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  • The Veterinary Conference That Rocked the Roof Off and Raised £1300.00 for Charity!

    A whole weekend of presentations on the psychology of success, leadership and management training, a sponsors’ exhibition, awards ceremony and a huge bar bill marked the end of the Vet Dynamics Conference 2015 - which is fast becoming a major event in the veterinary calendar.

    In its third year, the members-only event held at the Cheltenham Chase Hotel was even bigger than last year, with international veterinary coach and speaker Sam Bowden flying in especially from Australia to head the impressive list of presenters, which included: Brian Faulkner – Vet Psych, Helen Frewin - Totem, Andy Green - Senior Partner at Pennard Vet Group and Dewi Owens – Practice Manager at the Aran Vet Clinic, along with event host and Vet Dynamics CEO, Alan Robinson.

    A glamorous black tie dinner and awards ceremony saw awards handed out to 12 Vet Dynamics’ Platinum Programme members, who had overcome personal hurdles and business challenges and achieved great things in the last twelve months. Plus, over £1300.00 was raised for the Veterinary Benevolent Fund – which exists to provide a safety net when members of the veterinary profession need assistance.

    The event kicked off on Thursday 3rd September, which was a closed day for the Platinum Practice Academy members, with round-up sessions for half a day and group training with Sam Bowden, which challenged many ingrained beliefs and created some major mind-set changes.  A relaxed evening with dinner and a fun quiz night, where Dudley the Vet Dynamics Mascot (Alan and Vicky’s Old English Sheepdog puppy) made a guest appearance and mingled with the delegates was the perfect ending to the first day.

    To launch the two day open conference (where Vet Dynamics members could invite members of their teams), Sam Bowden bounced onto the stage and inspired everyone to change their mind-set and create a life that really rocks, by rewriting their personal ‘story’. Alan Robinson followed with ‘Trust Me, I’m a Vet’, exploring the limiting beliefs vets have and how to overcome them.

    More was to come with renowned speaker Brian Faulkner discussing the meaning of success and Business Psychologist Helen Frewin reminding the audience that ‘emotional intelligence’ is a verb and ‘mindfulness’ is the key to managing and reducing stress.

    Andy Green of Pennard Vet Group gave valuable tips on management structure in his talk 'It's All in the Mind - Practical Tools for Success' and Dewi Owens, from Aran Vets explained the drive to improve his practice in the face of direct corporate competition created the need and the opportunity for change.

    The finale was an unexpected and entertaining video clip of Sam Bowden performing an Elvis impression to a live audience to demonstrate the benefits of being outside your comfort zone.

    He challenged the audience to consider whether their receptionists answered the telephone like a ‘Rock Star’, ‘ho hum’ or ‘you suck’ and surprised the audience by calling one of the delegate’s practices, live on stage, to test the receptionist’s Rock Star qualities.

    Despite a jet-setting Australian on the phone playing an owner of a fictitious dog needing a vaccination and 140 people trying not to make a noise, the receptionist did very well and had no idea that she had such a large audience listening in. Their performance was a credit to the Platinum Practice Academy training and methodologies.

    Vet Dynamics CEO and host Alan Robinson said. “Inspirational would be the word I’d use to describe this year’s Vet Dynamics Conference. Being able to get together some of the best of independent veterinary practices, some world class speakers and a phenomenal venue and crew - it really was a spectacular event. Our aim was to celebrate the success of our member practices publicly as well as deliver ground-breaking CPD focusing on the Psychology of Success.”

    “We’re all about shifting the shifting the beliefs and paradigms that we see holding veterinary practices back from delivering excellent value, creating enjoyable work environments and giving owners the rewards they deserve in veterinary practice.” Alan added. “If the feedback so far is anything to go by, I’m exceptionally proud to say I think that’s exactly what we achieved.”

    Planning for the Vet Dynamics conference 2016 is already underway – and, if this year’s event is anything to go by, expect some amazing things to happen!

    Visit www.facebook.com/vetdynamics for photographs and more information about the speakers, sponsors and conference.

