Our story

BCF have been leaders in veterinary diagnostic imaging for over 30 years. Founders George Bowie, Alan Cole and Brian Fraser pioneered ultrasound for sheep pregnancy diagnosis.

Over the years we have continually listened to our customer's wishes and suggestions to make their working day easier. Over time our scanners have become smaller and lighter, so now you can wear them all day, making it easier to move around the farm and increase your productivity. Our designs have become more rugged and able to cope with the harsh environment of the farm, stable and veterinary clinic.

BCF were also the first to develop a water resistant, wearable bovine ultrasound scanner that allowed users to view the image on a head-mounted display. The BCF Easi-Scan bovine scanner is a global bestseller. We continue to innovate. 

All our equipment is designed and manufactured in-house or sourced from the world's leading healthcare and imaging providers. We are specialists in veterinary imaging - ultrasound, X-ray, CT, MRI and PACS. Whatever the species, small animal, equine and farm animals, we can help.

While born and bred in Scotland, BCF now have additional offices in Ireland, France, North America and most recently India. We also work with over 40 distributors across the world.

By working with BCF, you gain so much more than the best in veterinary diagnostic imaging equipment. We are dedicated to providing the best advice, learning and customer care and technical support.

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    Launch the BCF Academy to bring together all our learning resources.
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    BCF install first Epica equine CT system in the UK at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh
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    BCF install 6 Epica small animal CT systems in the UK.
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    BCF opens office in Delhi, India
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    BCF opens office in Vienne, France
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    BCF Ireland move to larger premises
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    BCF Easi-Scan curve launched
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    BCF North America moves to larger offices in Rochester, Minnesota
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    BCF move to new global head office in Strathclyde Business Park, Bellshill.
  • Vet Charity Challenge 2013 (3)
    BCF sponsor the Vet Charity Challenge 2013, raising a total of £50,000 for charity.
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    BCF launch Easi-Scan Smart Display
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    BCF launch Cuattro range of Small Animal and Equine DR X-ray equipment and PACS
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    BCF celebrate 30th year anniversary
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    BCF are key sponsor of Vet Charity Challenge
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    BCF Launch Lifetime Warranty for Easi-Scan in UK, Ireland and USA
  • Dundalk BCF Technology
    Opening of BCF service centre in Dundalk Ireland
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    BCF founder George Bowie retires
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    BCF launch first free 'How to' online learning videos
  • Easi-scan Remote Display
    Launch of Easi-Scan remote display
  • BCF Foundation
    BCF Foundation created
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    Launch of 3rd generation of Easi-Scan
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    Launch of BUGs (BCF Universal Goggles)
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    BCF American office opens in Rochester, Minnesota
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    Move of BCF Head Office to Starlaw Road, Livingston, Scotland
  • BCF Irish Service Engineer
    BCF launched in Ireland – first Irish BCF presence with directly employed sales engineer
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    Launch of BCF Ovi-Scan version 6
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    BCF start providing Kodak CR X-ray equipment
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    BCF Launch Mini-Scan
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    BCF starts international distribution of Easi-Scan
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    Launch of original Easi-Scan with a linear array
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    Alan Picken purchases BCF from founder George Bowie
  • BCF Duo-Scan
    BCF launch first backpack scanner Duo-Scan
  • BCF australia office
    BCF Australasia offices open (in those days, called “Televid”)
  • BCF Ovi-Scan 4
    BCF launch Ovi-Scan 4 sheep scanner
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    BCF move to offices in Brucefield, Livingston
  • 3rd party products
    BCF start selling scanners from other third party suppliers
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    BCF Launch Vetscan
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    BCF introduce mechanical sector probe
  • Company launch
    Start of BCF Technology with a focus on ultrasound for animal husbandry
  • Diasonograph
    Breakthroughs in real time ultrasound. Launch of Diasonograph a breakthrough in real time ultrasonography
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    Professor Donald, creates first B mode ultrasound scanner at Queen Mother's Hospital in Glasgow and Glasgow University.

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