Since dogs have become family members, rather than animals on chains to scare away intruders, and cats lounge on our beds rather than sleeping in a barn and providing rodent control, they and other beloved pets that run, crawl, perch or slither have gained many of the benefits of humans, including huge advances in their [...]
Invicta Animal Health appointed exclusive UK distributor of EquiChek
EquiChek is a novel rapid screening test, using whole blood, to assess the level of Serum Amyloid A (SAA) which is a major acute phase protein of inflammation in horses.
Importantly, EquiChek is the first test which is able to provide a visual semi-quantitative result within 15 minutes. The test will display 4 lines for a normal level of SAA and sequentially fewer lines depending on the severity of the inflammation.
For more information visit Invicta Vet
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Vetacademy January sale
If you’re starting to plan the year ahead or perhaps undertaking CE/CPD is one of your New Year’s resolutions, why not get a head start with Vetacademy?
Use the voucher code in the Vetacademy group to receive 10% off all Vetacademy modules and selected veterinary videos throughout January.
Visit Vetacademy to get started.
Vetstream will be at the London Vet Show from 15-16th November
The London Vet Show is one of the busiest veterinary events in the UK with exhibitors including the BVA and RCVS. The show includes sponsor-led seminars, CPD lectures, business seminars and an extensive scientific programme.
Vetstream will be bringing its iPad offer to Stand I 75. If you’re attending make sure to stop by!
More details can be found at the London Vet Show.
Half of UK practices still use manual registration systems
Research conducted by Petlog has shown a staggering number of veterinary practices continue to register patients using manual systems which take longer to fill out, can be less accurate and cause difficulty when being revisited.
According to the National Office of Statistics, 77% of households have access to the internet, however according to Petlog, only 33% of vets choose to do their registrations electronically.
Electronic registration eliminates the need for paper forms and any potential mistakes clients or staff may make. To find out more visit Petlog.
Vetstream will be at BEVA 2012 from 12-15th September
The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) 2012 congress begins tomorrow on Wednesday 12th September. BEVA is the biggest event for equine vets in the UK, with a host of informative lectures and exciting stands.
More information about the congress can be found on the BEVA site.
If you’re going to BEVA stop by our stand R2 in the commercial exhibit.
The RCVS Charitable Trust is supporting an open symposium to discuss the potential for developing a range of evidence-based resources for the veterinary profession
The event, titled “The Sceptical Vet: Eminence or Evidence? Finding the best way forward for the veterinary profession”, will be held on Tuesday 30 October 2012, 10.30-5.00pm followed by a reception. The venue will be the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London.
Delegates will represent both the human medical and veterinary fields, and are likely to include pioneers in the discipline, sceptics and people who wish to know more about evidence-based veterinary medicine (EVM).
The symposium furthers the cause of the One Health Initiative, which has the ultimate aim of bringing all medical practitioners together.
To register your place visit the RCVS
AVMA study finds a 2.4% decline in the number of pet owners from 2006-2011
If the trend continues this could shift the focus of practice marketing from attracting new clients to providing better care for existing ones.
Karen Felsted, president of Felsted Veterinary Consultants and presenter of the data said “We need to look at our marketing, perception of value and pricing… we need to get back to basics. We’ve talked about the ‘wow’ factor a lot, but a bandana on a dog doesn’t mean much if the client had to wait for 45 minutes in the waiting room.”
Read the full story on DVM360.
Small animal dentistry modules available on tablet computers
Elsevier small animal dentistry CPD modules are accessible from iPads and other tablets, allowing vets to complete CPD hours whenever and wherever they want.
See more CPD modules by Elsevier on Vetacademy.