March 2020

Buying into a partnership is still a big part of the plan for many veterinary surgeons. But what happens when that plan suddenly has to change? VBJ paid a visit to Swaffham Veterinary Centre in Norfolk to find out...

3 mins

Many veterinary professionals aspire to ownership, but becoming a leader is not necessarily part of their dream. Yet practice ownership immediately places people in a leadership role, so why don’t owners always want to step up?

19 mins

February 2020

VBJ’s latest planning insight feature sees this company, which has years of experience designing and managing the build of vet clinics, share its expertise on what matters when it comes to delivering great projects to fit that all-important budget.

17 mins

So, you’ve been employed in another’s practice and either circumstance or a keen desire to be master of your own destiny is leading you to running your own business. Setting up a practice isn't easy, but it can be incredibly rewarding if you get your groundwork right...

21 mins

Veterinary practice is a reactive business. As a result, life in practice can be chaotic, stressful and expensive, with many vets working far too hard for far too little return...

19 mins

Climate change and increased pet travel have created a perfect parasitic storm for the UK’s companion animals. But a brilliantly simple new service could help solve the problem...

2 mins

Spinney Vets near Northampton has just undergone a significant refurbishment that has seen the practice double in size. Now the dust has settled, VBJ paid a visit to see if the investment has paid off...

1 mins

Running a successful veterinary practice requires a strong network of connections and relationships, sometimes with organisations outside the veterinary sector. By looking at the bigger picture, it is possible to harness these networks to help your business boom...

18 mins

Stress and burnout are at epidemic levels across the profession, but vets and nurses are often left to solve their own well-being issues. Alan Robinson argues, however, that it’s the practice leaders and managers who should be doing more to help banish the burnout blues...

2 mins

VBJ familiarises readers with the association's history, membership and key activities, as well as its outgoing and incoming presidents.

4 mins

VBJ familiarises readers with the association's history, membership and key activities, as well as its outgoing and incoming presidents.

6 mins

January 2020

Discover how working with MWI Animal Health can help your practice thrive in 2020 and beyond...

16 mins

A growing number of US private practice owners have breathed new life into their businesses and taken a wrecking ball to others on their journey to becoming the best. Here are some of the things US vets did the past five years to stay ahead of the competition, deliver standout care and keep employees engaged...

17 mins

Kay Scarlett, practice manager at Westwood Veterinary Surgery, tells her Petplan story...

5 mins

The best way to deliver safe, effective and high-quality treatment is to use the most up-to-date evidence available, but doing so can often seem too challenging in practice...

15 mins

VetShare members offer testimonials on their experiences with the buying group, which provides serves to independent vets.

1 mins

Veterinary practices can often be chaotic working environments without the right systems in place. Buy by introducing a culture of improvement and accountability, order can be brought to the chaos.

18 mins

Tax investigations should be avoided – they are not something that many welcome or would want to endure, as they are stressful and can be costly. And if HMRC finds misbehaviour, that taxpayer is bound to receive “special” attention in the future.

24 mins

The referral process can be a complicated business where the needs of patients, owners and referring practices must all be considered. Here, Ray Girotti explains why managing these dynamics is crucial to successfully performing this juggling act.

26 mins

December 2019

The demise of the high street is a well-documented phenomenon in villages and towns across the UK. But as VBJ discovered when we visited West Sussex last month, for some vets this has provided the perfect opportunity to put their practices back at the heart of the communities they serve…

2 mins