MerlinVet UK:

  • Import pharmaceuticals & farm fertility equipment to supply UK vets, including an extensive range of farm animal fertility equipment developed by experts.
  • Exclusive UK distributor for Lane Manufacturing, who specialise in bull fertility equipment.

MerlinVet Export:

  • Veterinary medicines, equipment & accessories supplied globally (we source and supply unique veterinary products to livestock, equine & companion animal sectors).

MerlinVet-cel:

  • Much more than just a buying group, we provide support for independent practices of all sizes across the UK, offering competitive rebates on members’ purchases and ongoing support & reduced administration costs.

MerlinSalus PAM:

  • We monitor anaesthetic exposure in your workplace safely & accurately.

MerlinSPS:

  • We offer simple subscription & health plan solutions.

Any further questions about the group, please refer to our FAQ page here.

Please follow us on our social media channels:

You can now sign up to receive news from us – we promise not to inundate you with useless information so sign up and be the first to hear the most important information around ordering & stock. You can do so here.

MerlinSPS will be exhibiting at this year’s BSAVA Congress 2023 on 23rd – 25th March in Manchester. Arrange to meet MerlinSPS’s Company Manager, Amy, at BSAVA here.

With 4,000 attendees, 70 speakers and great opportunities for CPD, as well as an exhibition hall, the congress will be a great gathering of the industry. Taking place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, the event has been described as “the embodiment of small animal veterinary medicine”.

The BSAVA Congress will feature lectures, panel discussions, interactive sessions and practical CPD workshops with recordings being made available to delegates on-demand after the event. The exhibition hall will showcase industry innovations, including MerlinSPS. View the programme for the event here and view the list of exhibitors here.

MerlinSPS will be exhibiting at Stand B104. If you’re not yet familiar with one of the newer areas of the MerlinVet business, here’s a brief explainer below:

What does MerlinSPS do?

MerlinSPS offers simple subscription & health plan solutions.

What are the benefits?

  • YOU choose what YOU want in your health plan & how much to charge
  • Bespoke online sign-up forms personalised to YOUR practice
  • Individualised portal allowing you to update, amend, and cancel plans instantly
  • Immediate alerts to failed payments
  • Optional home delivery of prescription products via our MerlinVet UK warehouse

What are the costs involved?

No joining or renewal fees for you or your pet owners! Just one small monthly admin charge of £29.99 per practice.

How do I get in touch?

Please fill out the contact form here.

Visit the MerlinSPS website to find out more.

MerlinSPS at BSAVA:

This will be a great opportunity to meet Amy and discuss all things MerlinSPS. If you’d like to arrange a meeting with Amy and the team, then you’ll be able to book a meeting directly through Calendly – click here.

Find out more about the BSAVA Congress and register here.

About BSAVA

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), which was founded in 1957, exists to improve the health and welfare of small animals by driving excellence in veterinary practice. With over 10,000 members, the BSAVA share knowledge and skills, as well as encouraging growth in research and collaboration.

 

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MerlinVet is proud to support the independent charity, Vetlife, by hosting its helpline and website details across our websites including on our UKExport, and SPS sites. Vetlife offers free support to those experiencing emotional, health, or financial problems. Help is available throughout the veterinary community, including for nurses, students, and other staff in practices across the UK.

In 2021, Vetlife responded to 3390 enquiries, demonstrating the importance of the work they are doing. Vetlife provides support through trained volunteers, offering confidential and non-judgmental help and advice via phone and email, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you’d like to support the work of Vetlife, you can donate here.

Vetlife offers support to anyone with mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, stress, isolation, alcohol and drug misuse, and eating disorders. Vetlife’s mental health professionals, including nurses, therapists and psychiatrists, offer advice or care management and enable those that contact to get the required help, based on previous experience of what truly works.

In terms of financial support, Vetlife provides emergency assistance, grants, access to CPD, professional debt advice, and accommodation to veterinary surgeons, nurses, and their dependants in the UK. This includes support for those needing short-term help, those that cannot work due to ill health, and other factors.

