THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

With Membership Comes Great Rewards.
With Membership Comes Great Rewards.

When you become a member of Veterinary Growth Partners, you gain immediate access to a host of benefits proven to deliver a better bottom line, a stronger client base, a more robust practice – and fewer demands on your time and energy.
It's easy to enjoy advantages of discounts on equipment, medical supplies, reference lab and pharmaceuticals or of the smart marketing tools we provide. The important elements we can bring to your success are our practice coaches, educational opportunities and the advanced tools that will help you define your professional and personal success.

Look at Everything You Get

We use our negotiating expertise and keep it simple.

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Thanks to the buying power of a national group of independent hospitals, we're able to negotiate with our partners to provide you with exclusive savings on the things you buy most often: pharmaceuticals, reference lab, equipment and medical supplies. The preferred prices we achieve for our members are based on long term agreements with best in class companies - they are not one-off discounts or limited-time-only deals. Instead, we forge long-term partnerships that are simple and straightforward for our members. And the savings add up. Our research with numerous members has shown an average savings of $26,500 per year for every million dollars in annual sales - which equates to an average 10 percent savings in total cost of goods sold (COGS). In this scenario, you add approximately $150,000 of enterprise value to your business simply by aligning with the majority of our partners. To get a better idea of how that kind of savings is possible, check out these quick-look summaries:

Apex Laboratories is one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of high-quality generic and proprietary veterinary pharmaceuticals, with prices that represent great value to the industry and consumers.

ASAP Laboratory services the veterinary market in Victoria and South Australia by offering a specialised pathology service, one that focuses on their requirements and is willing to listen and react. 

Our difference is our unique mixture of highly qualified people and our client-oriented approach. We have a combined experience of over 120 years in veterinary pathology with names most of you already know and trust. Combined with clinical experience in both general and referral practice, we have created a perfect team that really understands your needs.

Boehringer Ingelheim offers a broad range of products to improve the lives of dogs, cats, cattle, pigs and horses. Dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of animals, we continue to seek methods to further research and develop ground-breaking solutions for the animal health industry. We understand the importance of the human-animal bond and our company offers a variety of market-leading products to protect our much-loved pets from disease and enhance their quality of life. VGP Australia members can receive BILD® and rebates on our market-leading pet vaccine range, Metacam® and Vetmedin®.

Ceva Animal Health is a global company with its Australian base in Glenorie NSW. A range of products for equine, large and companion animals are manufactured at this site both for the Australian and export markets. By retaining local product development and manufacturing while leveraging Ceva’s global capabilities, Ceva is well placed to meet the requirements of our veterinary clients.

Compounded is your partner in custom made veterinary pharmaceuticals. Quality is our prime objective, from the quality of our compounds to the quality of our service.

Compounded utilizes only the highest pharmaceutical grade ingredients (conforming to the latest editions of USP, BP, and EP), and employs specially trained staff of pharmacists and technicians, each following a strict protocol to ensure that only the finest medicines possible are created.

With over 10 years experience servicing veterinary clinics nationwide, we can provide unique medications in compliance friendly dosage forms for your clients.

Elanco Animal Health is a global leader in the discovery and development of products that improve animal health, performance and well-being. Our expanding range of innovative companion animal products enables veterinarians to help pet’s live longer, healthier and higher-quality lives.

Henry Schein is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners. Henry Schein offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralised and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein Brand private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition offers Veterinary Growth Partners Australia members all of its super premium pet foods with rebates and growth incentives on the Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet ranges. In addition, members receive exclusive promotions and staff feeding programs.

Australia's most innovative family-owned veterinary manufacturer, is nestled in the picturesque NSW Hunter Valley. Jurox believes success comes through high quality and superior formulation. Jurox is a market leader in anaesthetics and analgesics.

Merial is a world-leading animal health company. We are a forward-looking company with a proven track record, producing pharmaceutical products and vaccines for livestock, pets and wildlife. We are on the cutting edge of product development and innovation, providing millions of doses worldwide annually to keep livestock and pets healthy. Merial is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim.

Provet is Australia’s leading veterinary distributor.

Provet’s vision has always been to be more than just a veterinary distributor. Rather, they partner with their clients to provide added value to help them build better businesses.

Provet offers an extensive selection of veterinary products at highly competitive prices including the Henry Schein Brand range of products. Their value added business solutions and outstanding customer service are what continue to differentiate Provet.

Our business solutions are designed to provide our partners with the tools to help them add real value to their customers and businesses. These include inventory management, practice management software, financial services, training and consulting, business rewards, online account management, e-commerce solutions and much more.

QML Pathology Vetnostics Service provides a first class diagnostic pathology service to Veterinarians throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales. The service offers a wide range of veterinary testing, including blood biochemistry and haematology, microbiology, endocrinology, serology, histopathology and cytology.

For further information on veterinary testing, please call 1300 VET QML (1300 838 765).

REM SYSTEMS is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for the Vetscan in-house pathology systems. This includes the state-of-the-art Vetscan VS2 biochemistry and electrolyte analyser, the HM-5 haematology analyser, the Vetscan i-Stat, and the VSPro coagulation and fibrinogen analyser.

Tasmanian Medical Laboratories are a new pathology provider in Tasmania that provides fast, reliable and affordable results to Veterinarians.