  • MWI Advances Commitment to UK Veterinary Practices by Acquiring Vetswest

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  • Centaur Services launches new mobile enabled website

    Leading veterinary wholesaler Centaur Services has launched a new website that is fully accessible on smartphones, tablets and desktop devices and offers customers an improved, more user-friendly online experience along with a wealth of information about Centaur and its services.

    The design of www.centaurservices.co.uk utilises modern web technologies to create a responsive, fresh, contemporary website that’s easy to use and simple to navigate, replacing the company’s previous site which was not optimised for mobile devices.

    Existing Centaur customers can continue to log on to MyCentaur, the online ordering and reporting system, in the same way as before but will benefit from a variety of extra information about the services Centaur offers, its interesting history, the latest company news and much more.

    “With over 97% of our orders being received online, providing our customers with an easy-to-use, responsive, attractive and interesting website was a high priority for us,” commented Paul O’Connor, Head of IT at Centaur Services. “Every element of our business is geared towards providing excellent customer service and we believe our new look website delivers this, as it allows our customers to access the information they need from a range of devices and locations. It’s also a much better shop window for Centaur as it communicates our range of added value services as well as key information about our wholesale offer and the core values that underpin everything we do.”


Position Vacant

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Veterinary Support Manager

Cats Protection
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare Charity and we are currently recruiting for a:

Veterinary Support Manager
Full Time, 35hrs per week

We are looking for a registered veterinary nurse or holder of an animal welfare degree, who is an experienced manager and confident communicator with excellent organisational and leadership skills and self-motivation. The successful post-holder will have experience of working in the veterinary and animal, charity or commercial sector. Working with a team of veterinary surgeons, the post-holder will develop and lead the veterinary support team to manage central administrative processes including centralised discount schemes, input on software development and its management and provide veterinary, behaviour and welfare guidance to the charity and the veterinary profession.
Closing Date: 8th October 2015
Interview Date: 19th October 2015
Ref No: VS53

No agencies please
Reg Charity 203644 / SC037711

Details of the position and an application pack can be found here: http://cats-careers.org.uk/Vacancies/Vacancies


Veterinary Hospital Manager, Pet Medics, Manchester

A fantastic opportunity for a Hospital Manager has arisen at Pet Medics Veterinary Hospital in Manchester.

Working as part of a new management team, that includes a new Clinical Director and Hub Area Manager. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth administration and running of a 24/7/365 Hospital that provides 1st opinion, out of hours and referral services to patients and vet practices across Greater Manchester.

In the role, some of your key responsibilities will include:
• Managing a diverse team with direct reports that include the; Ambulance Manager, Head Day Nurse, Head Night Nurse & Head Receptionist.
• Initiating and driving business improvement activities that positively affect patients & their owners, OOH’s & referral customers and Pet Medics employees.
• Supporting the financial management of the Hospital in areas such as budget management, pricing, debt management and CAPEX spend.
• Building a culture of performance management and development.
• Supporting marketing initiatives in conjunction with the group marketing department.
• Overseeing facilities and H&S management and compliance for the Hospital site.

To be successful you will be able to demonstrate:
• Experience of managing or assistant managing a Hospital or large practice site. This can have been gained in the veterinary, medical (NHS or private practice) or similarly related field.
• Knowledge and experience of managing and balancing accounts – such as invoicing and P&L review.
• A proven record of managing and developing others.
• Experience of managing and implementing business and process improvements.
• A passion for delivering the best possible service, support & outcomes for patients, customers and colleagues.

Pet Medics is part of CVS Group plc, one of the UKs leading veterinary service providers and as a Hospital Manager you will receive a comprehensive range of benefits including:
• The opportunity to enrol in our leading share save scheme.
• A competitive salary package.
• Generous holiday allowance.
• Supported and encouraged professional development.
• Access to a range of flexible benefits to suit your needs (such as subsidised gym membership, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme).

To apply, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your CV and covering letter.
You can also learn more about CVS Group and other current career opportunities we have by visiting http://www.cvsukltd.co.uk/careers/current-vacancies/.


Full Time Practice Manager - Yeovil, Somerset

Practice Manager (F/T) based at Delaware Veterinary Group Yeovil, Somerset.

Are you ambitious with a desire to improve the success of an independent Practice?