You can receive free advice and information here. If you’re looking for help, advice, or support, call the Vetlife Helpline on 0303 040 2551 or or send an anonymous email to the Helpline anonymous email.

Please visit the Vetlife website for more information.

Here at MerlinVet, we take sustainability seriously. We acknowledge that we all need to make changes to move in the right direction – and we all need to make changes now.

That’s why we’ve released our 2023 Sustainability Report.

Below we outline how our new warehouse will help us grow sustainably, utilising the earth’s natural resources to heat and cool the building, including via solar panels on the roof. We also explain our commitment to utilising Electric Vehicles, to recycling, and to minimising our use of single-use plastics.

You can find out more below or by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

 

You can view the report in full here.

As you may have heard from us before, we have been moving over to our new warehouse at Kelso. We’re delighted to say that finally the move is now complete!

Please note the change in our address:

2/3 Carlaw Road, Pinnacle Hill Industrial Estate, Kelso, TD5 8AS

Our move to this new building reinforces our commitment to sustainability, utilising the earth’s natural resources to heat and cool the building, including solar panels on the roof. We’ll be announcing an official unveiling and opening of the warehouse in the next few months, but in the meantime take a tour of our warehouse below:

 

Our phone number is remaining the same (01896 849 641)  and you can continue to reach us in the usual ways:

As you may have noticed over the past few weeks, we’ve been rolling out our new logos on our websites, over our social media, and at events such as London Vet Show. We thought it would therefore make sense to make a little announcement about this – after all everyone wants to see something new and shiny!

So, without further ado, say hello to our brand new branding.

You’ll be able to see all five of our different logos for each component part of the company, alongside the MerlinVet Group logo which is used when referring to all parts of the organisation.

So you’ve probably seen that Vetcel has now rebranded as MerlinVet-cel and is now part of MerlinVet Group. But what exactly does this mean for you? Well, we have recently undergone a merger whereby MerlinVet UK and Export joined with Vetcel. The merger has proved of benefit to Vetcel and Merlin’s respective clients, providing global support to independent veterinary practices at a time when they are under considerable corporate pressure. The merger has meant better support for non-corporate vet practices in the UK and across the EU, the Far East, and the rest of the world. We made the decision to update our branding so that there is consistency across the board.

If you’ve only previously been familiar with one part of the organisation, then have a look at a short description of each part of Merlin below, as well as a link through to each’s respective website to see if you would benefit from working with us!

MerlinVet UK:

  • Import pharmaceuticals & farm fertility equipment to supply UK vets, including an extensive range of farm animal fertility equipment developed by experts.
  • Exclusive UK distributor for Lane Manufacturing, who specialise in bull fertility equipment.

MerlinVet Export:

  • Veterinary medicines, equipment & accessories supplied globally (we source and supply unique veterinary products to livestock, equine & companion animal sectors).

MerlinVet-cel:

  • Much more than just a buying group, we provide support for independent practices of all sizes across the UK, offering competitive rebates on members’ purchases and ongoing support & reduced administration costs.

MerlinSalus PAM:

  • We monitor anaesthetic exposure in your workplace safely & accurately.

MerlinSPS:

  • We offer simple subscription & health plan solutions.

We had the new branding on show at London Vet Show, which you can read about here.

New Warehouse

Here you can see the Directors of MerlinVet Group speaking with staff at the internal launch of the new site.

Our new brand is also coinciding with our imminent move to our new warehouse at Kelso in the Scottish Borders as we had outgrown our current premises at Earlston. We’ll be announcing an official unveiling and opening of the warehouse in early 2023, which helps us to grow more sustainably, so keep your eyes peeled on our website and social channels. In the meantime if you want a sneak peek of what the new Kelso warehouse looks like then view our drone and video fly-through below:

You can find out everything about Merlin via our brand video below, which, given the time of year, has been given a little festive twist:

Any further questions about the group, please refer to our FAQ page here.

Please follow us on our social media channels:

You can now sign up to receive news from us – we promise not to inundate you with useless information so sign up and be the first to hear the most important information around ordering & stock. You can do so here.

