Vet-tech specialist Vet-AI has welcomed two senior academics from the University of Leeds

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Vet-tech specialist Vet-AI has welcomed two senior academics from the University of Leeds to its fast-growing team as it takes its revolutionary Joii app to the next level.

The company, based at University of Leeds innovation hub, Nexus, has formed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Mark Gilthorpe, Professor of Statistical Epidemiology at the University’s School of Medicine and Health and Dr Ali Gooya, Lecturer in Computer Science at the School of Computing.

A KTP is an Innovate UK programme that links forward-thinking companies with leading academic teams in order to drive innovation.

Trevor Hardcastle, Chief Data Scientist at Vet-AI, comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Professor Gilthorpe and Dr Gooya as our academic experts to work alongside our R&D and clinical team as we focus on developing our app’s capacity for automatic diagnosis and prediction of skin conditions in cats and dogs.”

Founded in 2017 by tech expert, Paul Hallett, experienced veterinarian, Robert Dawson and veterinary dermatologist, Sarah Warren, Vet-AI is a research and development company dedicated to overhauling the pet healthcare industry.

The “Joii“ app enables pet owners to list their pet’s symptoms, which are then assessed by the AI triage model, generating information to help them decide what to do next, whether it be no action at all, consulting a vet online or visiting a practice.

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