Preferential Rates

SPVS have negotiated a range of preferential rates and discounts from a variety of companies and organisations. These deals represent what SPVS believe to be good value for money, and most have been used successfully by at least one member of SPVS Board. However these are not recommendations, and members are advised that it is their responsibility to ensure the goods and services offered meet their requirements.

3 Donkeys Clothing 
3Donkeys Clothing, are a small family business in Devon, started in 2018. We produce attractive women’s coveralls for both leisure activities or industrial needs, and our unique registered 2to1® design has a very clear focus on gender equality, and sustainability too! Designed for all active women, the unique 3 DONKEYS® 2to1® coveralls combine function, versatility and femininity. They consist of a jacket and trouser, which join at the waist with a full length heavy duty zip for fast and easy removal when needed. The jacket and trouser have elasticated waists, for wearing independently. They are the perfect solution for women who need to keep clothes clean and dry regardless of the weather or task at hand.
For the ultimate in all- weather protection to the very latest European EN343 4:4 standard, our ‘Exmoor’ is the perfect choice. However, when waterproofing is not required, the ‘Original’ and ‘Classic’ are perfect for staying clean when indoors or out if it is not raining.

To find out more about our range of 2to1® Coveralls click here https://www.3donkeys.co.uk/our-coveralls/

As a special offer to members of SPVS, 3Donkeys are offering 10% discount for all products across their 3Donkeys website. To access the discount code click here.

Anval Business Consultancy
Anval Business Consultancy is owned and run by vets for vets. Our consultants have a combined total of over 100 years’ experience in the veterinary market – we have all owned and run our own practices, and know what the day to day running of a veterinary business entails. We offer bespoke advice to practices – whether that is providing valuations for buying into a practice or purchasing a practice outright, preparing and selling a practice internally or externally, developing a business plan, or designing training programs for staff development, we can help. Please see our website (www.anval.co.uk) for further details of our services.

Anval and SPVS have always worked closely together, and we are pleased to develop this partnership further; in fact all our consultants have been deeply involved with the society over many years in various roles. We are now able to offer SPVS members a 10% discount on all our services; for further details please email enquiries@anval.co.uk or ring 01509 853919 or 07976 671482

Citation
Citation are one of our leading sponsors and supporters. As part of their support, they offer a FREE SPVS Member HR Advice Helpline and free guides and fact sheets on a variety of topics.  In addition, SPVS members can become a Citation client at a special SPVS rate. This will give you access to the full suite of Citation services covering all aspects of HR and Employment Law and Health & Safety, plus fire safety, electrical testing, ISO certifications, and more.
If you’d like to chat about how Citation can help, just give them a call on 0345 844 1111, or fill in their call-back form, and they’ll get right back to you. Please quote ‘Working in Association with SPVS’ when enquiring to access preferential rates.

You’re always busy, aren’t you? At Citation, they get that. That’s why they free up your valuable time so you can focus on what matters most to you. They take away the headache and hassle of ticking off your must-have Health & Safety and HR compliance obligations and tracking the latest legislation changes, so you can get back to work. Oh, and they’ll help you achieve best-practice standards at the same time. Time to take your business where you want it to go.

College of Animal Welfare
Assisting Veterinary Surgeons in the Monitoring of Anaesthesia and Sedation City and Guilds Course.
This City & Guilds qualification was developed in associated with Lantra and supported by SPVS. It is aimed at those who are working in a veterinary practice and are tasked with assisting with anaesthesia and sedation and monitoring animal patients to companion animals under the direct supervision of a veterinary surgeon.  SPVS members can claim a £100 discount for any staff they are putting through this course.  Click here to find out more.

Colourful CPD
The UK’s leading provider of non-clinical CPD, supporting all roles in veterinary practice.
Anytime, anywhere, at a pace that suits you!

