The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-04-23T07:00:25Z Online Veterinary Pioneer Joins Vet-tech Startup 2018-04-23T07:00:25Z online-veterinary-pioneer-joins-vet-tech-startup 23 April 2018 Press ReleaseFor Immediate Publication Sydney, Australia:  Knose Holdings Pty Ltd (Knose) whose cloud based Everyday Pet Care platform helps vet clinics quickly and cost effectively develop and operate wellness programs, today announced that veterinary pioneer Dr Mark Perissinotto BVSc has joined its board of directors. The appointment comes in conjunction with  the VetShopGroup, of which Dr Perissinotto is Managing Director, taking an early investment stake in Knose. “Dr Perissinotto’s appointment strengthens and deepens the skills and experience of the Knose board. His 30 years experience both as a practicing veterinarian and as a leader in delivering affordable pet care in non-traditional ways, together with the VetShopGroup’s logistical prowess, means Knose is even better placed to deliver the best possible wellness programs for both vets and pet owners“ says Tiaan Dreyer, CEO of Knose. Knose is quickly building a following amongst Australian independent vet clinics due to its focus on customer service, customisation of its plans to the clinic’s preferences and ease of use. The platform provides the technology and administration necessary for vets to successfully operate pet wellness subscriptions with minimum administrative effort. Wellness plans offered by a clinic using Knose software gives the clinic’s clients options including monthly billing, regular home delivery of parasiticides and various other benefits,  all  customised by the vet clinic, provided under the clinic’s name and fully under the clinic’s control. Dr Perissinotto, who with his brother Steven, founded the VetShopGroup in 1999, is a well known pioneer in online retail in Australia. Dr Perissinotto was the first vet to sell pet products online in Australia, and in the ensuing years, continued to develop innovative programs and products which have helped shape the animal health retail market in Australia. It’s this innovation that has built the VetShopGroup in to what is now: Australia’s largest and most awarded online retailer of pet health products. VetShopGroup’s investment in Knose and ancillary commercial agreements between the two, means that both vets and pet owners using Knose Everyday Pet Care wellness plans, will benefit from the superior logistical ability and competitive pricing VetShopGroup’s size and experience delivers. Dr Perissinotto’s place on the board means that an experienced veterinarian’s perspective will be included in all the company’s decisions. “We believe strongly in an ethos of innovation and constant improvement “ says  Dr Perissinotto “and so when we heard about what Knose was doing, and how their product helps not just vets, but pet owners as well, we knew this was an innovation we wanted to be part of”. Dr Perissinotto goes on to say  “But a good idea is not enough, we feel that the Knose team has the drive, technical ability and the understanding of the needs of vets and pet owners to deliver outstanding pet wellness programs”. Vet’s looking for more information on the Knose Everday Pet Care platform and how wellness programs can benefit both their clinic and their clients, can meet the Knose team at the AVA National Conference in Brisbane in May, or visit www.knose.com.au About KnoseKnose Pet Care is a veterinary technology start-up headquartered in Sydney, Australia.  It offers veterinary businesses a full-service wellness plan management platform that includes banking, administration, communications, stock management and delivery and reporting.  In addition, clients are provided full training and an included marketing program so all the vet has to do is confirm the services they want included and get back to seeing more pets. About VetShopGroupDr Mark Perissinotto and his brother Steven lead the online pet health revolution in Australia, launching the first pet online retailer in 1999. Since then the group has grown to be the largest and most awarded online retailer of pet health products in Australia. Their flagship website in Australia is VetShopAustralia.com.au.   In 2015 they acquired veterinary owned DrCarl.com.au and PetCareShop.com.au, In 2017 they launched PetScripts.com.au and in 2018 they acquired the number two online pet health retailer in Australia, VetProductsDirect. VetShopAustralia.com.au is also world famous for its Surfing Dog Spectacular (www.surfingdogspectacular.com.au) held in Noosa each March. Media Inquiries Tiaan Dreyertiaand@knose.com.auPh (02) 8015 5102 Peace of mind & hip-pocket predictability for Pet Owners. 2017-09-28T05:15:56Z peace-of-mind-amp-hip-pocket-predictability-for-pet-owners Sydney, NSW - October 2017 Knose Everyday Pet Care, has launched a pet wellness platform for independent vets.  This game-changing platform provides the technology and administration necessary for vets to successfully operate wellness plans.  The plan bundles up all the services that a vet recommends for maintaining your pet’s health, and breaks them into affordable monthly payments. Owners know exactly what it is going to cost every month and keep up with their vets recommendations to maintain their pet’s health. A survey found that 21% of dogs and 35% of cats hadn’t been taken to the vet in 2016 and only 53% dog owners and 47% cat owners reporting they had taken their pet for vaccinations.  Compliance with parasite protection is also low.  Not surprising given our lives are busier than ever and remembering what get for our pets each month or quarter often falls to the ‘later’ basket.  