We are reaching out to the profession to understand how veterinary professionals, practices and organisations have been innovating during these challenging times. We recognise that this has been a difficult time for everyone and that members of the veterinary profession have had to adapt and become driving forces for innovation. We want to hear from […]
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RCVS Communications department keeping you up to date on ViVet news and innovation in the veterinary sector.
Innovation consultant at Innovia Technology What does an innovation consultant do? That’s the million-dollar question! Basically Innovia Technology supports companies with their innovation processes. It’s not feasible for even the biggest multinational companies to employ experts across every single area that they might face challenges in, so what we provide is people with a lot […]
Founder and partner of Stonehaven Consulting, a global company offering management consultancy services and partnership to large and small life sciences businesses.
Keynote: Survival in the New Normal: the Impact of Digitisation on Customer Behaviour
Keynote speaker Nancy Rademaker, a partner in nexxworks, a digital consultancy, began her address with a question: “Do you know this object?” she asked the audience, showing them a picture of an old-fashioned rotary dial telephone. Every member of the audience agreed that, yes, they did know what the object was.
We will be holding a workshop event next month which aims to help veterinary innovators develop marketing tools and techniques for their products and services. The ‘Turning ideas into innovation: Marketing masterclass’ takes place on Tuesday 24 March 2020 from 10am to 5pm at the RCVS offices in Belgravia House and will be hosted by […]
Videos and written reports from the ViVet initiative’s second Innovation Symposium are now available online for those who missed out on attending the event. The Symposium, which focused on the topic of precision medicine, connected veterinary professionals and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to discuss the evolving role of the veterinary professional and the advancements in […]
Welcome and Introduction
More than 100 delegates were welcomed by Dr Chris Tufnell, RCVS Council Innovation Lead, who explained that ViVet had been set up in response to concerns from the veterinary professions that technological innovation would happen “despite us, rather than because of us” and they could be left behind.
The changing role of the veterinary professional
How will the role of vets have to evolve in a precision medicine future? That was the question considered by Guen Bradbury, of Innovia Technology. She began with the following definition of precision medicine: “An approach to medicine where we consider an animal’s genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors in our diagnosis, management and prognosis of disease.”
Low-cost real-time genomics – a revolution in veterinary diagnostics
Iain MacLaren-Lee of Oxford Nanopore Technologies spoke at the inaugural ViVet Innovation Symposium at The Shard in London in 2017. At that event, he had shown delegates a pocket-sized genome sequencer that the company had developed and he returned to the 2019 symposium to explain how the technology has evolved since then.
Application of precision medicine, AI, genomics and the use of data for animal health and welfare
Dr Jasmeet Kaler, of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham, discussed how information derived from sensors and other sources can be used to develop machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) that can be applied across animal health, welfare and production.