Whether you’re a newcomer to Colourful CPD, or have already completed one of their courses, or perhaps you’ve attended one of Brian Faulkner’s live talks, here’s a few things you might not know about what they do…

  • Colourful CPD offers Non-Clinical Skills Certificates and Diplomas, awarded by ANCVA, tailored to all roles in veterinary practice.
  • Colourful CPD Certificates & Diplomas are either already accredited by RACE, or they are in the process of acquiring RACE
  • There are no expiry dates or deadlines on any of the courses. Courses are available to access immediately on purchase and participants work through their courses online at a pace that suits them.
  • Colourful CPD courses are competitively priced and represent incredible value for money – especially compared to clinical training.

SPVS members are entitled to a 10% discount on Colourful CPD’s extensive range of courses and qualifications. Click here for your discount code

Companion Consultancy – digital, marketing and PR support from the people who know you best…
Ever struggled to find someone who can help you with marketing communications that hit the spot with pet owners and that are scientifically credible? Ending up doing it yourself?
Our team works only with veterinary companies and has vets on board – as well as being owned and run by a vet. It means when we run your social media for you or plan your email campaign you don’t have to spend hours explaining the vet basics. In fact, we’ll act just like an extension of your team and also be there with advice – whether you are facing a crisis or an opportunity.
Digital – Graphics – Multimedia – PR – Marketing
10% off at our Design Studio for SPVS members!
Graphic design, web build, video and podcasts?
Want an informal, no-strings chat and some free advice?
Contact jenny@companionconsultancy.com or visit www.companionconsultancy.com

5m Books
5m Books are offering SPVS members a 20% discount on all their titles. 5m Books is an independently owned publisher, with a mission to publish the highest quality books in veterinary and animal sciences, agriculture, and aquatic sciences. If you are thinking of putting together a new book in a subject area in which they publish, they would be delighted to hear from you. Click here to find out more.

Digital Practice
Are you ready to take your practice to the next level? Meet Digital Practice, your ultimate solution for seamless client communication that’s as easy as sending a WhatsApp. Say goodbye to complicated systems and having to download new apps and hello to a world where pet owners and practices connect effortlessly on platforms they already love.
With Digital Practice, you’re not just getting software – you’re getting a game-changer for your practice. Imagine booking appointments, managing enquiries, processing payments, managing product orders and more all in one place, without missing a beat. And the best part? Your clients won’t even realize they’re using it because it’s all done through their favorite apps – WhatsApp, Messenger, SMS and Instagram.
Led by vet Susie Samuel, our team understands the unique needs of your practice because we’ve been in your shoes. We’re all about transparency, workflow integration, and most importantly, making your life easier while improving animal welfare.
But don’t just take our word for it. Join the hundreds of independent vet teams and veterinary groups like Vets for Pets who trust Digital Practice and experience the 10/10 rated product and customer service for yourself.
Offer for SPVS Members
All SPVS members get Digital Practice free for one month followed by a flexible contract that empowers you to cancel anytime with just 30 days’ notice. We waive the setup fee for all SPVS members too.

DSL Dedicated Debt Collection for the Veterinary Industry
DSL are the UK’s leading veterinary debt collection company, working with independently and corporately owned practices throughout the UK for over 16 years.
As a veterinary debt specialist, we are familiar with veterinary terms used and the correct manner in which a complaint should be made/registered and the mediation process in situations where the relationship has broken down between vet and customer. We pride ourselves on a consultative approach to client engagement, which involves an onboarding call to each practice wishing to use DSL for its debt recovery services.
Our approach would review the existing debt strategy used by SPVS members and recommendations will be made for improvements [where required] to reduce the risk of bad debt.
DSL offers a full debt recovery service, this includes supporting a practice through the process of taking a debtor to court in order to obtain a CCJ [County Court Judgment] in England and Wales and a Decree in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The debt recovery process which we have established over the last 16 years enables us to identify can’t pay’s and won’t pay’s early in the collection process.
We are able to offer an interest free, repayment arrangement for the debt to be cleared over when the debt cannot be discharged as a single payment.
We remit monies collected on a weekly basis.