MerlinVet Group was on show at London Vet Show on 17th – 18th November at the ExCeL in London. A first outing for our new group branding, our stand attracted a steady stream of visitors across the two days, where the team had the opportunity to catch up with some familiar faces and some completely new ones.

Some of our key takeaways from London Vet Show included:

  • Brilliant place to interact with likeminded industry professionals and experts (possibly the best place for this in the UK each year)
  • Great range of CPD and talks
  • Exhibition space was well organised & enabled easy interaction with different stands when walking around
  • Opportunities for networking throughout the day were excellent
  • Simple to collect new leads through event technology

London Vet Show provided one of the first opportunities for us to showcase all 5 parts of the business together at once, as well as Relyne. We were able to talk to visitors to the stand about all aspects of the business, from our import/export side and wholesale side of operations, to our veterinary buying group, health plan solutions, and gas exposure monitoring service. You can find out a little more about each part of Merlin in the video at the bottom of this article.

We were incredibly lucky to be joined by Julian Norton from The Yorkshire Vet, alongside his wife Anne, who both answered questions from delegates around setting up a new practice.

MerlinVet’s London Vet Show Competition

Congratulations to Kelly Eyre, who won our London Vet Show competition and is the proud new owner of a Garmin Multisport GPS Watch and PitPat dog activity monitor. From the hundreds of entrants who visited our stand, the one lucky winner, drawn at random, was Kelly, who works at the Feline Healthy Ageing Clinic. Kelly, your prize is on its way!

Additional Thoughts & Key Links

London Vet Show proved, once again, to be a thoroughly worthwhile experience exhibiting; we generated many new leads and were able to showcase all 5 parts of the Group to the wider industry. Our branded water bottles, coffee flasks and tote bags proved exceptionally popular. Please tag us in any snaps with your water bottles or coffee flasks when you’re out and about – we’d love to see them getting a run out in public. Also, let us know if you’d be interested in seeing these become available in the future. It was brilliant to see so many people visiting the stand and interacting with us over the course of the event – and we look forward to replicating this in 2023. Thank you to everyone who took their team out of their day to come visit us.

We’ve collated some of the key questions that we were asked and are still being asked since London Vet Show and put them into a handy FAQ sheet. You can view the MerlinVet Group FAQ sheet here.

Take a look at some of our photos from the event below, which showcases parts of our new branding in action:

 

 

If you weren’t one of the lucky ones to see us at London Vet Show, then make sure you watch our promo video we used at the event to showcase all parts of the business.

Finally, make sure you sign up for our brand new newsletter full of the latest news of interest to you specifically and the sector. You can sign up for this here.

And if you didn’t already know, we’ve got new social media channels – make sure you follow them below:

Clearly, we’re making it as easy as possible to stay up to date with us – so you have no excuse! But if in doubt, just pick up the phone and give us a call.

 

MerlinVet Group will be at London Vet Show on 17th – 18th November 2022 at ExCeL, London, where we’ll be exhibiting at Stand F25.

 

With London Vet Show just around the corner, we’re delighted to announce that we will be running a competition to win a Garmin Fenix 7 Premium Multisport GPS Watch and a PitPat Dog Activity Monitor.

 

 

Make sure you visit us at Stand F25 and scan the QR code to enter. You’ll have the option to sign up to our brand new newsletter at the same time, allowing you (should you wish) to keep up to date with all the latest news from MerlinVet Group. You can view full details of the competition here.

 

We’ve been testing out the PitPat here at MerlinVet HQ over the past few days, with our Marketing Manager’s Duck Tolling Retriever, Digby, being the tester. Some of the results from just a few days of monitoring can be seen below – we’re really impressed with the product so far (and are actually a bit jealous of whoever receives these two great prizes at LVS). It’s incredibly easy to use and shows results seamlessly, with a nice user interface and badge awarding system to encourage you and your dog to be out in the great outdoors!

 

 

Full competition terms and conditions can be found here.

