom, and Peptizole; along with some of our more recent developments such as Thyronorm® and Moxiclear®.

We look forward to welcoming SPVS-VMG delegates to our stand to discuss our practice staff development and customer engagement ideas that can result in improvements which benefit the practice and your clients.

Used by over 6m pet parents every year and trusted by more than 2,100 practices.  We make it super easy for you to get positive online reviews, becoming an award-winning practice and communicate with clients via WhatsApp, text and Facebook.

At VetPlus, we believe animals deserve the best possible products to help them enjoy life to the maximum. This is why we work tirelessly to develop high quality nutraceutical products, made from the best possible ingredients, in our state-of-the-art UK facility. For over 25 years, VetPlus has pioneered the development and acceptance of nutraceuticals within the veterinary profession. We are today a global leader in veterinary nutraceuticals and have distributors in over 30 countries. Having our own in-house Research & Development facility allows us to have complete control of the development and manufacturing process from start of finish, but also react quickly to the changing needs of vets and their patients. This enables us to continue to produce a steady stream of new and innovative products, as well as improve upon our existing range. For this reason, we continually invest in research and development, allowing us to continually bring you the highest quality products.

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

With our 5 Weeks Free cover and the reassurance of award-winning lifetime pet insurance, we can add value to the services you offer your clients and their pets.

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.

AVID manufacture and supply our own pet MicroChips as well as managing the PETtrac 24hr reunification database.  Our aim is to provide you and your clients with high quality MicroChip products and excellent customer service, something we’ve been doing for over 29 years.

The AVID Mini MicroChips feature a thinner 15 gauge needle and include lifetime registration with PETtrac.   Our MicroChips can be registered electronically via supported practice management systems, our easy to use website and free mobile app.

We offer free electronic transfers for breeders and rescue centres, free marketing literature (if required) and free annual reminders for clients.

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.

We are a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets since 1897. Pets help us in so many ways and they depend entirely on us. That’s why at Blue Cross we believe in helping pets because pets help us.

We help thousands of pets in need every month, providing veterinary care, expert behaviour help and find them loving happy homes, as well as advice and education for current or future pet owners and pet bereavement support.

The Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service has been helping grieving owners across the UK for over 25 years. Our training courses help practices provide and excel in their care within this crucial area.

Your clients will always remember the care you gave them, and their pet, towards and during their pet’s end of life journey. From a personal job satisfaction viewpoint, and business perspective for your practice, it is important this is carried out in the best way.

There’s a strong link between diet and behaviour. Breakthrough dog food is clinically proven to support learning ability and social interaction alongside appropriate behavioural therapy. Its unique formula ensures key neurotransmitters can reach the brain in a way no other dog food is formulated to do. By managing neurotransmitters to regulate arousal levels in dogs you can improve their learning and decision making – facilitating calm focus and optimal behaviours. Breakthrough offers a practical solution to help anxious, reactive and nervous dogs lead happier and more contented lives whilst presenting veterinary practitioners with an opportunity to minimise unnecessary rehoming and euthanasia.

Burgess Diagnostics provides both mobile MRI and CT scanning services exclusively to the veterinary profession. Services can be provided flexibly and provide a cost effective, on site, advanced diagnostics scanning solution to practices.

Providing the latest imaging and therapeutic solutions.  With over 30 years of experience, we aim to be at the forefront of veterinary and medical imaging, working with leading manufacturers to provide the latest technology and medical specialists to ensure exceptional training and education. Our small and friendly team of vets, engineers and account managers, offers a very personal service, empowering you to maximise the use of your imaging equipment and provide the best possible care to your patients.

We provide:

  • SonoScape ultrasound scanners – incorporating the latest technology for exceptional image quality and smooth workflow. Ranging from entry level black-and-white portable to specialist level cart-based systems. We will get you scanning.
  • MLS® Class 4 Therapeutic Laser – delivering high power without the thermal risks, your partner in pain management and rehabilitation.
  • OR digital x-ray – bringing Germany’s leading digital x-ray manufacturer to the UK. OR Technology provides exceptional DR and CR systems within your budget.
  • X-ray generators, tables, stands, accessories

Companion Consultancy is a vibrant veterinary PR agency where digital and marketing creativity meets technical capability.

Established in 2002, we have over 30 years of in-house veterinary experience and pots of creative talent. With our industry insights and big picture thinking, coupled with an eye for detail, we take pride in delivering maximum results to suit all clients and budgets. Each project benefits from original ideas and fresh thinking – and being integrated into the veterinary community means that we can spark great connections and ideas that really work for your company.

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.