SPVS Member Offer
FREE debt toolkit, (good customer onboarding practice, debt collection/recovery letter templates) to be used prior to case referral to DSL
Reduced corporate collection commission of 15% for SPVS members (this is only charged in the event of the monies DSL collects)

Email Martin at Martin.Jackson@dsluk.net to arrange a initial, no obligation conversation

Eight Legal
Eight Legal Ltd is co-owned and run by James Cronin BSc PDGL LLM & Kay Hamblin BVSc MSc MRCVS. James has been supporting the profession with employment law and other legal advice for over 20 years. Kay is a vet & also has an MSc in Business & Organisational Psychology and is a qualified workplace mediator.  Our industry knowledge is second to none – no-one understands the specific challenges involved in managing a veterinary team better than us!

We provide employment law and HR support to independent vet practices on a retainer or ad hoc basis. Our advice is practical & down to earth with a focus on what your practice needs to thrive.  James is also very experienced in advising practice owners and individual vets on a range of other legal issues, such as contractual disputes, restrictive covenants etc. Kay uses mediation to deal with workplace disagreements and help people rebuild positive working relationships. It’s a fast, cost-effective way of resolving conflict which can reduce employee turnover and improve engagement.

Eight Legal SPVS Member Offer
SPVS members receive a preferential rate, with a 10% discount on all our fees. (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount)

Email james@eightlegal.com or kay@eightlegal.com or call 01242 570161

Elanco
Elanco is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole.
Our Pet Health Portfolio contains a wide range of parasiticide and therapeutic products. With a strong legacy of trusted products like Milbemax and Advocate, Elanco has also recently brought new innovations like Credelio, Galliprant and Neptra to support veterinary practices.
Our vision, Food and Companionship Enriching Life, remains at the core of everything we do and The acquisition of Bayer Animal Health has brought a wealth of new products and capabilities to the Elanco portfolio. It has also brought a host of committed and experienced professionals into the Elanco team to provide a more complete approach to animal health solutions. We can now offer our customers better value, better solutions and better support.

Struggling to provide pet owners with personalised advice and responsible prescriptions for parasite protection? MyPet Persona is a simple pre appointment, owner friendly tool, enabling vets to quickly determine the most appropriate parasite control. Click here to register your interest today!
Health Care Plan Intelligence (HCPi), is a new and innovative tool, that allows you to unlock key insights into why pet owners choose to join, leave, or not join your Health Care Plan. Speak to Elanco for more information
1.5 hours of free online CPD around Osteoarthritis – five video modules featuring a series of experts in canine osteoarthritis (OA). Complete all five sections and earn 1.5 hour CPD and claim a FREE Galliprant power pack! Click here to access the CPD.
Advocate has been working for over 15 years to raise lungworm awareness, educate pet owners, and support vet practices in protecting our beloved pets. The Advocate lungworm map allows you to view reported cases in your area and is a great way to raise awareness with your clients. You can use the lungworm map by entering your location here.

Full Power Utilities are an independent commercial utility broker with over 20 years’ experience, pricing and negotiating the most competitive rates for businesses. They offer a free, no obligation, review of your current energy costs and do not charge a fee for their services, but recover their costs from the energy suppliers.  Full Power are SPVS supporters and their monthly commission enables SPVS to support students and recent graduates with our CV reading service, university seminars and other events.

Update – Review your energy costs!
Full Power realises that times are tough for many practices and, now, more than ever, it is important for businesses to minimise their operating costs. This may not be your highest priority at the moment, but COVID-19 has had a huge impact on gas and electricity consumption in the commercial sector and, as a result, we are seeing the lowest wholesale energy costs in over 10 years. This means that businesses are able to secure some really competitive rates at the moment and many of our clients are taking advantage of the favourable market conditions. See more information here or contact Sam Gottlieb-Hunt at samgh@fullpowerutilities.com

Harrison Clark Rickerbys is a full-service top 60 law firm providing specialist knowledge to vets and practice owners. Our veterinary specialists offer the sector a multi-disciplinary approach, covering everything from sales, mergers, acquisitions and property buying to partner accession and succession, start-ups, debt collection and employment advice.

