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Digital Veterinary Summit

Using digital technology to convert data insight into action in the vet clinic and on the farm

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London, UK
9-10 October, 2019

Apply for the Digital Technology Showcase where 12 of the most promising digital veterinary innovators in the ecosystem - with a focus on both companion and production animals - are chosen by our Selection Committee to introduce their products on the main stage, in a quick-fire round of presentations.

Registered delegates will have the unique opportunity to book 20-minute-long pre-scheduled private 1-2-1 meetings during the conference using our dedicated meeting platform, Meeting MOJO.

Why Attend

Veterinarians only see pet parents for 16 minutes a year and with 82% of pet owners in the UK going to google before visiting a vet, veterinarians are increasingly being judged on how they connect with their clients digitally.

On the livestock side, animal health companies have made half a dozen acquisitions in the last year, including Merck’s landmark $2.4 billion acquisition of monitoring and tracking device company Antelliq. These technologies are allowing vets to make better, evidence-based decisions and providing unique solutions to farmers.

The inaugural Digital Veterinary Summit will showcase the emerging technology coming from innovators seeking to optimise customer engagement, facilitate preventative action, enhance clinical processes, and increase compliance through the use of technology for both companion animals and livestock.

Who Will Be There

30%
Start-ups
30%
Veterinarians
10%
Petcare Companies
10%
Animal Health Companies
10%
Insurance Companies
10%
Industry Supporting Companies

Start-ups

Veterinarians

Petcare Companies

Animal Health Companies

Insurance Companies

Industry Supporting Companies

DIGITAL TECHONOLOGY SHOWCASE

12 digital veterinary technology innovators, handpicked by the prestigious organising committee, introduce themselves and their technology on the main stage in a quick fire round of presentations.

The Showcase will be divided into two distinguishable sections: Companies presenting with Companion Animal Focused Technology andcompanies with Livestock/Production Animal Focused Technology.

Types of companies include but are not limited to:

  • Companion Animal Digital Technology (telemedicine, telehealth, reminder applications, trackers, wearables, platform market places, etc.)
  • Livestock/Production Animal Digital Technology (monitoring devices, identification devices, trackers, wearables, remote sensors, digital cameras, microphones, environmental sensors, etc.)

Each company will have the chance to deliver a 7-minute presentation on themain stage, and 3 minutes will be reserved to take 2-3 audience questions.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Advisory Board

Anthony Roberts

Director of Leadership and Innovation
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

Dr. Lawrence Brown

Animal Sciences and Aquaculture Sector Specialist
Department for International Trade (DIT)

Matthew Dobbs

Managing Director
Origin Group

Simon Doherty

President
British Veterinary Association

Maarten Goossens

Co-founder and Principal
Anterra Capital

Pete Richards

Innovation Lead
Covetrus

The Speakers

 

Alasdair Cook

Head of Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health

Alasdair “Alex” Cook is a veterinary epidemiologist with more than 25 years national and international experience in livestock animal health in Government, academic and development environments. He joined the new School of Veterinary Medicine in January 2013. Previously, he worked in the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) where he was a senior member of staff engaged in leading research and surveillance programmes as well as part of the senior management team formulating strategy and implementing change.

Alasdair Cook

Head of Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health

Alasdair Cook

Head of Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health

Alasdair “Alex” Cook is a veterinary epidemiologist with more than 25 years national and international experience in livestock animal health in Government, academic and development environments. He joined the new School of Veterinary Medicine in January 2013. Previously, he worked in the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) where he was a senior member of staff engaged in leading research and surveillance programmes as well as part of the senior management team formulating strategy and implementing change. His interest in epidemiology grew from working in farm animal veterinary practice in the UK and in preventive veterinary medicine. A decade of overseas experience in Yemen, Zambia and Mexico working with poor rural communities underlined the important role that veterinary epidemiology plays in supporting animals in sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation. A professional life engaged with and leading multi-disciplinary teams makes Alex a natural proponent of the One Health perspective.

