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In 2014 UK veterinarians where in buoyant financial mood, with most of them reporting a better year than the previous. Most other main EU countries did not show such progress. Now, four years later and things sure have changed. While in Europe most countries have seen marked improvements in the UK these have stalled, particularly ...

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Use of social media in veterinary practices

More and more vet practices are using networking as part of their standard portfolio of marketing tools. A recent survey of more than 2700 European vets found that this trend is only partly true, as it’s not universal.  In the UK and the USA more than 80% of practices used social networking while only 23% ...

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Product of the Year 2013

For the second year running CM Research has published the products that UK vets consider the Best New Veterinary Products of the last year. 400 practising UK vets have spontaneously named the one product that has stood out for them among all new veterinary products introduced in 2013. Pexion, a product for reducing epileptic seizures in ...

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Are French vets missing out?

We asked veterinarians in 10 European countries whether their clinics use social media platforms to promote or advertise their services*. French vets came bottom of the list. A staggering 77% of French vets declare that the practices they work in do not use any social media platforms to promote or advertise their services. This is a very ...

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High levels of stress amongst German vets

Our recent survey revealed that German veterinarians are second most stressed vets in Europe (right after Spain). CM Research conducted a survey with almost 2,800 vets from ten European countries*, including 269 German vets, asking them about the characteristics of their workloads, levels of work-related stress and work satisfaction, as well as work-life balance and ...

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Financial situation of vets in the UK slowly improving

The latest round of consumer confidence figures from GFK NOP (UK) surveys show marked improvement taking place since the second half of the year. Consumers are generally feeling better off now than a year ago, but does this mean that the financial situation of vets has also improved? Our latest survey amongst more than 500 ...

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Vet profession in the UK more cosmopolitan than in the rest of Europe

According to a recent survey with over 2,500 European vets, UK is the country with the highest proportion of vets qualified overseas. 19% of vets practising in the UK have studied abroad and come from a variety of countries. This group is considerably higher than Germany, for example, where only 3% of vets hold foreign degrees. ...

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Owners / partners banking on future improvement

It was recently reported that the profit margins of the UK’s top 500 practices had fallen to just 6.4% of sales, although the fall was not homogeneous as some practices actually saw increases. But what about vet earnings themselves? Since 2010 CM Research has been tracking vets’ earnings and their levels of job satisfaction and ...

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New article featuring CM Research!

The data from one of our largest surveys amongst European veterinarians has been used to write a 5-page dossier on veterinary profession. The dossier has been published in a French weekly veterinary magazine – La Semaine Vétérinaire. To access the article, please click here (abstract only available – you have to be a subscriber to ...

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Boeheringer Ingelheim overtakes Novartis as best veterinary supplier

In an economy where every single sale is important, making sure that there are no reasons for clients to leave (or even consider leaving) you is crucial. Vets do this by delivering great service at each consultation or by engaging clients through the receptionists’ high quality of service.  But how do vets suppliers deliver great ...

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