Focus on Diagnostics helps ensure return on investment


SPVS and VPMA have announced a brand new CPD event helping practices look at the business case for diagnostic equipment and services.  The first of its kind in the UK, the one-day mini-conference brings together a diagnostics-focused exhibition with a series of seminars and workshops aimed at helping veterinary practices invest wisely in new equipment and ensure they are getting the best return on the equipment they already have.

The focused seminars, chaired by Brian Faulkner and Alan Robinson, will offer tips from business experts, practising vets and suppliers on maximising the benefits from a whole range of diagnostic tools – from imaging machines to laboratory equipment and services, DICOMs to lasers. The clinical and business cases for laparoscopic spays are examined as well as the argument for boosting your practice’s dentistry skills. Finance is on the agenda with a session on how to create diagnostic protocols and price your diagnostic procedures profitably. Different types of funding models are compared and contrasted in another workshop, including advice on client payment models for expensive procedures that help ensure cash flow.




CPD chair and practising vet Brian Faulkner, who will also run a session on improving the team’s diagnostic’s ratio, highlighted the need for sound business consideration before making any purchase, “It’s imperative nowadays that we examine the business case for each and every investment we make, whether we’ve had our practice for years, or are just about to set up. Diagnostic equipment is one of the most expensive purchases we’ll make and we simply cannot afford to get it wrong. The SPVS-VPMA Diagnostics day is an ideal opportunity to develop a clear strategy on how to make investments in diagnostics work within our practices.”

See the full programme and book online at or on 01453 872731. The day costs just £100+VAT for SPVS and VPMA members and £150+VAT for non-members.


Brian Faulkner

Brian Faulkner