May 2020

Growing number of vets planning to leave the profession due to the impact of COVID-19, according to CM Research’s latest Veterinary Industry Tracker.

7 mins

“It was great to see so many veterinary colleagues and pet owners coming together online to honour the exceptional work carried out by some of the best veterinary professionals in the country” – James Barnes, Petplan.

3 mins

Vet Wellbeing Awards suspended due to coronavirus, but RCVS and SPVS have announced that practices can nominate individuals for Practice Wellbeing Star 2020.

4 mins

A second survey by SPVS and the VMG has shown a rise in concern about job security and a significant increase in the amount of time practices are taking to conduct certain procedures.

7 mins

Practices responding to second COVID-19 impact survey report some slow improvement in turnover.

7 mins

SPVS offers practical guidance to improve practice turnover and profits during “tough times” caused by coronavirus pandemic.

3 mins

“We want to help practices adapt to the new normal” – Adrian Tantrum, MSD Animal Health.

5 mins

SAVSNET report looks at key areas of companion animal practice – including consultation volumes, vaccinations and telemedicine – and how they have been affected by the lockdown measures.

5 mins

April 2020

“We hope such a strong and united call will be answered soon, and will continue to urge Government to help practices to continue their valuable work in these difficult times.”

6 mins

Rolling global veterinary survey designed to track the effects of the pandemic on the profession shows some faint positives.

5 mins

Results from the first in a series of surveys from Vet Dynamics confirm the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

3 mins

“The commitment to quality improvement shown in this year’s Knowledge Awards applications is impressive and encouraging – particularly in these difficult times" – Chris Gush, executive director of RCVS Knowledge.

8 mins

US-based veterinary diagnostics leader Idexx says it “does not expect this veterinary test to have an impact on human COVID-19 testing or test availability”.

5 mins

Bosses representing more than 1,500 veterinary practices call on chancellor for fair treatment on business rates relief as profits plummet.

5 mins

RCVS publishes snapshot survey results on impact of pandemic on veterinary businesses and their staff.

3 mins

MSD Animal Health running four free training webinars on business subjects, with first to offer advice on how practices can run remote consultations for clients during COVID-19 crisis.

3 mins

Data from CM Research show revenue and footfall are down more than 50% – and dropping.

7 mins

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has organised a group of business speakers to answer COVID-19-related questions on Thursday 16 April at 7:30pm.

3 mins

“We have already delivered 12 ventilators and will have another 20 ready for the NHS in a week, and the capacity to make another 100 or so in the next two to three weeks” – vet Keith Simpson.

4 mins

Temporary changes announced by the directorate in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic mean veterinarians can now delegate the retail supply of medicines to internet retailers or wholesale dealers for home delivery.

3 mins