Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
VetCT was established in 2009 by specialist veterinary radiologists. We provide veterinary specialist advice and support across the veterinary ecosystem globally. Our core services include teleradiology (expert reports on X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans to help vets diagnose and treat their animal patients), teleconsulting (providing multidisciplinary point of care advice to vets in practice), and education (providing educational content and services for Universities and continuing education for practising veterinary professionals) .
We serve clients and communities around the world, working to achieve our mission to make the veterinary world a better place by delivering trusted veterinary knowledge, support and reassurance at the point of need. We are proud to look after vets all over the world and our services were developed with all parts of the veterinary ecosystem in mind; veterinary students, new graduates, interns, residents, primary care vets, advanced practitioners, and specialists. We have over 200 veterinary experts covering all specialties and species. VetCT is built on the principles of exceptional-quality work and outstanding patient care, while our values are centred on kindness and empathy.
Our operations are based in the UK, Australia and USA to deliver our services to our clients 24 hours a day, 365 days a week around the world.
- Our Commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
- VetCT is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.
- As an equal opportunities employer, we're committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our colleagues.
- We want all our colleagues to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.
- Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective colleagues are legally entitled to work in their country of employment and to safeguard colleagues from any abuse or coercion.
- We do not enter into business with any organisation, in any of the countries that we operate, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
Our Supply Chain
Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains. Our supply chains are limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers.
Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015
The following policies are available to all colleagues through the VetCT intranet:
- Code of conduct
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Ethics, Conduct, Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Policy
- Harassment Policy
- Employee Handbook
Embedding the Principles
We will continue to embed the principles through:
Committing to providing awareness training to all colleagues on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking. Ensuring colleagues involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance. Continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery ensuring that colleagues involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices.
This statement has been approved by Victoria Johnson, Director, for the financial year ending 31 December 2022. This statement will be reviewed and updated every year.