The Positive Pawprint strategy
IVC Evidensia Sustainability Report 2023

Sustainability Report 2023

The IVC Evidensia Positive Pawprint Sustainability Report 2023 covers the progress we have made in the past year to implement our Positive Pawprint Strategy. 

View the report here.

Across IVC Evidensia we care every day - for animals, our clients, our colleagues, and for a better environment.  

As a large international network, we embrace our responsibility to use our expertise and resources to drive real and lasting changeIt’s all in support of our vision for IVC Evidensia to be not only the best veterinary group in the world, but to be the best veterinary group for the world as well.  

Transforming how we do things to embed sustainability is an exciting challenge. Our Positive Pawprint strategy helps us do this, based on three pillars - People, Planet and Patients - and underpinned by KPIs and targets to measure our progress. Our Positive Pawprint Report provides a detailed update on progress across our international network. 

The Positive Pawprint

Growing our company as a force for good

Caring for People

  1. Protect and promote the health and wellbeing of our teams

  2. Offer the highest standards of client care and communication

  3. Create welcoming, diverse and inclusive workplaces

  4. Empower clinics to contribute to their local communities

  5. Ensure human rights are respected across our value chain

Caring for Planet

  1. Transition our company toward net-zero climate impact

  2. Minimise our waste footprint through optimal management

  3. Train all clinicians on applied sustainability in veterinary care

  4. Evolve industry-leading sustainable procurement practices  

  5. Practice leading standards of chemical and pharma management

Caring for Patients

  1. Deliver highest possible standards of care quality and safety

  2. Promote and innovate integrated animal health solutions

  3. Continually grow our clinical knowledge and skills

  4. Continually share knowledge, incidents and best practice

  5. Collaborate with peers to innovate best practice on AMR


Management, Transparency & Disclosure


We have developed policies for the key aspects of our sustainability programme.

Explore more about how we work

 We are creating a workplace where we focus on innovation, engagement and teamwork.

Referral network

Right care, right time, right team

The IVC Evidensia referral network ensures that local teams are empowered to provide exceptional veterinary care by offering all of our patients the right care at the right time, delivered by the right team.

Clinical excellence

Healthy pets and happy owners

We bring people together to make animal care better. We ensure local teams are empowered to reach their potential through continual investment in our people, our premises and the equipment needed to build the world’s best veterinary group.

Medical Board

The Group Veterinary Medical Board – GVMB

A joint veterinary perspective – IVC Evidensia’s veterinary medical board meets with the heads of clinical boards and medical directors from other countries to discuss and agree on quality systems, ethical and clinical policies.


Clinical work requires excellent hygiene standards

To ensure a consistently high level across our group, we are following IVC Evidensia hygiene guidelines which improve the hygiene and infection prevention work in everyday practice.


“Like humans, our pets are what they eat”

Feeding your pet a wholesome, high-quality diet is an essential aspect of preventative healthcare and increases their chance of living a longer, healthier life.