VBJ articles

November 2023

The current climate for the veterinary sector remains a busy yet challenging one. Veterinary practice … more

13 mins

October 2023

This Practice Building Insight discusses laying the foundations for successful veterinary practice with ACD Projects.

15 mins

July 2023

Practice management systems have come a long way since first emerging in the veterinary world 20 years ago. A plethora of systems now exist to choose from, offering a range of features, but some are more useful than others, as Oli Viner explains…

38 mins

June 2023

One of the biggest names in veterinary referrals has just got bigger – a whole lot bigger. Dick White Referrals in Cambridgeshire tripled in size following the completion of an expansion project in February, and last month VBJ was invited in to take a look around…

From 10 June 2024, new rules in England mean owned cats must be implanted with a microchip before they reach the age of 20 weeks old. Tammie O’Leary reviews the new legislation and looks at how veterinary practices can benefit from this animal welfare initiative…

The Government’s “Build Back Greener” strategy sets out a series of policies and proposals for making the UK economy carbon neutral by 2050. It’s a massive challenge, but by changing the way it constructs and operates its buildings, the veterinary sector can do its bit to hit that ambitious target, writes Chris Copeman.

21 mins

As consumers become more environmentally conscious, businesses are under increasing pressure to adopt sustainable practices. Here, CPC reveals a sustainable product that could revolutionise the pet cremation sector…

May 2023

The idea of mobile veterinary practices was still very much in its infancy when Rosie Smith set up Paws Indoors back in 2003. But despite the odd bump in the road over the past two decades, this peripatetic pioneer has made it work – as VBJ discovered when we caught up with Rosie last month…

27 mins

Three-quarters of all cats and two-thirds of all dogs were bought by adults younger than 44 in the past 12 months, meaning the pet-owning baton has well and truly passed to the next generation. With Gen Z and millennials expecting to interact with businesses digitally, vet practices must ensure they are maximising engagement opportunities…

29 mins

Recruitment and retention issues, and unprecedented demand for services have created a perfect storm that is stretching many practice teams to the limit. With a sizeable number of VNs leaving because they feel undervalued, underpaid and underused, one solution to increasing profits may be staring us in the face…

27 mins

IMV Imaging is a market leader in diagnostic imaging founded on innovation and education, that not only prides itself on its market-leading product range, but also its unmatched service, offering clinical-led education, and passion for supporting the veterinary industry…

12 mins

April 2023

Krka is one of the world’s leading generic pharmaceutical companies and our medicines are used … more

7 mins

Tech-enabled pet owners want to access veterinary care on their own terms and for some practices, that poses a problem. But by leveraging the right technologies, such as online appointment booking, apps and asynchronous communication platforms, everyone can get up to speed…

31 mins

Vetstoria is a unique software solution designed from the ground up to protect one of the veterinary profession’s most valuable commodities: time.

10 mins

March 2023

The proliferation of referral centres in recent years means pets being sent long distances for specialised treatment has become an increasingly rare occurrence. But in some remote regions, long trips over land and sea remain par for the course, as VBJ discovered when we spoke to Highland Vet Referrals in Inverness…

The basic science of veterinary care may evolve relatively slowly, but the technology underpinning its delivery continues to advance at a relentless pace. Oli Viner looks at some of the latest developments and how they can enhance practice performance…

30 mins

Carefully tailored CPD plans can provide the perfect platform for team members to develop their careers and learn new skills. But it is important to ensure the needs of the individual and the business are aligned…

22 mins

In this VBJ veterinary medicine Insight feature, head of digital learning at Dechra Jack Dickinson discusses his top tips on how veterinary professionals can upskill and keep up to date with the latest thinking through modern and traditional learning experiences.

15 mins

It’s perfectly clear the direction of travel in automotive is towards zero-emission vehicles and, for the present, that means buying electric. But buying an electric vehicle doesn’t just help reduce carbon emissions, it also provides significant tax advantages to those making the switch…

25 mins

February 2023

One of the veterinary sector’s central narratives in the past few years has been the story of big corporate groups swallowing up small independent practices. But as VBJ discovered when we paid a visit to Martin and Manifold Vets in Cirencester last month, the little guys are beginning to bite back…