Sustainability at Paragon Veterinary Group

Paragon Veterinary Group in Cumbria is a founder member of VetSalus, which is taking a proactive approach to sustainability in veterinary practice. Paragon employs a team of 25 veterinary surgeons, 6 nurses, 15 vet technicians and a large business support team working from 3 sites. The practice features farm, companion animal, equine and advanced breeding divisions and each contributes to the development of a more sustainable business.

Sustainability at VetSouth
VetSouth is one of the largest veterinary practices in New Zealand and is based predominantly in the southern half of the South Island. Find out how they have taken a positive approach to the challenges of sustainability, and how they plan to support farmers through emissions legislation and climate change mitigation. 
New Zealand Begins to Address Methane Emissions

Agriculture remains a cornerstone of the New Zealand economy and ruminant based agriculture, particularly dairy, makes up the largest single component. As a direct result of this, methane emissions from ruminants contribute around one third of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing these emissions is critical to New Zealand meeting its international targets but doing so comes with a considerable risk of damaging the economy.

Remember, Remember COP26 last November?
It is six months since COP26 and the world appears to be in a rather different mindset, with an understandable focus on the war in Ukraine, international supply chains and inflation. But the steadily ticking clock of climate change and the need to control greenhouse gases does not pause because the political and economic environment has changed. It does appear that many world leaders have conveniently forgotten this fact?
Article on VetSalus published in New Zealand

Agri-Vet, which is a supplement to Agri-business, an important contributor to New Zealand's agricultural journalism, recently published an article on VetSalus. Based upon interview with our chair, Lewis Griffiths, the article outlines current achievements and aspirations for the organisation, which is steadily growing its influence and activities. VetSalus is now developing its presence in New Zealand.