About us

About us

Veterinary Practice was founded in 1968, providing industry news, analysis and comment to the veterinary profession every month. The conferences VetsNorth and VetsSouth followed, offering vets a regional opportunity for CPD in a fun, lively atmosphere.

In 2017 Veterinary Practice was acquired by 5m Enterprises, who work alongside veterinary training provider Improve International, the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS), Official Vet and a range of veterinary titles as 5m Books.

Today Veterinary Practice is a fresh, contemporary journal that is delivered to veterinary practitioners and practices every month. It provides reliable, useful and interesting content, written by expert authors and covering small animal, large animal, equine and practice management sectors of the profession.

5m Publishing

5m is part of the Knowledge Services Division of Benchmark Holdings, which supports education and knowledge transfer across the global food supply chain industries: agriculture, aquaculture and veterinary.

5m’s online media platforms, digital and print magazines, books, events and educational programmes support collaboration and information sharing in the animal health and aquaculture sectors, with a growing global digital audience of over six million unique visitors per year.

Benchmark Holdings

Benchmark was founded in 2000 to help repair and build a global food chain that is more efficient, economical, ethical, environmentally friendly and fit for the future. At the core of Benchmark’s business model is its unique ability to innovate to make food more plentiful, accessible and sustainable through more responsible and ethical practice.

With an international client base which includes food producers, retailers, industry bodies, pharmaceutical companies and governments, Benchmark is able to access and develop improvements in efficiency at every stage of the food chain, driving forward innovation across agriculture and aquaculture, green technologies, manufacturing, packaging and distribution.

Its partnerships with universities, think tanks, non-governmental organisations and thought leaders drive research, innovation and solutions which it communicates directly to its clients and market via its world-leading news websites and publications.