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BEVA Congress 2019 – We’re attending!

We are excited to be exhibiting once again at the much awaited BEVA Congress 2019 in Birmingham from the 11th to the 14th of September. Our stand will be manned by our Veterinary Business Manager, Julia Beale, Technical Sales Representative, Sarah Cowan RVN, and VetHub’s very own Susan Northwood, who will be available to showcase the leading AGFA X-ray technology, Ultrasound solutions from Sonoscape and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems from VetHub.

BEVA Congress 2019Twill be packed with lectures, panel discussions and practical sessions dedicated to equine medicine and surgery. You can also expect over 90 hours of CPD lectures, delivered by world recognised speakers as part of BEVA’s scientific programme, legendary socials to unwind with friends, old and new, and find out about the latest products and services in the exhibition hall.

This year, BEVA’s Practical Demonstration Area (situated on the exhibition hall balcony) will focus on: wound repair/dressing; bandaging/casting; distal limb ultrasound; distal limb intra-articular analgesia and routine dentistry. 

Visit us on stand B14

Be sure to head over to our stand at B14; PLH Medical Ltd provides a wide range of CR and DR veterinary X-ray systems, Ultrasound equipment, PACS solutions and much more! Our team can advise on the ideal solution for your practice based on your requirements. Or alternatively, simply head over for just a chat and say hello!

We hope to see you there!

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Orangutan Veterinary Aid (OVAID) Support

We’re incredibly excited and proud to be involved in the latest Orangutan Veterinary Aid (OVAID) cargo of veterinary equipment and medicines that are being sent out to Indonesia (for the orangutan vet teams). PLH Medical Ltd has always celebrated the importance of working collaboratively and proactively with a number of charities and the Orangutan Veterinary Aid is no exception. We hope that our contribution of veterinary equipment along with the other thoughtful companies and individuals (who have also donated) is able to assist the hardworking teams situated in Indonesia.

What is the Orangutan Veterinary Aid?

Formed in 2014, Orangutan Veterinary Aid is a zero salary, voluntary run charity dedicated to providing veterinary equipment, medicines and practical veterinary presence and assistance to Orangutan rescue groups and centres in Indonesia and Malaysia.

The charity actively assists veterinarians working in the field or Orangutan conservation through up-skilling, training programmes, and the OVAID Bronwyn Watson Scholarship.

The charity also considers it vital to spread awareness of the negative effects of deforestation for the Orangutan, countless other wildlife species and human populations.

OVAID Charity

With the assistance of J.A.K. Marketing, PLH Medical Ltd has been very keen to assist the OVAID charity by donating lead aprons. Lead aprons are a fundamental necessity required to shield volunteers and staff from radiation when using x-ray machines. Staff at OVAID were in need of new protective equipment to allow them to use their equipment safely. The existing sets of aprons owned by the charity were old and starting to degrade; making them potentially unsafe to use.

J.A.K. Marketing is pleased to be helping UK based charity Orangutan Veterinary Aid by donating 10p from every pack or roll of their Purfect Disposable Drapes purchased. And for every box, they will donate 50p to OVAID. To find out more about the work OVAID do, please visit their website http://www.ovaid.org

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Making the move from CR to DR

67% more exams per day. 3285 more patients each year, 8.16 minutes time savings per exam. Up to 50% dose reduction. The numbers are impressive, tempting – and real!

These are actual results experienced by one practice when switching from CR to DR. Combined with decreasing cost and improved return of investment, benefits are making DR an increasingly attractive investment for veterinary practices.

Many practices are now making the move from computed radiography (CR) to digital radiography (DR). Especially with DR becoming an increasingly attractive choice. While some veterinary practices are in the midst of this move, others are still weighing up their options.

Even though both technologies share certain similarities, often the differences between them may not be evident until after the CR has been replaced with DR within a practice. 

Incremental increases in productivity are critical to help veterinary practices handle ever-larger numbers of patients while balancing staffing requirements, and successfully providing value-based care. The workflow improvements with DR enable veterinary practices to care for more patients without increasing staff levels.

The improved image quality possible with DR supports greater diagnostic capability and confidence, further enhancing the role of radiology as the hub of patient care. From an investment point of view, the cost of DR continues to decrease. As practice productivity has increased with DR, the return on investment (ROI) has also improved. Modern DR detectors can be shared between rooms, devices and operational units, allowing practices to creatively maximise investments.

