How do you make full use of 21st century tools but ensure a return on your investment? SPVS and VPMA are launching an event to help practices look at the business case for diagnostic equipment and services.

A brand new CPD event that aims to help practices look at the business case for diagnostic equipment and services will take place in October.

Focus on Diagnostics - Village Hotel Solihull - October 15, 2013The first of its kind in the UK, the one-day mini-conference brings together a diagnostics-focused exhibition with a series of seminars and workshops aimed at helping veterinary practices invest wisely in new equipment and ensure they are getting the best return on the equipment they already have.

Hosted by the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) and the Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA), the event – entitled Focus on Diagnostics – will take place at the Village Hotel Solihull on October 15, 2013.

The focused seminars will offer tips from business experts, practising vets and suppliers on maximising the benefits of a whole range of diagnostic tools – from imaging machines to laboratory equipment and services, DICOMs to lasers.

Expert led workshops running on the day include:

  • Can you afford NOT to offer laparoscopic spays
  • Profitable dentistry
  • Building a practice strategy for investment, pricing and charging
  • Making the most of your digital x-ray
  • An overview of Class IV Laser Therapy and its financial potential 

Brian FaulknerCPD chair and practising vet Brian Faulkner, who will also run a session on improving the team’s diagnostic ratio, highlighted the need for sound business consideration before making any purchase.

He said: “It’s imperative nowadays that we examine the business case for each and every investment we make, whether we’ve had our practice for years, or are just about to set up. Diagnostic equipment is one of the most expensive purchases we’ll make and we simply cannot afford to get it wrong. The SPVS-VPMA Diagnostics day is an ideal opportunity to develop a clear strategy on how to make investments in diagnostics work within our practices.”

  • See the full programme and book online at or call 01453 872731.
  • The day costs £100+VAT for SPVS and VPMA members and £150+VAT for non-members.
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