This MacNews Category Review looks at veterinary software for Mac OS X. Products covered include ANIMAL-office, Chincilla, CHS Vet, DV Max, MacRepertory, VetFM and VetScope.
ANIMAL-office (http://www.animal-office.at/) is German-made office management software for veterinarians. The software consists of different modules for small and large veterinary practices, as well as hospitals.
Chincilla (http://www.maceasycomputing.com/) is software for recording pedigree data, sales information and other facets of pet breeding.
CHS Vet (http://www.ciderhouse.com.au/) lets you keep detailed information on all your patients and clients. Each patient displays with full history and view of all previous visits. Direct links take you to lists of drugs, procedure and invoicing from any visit in the past. Multiple payments are possible for each invoice. You can display appointments, print reminders, customized information sheets, surgery consents, anaesthesia notes and more. You can store unlimited number of reminders for each patient. CHS Vet offers integrated stock control and order processing. With it you can print drug labels, enter and store supplier’s invoices with GST, print statements for all your clients or suppliers, print GST reports, and print GST inclusive and exclusive daily summaries for any day.
DV Max (http://www.dvmax.com/index.html) is veterinary practice management software for use in small animal, equine and specialty practices. It offers a relational database, integrated word processing, patient history, invoicing, inventory, Rx labels, financial functions, and multi-user and remote-operation functionality.
MacRepertory (http://www.kenthomeopathic.com/) is a tool for professional homeopaths in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. With it you can keep patient track of patient information and prescriptions, search for symptoms and keywords, analyze cases by single remedy or family, add remedies and make changes to the repertory, view cases by several graphic means and remedies. You can personalize the repertory, change fonts and colors. MacRepertory is available in English, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese. It also works with the companion app, ReferenceWorks, a program to allow the homeopathic prescriber access to modern and classical text resources.
VetBlue (http://www.eveterinarysoftware.com) is a web-based veterinary software program for offices of all sizes and types including mobile veterinary and equine veterinary practices. It offers features for medical records, customer interaction and integrated billing.
VetFM (http://www.vetfm.com/index.html) is veterinary practice management software for large or small hospitals based on the FileMaker 8 database system. It provides client, patient, EMR, inventory, purchasing, history and reporting systems.
VetScope Professional (http://www.lawlerdev.dna.ie/) holds information on all clients. Each case displays with full history and billing status. You can zoom into each visit record to view the list of drugs and procedure used on any visit in the past. Multiple payments are possible for each bill. VetScope Professional lets you display appointments for each veterinary surgeon with the current status for each case. You can store any number of reminders. The app offers full stock control and order processing. You can print drug labels, enter and store supplier’s invoices and print statements for all your clients or suppliers. VetScope Professional is a Universal Binary app, so runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.
VetScope Universal (http://www.lawlerdev.dna.ie/) system designed to integrate the many disciplines of a teaching hospital or university including; Pathology, Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Pathology, Anaesthesia, Microbiology, Parasitology, Clinical Reproduction, Pharmacy, Medicine and Surgery. The integration revolves around the case file and its corresponding owner. Bills may be sent to either the owner or the referring Veterinary Surgeon. Reports may be written up in each module and posted electronically to other departments. The system includes stock control, appointments, letter writer, estimate calculator, automatic pricing, label printing, statement printing, department totals and more. It's Universal Binary software.