 

David Prien

CEO
FirstVet

David Prien

CEO
FirstVet

David Prien

CEO
FirstVet
 

Dr. Mark Boddy

CEO
PawSquad

Dr. Mark Boddy

CEO
PawSquad

Dr. Mark Boddy

CEO
PawSquad
 

Jamie Crittall

Co-founder
Virtual Recall Ltd.

Jamie qualified from Bristol Vet School in 1993.  He owns two separate UK veterinary practices – one, a family-owned 146-year old multi-branch practice and the other, a 7-year old start-up (which he has subsequently sold in December 2018), as well as global healthcare compliance technology company, Virtual Recall.

Jamie Crittall

Co-founder
Virtual Recall Ltd.

Jamie Crittall

Co-founder
Virtual Recall Ltd.

Jamie qualified from Bristol Vet School in 1993.  He owns two separate UK veterinary practices – one, a family-owned 146-year old multi-branch practice and the other, a 7-year old start-up (which he has subsequently sold in December 2018), as well as global healthcare compliance technology company, Virtual Recall.

Co-Founded with fellow veterinarian, Charlie Barton, as a result of their vision to enhance the intimate bond between all owners & their animals.  They help vets create more valued customer experiences and drive improved business performance, to deliver better health and financial outcomes. They currently have their patent-pending, communication solution, iRecall® installed in over 1300 practices worldwide.  It enables practices to send their clients their own bespoke messages, completely automatically, ensuring every animal and every client receive the appropriate communication - including immediate feedback - every time.

iRecall® has sent over 15 million automated and personalized messages by SMS, email & post this year to over 2.5 million clients.  helping them to become better informed and more engaged in the health and well-being of their 4.5 million animals, driven by their vets’ recommendations.  Improving compliance, adherence and greater practice loyalty, delivering a virtuous value circle. 

iRecall® also enhances practices’ digital reputations by capturing over 370 000 Net Promoter Scores, with an average score of over 80, with promoters encouraged to provide written testimonials and online reviews.

Jamie also has an all-encompassing knowledge and love for the media, being vet on set for film, tv & commercials for twenty plus years and a 5-year sabbatical in British television.  He appeared regularly as a vet on The Big Breakfast; Sky News; BBC1’s The Really Useful Show, and latterly, co-presenting Pet Rescue’s spin off series, Pet Rescuers and Pet Rescue Roadshow.  He has radio broadcast countrywide and is a regular speaker at UK veterinary business, technology and marketing seminars, conferences and events.  Jamie is a Trustee of the Petplan Charitable Trust. Married with three children and a menagerie of pets and he can often be found mountain biking around the Surrey Hills.

 

Julien Renard

Co-founder
Vetstoria

Julien Renard co-founded Vetstoria, a veterinary software that facilitates growth for practices by modernising the way they connect to their clients. Before devoting to entrepreneurship, Julien worked as a small animal vet in the UK for 12 years, extending a passionate career as a racehorse vet on the continent.

Julien Renard

Co-founder
Vetstoria

Julien Renard

Co-founder
Vetstoria

Julien Renard co-founded Vetstoria, a veterinary software that facilitates growth for practices by modernising the way they connect to their clients. Before devoting to entrepreneurship, Julien worked as a small animal vet in the UK for 12 years, extending a passionate career as a racehorse vet on the continent.

 

Matthew Dobbs

Managing Director
Origin Group

A leader with a proven track record of creating, developing and growing profitability in animal health businesses, having set up his own business and grown it to become the largest in its sector, before managing a successful Private Equity buy-out. Matt continued to manage the growth and operation of the business through PE ownership and subsequently led a successful trade sale.

Matthew Dobbs

Managing Director
Origin Group

Matthew Dobbs

Managing Director
Origin Group

A leader with a proven track record of creating, developing and growing profitability in animal health businesses, having set up his own business and grown it to become the largest in its sector, before managing a successful Private Equity buy-out. Matt continued to manage the growth and operation of the business through PE ownership and subsequently led a successful trade sale.

As an entrepreneurial leader and a CEO from first principals, Matt has experience in all aspects business management and leadership. From developing a results-oriented delivery team, through to focusing on relationships and outcomes with customers and patients, Matts industry leading expertise is in growing healthcare businesses that deliver value for all stakeholders.

