|Virbac has introduced Mini Chips to its BackHome® microchipping range. The new BackHome Mini Chips are just 8mm long, compared to the standard 12mm and are made of pharmaceutical grade glass featuring an anti-migration coating. Because of their more compact size, they can be implanted with a finer needle – 34% smaller than the standard needle. This can minimise any stress and discomfort to pets during implantation.|
Virbac has also announced a partnership with VetEnvoy®, a service which works with practice management software to enable pet and owner registration details for BackHome Mini Chips to be uploaded to the Petlog database at the press of a button, saving support staff time completing online or paper application forms and reducing the number of errors.
Commenting on the launch of the BackHome Mini Chips, Sarah Walker MRCVS, Product Manager, said: “Microchipping is the most effective way for owners to protect their pets and will soon become compulsory for dogs in England and Wales. Some owners are deterred from undertaking this important and simple procedure because they are concerned that it may be painful. Because our new BackHome Mini Chips are smaller and are implanted with a smaller needle, we hope that practices will be able to reassure their clients that microchipping will not cause their pet discomfort – and that the protection it offers will last a lifetime.
“Our relationship with VetEnvoy will also spare enabled practices some of the administration time spent processing microchip details, and reduce the number of mistakes in registration and any resulting complaints.
“Client information on BackHome Mini Chips is stored on Petlog, the UK’s largest pet database, giving owners the best possible chance of being reunited with their pet, as long as they keep their registration details up to date.”
Founded by a veterinary surgeon, Virbac is dedicated to supporting the veterinary profession through the development of innovative products and services, which help animals to lead longer, healthier lives. One of the largest independent veterinary pharmaceutical companies in the world, its wide product portfolio includes many market-leading and award-winning products for large and small animals.
It has recently launched Virtual Virbac, a pioneering, interactive communications portal to keep practices up to date with the latest information on Virbac products. By scanning the Virtual Virbac image using the free Blippar app on a smart device, the image ‘comes to life’, enabling veterinary professionals to interact with a range of clinical and support information on key Virbac products.
Virbac (www.virbac.co.uk) aims to work in close partnership with its customers, providing the advice and support they need to run successful, profitable businesses. Many of the services it offers are available through its innovative practice support portal www.my-virbac.co.uk.