• 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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  • VPMA Member Val takes Practice Manager of the Year award for the second time!



    VPMA member and Practice Manager of Blacks Vets in Dudley, West Midlands, Valerie Marsh, was crowned Practice Manager of the Year at this year’s Petplan awards in April – having taken the title in 2006 as well! Val who has been a member of VPMA for 13 years, was hailed as a passionate, positive force for the practice and someone with a soft exterior but a steely determination to get things done. Responsible for managing over 90 people between the 5 branches of the award-winning practice (they also took the title of Best UK Vet 2015 in the VetHelpDirect.com Independent Vet Reviews Awards) Val put her win down to actively encouraging communication within the practice.


    Val was in a final-3 line-up, all VPMA members, which included Council Member and Editor of Practice Life magazine Ian Wolstenholme, from Ian McConnell Veterinary Practice in Lancashire, and Mandy Williams from Pets Barn Veterinary Group in Gloucestershire. Val was presented with her award by VPMA Senior Vice-President Helen Sanderson to a loud cheer from members of her team who attended the glittering ceremony, including partners Simon Gubbins and Brian Hogan.

    We hope to feature an interview with Val in a future issue of Practice Life, so watch this space for tips from someone who has definitely unlocked the recipe for success several times over!

     
  • SPVS/VPMA Congress 2016 - Date For Your Diary

    SPVS and VPMA will return to Celtic Manor Resort on 29th and 30th January next year for SPVS/VPMA Congress 2016.

    The 2015 event was attended by over 450 delegates, including practice managers, vets and nurses, supported by 62 sponsors and exhibitors.  The SPVS/VPMA Congress 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 2016.

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

     
  • Support for Practice Managers through VPMA Member Assistance Programme

    Veterinary practice managers are now able to access help for themselves and their families through a new Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA) member benefit. The new VPMA Member Assistance Programme was created to fill a needs gap for managers with somewhere to go for help on a range of issues from personal to professional. The programme, provided via Health Assured, provides a 24 hour confidential helpline for VPMA members, backed up by a Wellness portal where they can access range of support tools.

     
  • Stress Management for Productive Practice - 18th March 2015

     

     

    Stress Management for Productive Practice

    SPVS and VPMA in partnership with Zoetis and Royal Canin will run a one day course on Stress management on 18th March at Staverton Park, Daventry. Caroline Crowe will describe techniques and skills to combat the impact of stress at work and build resilience. This course will be of benefit to anyone who feels their working environment is more stressful than it should be or who wants to improve the working environment for those they work with.

     

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