VBJ articles

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

May 2023

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

April 2023

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

February 2023

Many more people are “going digital” in all aspects of their lives – especially when it comes to looking after treasured pets. So it pays to know how to use the latest digital tools to ensure your practice stands out in an increasingly crowded market…

December 2022

New technology has delivered massive change in the area of veterinary diagnostics – especially during the past two years.Seth Wallack and Eric Goldman discuss how to harness these developments to drive practice productivity in an increasingly challenging economic environment…

21 mins

November 2022

In this latest VBJ Technology Insight feature, MWI Animal Health shares its success and expertise in the migration of more than 1,000 practice sites from a variety of systems across companion animal, farm, referral and equine practices.

13 mins

September 2022

While MRI and CT have long been seen as the preserve of referral centres, a growing number of first opinion businesses have begun investing in these advanced imaging modalities. Big benefits exist for practices going down this route, but also significant risks for those making such as big investment without taking a close look at all the finer details…

26 mins

May 2022

Despite concerns around losing the personal touch when automating processes, online booking actually enhances the pet owner experience for most, reveals feedback from Vetstoria users.

13 mins

January 2022

Vetology founder and chief executive Seth Wallack, and Vetology AI president Eric Goldman discuss developments to concentrate on in companion animal practice, in line with the findings of research into the perceptions and priorities of pet owners.

32 mins

August 2021

Cyberattacks are nothing new. However, now the intrusions are far more dangerous – and the veterinary world has proved to be far from immune from this insidious and potentially costly threat…

23 mins

June 2021

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent national lockdowns sparked a pet-buying boom on an almost unprecedented scale. Microchipping can provide the perfect opportunity for your practice to bond with this potential army of new clients…

17 mins

May 2021

In this VBJ Technology Insight feature, Hallmarq discusses improving access to the benefits of advanced imaging.

7 mins

March 2021

For many veterinary practices, telemedicine was the lifeline that helped them survive the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis prompted unprecedented take-up of remote technology across the sector and according to one of the leading players, it’s here to stay…

24 mins

December 2020

In a three-part series, vets and tech consultants Guen Bradbury and Greg Dickens have been exploring communications, smart diagnostics and smart surgery. In their final article, they estimate the profession’s surgical needs in the next five years and explain how all of us can learn to select the right tools for our practice…

30 mins

September 2020

Maddy Cousins – a mature vet student at the RVC and co-founder of VetConsult, an online booking and payment platform for vets – discusses this evolving area in the veterinary sphere.

24 mins

August 2020

In a three-part series, vets and tech consultants Guen Bradbury and Greg Dickens have been exploring communications, smart diagnostics and smart surgery. In this, the second part of the series, they estimate the profession’s diagnostic tech needs in the next five years and explain how all of us can learn to select the right tools for our practice…

20 mins

Proagrica managing director for animal health Richard Sibbit explains why the coronavirus lockdown has been a proving ground for an uptake in digital innovations, why it cannot be ignored, and how practices have had to act and adapt fast to survive.

17 mins

June 2020

An ever-increasing range of digital products and services is available to help modern veterinary practices better serve the needs of both their staff and their clients. But to make those systems work effectively and efficiently, practices must ensure all their tech is properly integrated.

14 mins

In a three-part series, vets and tech consultants Guen Bradbury and Greg Dickens look at the way technology will impact on the areas of communication, diagnostics and surgery. This first part looks at what communication technology might be coming online in the next five years and how practices can learn to select the right tools for them…

25 mins

April 2020

In these difficult times, providing veterinary care has suddenly become a serious challenge. Animals still need medical help and clinical teams across the UK have been turning to new ways of fulfilling their duty of care…

13 mins