Best 6 Free and Open Source Veterinary Management Software

The advent of smart computational software brought a lot of relief to workers in different walks of life especially to those in business. Programmers have successfully created software like Electronic Medical Records apps and Content Management Systems to enhance workflow and nobody is left out.

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As a humble reminder that no single field is ignored by the open source community, here is a list of the best free management software for veterinary practice and they are all free.

1. Ababu

Ababu is a user-friendly veterinary Practice management (VPM) software with a dashboard from where you can manage animals in your care, their visit dates, birthdays, owner details, vaccination appointments, etc.

Whether it’s running on a single computer, within a local network like a veterinary clinic, or through cloud computing over the internet, Ababu aims to be versatile. Its goal is to become a multi-platform solution which is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, tablets, and mobile devices.

This free and user-friendly application is not only available in multiple languages but also aspires to assist veterinarians globally in treating a wide variety of animals and pets.

Ababu is committed to providing accessible and effective veterinary management support worldwide

Ababu - Veterinary Practice Management Software
Ababu – Veterinary Practice Management Software

2. OpenVPMS

OpenVPMS is a robust software management tool for veterinary practitioners because of its wide user options. You can use it for managing stock, finances, patients, and customers. You can also use it to create reports, transfer data files securely, and schedule appointments.

You can install it on a Linux server or run it in your browser. Its GUI is far from modern but the fact that it has stood the test of time proves that it can take on whatever task you give it.

OpenVPMS - Veterinary CRM Software
OpenVPMS – Veterinary CRM Software

3. Vettev

Vettev, like OpenVPMS, can handle creating and managing medical records, reports, administrators, etc. It features a simplistic GUI with one toolbar housing the options for entering animal and animal-owner details, creating invoices, reports, appointments, etc. and you can see everything in a single page.

Vettev - Veterinary Management Software
Vettev – Veterinary Management Software

4. Animal Shelter Manager

Animal Shelter Manager is a cloud-based service that enables you to create records of animal shelters complete with their location, health conditions, billing status, etc.

You can use it to manage both medical and customer records, reports, waiting rooms, laboratory appointments, finances, etc. and its first version is available for free at sourceforge.

If you would rather use an improved version then you can grab its latest version with a monthly (or annual) subscription fee.

Animal Shelter Manager
Animal Shelter Manager

5. VetGeo

VetGeo is another cloud-based management solution for vets but it features a clean modern GUI and supports working with multiple veterinary clinics.

VetGeo is easy to use and you can search for settings, animals, clinics, etc directly from within the search bar which lives at the top of the app window.

VetGeo is the only title in this list that is not open source but it is too awesome to be left out – especially considering the tens of other veterinary clinic management apps that have been abandoned or discontinued.

VetGeo - FREE Vet Management Software
VetGeo – FREE Vet Management Software

6. Evette

Evette supports both Linux and Windows platforms and despite the fact that it has been discontinued, it remains a veterinary clinic management software to contend with.

It is free and open source with a simple GUI that anyone can easily get up and running with. It supports adding animal medical and customer records, managing invoices, and appointments.


All the listed software offer almost the same options but they may appeal to you differently so feel free to check them all out in order to make an ultimate decision.

Do you have any experience with software listed above? Or do you have suggestions for us? Drop your comments and questions in the discussion section below and don’t forget to share our posts.

Divine Okoi is a cybersecurity postgrad with a passion for the open-source community. With 700+ articles covering different topics in IT, you can always trust him to inform you about the coolest tech.

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2 thoughts on “Best 6 Free and Open Source Veterinary Management Software”

  1. Thanks so much for this article! Very helpful as I research possible directions for creating solutions for vet clinics. Nice work.


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