|Virbac, in conjunction with the European Veterinary Dental Society, has launched an online dental charting system called the Electronic Veterinary Dental Scoring System for use by small animal practitioners. The system, developed by experts in veterinary dentistry, aims to enhance the performance of clinicians conducting dentistry and to encourage a thorough review of the oral cavity during the annual check up.||
Electronic Veterinary Dental Scoring System
Veterinary practices using the system record their clinical findings on the online dental charts, enabling them to build up a comprehensive history for each patient. They also have access to a series of tutorials to support them in making clinical decisions. The e-VDS system also encourages owner compliance with treatment regimes as it provides downloadable materials, including an assessment of their pet and follow up reports.
Dr Gottfried Morgenegg-Wegmüller, who was the EVDS project lead on this development, said: ”It was always my vision to give veterinary dentistry the importance it deserves. The most effective way to achieve this is by targeting the general practitioner (GP) and encouraging them to have a closer look at the oral cavity of their patients.”
Commenting on the launch of e-VDS, Ms Victoria Hudson, Product Manager for dental products at Virbac, said: “Poor dental health is a major issue for dogs and cats yet many practices are yet to capitalise on the opportunity to help increase the animal’s welfare and health. Many owners are simply unaware of the importance of caring for their pet’s teeth.
The new e-VDS system is a great leap forward in dental care, offering not just electronic charting but a raft of additional support materials, all of which are practical and easy to use. We hope many practices will be keen to try it – and will soon be reaping the benefit!”
e-VDS is available free of charge on www.my-virbac.co.uk, Virbac’s practice support portal. Practices can also contact their territory manager for more details.
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.
Virbac (www.virbac.co.uk) aims to works 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.