Awards turn spotlight on practice stars

Dec 11, 2017

Veterinary group VetPartners held its inaugural awards ceremony to honour the success and hard work of its practices and team members. The company, which was established in November 2015, has more than 50 veterinary practices, with 2,000 employees working across 200 sites in England, Scotland and Wales. Teams were invited to nominate colleagues in eight categories, with winners revealed at the ceremony in York, along with a special award chosen by directors. Best Friends Veterinary Group, which has its headquarters in Peterborough and 28 other surgeries across the south-east and midlands, was named Practice of the Year. It employs 41 vets and 47 VNs, as well as reception and admin staff, and joined VetPartners in November 2016. VetPartners chief executive Jo Malone said: “Best Friends Veterinary Group was chosen because of its commitment to change and the huge drive for improvement in so many areas. “They wholeheartedly embraced our culture. The collaboration within the practice, and also of VetPartners, is great, so they are deserved winners.” Lisa Flood, a clinical... ...

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Vet Dynamics unveils a new benchmarking analysis platform

Dec 11, 2017

The technical team at Vet Dynamics has unveiled the company’s new benchmarking analysis platform that will allow users to compare the performance of their practices across a wide range of key performance indicators. Using the platform, owners can securely and anonymously compare the performance of their practice against dozens and dozens of their peers. The addition of benchmarking to the Vet Dynamics Index allows practice owners to cross compare 24 different key performance indicators (KPIs) with more than 80 independent practices across the UK. vet, KPIMeasurable KPIs include, but are not limited to: percentage of new clients annual revenue increase average transaction cost Users can also track the amount of customers buying pet food or flea and worming treatments as extras. James Kenworthy, senior data analyst at Vet Dynamics and part of the team that built the platform, said: “The dashboard and benchmarking is incredibly valuable to practice owners and managers; it’s been incredibly sought after for years. Benchmarking shows how practices compare to each other: real practices, up to... ...

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Dechra Veterinary Products introduces Redonyl Ultra to its dermatology offering

Dec 11, 2017

A dietetic complementary feed to help cats and dogs suffering with allergic skin conditions has been launched. Dechra Veterinary Products has added Redonyl Ultra to its dermatology range for use as part of a multimodal approach to support skin function in cases of dermatosis and excessive hair loss. The company said Redonyl Ultra’s skittle capsules contain essential fatty acids, palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) and biotin, which are balanced to support the physiology of the skin barrier. PEA is a naturally occurring biomodulator with scientifically proven activity against the mechanisms contributing to inflammation and pain, while biotin is important for synthesis of fatty acids and support of optimal skin condition. Dechra brand manager Claire Morgan said: “Redonyl Ultra is a great addition to Dechra’s extensive dermatology range that allows a holistic approach to treatment, control and maintenance of dermatological conditions. “Allergic skin conditions are among the most common causes of skin and ear disease in cats and dogs, and it is estimated up to 15% of dogs are affected by atopy. “In situations where an... ...

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$34.2 Billion Cattle Feed and Feed Additives Market 2017: Global Forecasts to 2022

Dec 11, 2017

The Global Market for Cattle Feed and Feed Additives will Grow from $31.3 Billion in 2017 to $34.2 Billion by 2022, with a CAGR of 1.8, according to The “Cattle Feed and Feed Additives: Global Markets to 2022”. The term cattle refer to beef cattle/stock, dairy cows, calves and breeding stock. The cattle feed market, for the purposes of this report, includes animal feed largely classified as compound feed and simple feed blends. Although cattle feed can sometimes include hay and dried forage, the report does not include these details. Forage is natural food that is discovered and consumed by animals grazing (i.e., pasture grass, stems and plants). In some cases, cut forage, such as hay, is classified as fodder but we have not included it in this report. Cattle feed includes complete feed blends that meet the total nutritional needs of cattle and simple blends that are a blend of unprocessed or limited processed commodities with vitamins and nutritional supplements that are added on-site. All market data pertain to... ...

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The Wildlife Justice Commission Delivers New Case File to Vietnam Regarding Criminal Network Trading in High Volumes of Wildlife

Dec 11, 2017

The Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC, http://www.wildlifejustice.org ) has served the authorities of Vietnam with a new Case File containing compelling evidence regarding a criminal network that was identified trafficking more than USD 15 million worth of raw ivory and rhino horn over a 15-month period in Vietnam. he Case File, submitted one year after the WJC’s first ever Public Hearing on Vietnam, is part of the ongoing dialogue and support to the Vietnamese authorities in their efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trafficking in the country. The first Public Hearing ever held by the WJC in November 2016 followed an 18-month investigation by the WJC into the wildlife trafficking hub in Nhi Khe, Vietnam. Following the Public Hearing, the WJC met with senior members of Vietnamese law enforcement agencies. One year later, thanks to the efforts of all actors involved in the fight against wildlife crime in Vietnam, the open trade of illegal wildlife products in Nhi Khe has for the most part been eradicated. Significant arrests have also occurred disrupting organised... ...

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