June 2018

In the third part of this series on veterinary practice funding, Gary Hemming discusses investing in new equipment and cost-effective ways to make payments.

13 mins

Gary Hemming continues his veterinary practice funding series with details about credit facilities and business loans available, and how to choose the correct service for your circumstances.

13 mins

Manufacturer of award-winning air purifier range explains why veterinary practice managers should consider investing in technologies to tackle inevitable nasty odours.

May 2018

In the first part of his series on veterinary practice funding, Gary Hemming discusses the basic financial requirements of buying or refinancing a practice and the options for commercial mortgages.

14 mins

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the one health concept, so it seems entirely appropriate that orthopaedic specialists Mark Bush and Martin Owen chose a former medical centre to house their new referral business.

7 mins

Vets and VNs see the benefits of microchipping on a daily basis, but is this always the case for their clients? Madeline Haynes looks at what practices can do to overcome the barriers and maximise the business opportunities…

21 mins

Deciding when and how to exit your veterinary practice can be one of biggest decisions any owner or senior partner will make. Whether you’re wanting to put a succession plan in place, or considering a sale, a realistic strategy is needed to prevent you from ending up out of pocket.

18 mins

In the final part of this series, corporate finance expert Gary Baines discusses the period after completion – and the skills required to go with this.

7 mins

In 1999, rule changes allowed non-vet ownership of practices – a move that has triggered exponential growth in corporate ownership. For some, this is seen as a threat; to others, it represents an opportunity. But the truth is rather more complicated…

54 mins

Anyone looking for an example of the benefits joint venture partnerships can offer need look no further than dynamic duo Louise Kelly and Phyllis Pratt who opened a Vets4Pets practice in Lancaster four years ago and haven’t looked back since.

6 mins

April 2018

Old foes and emerging tick threats are putting the pet population at increasing risk. Parasitologist Ian Wright looks at what veterinary practices can do and recommend to help tackle ticks and fight fleas – both at home and for travelling pets.

23 mins

With a recent report suggesting overweight cats, dogs and rabbits will soon outnumber healthy-sized pets, there's benefits to be gained all round for those prepared to address this growing problem.

18 mins

In the second part of her groundbreaking series, Liz Barton discusses preparing for the ups and downs of delivery and the perinatal period.

26 mins

There’s no shame in making money from the veterinary profession. This fact, however, doesn’t negate the feeling of guilt when turning away clients who can’t afford treatment for their pets, says Nick Marsh.

20 mins

The best things often come to those who wait – and, as VBJ discovered during a rare visit to south London, that has certainly been true for The London Animal Hospital in Camberwell.

6 mins

March 2018

Following on from Alan Kelly‘s focus on due diligence and documentation phases, corporate finance expert Gary Baines advises on factors to consider as completion approaches.

8 mins

Tempted to discount? Can’t see where to tap into new revenue streams? When it comes to growing your business in the right way and at the right speed, Ernie Ward recalls he has been there, done that and got the T-shirt…

26 mins

Senior clinics allow clients to receive friendly and professional advice regarding the welfare of their pets. RVN Louise Olley explains how these clinics can be used to educate owners about their elderly pets – and increase footfall to your practice.

19 mins

While data reveals 57% of new graduates were female in 1994, fast forward 20 years and that disparity had increased significantly, with women making up more than three quarters of graduate output. It doesn’t take a statistical genius to conclude that in a few decades time the vast majority of the veterinary profession – at all levels and locations – will be staffed by women…

48 mins

Sally Clarke, director of vets, provides an overview of how Simplyhealth Professionals help practices make the most of their membership.

22 mins