Allow us help you make the choices that maximise your investment, and bring you the greatest benefits! Want to find out more? Contact us today!

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VetLife joins PLH Medical at the London Vet Show 2019

We are excited to announce that VetLife will be joining us on our stand (E10) at this years London Vet Show at ExCeL London! Vetlife is a service for the veterinary sector that offers free, confidential and non-judgemental support. 

Independent, confidential and free help for everyone in the veterinary community including veterinary nurses and students. Vetlife provides a 24/7 phone and email helpline; professional mental health support; financial assistance; information and resources.

You may be fortunate enough to never require the services of VetLife, however a donation to Vetlife can help to ensure that there is support available to anyone in the veterinary community who is experiencing difficulties.

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Windows 7 support will end in 2020

Microsoft has recently announced the End of Life date for Windows 7. On January 4, 2020 or even sooner for those who decide not to download a recent security update. This means Microsoft will no longer update or support the operating system after this date.

With news that Windows 7 will no longer be supported by Microsoft means there are many users who will need to start considering about upgrading their operating system for their practice computers.

If you’re a practice that currently runs your system on Windows 7, don’t panic. PLH Medical can offer a solution.

What happens next, how will my practice be effected?

When Windows 7 reaches its End of Life phase on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop releasing updates and patches for the operating system. It’s likely that it also won’t offer help and support if you encounter any problems.
However, this doesn’t mean that Windows 7 will suddenly stop working. You will still be able to use Windows 7 for as long as you want. But just because you can continue to use Windows 7 doesn’t mean you should.

If you decide not to upgrade, the biggest issue you will encounter is that your system will not be patched for any new viruses or security upgrades. This leaves your system extremely vulnerable.

While you have a number of choices when moving operating systems, for many people, the obvious and simplest option is to simply upgrade to Windows 10, a task that PLH Medical can help you with.

For more details or to arrange your upgrade, please get in touch.

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VetsNorth 2019 – 12th to 13th June

Taking place on 12-13 June 2019 at the MMU Business School in Manchester, VetsNorth 2019 will focus on 3 key topics: endocrine system, emergency medicine and surgery and emergency & critical care nursing. PLH Medical Ltd will be attending the exhibition to showcase the latest products and services to the veterinary sector from some of the most respected names in the industry such as Siemens, AGFA, Midmark, Sonoscape and more!

Be sure to meet our friendly staff on stand #8. PLH Medical Ltd provides a wide range of CR and DR veterinary X-ray systems, Ultrasound equipment, PACS solutions and much more! Our team can advise on the ideal solution for your practice based on your requirements. Or alternatively, simply head over for just a chat and say hello!

We hope to see you at VetsNorth 2019!

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IVNA Congress 2019 – 24 to 26th May

May 2019 will be the 10th anniversary of the IVNA Congress. This is a momentous occasion for the association and one that PLH Medical Ltd is looking forward to celebrating!

Hosted at the beautiful Grand Hotel Malahide in Dublin, delegates can expect a specifically developed and comprehensive scientific programme. This includes multiple streams and practicals. For the first time ever, the IVNA Congress will be hosted over a three-day period with a two-day trade show.

The event will be kicked off on Friday the 24th May. After which, delegates will enjoy a drinks reception with exhibitors during the opening ceremony. The Saturday programme focuses on matters of the mind to presentation management.

Throughout the event, delegates will have access to lots of entertainment, competitions and prizes. IVNA will also feature fantastic entertainment for their Veterinary Nurse Awards. This will be hosted at their social event on the Saturday evening during the gala dinner.

Sarah Cowan RVN Guest Speaker

The 10th Annual Congress brings an excellent range of guest speakers. These experienced veterinary professionals span a wide range of disciplines, bringing delegates up to date on the latest of information and expertise.
PLH Medical’s very own Sarah Cowan RVN will be joining the team of guest speakers and will be discussing dental radiography positioning and dental imaging equipment.