Elite Veterinary Staffing Solutions are expert recruiters striving to support Veterinary Practices achieve clinical, operational and commercial success.  With veterinary industry experience, we bring a fresh approach to recruiting pivotal staff and are the UK’s experts in non clinical recruitment. 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.

J.A.K Marketing is a leading independent veterinary supply company providing a full range of consumables and equipment. The friendly team have been supporting practices for over 25 years and can assist you with sales support and technical enquires.

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 15 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 over 300 branches with multiple state-of-the-art 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.

The Meraki Initiative is on a mission is to make the veterinary profession a better place to work to improve the wellbeing and sustainability of our workforce. They want the profession to love what they do, where they do it and who they do it with. Using a veterinary community platform for students and professionals to connect with employers they help build shared value relationships.

Searchable workplace profiles share transparent team and cultural insights to help employers show what makes them a great place to work to build their reputation. Employers are empowered to proactively engage and recruit top talent and build high-performing teams. By providing a modern recruitment marketing service The Meraki Initiative helps raise cultural awareness to inspire leadership and accelerate cultural change so that everyone can fulfil their ambitions.

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.

At MWI Animal Health, empowering your veterinary practice is our priority. We know you need to focus on your patients. To help with that, we’ve created a fully integrated, comprehensive solution flexible enough to support any practice. Combining the expertise of a best-in-class distributor, a practice management software innovator, and buying groups backed by decades of experience, we can address all of your business needs.

‘Our service is completely flexible enabling us to fit within the practice management team, at any level, cost effectively. Representing over 300 practices across the UK, our benchmarking and comparative data allows us to provide a unique service to our veterinary clients, whilst delivering nationally recognised specialist financial, taxation, practice start up and practice management advice to the veterinary profession.’

At PPS we are specialists in delivering financial advice, employee benefits and wellbeing solutions to the veterinary profession.

Our integrated approach is unique and is designed cover the life cycle of your entire workforce. Working with you to understand your business and corporate goals, we will create the perfect solutions and deliver them in ways which achieve maximum engagement from your employees.

Ultimately, we will ensure that as a business you make the most of your benefits spend and maximise the return from your staff.

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.

Photon Surgical Systems provides new and used equipment as well as servicing and repairs to the Veterinary & Human Medical Professions at realistic prices. We pride ourselves on our customer service and are happy to offer as much help as needed regardless of the query size.

A reliable and comprehensive supplier to veterinary practices and hospitals. Together we strive to maximise efficiency whilst maintaining high levels of patient care.

Our agile approach to consistently provide quality affordable products, alongside our commitment to best practice and advancing education, ensures our customers can concentrate on being veterinary professionals.

Plexi’s patient flow software allows forward-thinking practices to go paper-light, getting rid of whiteboards and paper hospitalisation sheets.  Using Plexi improves efficiency, patient workflow, record-keeping and internal communication.

The app’s practice-wide and remote availability, built-in drug calculators and reminder systems keep tasks on track and on time, improving patient care and outcomes. At the same time, Plexi’s billing-capture feature significantly boosts practice profitability.

The Plexi team’s mission is one of continual improvement and striving to provide the best possible customer experience and support.

To learn more, contact us at www.plexi.vet

SMARTER DECISIONS. SMARTER CARE.

Probo Medical is a leading Veterinary diagnostic imaging equipment and service provider in Europe. We empower Veterinary professionals to make smarter purchasing decisions by offering new and fully refurbished quality diagnostic imaging products and services for top brands.

Only the Best Service and Support

Our services are comprehensive — partner with us for repairs, rentals, replacements, and more.

 More for Less

Our customers typically save 25% or more when compared to similar OEM contracts. The services are performed by OEM trained Probo Medical employees, many with over twenty years of experience.

Our Services Include:

  • Service Contracts
  • Equipment Sales
  • Rentals
  • Financing
  • CPD Courses & CT Seminars
  • MRI Safe Patient Monitoring & IV Pump Sales & Services
  • CT & MRI Pods
  • Buttonology Courses

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.

As a regulator, we set, uphold and advance veterinary standards. As a Royal College, we promote, encourage and advance the study and practice of the art and science of veterinary surgery and medicine. We do all these things in the interests of animal health and welfare, and in the wider public interest.

Our vision is to be recognised as a trusted, compassionate and proactive regulator, and a supportive and ambitious Royal College, underpinning confident veterinary professionals of whom the UK can be proud.

Read our strategic plan

SPVS is a not-for-profit organisation for professionals within the veterinary industry. It promotes responsible leadership by providing tools and resources that enable members to develop and expand their business and leadership skills.

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 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.

As a global animal health industry innovator, Shor-Line constantly reinvents and adds to an extensive array of products to help animal health professionals provide the best possible care for their companion animal patients and customers.

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.