Are you keen to work in a team, supporting and empowering others?

Delaware at Yeovil is a small animal practice with a very good reputation in the area, both amongst the general public and other Veterinary practices.   This new general management position will be key to the improvement of the running of our Yeovil Practice and strengthening the link with our Castle Cary branch as a part of our Practice Management Team.

A combination of effective management in the day to day running of an independent veterinary practice, together with implementing proactive initiatives to improve client service and grow the business.

To request a job description and an application form, please contact:

Sarah Staniforth, Group Practice Manager

Tel:  01963 350307 Ext. 48   E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Practice Manager - Full Time - Chester

An exciting opportunity has arisen in small but busy referral practice based in Chester.

We are looking for an enthusiastic full time practice manager to join our friendly team (Monday to Friday with no on call or weekend cover). 

This is a time of growth and development for the practice and we need someone to manage the day-to-day organisation but also be involved in developing ideas and implementing future strategies. 

Good communication and team leader skills are essential along with administrative and organisational skills in the areas of human resources, finance and business management.  Excellent people skills are needed to enable the practice to continue to provide a high level of customer service. 

For further details please contact Sarah Holmes on 01244 377365 or send CV by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Practice Administrator - Yorkshire Dales

Practice Administrator required to work closely with and help the Directors to manage, develop and grow 4-branch rural mixed veterinary practice based in Yorkshire Dales.

The ideal candidate must be conscientious, and possess excellent communication and organisational skills, with strong customer focus. 

Previous experience of IT, HR, finance and business management essential. 

Previous experience of veterinary practice would be beneficial but is not essential.

5-day week with some flexibility.

Salary according to experience.

Apply with CV and covering letter to:

The Directors
Yoredale Vets Ltd
High Burton
North Yorkshire  HG4 4BS

email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


HR Manager - London/Surrey

Manro Medical Ltd

Manro Medical Ltd is a family run veterinary practice group.  The practices are dedicated to the care of companion animals and provide a high quality, professional and friendly service.  We offer a caring environment backed up with specialist knowledge and modern facilities and equipment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time HR Manager to join our rapidly growing business.

Ideally the successful applicant will have HR Manager experience, with some veterinary or practice management knowledge but this is not essential as training can be provided.

Duties will be varied and will include responsibility for the following HR functions:

Recruitment of all employees for our growing group of practices (currently six) including advertising, interviewing, arranging suitable induction/training.

Ensuring that all new employees have references checked, and have contracts and correct paperwork issued and signed prior to commencement of employment.

Ensure regular appraisals of all employees.

Regular reviews of the recruitment process.

Advise on and manage all employee relations cases.

Managing rotas including monitoring sickness and holidays and liaising with line managers to arrange cover.

Monitoring CPD.

Liaising with payroll to ensure employees receive correct pay.

Learning and development for receptionists and arranging courses for all employees.

Ensuring well-being of the employees.

28 days holiday entitlement, including bank holidays. Full training will be provided including any veterinary knowledge, through our well thought out and ongoing training system.

Salary £30-£40k dependent on experience.

Please contact our team to discuss further details or email your CV and covering letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Practice Manager - Dartford and Luton

Job title:

Practice Managers For Our Growing Company - Dartford And Luton

Job description:

Easipetcare is growing! We are looking for dynamic business managers to join us as we grow. Our practice managers are responsible for the day to day operations in their practice, are accountable for their P&L, juggle the staffing rota and provide outstanding customer service to our clients. We understand the challenges of running a busy practice, and as part of the management team our practice managers are supported by their peers as well as the General Manager, Marketing Manager and Finance team.

We can offer: Competitive Salary Discounts on our already low prices for your own fury family 20% discount with Pet Plan Insurance Staff rewards including Perk Box Long term incentives Monday - Friday Childcare Vouchers For more information about the role at either Dartford or Luton, please email Emma Blackman: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Practice Manager - Andover

Forward thinking and motivated Practice Manager needed for 8 vet small animal practice in Andover

Due to the retirement of the current owner and manager, Foxcotte Veterinary Group is looking for a full time Practice Manager to take over the day to day running of its three sites.

