Vetswest Ltd

Vetswest is a group of over 250 veterinary practices (over 500 individual practice sites), who use their collective size to improve the efficiency with which they buy products and services. The group was set up by veterinary surgeons on behalf of vets who's aim it is to preserve traditional values whilst using modern medicine.

Mission Statement

  1. To be the provider of centralised invoicing for veterinary medicines, consumables and services to maximize the benefit of group purchases
  2. To provide high-quality independent CPD at a competitive price
  3. To offer members additional services and seek new opportunities beyond traditional buying group activities in areas that the membership desires

History

Vetswest started as a group of 9 practices, which in 1990 decided that buying medicines and working together as professionals with increased respect for their neighbours resulted in a better working life and allowed their practices to thrive. By the end of 1991 Vetswest had grown to around 20 practices, using the services of an outside manager to guide us in the buying of medicines and working with the different companies. We have always been about improving relationships in the profession, and that continues to be a cornerstone of everything we do.

The development of the company has come about thanks to a great deal of effort from our hard working office staff and continual revision of our data processing platform, and dedication from everyone on the team to retain traditional ethics whilst helping members to provide cost effective modern medicine to their clients.

Throughout our development, relationships with companies have been nurtured and we can offer terms with all the major manufacturers. Practice profitability depends more on building services and sales, rather than just buying better which has a definitive end point, so manufacturers are important partners to us.


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