ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Helping You Protect The Planet

Covid-19 has wrought havoc across our world but it has also brought many unexpected revelations – clean beaches, clear skies, reduced pollution, petrol at under a £1 a litre with no-where to drive…

But what it has really brought into focus for us here at Thames Medical is just how much we love Planet Earth and all its inhabitants (especially the animals, right?)

We only have one world...

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We're determined to protect it, and we want to help you do the same.

The environment is our biggest passion at Thames Medical. We love animals, we love nature, and we love working in an industry where that passion is shared. We’re striving to be environmental ambassadors for our customers and our industry – we want to set the example and if we all work together, imagine what we can achieve over time!

We’re working on a number of green solutions to help meet our commitments and to help you reach yours. We base everything we do on our three environmental principles:

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

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We pride ourselves on our technical proficiency; we can repair just about anything, even some 20-year old CAT Dopplers!

We are proud of this because we firmly believe that highly sophisticated, costly monitoring equipment should not be viewed as disposable.

When something breaks, we often throw it away and replace it without thinking too hard – but this brings extra cost, both to our pocket and to the environment (wasted components, carbon footprint, extra landfill, new plastic).

We believe we should fix what we can and only buy new when we need. If it makes more economical sense to repair your existing unit than buy a new one, that’s what we do. And we make sure that if a unit really is dead, the parts are recycled properly and won’t end up in landfill.

LOCAL MANUFACTURING

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Importing a product from the other side of the world creates a BIG carbon footprint.

For those Practices who buy our products from abroad, we are often able to trouble-shoot by phone or video and will do our best to help you solve the issue remotely. However, should you have to send your unit to us for repair we will fix and return to you quickly and economically, utilising carbon-neutral shipping where possible.

We will always work with UK manufacturing where possible to reduce our carbon footprint. Our famous CAT+ Doppler has been manufactured in Wales since it’s initial inception, and will always be made here at home. For Veterinary Practices in the UK, this makes servicing and repairs simple, affordable and environmentally friendly.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

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Many of the environmental issues we face in veterinary work are tied to daily routine activities – and some are unavoidable due to minimising contamination risks (e.g. single-use plastics).

But others, like anaesthetic gases, are controllable AND reducible.

During coronavirus, we have added free CPD to our website to help promote best practice while we are distanced. Our mission is to  help veterinary professionals to reduce anaesthetic emissions and costs, hone skills and improve environmental mindfulness to ensure they are giving patients the best care while safeguarding the environment.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS AND RESOURCES

CPD AND E-LEARNING

Check out our E-Learning centre where you will find all the online CPD resources that we offer.

GREEN CATDOPPLER PLAN

CAT+ Doppler servicing, repairs and full refurbishment every two years. Save time, money and the environment – all for £25 a month.

LUTECH LEASE PLAN

Lease a Lutech Multiparameter Monitor for a low cost, with extra benefits included.

LUTECH SERVICE PLAN

Lutech servicing, repairs and refurbishments all for a low monthly cost. Save time, money and the planet all for £48 a month.