CMA launches probe into IVC Evidence practice purchases

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it has launched an investigation into the acquisition of several practices by IVC Evidensia. The inquiry relates to deals involving an equine clinic in Berkshire, plus five other practices in eastern England and two in Wales. IVC said it was “engaging constructively” with the probe, which … Read more

Opinion or Evidence? A Conflict at the Heart of Veterinary Medicine

Not everything a vet tells you is a certainty. We don’t lie, of course, but sometimes we must make educated guesses based on limited evidence or even our own experiences. This isn’t necessarily bad medicine or even risky, but there may be a better way to approach problems. How different vets deal with difficulties has resulted in a debate between how we approach veterinary medicine; the debate between evidence-based veterinary medicine and experience-based veterinary medicine.

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IVC Evidence hails AI ‘revolution’ in radiology analysis

IVC Evidensia has announced plans to roll out new radiology technology, which it said can help vets give diagnoses in minutes instead of days, to its UK practices. The system, developed by the American firm SignalPET, sends x-rays through an AI algorithm to obtain almost instant results, instead of requiring specialist analysis. Bosses said the … Read more

£250k boost for IVC Evidence research work

Dozens of research grants, worth around £250,000, have been awarded to IVC Evidensia staff – and bosses have said there will be more. A total of 39 separate projects have been supported by the company’s Group Veterinary Medical Board (GVMB) since its current research focus was developed two years ago. The company is also offering … Read more

IVC Evidence appoints UK medicine lead

A former BSAVA director of education has taken up a new senior role with a major international practice group. IVC Evidence has appointed Lucie Goodwin as its new UK national medicine lead. The announcement follows a recent series of senior appointments and the firm is also planning to set up a referral board, which will … Read more