Based at Charlton, Andover the new Practice Manager will be responsible for:

·         Personnel management & HR

·         Staff training & communication

·         Customer service and daily ‘shop floor’ management

·         Financial reviews & KPI’s

·         Clinical and Health & Safety standards

·         Contribute to business development ideas & strategies

The practice is well established and still vet owned as part of Provets Ltd. Support will be provided by the Company Practice Manager so previous veterinary experience although beneficial is not essential. Provet practices are committed to high standards of patient care through investment in staff and facilities and welcome forward thinking and committed individuals to the team.

Please visit our website www.foxcotte.co.uk for more information on the practice or call 07887 772515 for an informal chat with our Company Practice Manager Georgina.

For a full job description and application form please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Practice Manager - Full Time - Rustington and Chichester

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our established small animal veterinary practices based in Rustington and Chichester. Due to our continual growth and success we are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team as a Practice Manager on a full time basis.

The successful candidate will assistthe Practice Partnerwiththeday-to-dayorganisation and management of the practice and ensure a high level of customer service is delivered at all times. The ideal candidate will be a good team leader, have excellent administrative and organisational skills with previous experience of human resources, finance and business management as they will be working with the practice coordinator on day-to-day organisation and management of the surgery. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a strong customer focus are also pre-requisites. Veterinary practice experience is not essential.
This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Practice Partners in growing, improving and managing the businesses.

You would be required to work in both Vets4Pets Rustington and Vets4Pets Chichester practices. Majority of your time would be spent in Rustington with the occasional cover required in Chichester.

This rewarding position is 40 hours a week with no weekends and offering £25,000 per annum depending on experience.

We offer supportive and friendly working environment with career development opportunities.  An excellent salary package and exclusive company benefits and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, The Vet Group, The Groom Room & Ride Away.

If you would like to join our friendly team and you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service, then we would love to hear from you.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For more details please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or apply 


Veterinary Practice Manager Required - Worsley, Manchester

An exciting new vacancy has arisen for a Practice Manager to join our team at Pet Medics based in Worsley, Manchester.

We first opened doors at Pet Medics in 1998 and by providing expert 24/7/365 veterinary care we have grown not only into a highly successful animal hospital (covering first option, emergency and referral services) but also into one of the UKs largest out-of-hours (OOH) surgeries, where we provide care not only to our own patients but those of over 30 other veterinary practices in Greater Manchester and the surrounding area.

In 2005, we moved to our purposely designed animal hospital in the Wardley Business Park in Worsley, which is our main site and where this position will predominantly be based and also operate two smaller practices in the Manchester area. Over the three sites we provide our clients with consultations and routine surgical appointments during daytime operating hours.

As Practice Manager, you will be report into Pet Medics’ Clinical Director and access the administrative services provided by the Hub Area Manager and her team. You will also be responsible for managing the smooth and efficient daily running of our large 24/7/365 veterinary business with duties including:

·         Managing change across the business to meet the needs of Pet Medics customers.
·         Driving the consistent delivery of customer service excellence.
·         Ensuring Pet Medics continually meets the standards required for the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme, legislative requirements and H&S legislation.
·         Managing and providing training to the Reception Team in conjunction with the Clinical Director and Head Receptionist.
·         Implementing and managing service level agreements for Pet Medics clients, be these individual customers, OOHs veterinary clients and referral business clients.
·         Personnel management, in line with company HR and Pet Medics management.
·         Managing invoicing, P&L and credit control activities.

We offer working hours as follows:

·         40 hours per week (flexible between the hours of 7:30am and 7pm depending upon the needs of the practice
·         You will also be required to provide some out-of-hours on-call support (this is performed on a shared basis with the Clinical Director and, where appropriate, other Hub Team members).

If you have proven experience of practice management or business administration/management within a similar busy, multi-site organisation and have a passion for providing the very best service to customers and colleagues alike, then we would welcome your application.

Pet Medics is part of the UKs largest veterinary service provider, CVS Group plc, and as a Practice Manager you will receive a comprehensive range of benefits including the opportunity to enrol in our leading sharesave scheme, a competitive salary package, a range of training and development opportunities and access to a range of flexible benefits to suit your needs.

To find out more and apply, please send your CV and covering letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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