 

London Vet Show will feature talks and sessions covering small & large animal medicine, farm, equine and practice management, as well as innovations impacting on the industry. With an estimated 25% of all UK vets attending LVS, it’s a brilliant opportunity to meet up with colleagues and hear from industry experts.

 

We’ll have all 5 parts of MerlinVet Group exhibiting at this year’s London Vet Show. Visitors will be able to meet our export team to learn about the veterinary medicines, equipment, and accessories we supply globally, providing vets around the world with quality products of great value. Our MerlinVet UK team will be on hand to explain the products, pharmaceuticals, and farm animal fertility equipment that we import to supply UK vets; you can additionally speak to us about the new and improved ram probe, ram E-JAC.

 

Ensure you speak to the MerlinVet-cel team to find out how they can improve your business and profitability through competitive rebates on members’ purchases, offering ongoing support and reducing administration costs. With MerlinVet-cel’s unrestricted choice of preferred wholesaler products, easily accessibly product price list, no membership, admin, joining, or termination fees, you can see how their transparent, honest and accurate service demonstrates how they are much more than a buying group. Excitingly, we’ll have Julian Norton from Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet joining us on the stand to speak to delegates. Make sure you pop by to have a chat!

 

If you’re looking to monitor anaesthetic exposure in your workplace safely and accurately to comply with COSHH, RCVS Practice Standards and Work Exposure Limits, it would be worth talking to us about MerlinSalusPAM. Meanwhile, Merlin SPS offers simple subscription and health plan solutions, allowing you to choose what you want in your health plan, how much to charge, and bespoke sign-up forms personalised to your practice. Amy, Company Manager for MerlinSPS, will be on hand over the two days to meet with you and speak about the Simple Payment Solutions service. If you’d like to arrange a meeting with Amy directly at LVS, you can do so here .

 

London Vet Show provides a brilliant opportunity for you to interact with our team in person – we can’t wait to meet you there and discuss the possibilities of working with Merlin.

 

At London Vet Show, all 5 parts of MerlinVet Group will be available to speak to at the same time in the same place. Taking place 17th – 18th November 2022 at ExCeL, London, MerlinVet Group will be exhibiting at Stand F25.

 

The event will feature talks and sessions covering small & large animal medicine, farm, equine and practice management, as well as innovations impacting on the industry. With an estimated 25% of all UK vets attending LVS, it’s a brilliant opportunity to meet up with colleagues and hear from industry experts.

 

We’ll have all 5 parts of MerlinVet Group exhibiting at this year’s London Vet Show. Ensure you speak to the MerlinVet-cel team to find out how they can improve your business and profitability through competitive rebates on members’ purchases, offering ongoing support and reducing administration costs. With MerlinVet-cel’s unrestricted choice of preferred wholesaler products, easily accessibly product price list, no membership, admin, joining, or termination fees, you can see how their transparent, honest and accurate service demonstrates how they are much more than a buying group. Excitingly, we’ll have Julian Norton from Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet joining us on the stand to speak to delegates. Make sure you pop by to have a chat!

 

Visitors will be able to meet our export team to learn about the veterinary medicines, equipment, and accessories we supply globally, providing vets around the world with quality products of great value. Our MerlinVet UK team will be on hand to explain the products, pharmaceuticals, and farm animal fertility equipment that we import to supply UK vets; you can additionally speak to us about the new and improved ram probe, ram E-JAC.

 

If you’re looking to monitor anaesthetic exposure in your workplace safely and accurately to comply with COSHH, RCVS Practice Standards and Work Exposure Limits, it would be worth talking to us about MerlinSalusPAM. Meanwhile, Merlin SPS offers simple subscription and health plan solutions, allowing you to choose what you want in your health plan, how much to charge, and bespoke sign-up forms personalised to your practice. Amy, Company Manager for MerlinSPS, will be on hand over the two days to meet with you and speak about the Simple Payment Solutions service. If you’d like to arrange a meeting with Amy directly at LVS, you can do so here .

 

London Vet Show provides a brilliant opportunity for you to interact with our team in person – we can’t wait to meet you there and discuss the possibilities of working with Merlin.

 

See you there!