Companion Consultancy

Companion Consultancy welcomes vet Liz Barton as new Senior Account Manager

Press release   •   Mar 26, 2019 11:15 GMT

Companion Consultancy, the PR and marketing agency run by vets, has appointed Liz Barton, vet and co-founder of the WellVet initiative, to the role of Senior Account Manager. Liz will be involved in all aspects of the business, delivering the wide range of services provided by Companion Consultancy. She shares the company’s vision to use its veterinary insights to support businesses and expand and develop additional projects, including Veterinary Woman.

Liz graduated in 2004 and has enjoyed a varied veterinary career, including mixed practice in Cumbria, small animal internship, ECC and shelter medicine. The wellbeing of the profession became an increasing concern and inspired Liz to create the free online resource hub in 2017. Liz has developed a deep understanding of human factors affecting the veterinary team. She has also developed skills in web development, marketing and social media and the forward step into PR and marketing builds on this experience.

Liz has collaborated on a number of projects, including co-founding WellVet to host sports and wellbeing weekends. She is also a member of the working group which delivered the Vets: Stay, Go, Diversity LIVE! event. This year, Liz was voted onto SPVS board to coordinate the SPVS/MMI practice wellbeing awards.

Susan McKay, Director of Companion Consultancy says “We are delighted to welcome Liz to the team. She brings with her a wealth of experience and understanding of the veterinary profession, article writing, social media, event management and branding. We share common values and a passion to provide excellent service to our clients. Her vision for creating resources that help the profession ties in perfectly with our ethos and we are excited to start work on some new projects.”

For more information on PR and marketing services visit or contact Liz Barton at For more information on veterinary woman visit

Companion Consultancy is a PR and communications agency run by vets. Set up for 2002 by Susan McKay BVM & S, MRCVS, MBA, the company provides a wide range of marketing services to the vet and pet trade.

With a background in the veterinary industry the company is able to provide insight and technical understanding, and apply this to marketing strategy. Alongside veterinary surgeons, the company has grown to include professionals in business development and media.

The wide range of services provided include press relations, website content, social media management, media campaigns, branding, and creation of video and animated content. Companion Consultancy also provides bespoke training in branding, sales and business strategy.

The company aims to provide excellent value and insight for clients as a one stop shop for dynamic and effective marketing.


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