VBJ is the only publication dedicated to the management and financial aspects of running a veterinary practice. For nearly 30 years, it has been the gold-standard industry journal for practice owners, managers and leaders who want to do business better. As such, it reaches the highest-value audience of genuine decision- makers with purchasing budget. VBJ is delivered monthly to more than 9000 veterinary business professionals.

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.

The Veterinary Management Group (VMG) is the professional association for all those working in business, management and leadership roles in the veterinary sector.

Our vision is a happy and healthy veterinary world where all benefit from excellent leadership and management.

Our mission is to empower and equip veterinary leaders to learn, share and grow.

VMG membership offers you and your practice real-world training, development and CPD. We have recently launched the VMG/ILM Award, Certificate and Diploma in Veterinary Leadership & Management. We regularly contribute to national campaigns to ensure you have your voice heard at the highest levels. Our members are an enthusiastic community of experienced and knowledgeable peers, who willingly support each other. Join us!

Vets4Pets is proud to be one of the largest veterinary groups in the UK with a national network of over 440 first opinion practices run by partners who enjoy clinical freedom and the autonomy to do things their way.

The most powerful relationships we have are with pets and their owners. This is at the heart of everything we do. Come to our stand to learn more about partnership and recruitment opportunities so you can find your ideal role within our Vets4Pets family and start thriving within your perfect practice.

At VetCT, our mission is simple; to help all vets feel their best and be their best every day.

Since 2009, we have been providing world-leading specialist support to vets in practice through our multidisciplinary teleconsulting and teleradiology services. With the new VetCT App you can speak with one of our specialists in a matter of minutes about any of your cases. We work together with you towards the best outcome for your patients and clients, supporting learning real-time on cases and earning CPD with every interaction.

Our innovative services are designed to provide high quality, empathetic clinical support to provide reassurance and build confidence and skills, making life that little bit easier for vets at all stages of their career.

VetsDigital is Europe’s leading digital marketing agency for the veterinary sector.

Founded by vet and digital expert Susie Samuel, our teams excel in helping businesses across the veterinary sector to educate, gain and retain their ideal clients using the latest digital marketing tools and strategies.

Vet Direct supporting veterinary practices for over 25 years. For all of your practice needs, equipment training & friendly customer service for:- Consumables
– Retail Products
– Instruments & Implants
– Diagnostic Imaging
– Equipment
– Surgical Furniture
– Workwear

Vet Direct offers a next day service on all stocked products within our distribution centre with over 14,000 products to choose from.

We have nationwide Account Managers to help assist you with product selection, demonstrations and technical questions.

Vetlife is a charity which provides independent, confidential, and free support to the veterinary community through its three services:

All in the veterinary community are welcome to contact the Vetlife Helpline including vet nurses, non-clinical staff, and students.

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.

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.

At VetX International, we help humans get along so workplaces thrive. We exist to help practice owners run great businesses and vets learn the professional skills needed to thrive in practice.

Our signature ‘Leaders’ course is a unique, end-to-end training program where practice managers and team leaders learn the skills required to operate a modern practice in a post- covid world.

Complimenting this, our ‘Thrive’ course for associate vets teaches vets how to cope with life in practice. To date we’ve helped many practices around the world attract and retain their talent by offering an outsourced learning and mentoring community focussed on performance.

If you are looking to grow your practice in a sustainable way, and reduce the stress of practice management, let’s talk.

At Vision4Vets, we help veterinary practices communicate with clients and increase profitability. We provide a range of services and tools to achieve this: waiting room TV channel, website, social media and the Kandula mobile app.

The digital marketing tools provided include: Kandula mobile app, personalised waiting room TV channel, content and tools for website, social media, instant messaging.

Are you looking to improve sales, communication skills (internally or externally), leadership, coaching and understand what motivates each individual team member? Do you need to deliver improved performance, reduce stress and increase your productivity? Then we can help!

All our workshops are highly interactive, focused, and bespoke to your specific needs. We can come to your practice, office, or a suitable external location nationwide.

As the old adage goes; “People don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses!”. Our training will improve motivation, retention, ,and develop lifelong skills for you and the team.

Vital Spark was founded 18 years ago by a former vet nurse, national sales and marketing manager and international animal health trainer– our team understand and speak your language.

Vital Spark Consultantsprofessional, effective, bespoke training putting the vital spark into your team.

XLVets is a community of independently-owned veterinary practices. We believe, by working together, we can achieve so much more. XLVets Member Practices work collaboratively, sharing knowledge, experience and skills, to:

  • Achieve excellence in veterinary practice
  • Maintain the highest levels of customer care and animal welfare
  • Be employers of choice
  • Champion independent veterinary practice
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