Royal Canin used its presence at BSAVA Congress 2013 to demonstrate its brand new cat owner education software, Catom. The program helps vets and vet nurses to explain illnesses and conditions during consultations.

Royal Canin used its presence at BSAVA Congress 2013 to demonstrate its brand new cat owner education software, Catom.

CatomExperts on the stand guided delegates through the new software, showing how vets and vet nurses can help explain illnesses and conditions during consultations.

Speaking to Vetsonline at congress, Gregory Casseleux, Europe scientific communication manager at Royal Canin, said the software was “mostly based on anatomy” and uses “fully customisable pictures”.

Diagrams can also be printed and e-mailed from the software for clients to take home.

Dr Casseleux explained: “The idea was to have tools to help explain faster than drawing a picture on a whiteboard. It can be used to educate clients but it can also be used to train nurses or to train students.”

Dr Casseleux said feedback from delegates had been “great” and that plans are afoot for the software to be rolled out to other species.

He said: “We are planning to do it for dogs as well for sure. The idea is to have that by the end of next year. It took a little while to deliver it for cats, but we learnt a lot so we should be faster for dogs.”

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