About Us

Eclipse is a dedicated development team producing innovative software for equine and veterinary clients worldwide.

Eclipse Veterinary Software Limited is the offspring of Apple technology experts, Systems Support of Cambridge, who have been designing and developing software for their clients since the late 1980's.

All the applications developed by Eclipse run just as well on Macs, as they do on Windows PCs. The way they are developed means that they are native on both platforms and do not rely on unreliable internet connections or web browsers which are sometimes reluctant to work smoothly in all situations. Any standard PC running Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8 (or Windows 10), or an Apple desktop or laptop computer is suitable for Eclipse software, making the choice of platform in each case a matter of individual preference. Many of our clients have some Macs and some PCs – a mixture works perfectly well. iPads and smartphones extend remote working beyond the physical boundaries of the practice with our latest addition, Eclipse Mobile.

Successful projects include the custom-designed BASIS sales auction system used by Tattersalls, producing the catalogue, running the day of sale, handling billing and managing mailing lists. The ever-popular (with the racing community) Tattersalls iPhone/iPad app followed soon afterwards, and the start of 2012 saw an extension of BASIS to Tattersalls Ireland for the National Hunt and Derby Sales. Tattersalls are celebrating their 250th anniversary this year!

More recently, a new bloodstock system has been developed for Weatherbys, who have been recording the arrival and breeding of new thoroughbreds in the UK and Ireland in the General Stud Book since 1791.

But the majority of our work is with equine veterinary practices, including the development of Eclipse PMS and Eclipse PACS, each of which can be purchased as standalone products or as one completely integrated system. Our aim is to produce software which requires little training on the part of those using it, but is innovative and robust behind the scenes where modern database tools can make performance very impressive.

Eclipse Mobile was added to the suite in 2013 and is now in everyday use by ambulatory vets, saving time and money. Billing information can be captured quickly and clinical histories are available to vets wherever their journey takes them to see an animal in need of treatment.

Led by Brian Whitt, the Eclipse team are able to understand how to make elegant applications which are simple to learn and use. Our software is always designed in conjunction with those with the best view of what's needed - the people who are actually going to use it! If we can help you with your hospital/practice management systems or PACS imaging, lab testing or pharmacy stock control, or you have a new project you would like us to discuss with you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Who Does What?

Brian Whitt: one of the brightest and best sort of 'techie' to have on your side. Studied Theoretical Physics at Cambridge and was appointed to Stephen Hawking's research team just as 'that book' was being written. For those of you who have read "A Brief History of Time" and understood every word, well done! For the rest of us, Brian has the happy knack of explaining things simply and elegantly, and is generally regarded as designing systems that are intuitive to learn and easy to use.

Polly Brand: Polly is a graduate with a 1st class honours degree in Computer Visualisation, combined with excellent communication and organisation skills. Polly has recently taken over the lead in Eclipse projects and will be designing many of the most useful new features we hope to add to the program in the next few years.

Mike Danks: Mike is our latest addition to the 4D programming team and is busy working on all those projects Dave had very nearly completed when he departed for Canada. (Obviously, Scotland wasn't cold enough!)

Jarda Kotesovec: based in the Czech Republic, Jarda works on short-term assignments and specialist projects for EVS. A graduate of the University of West Bohemia, Plzen, studying pattern recognition, Jarda spent several months working full-time with the Eclipse team to help fund his PHD studies and visits the UK on a regular basis. Jarda has written a number of useful OsiriX plug-ins and his expertise in Dicom networking and image-handling is invaluable.

Jeanne Razzell: trained as a programmer but instead decided talking to customers was much more fun! Fundraised for Help The Aged; elected as a district councillor; Jeanne enjoys finding out what makes things tick and then helping build systems to make work easier and more productive. That keen interest in the business process, combined with Brian's ability to conceive and design software that fits, are key elements in their long-term success.

Karen Westlake: Karen organises shows and demonstrations nationwide, and visits new clients to help Eclipse users get the best from their system.
Emma Jarvis: Emma joined us this year and has rapidly become a fixture helping clients with day-to-day 'how do I…?' type Eclipse queries. You will most often speak to Emma first when Eclipse has a problem or you need help with any aspect of the use of the system.

Jon Catterall: a 'recruit' from the crew at Systems Support, Jon's IT skills are put to good use too, ensuring that new systems are rolled out smoothly and the IT aspects well-supported afterwards. Jon is based in Oxfordshire and looks after all points west.

Phil Collins: Phil many years' experience supporting larger IT installations and supporting users on-site, and is most often to be found either in the server or comms rooms at Rossdales. An excellent knowledge of PACS configuration and image archiving mean that he is allowed out for the occasional visit to other Eclipse customers to help with these more specialist projects now-and-then.

David Bailey: Though a relative newcomer (compared to Phil and Jon!), David assists a variety of clients with IT issues, new equipment installations, networking and communication problems and Eclipse configurations. Ever polite and helpful, David is an excellent ally when you are first migrating to Eclipse or when any changes are required as time goes on.

Pauline Rogers: trainer with a genuine concern that people can cope with and understand how to get the best out of their systems. Pauline is endlessly patient and excellent too at boiling things down into step-by-step procedures that are easy to learn and remember. It's Pauline's lovely clear tones you can hear on the voice-overs for the Eclipse Mobile videos on YouTube!

Eclipse software is installed and supported by Systems Support, helping clients with Mac and PC IT for more than 25 years.

Job Vacancies:, If you are an experienced 4D developer with 5+ years experience programming business systems, please email us via the enquiry/demo form to request an application form.

Conveniently based close to Newmarket…

Our clients include Tattersalls, the bloodstock auctioneers

And equine hospitals such as Rossdales at Exning

Brian is rarely seen without a freshly-brewed espresso close by

Polly

Jeanne is often involved in the early stages of new projects, helping to define the task and managing delivery and implementation.

Karen is a keen rider with many years' experience schooling and training horses so is no stranger to the concept of a vet's bill!

Jon is rarely parted from his much-loved 11 inch MacBook Air!

Pauline designs the courses we run and helps write 'cheat sheets' and other notes for users new to Eclipse Veterinary Software