• Welcome to the website of the Veterinary Practice Management Association, VPMA
  • Welcome to the website of the Veterinary Practice Management Association, VPMA
  • Welcome to the website of the Veterinary Practice Management Association, VPMA
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  • Petplan Practice Manager of the Year 2014

    Our congratulations to Sharon Lane-Kieltyka of Shepton Veterinary Group in Somerset who won the title of Practice Manager of the Year at the Petplan 2014 Veterinary Awards last week, pictured here with VPMA President Helen Sanderson.

    Look out for an interview with Sharon in Practice Life magazine soon and hear her thoughts on what key skills and benefits a good manager brings to the practice table.

  • SPVS/VPMA event to focus on digital technology

    Digital technology changes by the day and it can be hard to keep up.  SPVS and VPMA are holding a one day mix of workshops and exhibition on 19 June at Staverton Park, Daventry covering everything from how to make website videos for free to the latest smart phone apps for pet owners and their vets.

  • CVPM Information and Exam Preparation Workshop

    Following on from the success of the 2013 CVPM Examinations, the VPMA are delighted to announce that the Certification and Training Committee have organised an Information and Exam Preparation Workshop.  It is to be held in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire on Saturday 7th June 2014.  For more information please click here.

  • VPMA/SPVS Congress 2015


    VPMA and SPVS will be returning to Celtic Manor Resort for their 2015 Congress which will be held on 23rd and 24th January.

    This follows the success of the 2014 event attended by over 400 vets and managers and 62 sponsors and exhibitors.  This is now the largest veterinary Management Congress in the UK and the very positive feedback from all who attended this year make it likely to sell out early for 2015.

    The lecture programme will include a dedicated Equine Management stream and a further  stream focusing on mental health and work related stress which proved so successful  this year  In addition, there will be a focus on ‘client care’ with lectures concentrating on every step in the client journey .

    SPVS President, Colin Thomson is particularly keen that Congress should champion individuals in practice:

    ‘Working as a vet, a manager, nurse or receptionist in practice can be very rewarding.  But at times it can also be very stressful.  I’d like Congress to help equip managers and owners with the skills and the tools to help them make life that little bit better for those they are responsible for.’

    Helen Sanderson, who will be VPMA President for a second year,  would like to build on the success  of the Equine stream she launched last year:

    ‘Equine practices face very distinctive management problems and I wasn’t convinced we were doing as much as we could to address these.  I was bowled over by the response to our Equine stream at this year’s event and look forward to welcoming even more equine vets and managers in 2015.’

    For further details and to be kept up to date, visit www.spvs-vpma-events.co.uk , join us on facebook, follow us on twitter @SPVSVPMA_Events or call 01453 872731.


Welcome to the website of the Veterinary Practice Management Association

Learn | Share | Grow


At the VPMA, our Mission is simple: 
to help you grow your management skills
through support, sharing and learning. 

The VPMA offers membership to all those
with an interest in practice management,
whatever their role in practice.


“We’re a welcoming, active association with a wealth of knowledge and insights to share. As President, I want to encourage everyone with an interest in practice management to join us and help drive their career and their businesses forward towards further success.”

Helen Sanderson, VPMA President