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  • Top Ten Essentials to Keep you Legal and Compliant

    With health and safety legislation regularly changing it can be hard to keep up. If you have been newly charged with overseeing H&S in your practice, where do you start?

    This course will offer a practical update, refresher or introduction to current H&S requirements and legislation, including radiation, waste regulation, COSHH and Risk Assessments, fire safety, staff safety protocols and medicine legislation compliance.  SPVS and VPMA in partnership with Zoetis will be running this course on 24th September in Surrey.

    The day will include a practical workshop in completing Risk Assessments and a question and answer session in which Nigel Lea and Samantha Deakin from Citation will share the most commonly asked questions to their helpline.  Carolyne Crowe from Carolyne Crowe Coaching takes you through your legal responsibility to ensure your staff are not stressed at work. What constitutes work related stress, how to spot it, and what you can do to avoid the negative consequences. There will also be a practical demonstration on fire safety, tailored to vet practice, with the chance to try out fire extinguishers and fire blankets and you will receive a separate fire safety certificate.  You will leave knowing what you need to know and what you need to do to ensure your practice is legal and compliant.   

    Anyone new to H&S or feeling in need of a refresher should attend this day.

    The day will start at 10:00 and finish at 4:30.  CPD certificates, fire safety certificates, lunch and refreshments are included.  The course costs £180 for SPVS/VPMA members (or £255 for non-members).

    For further details, or to register for the event, visit www.spvs-vpma-events.co.uk  or call 01453 872 731.

     
  • Focus on Diagnostics

    Dr Mark Patteson, Specialist in Cardiology, Paddy Mannion, Specialist in Imaging and Peter Southerden, European Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry will head up the list of speakers at SPVS/VPMA Focus on Diagnostics Day on 16th October in Daventry.   The theme for the day will be the business and clinical case for doing more ‘in-house’.  

     ‘The best day’s CPD I’ve been to in 10 years’ was the verdict of one attendee to last year’s event and this was echoed by other delegates, a mix of practice owners, managers and clinical directors.

    Other seminar subjects include the business and ethical case for laproscopic spays, regenerative medicine and how to make the most of your microscope and digital x-ray.  Brian Faulkner will chair workshops and present a seminar on dashboards and income analysis.

    The day is also an excellent opportunity to talk to suppliers of equipment with over 20 relevant and focused exhibitors

    The day, held at Staverton Park, Daventry, starts at 10:00am and finishes at 5:00pm.  CPD certificates, lunch and refreshments are included.  The cost is just £100 for SPVS/VPMA members (£150 for non-members).

    For further details, or to register for the event, visit www.spvs-vpma-events.co.uk or call 01453 872 731.

     
  • Can you manage conflict?

    Managing conflict in the workplace can be one of the biggest challenges a manager faces.  This might be conflict directed at you from a colleague or client, or conflict between two members of staff.  SPVS and VPMA in partnership with Zoetis will be running two courses on conflict management, the first in Birmingham on 9th July and the second in Preston on 23rd July.  
    Course leader, Nick Steele, National Consulting Manager with Zoetis, will teach simple techniques starting with how to listen to the angry person and work backwards to the source of the anger.   Once these techniques have been learnt they can be applied to managing difficult situations with clients OR with colleagues.
    Delegates will leave with the tools to help them tackle difficult situations together with simple tips to help train the reception team.
    The day will include role play and case study scenarios together with interactive sessions to share experiences among delegates.  
    Both days will start at 10:00 and finish at 4:30.  CPD certificates, lunch and refreshments are included.  The course costs £180 for SPVS/VPMA members (or £255 for non-members) and BVNA members will be offered SPVS/VPMA membership rates
    For further details, or to register for the event, visit www.spvs-vpma-events.co.uk  or call 01453 872 731.

     
  • VPMA focuses on benefits for hard-working practice managers

    The Veterinary Practice Management Association has formed a Member Services Group to help optimise member benefits. The group, consisting of practice managers and council representatives Julie Beacham, Angela Andrews and Steve Broomfield, is reviewing the current member benefits package and negotiating with suppliers to expand the range of support on offer.

     

Position Vacant

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Veterinary Accounts Manager (Part Time) Manro Medical Ltd

Exciting opportunity for an Accounts Manager to join our team to help with the expansion of our family-run group.Based at Surbiton the Accounts Manager will be responsible for the book-keeping function for our six veterinary practices. Responsibilities:

- Weekly bookkeeping using Sage including VAT and year end returns.
- Analysis of figures including cost and waste analysis
- Credit control including debt collection/liaising with insurance companies

Our ideal candidate would currently be working as a Veterinary Practice Manager who would like now to focus solely on accounts and finance (training will be given).  Applicants from outside the veterinary industry will also be considered. Experience with payroll would be advantageous but is not essential.   £30,000 per annum (pro rata) based on 40 hr week.  2-3 days a week with flexibility in the hours/days worked.