Matt's wide network and ability to form strong relationships, give him a unique broad insight into the veterinary, agricultural and companion animal sectors.

 

Eva Sandra-Bennett

Head of Pet Insurance
Direct Line Group

Eva Sandra-Bennett

Head of Pet Insurance
Direct Line Group

Eva Sandra-Bennett

Head of Pet Insurance
Direct Line Group
 

Guillaume Crétenot

Mars Petcare
Global Strategy Director

Guillaume is Global Strategy and Transformation Director for Mars Petcare, where he developed strategy for the whole Petcare segment, as well as for Pet Nutrition (Division developing leading pet food brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba, Cesar, IAMS), Veterinary division and Connected Solutions (incubation and data division). He is also leading key transformations in these Divisions. Prior to this role, Guillaume spent 9 years in Management Consulting (Boston Consulting Group), working in the FMCG and retail space.

Guillaume Crétenot

Mars Petcare
Global Strategy Director

Guillaume Crétenot

Mars Petcare
Global Strategy Director

Guillaume is Global Strategy and Transformation Director for Mars Petcare, where he developed strategy for the whole Petcare segment, as well as for Pet Nutrition (Division developing leading pet food brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba, Cesar, IAMS), Veterinary division and Connected Solutions (incubation and data division). He is also leading key transformations in these Divisions. Prior to this role, Guillaume spent 9 years in Management Consulting (Boston Consulting Group), working in the FMCG and retail space.

Guillaume graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Paris. Raised in France, he speaks both English and French.

 

 

Huw Stacey

Director of Clinical Services
Pets at Home

Having graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2000, Huw spent ten years in first opinion veterinary practice, beginning in rural North Devon, where he performed a mix of small animal, farm, equine and zoo work. During the Foot and Mouth outbreak of 2001 he was seconded to MAFF in a TVI role.

After four years he transitioned into small animal practice, concurrently undertaking a three-year postgraduate diploma in companion animal behaviour counselling at the University of Southampton.

Huw Stacey

Director of Clinical Services
Pets at Home

Huw Stacey

Director of Clinical Services
Pets at Home

Having graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2000, Huw spent ten years in first opinion veterinary practice, beginning in rural North Devon, where he performed a mix of small animal, farm, equine and zoo work. During the Foot and Mouth outbreak of 2001 he was seconded to MAFF in a TVI role.

After four years he transitioned into small animal practice, concurrently undertaking a three-year postgraduate diploma in companion animal behaviour counselling at the University of Southampton.

In 2011, after a short time in industry, he joined what would become the Pets at Home Vet Group as Commercial Manager. He now holds the position of Director of Clinical Services for the group, and is responsible for clinical strategy and initiatives, as well as quality improvement and clinical standards across its 450 first opinion veterinary practices.

 

Robert Kelly

President International Operations
Zoetis Inc.

Robert Kelly

President International Operations
Zoetis Inc.

Robert Kelly

President International Operations
Zoetis Inc.
 

Simon Wheeler

Managing Director
Agria Pet Insurance
  • Managing Director Agria Pet Insurance Limited (API) & CEO of the UK branch of Försäkringsaktiebolaget Agria (publ.)
  • Head of Allianz Speciality Division which included Petplan
  • Founding Director of Pinnacle Pet Healthcare plc (part of BNP/Paribas Gp)
  • Over 25 years’ experience in the UK pet insurance industry
  • Previously executive roles in West German Car Rental Industry & French Electrical Industry
  • Currently embarking on 12th BBC TV insurance fraud series “Claimed &Shamed”

Simon Wheeler

Managing Director
Agria Pet Insurance

Simon Wheeler

Managing Director
Agria Pet Insurance
  • Managing Director Agria Pet Insurance Limited (API) & CEO of the UK branch of Försäkringsaktiebolaget Agria (publ.)
  • Head of Allianz Speciality Division which included Petplan
  • Founding Director of Pinnacle Pet Healthcare plc (part of BNP/Paribas Gp)
  • Over 25 years’ experience in the UK pet insurance industry
  • Previously executive roles in West German Car Rental Industry & French Electrical Industry
  • Currently embarking on 12th BBC TV insurance fraud series “Claimed &Shamed”
 