Nathan Harris, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder stated “a Pet Health Maintenance Plan makes it simple to follow your vet’s recommendations and will lead to healthier and happier pets.” Knose combines technology, communications, banking, administration and product delivery leaving vets free to run their practice and look after their clients and their pets. Clients can sign up on their phone once their vet becomes “Knose active” and even get their necessary preventatives shipped to their door, in singles doses as they are due, so their pet never misses a treatment. “Customers have changed” Harris continues, “they expect to be able to book and pay for things on their devices and access information when they need it. So much of life these days is managed on our phones,and people are comfortable with the subscription model, so it makes sense to offer it to vets”. “We see a lot of innovation in the pet industry but it has been largely in the corporate and retail sector.  We want to be here for local vets & pet owners, to innovate for them and make sure the vet is front and centre of the pet’s health care again, as well as giving pet owners the ability to use vet’s services in an affordable and predictable way”. Our Everyday Pet Care plans are fully customisable, both from an inclusions and pricing perspective. Harris concludes “It was really important to us that we build a platform that allowed vets to set their own protocols and pricing for exactly what their patients need but nothing their  clients don’t want. Australia is a big and varied place and we know one size definitely does not fit all”.  The high level of customisability supports vets independence and caters for the needs of pet owners across every location of Australia.   The Knose Everyday Pet Care platform allows vets to give pets optimal treatment at a competitive price, the way their clients want to pay for it, with the added bonus of products they recommend being shipped to the clients when they are due. Clients get the peace of mind knowing they are doing everything they should be to keep their furry friend healthy as they juggle their busy lives pet and non pet related! Ends- For interviews or further information please contact Dr Julie Summerfield (Vet)  0412838527 julies@knose.com.au Nathan Harris Chief Operating Officer and co-founder 0449901993 nathanh@knose.com.au For further information see  www.knose.com.au Fintech innovating for vets 2017-08-28T05:58:04Z fintech-innovating-for-vets SYDNEY, Australia: Knose Everyday Pet Care, a Fintech company, announced today that it has launched a pet wellness platform for independent vets following an oversubscribed $500k seed capital raise.  The platform provides the technology and administration necessary for vets to successfully operate pet wellness subscriptions.  The service takes care of all the technology, communications, compliance, administration, and product delivery leaving vets free to run their practice and look after their clients and their pets. Australians love their pets and boast one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world.  There are more than 24 million pets in Australia with 62% of households owning at least one.  Companion pets fuel the $12.2b pet care industry with $11b (>90%) spent on cats and dogs. This represents a staggering 34% increase over the last 3 years!  What is even more interesting is that the change in spend is not due to an increase in pet numbers, Australians are simply spending more on their pets. According to Animal Medicines Australia (AMA), there has been a marked change in the role dogs and cats play in Australian households since as recent as 2013.  The so-called rise of the ‘fur baby’ has Aussies spending more on premium foods, services, and health care.  The latest trends include activity monitors/ wearable technology and even pet jewellery! Unfortunately, not everyone has been a winner…Pet owners have increasingly sought advice from the internet and specialty stores instead of their local vet and despite the increased spend on our pets there is a surprisingly low compliance rate with recommended vaccinations and parasite protection.  In 2016, 21% of dogs and 35% of cats have not been taken to the vet and only 53% of dog owners and 47% of cat owners reported they took their pet for vaccinations.   And many more pets are left exposed to serious preventable diseases as compliance with parasite prevention treatments dwindle. While the pet industry has undergone rapid growth, veterinarians have not experienced the same trend.  In the last three years vets have only experienced 10% growth, a staggering $630m difference if they had the same growth rate as the broader pet industry.   Nathan Harris, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder stated “I believe vets are an important part of any community and the decrease in owners seeking advice from highly trained professionals is disturbing.  We see a lot of innovation in the pet industry but it has largely been for the benefit of the larger corporates and actually to the detriment of the local vet.  We want to be here for vets, to innovate for vets and make the vet front and centre of the pet industry’s growth”.   The Knose Everyday Pet Care platform will increase the bond between vets and pet owners by providing vets capabilities to make it easy for owners to follow their advice and reduce the barriers for them to visit the vet if they have a concern.  The Knose Everyday Pet Care platform places the local vet back at the centre of pet care. The Knose Everyday Pet Care platform is fully customisable both from an inclusions and pricing perspective.  Harris continued “It was really important to us that we build a platform that allowed vets to set their own protocols and pricing”.  The high level of customisability supports vets’ independence and caters for the needs of pet owners across every location of Australia. The Knose Everyday Pet Care platform allows vets to get their own pet wellness subscription to market quickly, easily, and affordably.  The Knose team can also help with training staff in how to discuss the plans with clients, marketing to existing clients and to attract new clients. Knose Care Pty Ltd Knose Pet Care is a FinTech start-up headquartered in Sydney, Australia.  It offers veterinary businesses a full-service subscription management platform that includes banking, administration, communications, stock management and delivery and reporting.  In addition, clients are provided full training and an included marketing program so all the vet has to do is confirm the services they want included and get back to seeing more pets.