Having spent 13 years in both mixed and small animal practice in Ireland and the UK, Sarah Cowan joined PLH Medical in 2017. Sarah qualified from UCD in 2009. While in practice, Sarah developed a genuine interest in small animal veterinary dentistry. She achieved a Dental Leadership course developed and delivered by Pfizer Animal Health. She soon continued to concentrate on further dental related CPD focusing on dental charting and radiography. Since joining PLH Medical, Sarah has developed a comprehensive range of dental training aids. She regularly trains both vets and nurses in dental radiography positioning techniques, as well as leading dental CPD events as a part of PLH Medical’s LearningHub CPD training.

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PLH Medical Product Brochure

PLH Medical has an advanced and wide range of leading edge Veterinary X-Ray imaging equipment, products and accesses to suit your practice needs. The cornerstone of our success has been based on the values of uncompromising customer service, product reliability & true value for money.

View, download or request a free copy of our latest product brochure, packed with a wide selection of our most popular and affordable veterinary equipment. 

Unable to locate the product that you were looking for? PLH Medical can help. Contact our helpful and friendly team today!

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AGFA DR14e – Go Digital With Digital Radiography

Your opportunities are endless with DR (digital radiography) because it offers a number of important advantages over traditional X-ray equipment and film processing. Have you been considering making the switch to DR, but are unsure on making a change? A quick look into the benefits of switching to DR may help!

Image Quality:

DR x-ray systems are able to produce excellent quality images. The images are also processed more efficiently. This provides better quality results in less time, a win-win for any veterinary practice.

Return on Investment and Cost:

With no chemicals or film processing to be done, this makes digital radiography a more environmentally-friendly option. This eliminates the recurring cost of processing both film and chemicals. It also frees up the time and money involved in disposing of them once they are used. DR x-ray systems offer a significant return on investment from their upfront cost. This can be highlighted through a number of ways such as, improved consistency, fewer retakes and reduces the time your staff must dedicate in order to process the images.

Lower Patient Dose:

Digital radiology systems offer lower radiation dosage for your patients. Depending on the specifics of your current systems, this reduction in dosage can be very significant. Digital image receptors are far more sensitive to low levels of radiation in comparison to film/screen. This means that they require less quantity to produce a diagnostic radiographic image.

Low Maintenance:

Digital radiology systems have no moving parts. This means that there is less chance of mechanical related wear and tear.

Storage:

Storage of images occurs on servers or PACS such as Vethub, rather than physical archives of hard copies that need to be manually maintained.

Wireless Functionality:

Many of your everyday gadgets and tools are wireless, so why not go wireless with your compatible x-ray equipment as well? User-friendly wireless capabilities allow for portability of the systems themselves. Not only wireless is available but also wired options too. For example, the DR14e from AGFA Heathcare can be configured to either option based on your specific practice needs.

Integration:

DR x-ray technology can be integrated with your existing technology and practice systems. This reduces the stress and possible problems of an upgrade or transition.

There is no question that digital radiography is here to stay. PLH Medical can help your practice get up to speed and utilise the best technology that’s available to you. Contact our helpful and friendly team today!

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Streetlife – 5th Annual #BigSleepout19

PLH Medical Ltd is proud to be in partnership with Streetlife’s 5th Annual #Bigsleepout19 on Friday 26th April 2019 & Saturday 27th April 2019. Senior Service Co-Ordinator, Gareth Hugo will be sleeping out to raise awareness at St. Johns Square, Blackpool this weekend! Streetlife is a charity working with vulnerable young people aged 16-25 in Blackpool. Streetlife provides emergency accommodation and a wide range of support from their day center.

This year will be Streetlife’s biggest sleepout to date, which means there will be two sleepouts held over consecutive nights at St. Johns Square, Church Street in Blackpool from 8 pm to 6 am.

Last year Streetlife saw over 250 people from across Lancashire attend this amazing cause. Due to the enormous generosity of the local people, Streetlife raised £41,000 from last year’s Big Sleepout, that’s £13k more than 2017’s event! This money has been used to provide emergency safe accommodation to homeless young people in their Night Shelter at St. Johns Walk in Blackpool town centre.

Please help us make a difference by generously donating £5 or as much as you can afford. £5 a month doesn’t buy much but it offers safety, support and hope to a young vulnerable person. Visit justgiving.com/streetlife and help improve the lives of vulnerable young people.

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