AniCura presents new quality report for 2017

AniCura, one of Europe’s leading providers of high-quality veterinary care for companion animals, presents its annual quality report for 2017. Highlights include a decrease in the use of antibiotics in Denmark and Germany, the launch of a new educational program and a new study on the quality of diagnostic medicine in veterinary care.

- The purpose of our annual quality report is to provide transparency around our achievements and development opportunities within quality and patient safety, as well as to inspire the entire veterinary industry to develop further, says Peter Dahlberg, CEO AniCura.

AniCura’s annual quality report is unique within the veterinary care market and describes how the company measures and implements quality improvements across the nine focus areas of AniCura’s quality program, QualiCura. The report, which has been issued since 2015, includes new findings about diagnostic quality, infection control and antibiotics as well as insights into medical record writing, professional development and customer communication.

Peter Dahlberg continues:

- 2017 is the third consecutive year with our proprietary quality program QualiCura and I am proud to see how it leads to sustainable improvements across our 200 clinics, and that both customers and employees rank the quality of care we provide higher that the market in general.

Highlights from the AniCura 2017 quality report include that the use of antibiotics was significantly reduced at clinics in Germany and Denmark, new hygiene routines were established, 60% of AniCura’s clinics reduced the prevalence of surgical site infections, 600 employees took part in customer communications trainings and more than 24 000 medical records were reviewed to improve quality.

Read the full quality report here.

For further information, please contact
Maria Tullberg, Group Communications Manager AniCura, +46 736 268 886

About AniCura

AniCura is a family of well-known animal hospitals and clinics specialised in veterinary care for companion animals. Born out of the idea that sharing resources creates opportunities for better veterinary care, the company was established in 2011 as the first merger of companion animal hospitals in the Nordic region. Today, AniCura is a role model within specialised veterinary care and a valued partner for pet owners and referring veterinarians across Europe.

AniCura offers a wide range of high quality medical services covering preventive and basic health care as well as advanced diagnostics, internal medicine, intensive care, surgery and orthopaedics. AniCura also provides rehabilitation, physiotherapy and dietary advice and offers selected pet food and care products.

AniCura provides modern, high-quality veterinary care for pets at 200 European locations and creates peace of mind for pet owners through excellent access and patient safety. Every year, AniCura’s 4,000 passionate veterinary professionals attend to more than two million companion animal patients. AniCura is a trusted training and referral body.

For information on how AniCura is working to shape the future of veterinary care, please visit our website www.anicuragroup.com

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AniCura is a family of well-known animal hospitals and clinics specialised in veterinary care for companion animals. Born out of the idea that sharing resources creates opportunities for better veterinary care, the company was established in 2011 as the first merger of companion animal hospitals in the Nordic region. Today, AniCura is a role model within specialised veterinary care and a valued partner for pet owners and referring veterinarians across Europe. The company offers a wide range of high quality medical services covering preventive and basic health care as well as advanced diagnostics, internal medicine, intensive care, surgery and orthopaedics. AniCura also provides rehabilitation, physiotherapy and dietary advice and offers selected pet food and care products. For information on how AniCura is working to shape the future of veterinary care, please visit our website www.anicuragroup.com

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The purpose of our annual quality report is to provide transparency around our achievements and development opportunities within quality and patient safety, as well as to inspire the entire veterinary industry to develop further
Peter Dahlberg, CEO AniCura