In addition to our practice advice, we also provide dedicated HR packages for the vet sector under HR4Vets. Our packages are tailor-made to address the day-to-day employment law and HR support needs of veterinary practices.

As a SPVS member benefit we offer a free monthly virtual drop-in legal surgery so SPVS members can speak to one of our specialist veterinary legal team about any legal issue*. The legal surgery provides a point of contact to signpost members to a solicitor for an initial conversation about how to proceed with their legal matter, to understand next steps for moving forward, including an initial estimate of fees and, where relevant, other options.
Our free legal surgeries take place virtually between 1.00pm to 2.00pm on the third Thursday of every month and are open to all SPVS members. For more information on our legal surgeries, and to register your interest in attending, please contact spvs@hcrlaw.com.
* Limited to one contact per legal issue, up to a maximum of 30 minutes.

Hazlewoods: leading veterinary accountants providing business advice to all types of veterinary practice. Hazlewoods have a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the veterinary profession, from their daily support, guidance and conversations with practices and their teams. Their support goes well beyond traditional accountancy services of accounts and tax, with expert knowledge of pricing strategy, remuneration, valuation and succession planning to name just a few other areas. Hazlewoods have worked closely with SPVS on our latest profitability survey. Click here for videos, case studies and much more about what Hazlewoods can offer you: https://www.hazlewoods.co.uk/sectors/vet-accountants Alternatively call 01242 680000 or use the web enquiry link  www.hazlewoods.co.uk/contact-us for further information.

Hazlewoods ‘Breaking Mews’ podcast
The essential podcast for veterinary practice owners and managers.  Episodes include: Start-ups from a financial perspective, What makes a successful practice, Buying into a practice, What makes a successful start-up and Succession in a veterinary practice.

iRecall
Your smart client communications solution, built for vets, by vets.
Totally automated, so you can concentrate on your patient care.
Helping animals worldwide, the UK’s most successful veterinary communication solution supports practices to build relationships with clients beyond the practice door. Improving health outcomes, workload and workflow, while saving time and boosting profits – we can prove it.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

SPVS members get three months free!
Including: iRecall Remind, Vaccinations, Parasiticides, Appointments, Health Checks and iRecall Review.
Visit https://blog.virtualrecall.com/spvs-irecall-offer-terms to find out more and sign up.

One 3-month free offer per practice (with up to 8FTVE vets), only valid when a practice signs up for a 12-month contract. A practice can opt-out at the end of the third month.

The Meraki Initiative – employer branding and recruitment services
Tired of getting overlooked? Stand out to talent considering their next move on our searchable employer directory.
Used by students and job seekers looking for EMS placements and researching their dream place to work, connect with prospective team members who share your values. Our services help you make a strong first impression that counts:

• Editable workplace profiles – upload copy, pictures, video, blogs and unlimited job adverts to share an insight into your team and culture.

• Employee experience survey – get the social proof you are a great workplace using our industry benchmarking culture audit tool.

• Videography services – capture the heart and ethos of your team to show, not tell, curious onlookers what you are all about.

Future proof your recruitment with our modern, personalised and strategic approach that saves you time, money and stress.

SPVS Member Benefit
Grab 10% off your first year’s workplace profile subscription and first employee experience survey, or 15% off both when purchased together.
Register here for your two-week FREE trial.
To find out more email olly@merakiinitiative.com or book your free discovery call here.

OurVet.Shop
OurVet.Shop is your ready-made, fully tailored home delivery service for your clients. Revolutionise your dispensing by sending regular or prescription medications, food and more directly to clients whilst managing all your prescriptions electronically. With single product subscriptions and support for your own custom pet health plans, you can boost your recurring revenue whilst keeping clients in your healthcare ecosystem. Find out more here.

SPVS members get three months free!
Visit https://blog.virtualrecall.com/spvs-ovs-offer-terms to find out more and sign up.
One 3-month free offer per practice (with up to 8FTVE vets), only valid when a practice signs up to a 12-month contract. A practice can opt-out at the end of the third month.