Veena Adityan

Founder & CEO
SmartBell

Veena Adityan

Founder & CEO
SmartBell

Veena Adityan

Founder & CEO
SmartBell
 

David Hunt

Co-founder
Cainthus

David Hunt

Co-founder
Cainthus

David Hunt

Co-founder
Cainthus
 

Fernando Riaza

Vice President of Global Marketing
Merck Animal Health

Fernando Riaza

Vice President of Global Marketing
Merck Animal Health

Fernando Riaza

Vice President of Global Marketing
Merck Animal Health
 

Pablo Pazos

CEO
Barkibu

Entrepreneur and software craftsman.

Founder of Barkibu, a platform to connect veterinaries and pet lovers.

Founder of ReallyLateBooking, a new way of travel, same-day hotel booking from your mobile.

Founder of IIPIR, a startup specialized in mobile applications development.

Pablo Pazos

CEO
Barkibu

Pablo Pazos

CEO
Barkibu

Entrepreneur and software craftsman.

Founder of Barkibu, a platform to connect veterinaries and pet lovers.

Founder of ReallyLateBooking, a new way of travel, same-day hotel booking from your mobile.

Founder of IIPIR, a startup specialized in mobile applications development.

 

Tyler Patterson

General Manager
IDEXX

Tyler Patterson

General Manager
IDEXX

Tyler Patterson

General Manager
IDEXX
 

Pete Richards

Innovation Lead
Covetrus

Pete Richards

Innovation Lead
Covetrus

Pete Richards

Innovation Lead
Covetrus
 

Simon Lewis

Director, Product Strategy
PitPat Pet

Simon Lewis has worked in technology innovation for over 30 years. Currently Director of Product for PitPat – the activity monitor for dogs – he’s previously invented, developed and marketed many technologies that have changed the lives of human users. An engineer by training, but a student of human behaviour by practice, he lives in the stormy intersection of those two worlds, and tries to smooth the waves he finds there.

Simon Lewis

Director, Product Strategy
PitPat Pet

Simon Lewis

Director, Product Strategy
PitPat Pet

Simon Lewis has worked in technology innovation for over 30 years. Currently Director of Product for PitPat – the activity monitor for dogs – he’s previously invented, developed and marketed many technologies that have changed the lives of human users. An engineer by training, but a student of human behaviour by practice, he lives in the stormy intersection of those two worlds, and tries to smooth the waves he finds there.

 

Emmy Koeleman

Technical Communications Manager
Connecterra BV

Emmy Koeleman

Technical Communications Manager
Connecterra BV

Emmy Koeleman

Technical Communications Manager
Connecterra BV
 

Susie Samuel

Founder & Managing Director
VetHelpDirect

Susie is the Founder of VetHelpDirect and was a practicing vet for over a decade. Founded in 2006 VetHelpDirect enables all levels of the veterinary industry to educate, gain and retain ideal clients, through a unique blend of innovative digital technologies, digital marketing and veterinary expertise. The VetHelpDirect team has grown to become one of the largest agency teams of digital and veterinary experts.

Susie Samuel

Founder & Managing Director
VetHelpDirect

Susie Samuel

Founder & Managing Director
VetHelpDirect

Susie is the Founder of VetHelpDirect and was a practicing vet for over a decade. Founded in 2006 VetHelpDirect enables all levels of the veterinary industry to educate, gain and retain ideal clients, through a unique blend of innovative digital technologies, digital marketing and veterinary expertise. The VetHelpDirect team has grown to become one of the largest agency teams of digital and veterinary experts.

The Agenda

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Why attend?

  • Maintain a competitive edge in the veterinary market by learning about the latest technology from the pioneering digital innovators in the space
  • Showcase your innovation in a room full of strategic investors and potential partners including pet care companies, animal health companies, insurance providers and your peers
  • Meet innovators with disruptive technology that can improve the productivity, efficiency and performance of your customers
  • Learn about cutting-edge technology in the eco-system to inform your innovation strategy, build your M&A pipeline and find your next business partner

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