CV and covering letter to Fiona Stewart – Group General Manager This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

HR Manager - Manro Medical Ltd

Exciting Opportunity for an HR Manager (or a Practice Manager who would like to focus on HR) to help in the expansion of our family-run group of practices in Surrey and London.

Based at Surbiton the successful candidate will be responsible for:

~ Recruitment of Receptionists, Customer Services Managers, Nurses and Vets for our six practices.
~ Regular reviews of our recruitment process.
~ Managing rotas and liaising with payroll.
~ Monitoring sick leave, absence and liaising with line managers to arrange cover.
~ Learning and development for receptionists and arranging courses for all staff.
~ Organising appraisals/disciplinary meetings.
~ Ensuring wellbeing of the staff

Experience in the veterinary industry would be beneficial but not essential as training can be provided.

This is a full time role (40 hours per week) but we may consider a part time candidate and/or flexible hours. Salary in the region of £30,000-£40,000 DOE pro rata for part time.

CV and covering letter to Fiona Stewart – Group General Manager This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

General Manager

Our client, a pioneering company in the veterinary practice management area is seeking to employ a General Manager responsible for overseeing their current customer base and future business development.

Reporting directly to the board of directors, you should be familiar with the day to day running of veterinary practices. Ideally from a background of managing multi-branch practices, the successful applicant will be responsible for running the UK office with a full complement of direct reports providing sales and customer support.

The position carries a competitive salary, benefits and company car package commensurate with working for this highly regarded, specialised, market leading company. The successful candidate will be required to work from their UK Head Office based in the South Central UK, relocation assistance is provided if required.

For further details on this career changing opportunity please contact John on 0161 820 3510 or register your interest with a current CV at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

PRACTICE MANAGER REQUIRED

We are looking for an experienced, full time Practice Manager to join our progressive and friendly 5 centre mixed practice in South Cheshire/North Staffordshire. We are RCVS accredited and a nurse training practice.

Our manager assists the partners with the everyday running of the practice, in particular HR, debt management and health and safety. You will need to demonstrate previous experience of managing people and ensuring a high standard of customer care and a professional level of service. We require a team player with the organisational skills and enthusiasm necessary to keep things running smoothly across a busy practice.

To apply, or for further information, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Visit www.charter-vets.co.uk

   

Head Nurse – Vets Now Referrals, Glasgow

Vets Now Referrals, Glasgow is an expanding multidiscipline, referral hospital situated in Glasgow.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated RVN to head up our Referral and Emergency nursing teams. .  The Hospital provides Specialist Referral Services in addition to Out of Hours Emergency and Critical Care. At present the Referral Service runs during week day hours and services include cardiology, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, Emergency and Critical Care and internal medicine. We have recently installed a new CT unit as part of our ongoing expansion programme.

As Head Nurse you will have overall responsibility for the nursing teams and will support the Veterinary Specialists and Out of Hours team in delivering high quality clinical and client care.  This position will enable you to gain further leadership and management experience with the full support of a dedicated hospital management team. Your role will include ensuring effective and efficient day to day management and operation of all nursing and ACA teams.

In addition to your professional clinical skills, you’ll possess excellent standards of client care, strong communication skills and a demonstrable commitment to working as part of an effective team.  If working in a pioneering hospital environment, as part of a great team, whilst developing your career and clinical skills is appealing then please get in touch.

Previous referral and management experience would be preferable but not essential.

Closing date 31st October 2014

To apply email your CV and covering letter to Laura Collings This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call for an informal discussion on 01383 841174.

   

Finance Manager/Book Keeper - London Based

Our Group of 6 London Based practices requires a Finance Manager/Bookeeeper to complement and work alongside our Group Practice Manager.

The role would include the folllowing:-

  • working alongside our pactice manager to produce
  • monthly KPI report 
  • monthly P&L 
  • monthly cashflow report
  • collect all reciepts and allocate appropriately
  • deal with recharges to  central office  from branch practices 
  • debtors protocol and debt collection  
  • reconcile cash and cheques 
  • creditors
  • debt collection
  • Vat reports

To apply for this role please email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Petcare Clinics Group, 113 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 2ED
Tel: 020 8995 1582   Fax: 020 8994 0257   Web: www.petcareclinics.co.uk

   

WOOLWELL CLINICAL PRACTICE MANAGER

Our small animal practice in Woolwell, Plymouth opened in March 2014 and we are now looking for a Clinical Practice Manager to join our hardworking and friendly team on a full time basis.

