Digital Innovation with The Vet Service


Expert Panel For BVA Young Vet Of The Year

The BVA has announced an expert panel of judges for its BVA Young Vet Of The Year Award – a new accolade aimed at early stage vets.

Judges will include:

– Lord Trees – Member of the House Of Lords
– Daniella Dos Santos – BVA’s Junior Vice President
– Niall Connell – upcoming RCVS President
– Chloe Roberts – recent graduate and BVA Council Member
– Wendy Talbot – National Equine Veterinary Manager , Zoetis

Launched in conjunction with Zoetis the winner is in with the chance to receive a £1000 cash prize as well as a career enhancing experience with Zoetis. Entry deadline is Thursday 1 August 2019.


Dechra Pharmaceuticals report strong growth

Dechra have reported an increase of 17% in revenues stating that they have enjoyed good market penetration in part due to leveraging synergies after its acquisition of Dutch pharma firm Le Vet last year.

Stay up to date with all the latest in the veterinary industry right here at The Vet Service.



Digital Technology is now disrupting every sector in the world from the way we communicate to the very way we order food. Things are changing fast but is the veterinary sector keeping up?

This month we take a look at digital innovations not only in the veterinary sector as a whole but also in The Vet Service as our digital technologies continue to drive us into one of the leading veterinary job platforms in the sector.

So why is The Vet Service Digital?

As an international job platform with thousands of registered professionals in the vet sector and hundreds of employers The Vet Service has been able to streamline the hiring process with key technological advances.

3 of the key components are:

– Unique Algorithms

We have developed unique selection criteria which can match particular skill sets, jobs and locations anywhere in the world at any time.

(Currently hot areas are UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Asia)

– Digital Portals

Vets and Practice managers can manage their own workflows whether in a locum or permanent role , people can now seamlessly book work through their own portal in an efficient process. (Dedicated support is always still available however should someone need it!)

– Online Presence

With an optimised presence in multiple countries around the world our platform can now offer both employers and employees never seen before access to connections around the world.

The Vet Service is fully invested in the digital age – our staff not only include vets but some of the top computer science experts. We are able to offer some of the latest technologies to streamline businesses and services while still maintain a co-hort of experienced veterinary sector staff to be on hand to support you at any stage.


Veterinary Sector Technologies?

So what else is happening out there – with an ever tightening grip of corporate consolidation, the major players in the market have become fewer but some Start Ups hope to disrupt the market as we have never seen before.

– Vet – AI

Vet AI has been quietly building one of the largest digital pet platforms in the world with a wealth of pet data they seek to change pet healthcare for ever. With their initial pet health app called “Joii” and a range of services to be launched on the back of this app – it looks like pet or farm animal owners could have as much information as a vet in the palm of their hand in no time.

– Teleservices

Would owners rather speak to a vet via a digital video call rather than visit a practice? A number of companies have been trying to disrupt this space. After the recent successes in human healthcare with teleservices really streamlining services some tech companies are getting involved in the vet sector. However with ongoing restrictions from the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Services) regarding prescription delivering being prevented unless a hands on visit with a vet has occurred first, this has limited successes in the vet sector so far – watch this space.

– Digital Referral Services

For the first time first opinion vets can have answers to referral level diagnostics within minutes. With the new launch of digital referral services like radiology and ultrasonography services vets can now send and receive comments on common problems in real time. Surely this will lead to further telemedicine successes.

Technology has exploded since the turn of the century, here at The Vet Service we pride ourselves at being at the forefront of this change and we look forward to what advancements are to come in the veterinary sector.

If you want to discuss our services further as a vet or practice director contact The Vet Service today on [email protected] , register here or if you are already a client contact your personal account adviser.

Providing Locum, Permanent and Commercial jobs in the veterinary sector in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong.

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