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Enter our innovation competition!

We are running a social media competition to highlight the best practice-based innovators from amongst both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, with the opportunity to win tickets to our first Innovation Symposium, to be held at The Shard in September.

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The competition

We're encouraging vets and VNs to post pictures on FacebookInstagram and Twitter, using the hashtags #VetInnovator and #VNinnovator respectively, to showcase something innovative that they have done in their practice that has led, for example, to improved methods of working, a better service to clients or improved clinical outcomes.

If you or someone you know is embracing emergent technology, has developed a new product or service, established a business model that provides a better serves to clients or accesses new client groups, improved processes or methods of working to make a practice operate more efficiently, or if you have found a novel way to market veterinary service, then we want to hear from you!

We want to engage with everyone involved in innovation, not just those working in start-ups or research institutions.

So, if you’re at the forefront of innovation in your practice, we know you’ll find the innovation symposium to be a useful and engaging event and we would encourage you to enter our competition and tell us how you are making a difference.


How to enter

To enter the competition, you will need to:

  • provide a photo of yourself, or the innovator in question!
  • write a brief description of the innovation you have introduced in your practice
  • post the photo and description on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #VetInnovator or #VNinnovator
  • (alternatively, you can email your photo and description to
  • submit your entry by 16 August 2017
  • be free to join us at The Shard in London on 20 September 2017, if selected!


Please note: by entering the competition and providing a photo and/or description, you give your permission for us to publish this photo and description (along with your name and practice name) on our website(s) and social media channels, and at our Innovation Symposium. We reserve the right to select your photo and/description as a winning entry and to promote the results of this competition to the veterinary and associated industry media.


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