Dutch veterinary practices launch cooperation
Several veterinary businesses in the East of the Netherlands will join
together in a new cooperation, called De Oosthof, as from October
The new initiative, combining several practices near the towns of
Hellendoorn, Neede, Lichtenvoorde, Groenlo and Eibergen, include 30 full-time
veterinarians, of which 10 are specialised pig vets and 10 specialised dairy
The new cooperation focuses on business with larger farms in
Eastern and Northern Netherlands and hopes to achieve this through cooperation
and knowledge transfer.
Key points in the new firm's approach will be
prevention through management - using vaccines and antibiotics carefully, but
whenever necessary to continue the farm animals' health status.
cooperation is a joint effort of three hitherto independent veterinary
practices, that have been working together since 2003. The new initiative is an
indication of an increasing amount of competitiveness in the Dutch veterinary
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