Background

Ultrasound4pets started from nothing at the beginning of 2015 when Roger set out hopefully on the road with a new ultrasound machine. After some nervous months and thanks to a lot of support from local practices we stayed in business and then grew!.

At the time of writing in December 2016, five of us have seen over 3000 cases in 54 practices across the UK and provided over 40 CPD courses. We have established a fast-growing service at West Midlands Referrals in Lichfield and a regular clinic at Bishopton Veterinary Group in Ripon.

Our Ambition

The new group name ‘Vet Practice Support’ reflects our ambition to provide a comprehensive portfolio of Advanced Practitioner services at affordable rates, available at short notice for emergencies 24/7 and 365 days a year, with great customer service for both veterinary practices and their clients.

Business Model

We want our client practices to benefit from using us.  After all, you provide the facilities and the nursing staff.  We have tried to keep our charges realistic: so you can add something to cover your costs and still leave the charge to the client less than most external referral centres.

But it’s more than just financial. We enjoy exchanging knowledge and skills with our partner practices. We want to encourage rather than suppress development of skills amongst this network.  Although some might see this as a threat to our existence, we believe that this collaboration pushes us forward too -we just have to try one step ahead!