With laboratories in Launceston and Hobart, TML can provide fast turnaround times for your pathology testing needs. Testing is performed on quality controlled, state-of-the-art instrumentation. Scientists and pathologists are trained and qualified in vetnostic testing.

Vetnostics provides a first-class diagnostic pathology service to Veterinarians throughout New South Wales.

The service offers a wide range of veterinary testing, including blood biochemistry and haematology, microbiology, endocrinology, serology, histopathology and cytology.

Vetpath provides a first class diagnostic pathology service to veterinarians throughout Western Australia. The service offers a wide range of veterinary testing, including blood biochemistry and haematology, microbiology, endocrinology, serology, histopathology and cytology. 

VetQuip is committed to providing the Australian Veterinary industry with quality products and services.

Founded in 1968 by a French veterinarian, Virbac is an independent pharmaceutical company dedicated to animal health. Virbac is present in more than 100 countries, offering a comprehensive and practical range of products and services covering the majority of species and pathologies. 57% of Virbac’s sales come from companion animal sector and 43% from food producing animal sector. Virbac Australia celebrates 30 years this year (2017) and is proud to operate in Australia with functions including R&D, sales, marketing and production. In Australia, Virbac’s product range includes market leading dermatology, dental, microchip and vaccine products for companion animals.

Zoetis is the world’s largest Veterinary Pharmaceutical company, with high-quality practice building products. Our members receive rebates on popular Zoetis products including: ProHeart sr12, Apoquel, Simparica, Revolution, Rimadyl, Cerenia and more.

Continuing education, made simple and valuable.

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With continuing education in veterinary medicine a requirement in every state, there's no shortage of medical courses available. What isn't as readily available is training and education on all the critical components of running a successful practice - except, that is, through Veterinary Growth Partners. Our training and education programs are wide-ranging and robust (and complimentary for VGP members). We have frequent workshops, exclusively for VGP members, on practice assessment and improvement. We offer substantive online courses that have been tested and proven in numerous practices. We also provide web-based, peer-reviewed continuing education for veterinarians and paraprofessionals.

IGNITE is THE place for one-of-a-kind learning, job role resources, and sharing of best practices for your entire veterinary team. IGNITE members interact with their peers and our well-known experts.

Management Webinars

Our monthly practice management webinars are 30-45 minutes seminars on practice management topics that provide guidance and resources on how to implement our recommendations at your hospital. Topics include budgeting, inventory management, accountability for your team, improving morale and your staff culture, and implementing marketing plans for your business.

VetPrac offers hands on, practical CPD courses that are relevant to your practice. Upskill yourself or your associates so they can improve your offering to clients and your bottom line.

The Crampton Consulting Group provides professional business solutions, in-house training and HR systems to ensure best practice for veterinary business owners.

The Animal Industries Resource Centre provides first class vet nursing and animal care education.

Get the right message to the right people.

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You can take an educated guess at what to say in your marketing messages. You can assume the audience you reach is the one you want. You can cross your fingers and pray you're not wasting time, money and effort on a program that delivers marginal returns. Or you can use VGP's unique, proven, data-based tools that virtually ensure your marketing is an investment that pays for itself many times over. Tough choice, huh? COMING SOON!

Market and promote your services to your clients with customised and targeted on hold messages. Don't leave them hanging on to boring talk-back radio or music they can't stand, let them listen to your latest promotion and to why your practice is the one to care for their furry loved ones.

Run your practice instead of letting it run you.

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You worked really hard to become a veterinarian, but you may not have realised just how challenging it can be to manage a small business. Your focus has always been patient care, not spreadsheets, price negotiations or employee benefit packages. But someone has to manage the business, after all, so why not take advantage of the tools and resources we can provide to realise an optimally managed practice? At the heart of VGP's management services is a Practice Health Assessment, which systematically evaluates business practices and helps you map a clear path to success by establishing and meeting key business metrics. Add to that our practice coaches and partner offerings so you can ensure that your practice runs smoothly, efficiently and profitably - without forcing you to develop systems from scratch and continually reinvent the wheel.

Practice Health Assessment

Most veterinary practices face challenges in areas such as strategic planning, human resources and inventory management. Veterinary Growth Partnerss Practice Health Assessment is designed to lead practices down a Pathway to Success through a process of diagnostics, action plans and goal-setting, using a comprehensive inventory of business practices that Veterinary Growth Partners considers essential.

Your assessment will be done in collaboration with a Veterinary Growth Partners practice coach who will guide you through every step of the process.

Pathway Planner Online Tool

Pathway Planner is an online tool that enables you to immediately turn your strategic plan into an action plan. It allows you to easily share the vital elements of your operating plan online, gives you a place to organize and report on your quarterly milestones—the goals that put you and your team on a 90-day accountability cycle.

Additional services for additional revenue.

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As new products and services make their way into the veterinary marketplace — whether for taking care of patients or taking care of your practice — Veterinary Growth Partners will be studying the results, researching partners, negotiating terms, and making them available to our members.

BOQ Specialist’s experience and dedicated service to vets comes from experience working with the sector for over 25 years. Their team of veterinary finance specialists understand all of your business needs and personal finance requirements. Whether you are purchasing a veterinary practice, buying equipment or need to open an everyday savings account, BOQ Specialist will be there with you every step of the way.

Virtual Recall is a technology and communications company that provides personalised and automated reminder systems called iRecall. iRecall has proven to significantly increase compliance and therefore sales in the parasiticide and vaccine portfolios.