OVForm
Are Animal Health Certificates causing headaches at your practice?
OVForm makes the process of issuing AHCs super simple so that you can get them done fast!
With just a few clicks and the relevant information, our software generates a completed, accurate AHC ready to stamp and sign.

  • Save time
  • Reduce errors
  • Reduce stress

Experience the game-changing convenience of OVForm by signing up at: www.ovform.com/SPVS.

As a SPVS member you get 5 x free AHCs and receive a 10% discount on your future purchases.
If you are a SPVS member AND your practice already uses OVForm we can apply this discount to your account if you contact us at info@ovform.com

SPVS members can also access free downloads and video on ‘Top tips for completing AHCs efficiently’ and ‘Get it right every time: How to check your AHC once completed’ by clicking here

What about EHCs? We are working on it. Contact us at info@ovform.com to register interest in using our software for EHCs.

PetsApp
Used by thousands of veterinary professionals, across hundreds of clinics. PetsApp has it all.

  • Digital payments
  • Appointment requests & bookings
  • Unlimited 2 way SMS
  • Wellness Plans
  • Deliveries
  • Campaigns
  • Reminders

PetsApp gives you all the tools you need. All in one place.

PetsApp SPVS Member offer
PetsApp are offering SPVS members signing up to PetsApp as new customers their first month FREE.  Members who are existing PetsApp customers can grab a FREE ipad for their practice if they refer a friend that signs up to PetsApp.  Details can be found by following the link below

PetsApp support for practices
PetsApp have set up a dedicated SPVS partnership page: https://meeting.petsapp.com/spvs-partners  – here you will find details of exclusive offers for SPVS members, blogs, webinars, podcasts and other resources from PetsApp.

Sarah Brown Cards
Sarah Brown Cards is a family business that provides high quality watercolour sympathy cards painted by Sarah herself. We have been a market leader for more than 20 years. Our range includes more than 50 designs as well as a unique selection of products to show your clients you care.

SPVS Member benefit:
We are offering SPVS members a 10% discount on our range of regular cards and seeded cards using the coupon code SPVS10.

Shire Insurance & Finance Brokers
Shire Insurance is one of the longest standing veterinary only suppliers of insurance and finance to the profession. We offer a comprehensive range of products and services to support your veterinary practice and help your business to succeed.
Expert knowledge of the veterinary sector means we deliver business solutions specifically for veterinary practices and individuals who work within small animal, mixed/large animal and equine businesses.
We actively support the profession, attending conferences and boot camps contributing to focus groups, discussions, CPD workshops and supporting the work of Vetlife, AWF and SPVS.
Services Include:
Business Insurance: Practice Insurance, Motor Fleet, Professional Indemnity, Legal Expenses, Business Interruption, Rebuild Valuations, Business Protection – Key Person Cover and Ownership Protection
Personal Insurance: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection
Commercial Loans and Funding solutions: New Starts, Refinancing, Property Purchase, Share and Partnership Acquisition, Asset Finance
Employee Benefit Schemes: Group Private Medical Insurance, Veterinary Health Cash Plan Schemes

SPVS Member Benefits:
Shire offer SPVS members free and independent advice on insurance, business lending and employee benefit schemes. Click here to find out more.
Get your free new business plan template for veterinary start up’s here available exclusively to SPVS members.

Vet Check
VetCheck is a comprehensive veterinary software solution designed to streamline clinic operations, enhance patient care, and improve client communication. Integrated with your practice management system such as Merlin, RoboVet, Teleos etc, VetCheck empowers veterinary practices to efficiently manage consent forms with e-signature, digital anaesthesia, dental and hospital charts, home care videos and more, ultimately optimising workflow efficiency, record keeping, and enhancing the overall clinic experience for both staff and clients.

SPVS Member Benefits:
Simply notify VetCheck of your SPVS membership details and obtain a 5% ongoing discount on any subscription.