The successful candidate will assist with the day to day organisation and management of the practice and ensure a high level of customer service is delivered at all times. The ideal candidate will therefore have strong team leading and organisational skills with previous experience of managing people arranging rotas, colleague appraisals and setting goals, also improving profit and loss and achieving financial targets set. Excellent communication and administration skills and a strong customer service focus are also prerequisites for the role. This rewarding position offers an ideal opportunity for the right candidate to assist with the development and implementation of new processes and systems.

By joining Vet4Pets, you will be part of a team dedicated to providing superb standards of client and animal care. This role plays a key part within a small, friendly team so the ideal candidate will need to be adaptable and flexible with a hands on approach.

Vets4Pets has now joined Companion Care Vets and as you would expect from the market leader in small animal veterinary care we offer a great package and benefits for everyone including; competitive salary and a full range of exclusive discounts.

If you would like to join our winning 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 further information please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to apply, please visit: www.myvetjob.co.uk

   

Practice Manager - Bradford

Our small animal practice in Bradford opened in March 2014 and we are now looking for a Practice Manager to join our hardworking and friendly team on a full time basis.

The successful candidate will assist with the day to day organisation and management of the practice and ensure a high level of customer service is delivered at all times. The ideal candidate will therefore have strong team leading and organisational skills with previous experience of managing people arranging rotas, colleague appraisals and setting goals, also improving profit and loss and achieving financial targets set. Excellent communication and administration skills and a strong customer service focus are also prerequisites for the role. This rewarding position offers an ideal opportunity for the right candidate to assist with the development and implementation of new processes and systems.

By joining Vet4Pets, you will be part of a team dedicated to providing superb standards of client and animal care. This role plays a key part within a small, friendly team so the ideal candidate will need to be adaptable and flexible with a hands on approach.

Vets4Pets has now joined Companion Care Vets and as you would expect from the market leader in small animal veterinary care we offer a great package and benefits for everyone including; competitive salary and a full range of exclusive discounts.

If you would like to join our winning 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 further information please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or To apply, please visit: www.myvetjob.co.uk

   

Practice Manager/Administrator Required - Folkestone, Kent

Do you have good organisational skills?

Anna House Veterinary Clinic, an established, independent, family-owned veterinary practice located in Folkestone, is looking for a full-time or part-time practice manager/ administrator.

The role includes assisting with the day-to-day running of the practice, and Pets Place sales area, to provide a professional service to all clients and their pets, leading the team by example and providing support to staff, including veterinary surgeons, nurses and receptionists. 

You should be well-organised, enthusiastic and have experience in dealing with a range of administration and finance tasks including basic banking, petty cash and invoicing procedures, stock level monitoring, record keeping and marketing projects.

You will liaise with staff to drive the business forward and gain new clients, manage appointments, deal with queries and establish good communication with those already using our services.

This is a friendly practice and you will be an integral and vital part of ensuring everything runs smoothly so management skills are crucial. Some veterinary practice or veterinary nursing experience is desirable but not essential. 

Salary reflective of experience. If you think you have what it takes and would like to join our supportive team please send your CV, accompanied by a covering letter, to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  . 

   

EXETER PRACTICE MANAGER

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our established small animal veterinary practice based in Exeter. We’re seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team as a Practice Manager.

The successful candidate will assist the Partners with the day to day organisation and management of the practice and ensure a high level of customer service is delivered at all times. The ideal candidate will have good team leading and organisational skills as well as experience in HR and marketing. Excellent communication skills and a strong customer service focus are also prerequisites for the role. This rewarding position is a new vacancy due to expansion and is full time hours (40 hours).

Successful applicants who are invited to an interview will be required to present a SWOT analysis of the receptionist area in the Exeter Companion Care practice.
 
Companion Care Vets is a market leader in small animal veterinary care and the first ever vets to achieve the Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for. The company was established in 2001 and has celebrated 11 successful years of growth. We have over 200 surgeries across the UK with our Joint Venture Partners and are continuing our very extensive growth plans for the next three years.

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

If you would like to join our winning 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 further information about this position please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or to apply, please visit: www.ccvetjobs.co.uk

   

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