Vetlexicon

Vetlexicon supports the global veterinary community with instant access to the knowledge and experience of 1,100+ leading veterinarians through our species services: Canis, Felis, Exotis, Equis and Bovis. With over 27,000 peer-reviewed articles, images, videos, sounds, and client factsheets, we aim to empower veterinarians with accurate, reliable, and easily accessible information to enhance veterinary care.

Ready to subscribe? SPVS Members benefit from 15% off Vetlexicon subscriptions. (New subscriptions only).  Click HERE to access the discount code.

SPVS members can also download a free selection of Vetlexicon owner fact sheets here

Take a free 14-day trial today – you’ll be able to browse all the Vetlexicon content and get a better feel for how the service can benefit your day-to-day work.  Click here to start your trial or here to make a subscription enquiry.

Vetpol trains and regulate SQPs and our team do things differently…   Vetpol is run by vets, offering:

  • Online SQP training you can complete at your own pace
  • Online SQP exams you can sit anytime, anywhere with a good internet connection
  • Outstanding support – 93.7% student satisfaction rating
  • Fast turnaround of results
  • Professional branding: Trademarks to help animal owners understand your value, only available to Vetpol SQPs
  • Competitive pricing – a one species qualification is available for an all-inclusive fee of just £690+VAT

Once qualified, SQPs sit on the Vetpol Register where they are given access to a wide range of relevant and engaging CPD. The cost of the first registration period is included in the initial purchase fee.
SPVS Members are offered the 2nd year of SQP registration free when using the account code SPVS-50 at the time of signing up with our Learning Management System: https://app.vetpol.uk/register

Vetpol also offers an online Veterinary Pharmacy Manager course which is worth 15 hours CPD and deemed appropriate as a dispensing course by the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS).
SPVS Members are offered £50 off the online purchase price of this course, using the account code SPVS-50, as described above.

Veterinary Prescriber
Veterinary Prescriber, the independent veterinary medicines information and learning resource. Essential for understanding veterinary medicines, keeping up to date, making purchasing and treatment decisions, and preparing for a VMD medicines inspection or RCVS PSS assessment. SPVS members get a 20% discount on a practice subscription.
With a practice subscription you can manage all your team members and monitor their Medicines Certificate and medicines CPD progress. Medicines Certificates are tailored to different roles (Introductory, Foundation, Enhanced, Prescriber) ensuring everyone in the team (receptionists to veterinary surgeons) is handling medicines safely and legally.

Click here for more details about practice subscriptions.

Click here for more details about Medicines Certificates.

To get a subscription for your practice with a 20% SPVS discount contact carlrussell@veterinaryprescriber.org.
With a 20% discount, a  practice subscription costs £500 per year (excluding VAT) for any number of team members on one practice site. (The standard price is £600 per year excluding VAT).

 

Vet Sustain
The Veterinary Carbon Calculator, developed in collaboration with Investors in the Environment (iiE), will help you compute the carbon footprint of your practice. With supporting resources to help you understand which areas of your organisation to focus on, this calculator will enable you to take action to reduce your impact on the environment.
33% Discount for SPVS Members – visit https://vetsustain.org/shop/carbon-calculator to find out more or email office@spvs.org.uk to request the SPVS member discount code.

Vetted Recruitment
Vetted Recruitment have over 30 years of collective experience of working across the veterinary industry and within the recruitment area. They work with a network of over 10,000 veterinary professionals with all levels of experience. Vetted Recruitment have extensive experience of recruiting from overseas, visiting vet schools and assisting hundreds of vets to move to the UK. They are offering SPVS members a 10% discount on their My Vet Practice service – an on-site audit of your practice and a personalised practice pack to give you more confidence when it comes to recruiting into your practice (includes SWOT analysis, employee satisfaction survey, advert writing tips (how to sell your practice), interview coaching, exit interview tips).
They are also an OISC regulated advisor and are able to give immigration advice and manage the application process for practices to make hiring from overseas even easier. See ‘How to fill vacancies in a candidate short market’
Vetted Recruitment offers SPVS members:
1. Free discovery call for all SPVS members offering review of current recruitment plan/marketing
2. 10% discount off Vet My Practice Service
Click here to find out more

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