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  • VPMA / SPVS Congress 2017

    Join us at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport from the 26th to 28th January 2017.

    From behaviour economics to the ultimate front of house experience; resilience to understanding mindsets; practical H&S to managing social media, with speakers from home and abroad; within and outside the profession - you don't want to miss this event.

    Incorporating the New to Management Stream: whether you're a head nurse, a lead vet in a clinical role, an administrator or client care team leader, you probably have some management elements to your job; or are you moving into management but finding it a bit daunting?  This stream is pitched at introductory level.

    For full details about Congress, click here.

     
  • Video now available of RCVS Day guest speaker, Dr Adam Little

    The presentation made by Dr Adam Little, guest speaker at this year’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Day, is now available on the RCVS YouTube channel. In his talk, ‘Digital Veterinary Practice’, Dr Little, President of Exponential Vet Inc., discussed how evolving technology could impact upon veterinary medicine and practice.

    RCVS Day, an annual event held this year on 14 July, is made up of the Annual General Meeting and the awards ceremony. It includes the investiture of the new President and Council members, and a guest presentation from a leading veterinary practitioner.

    Dr Little investigated some of the emerging technologies that could be applied to veterinary practice, citing how, for example, every 12-18 months the amount of computing power available for a set price doubles, and how, though there are now about 9bn devices connected to the internet, by 2020 there are expected to be 50bn. Dr Little predicted that more and more of those are going to be worn by animals: to measure reproductive health in farm animals; to track performance in equines; and to monitor behaviour and activity in companion animals.

    Dr Little discussed how there’s already a smart litter box which measures an animal’s habits, an oral pill camera that can take 360 degree photos, 3D printed drugs, and digitised microscopy. By uniting these technologies with increasingly accurate virtual reality technology, he said, long-distance examinations could become a real possibility.

    More specifically in relation to the role of the RCVS, he explored how the profession could be proactive in engaging with these technologies, such as by: using regulation as a mechanism to attract ‘disruptors’ to work alongside the profession; identifying areas of retraining and creating targeted learning opportunities; fostering an entrepreneurial mindset; creating an early-adopter network of practices to foster initial collaboration; and framing industry challenges as targeted problems whose solutions can be crowd-sourced.

    The video of Dr Little’s speech is available on the RCVS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoZhiCAQ2g0

    A video of the event is also available on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqib7vvOhHg

     
  • Bring Your Dog to Work Day

    There’s just over two weeks until national Bring Your Dog To Work Day - and Britain’s favourite day at the office is again taking the nation by storm.

     

    Please Click Here to read the full article

     
  • BSAVA launches online resource bank to build practice expertise

    Vets can develop their practices’ professional and business skills including integration of new graduates, with a flexible online resource from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA).

    Newly qualified vets and their employers will find the BSAVA Professional Development Phase (PDP) Resource Bank particularly useful when it is launched on May 24.

    The resource will help the whole practice – from supporting and appraising new graduates, to coaching and mentoring staff teams – all aimed at developing an ethos of reflective learning and continuous professional development (CPD) alongside veterinary expertise.

    There will be materials to help staff members understand the organisation, management and economic pressures of practice, their responsibilities as employees, and building strong communication skills across the business.

    The BSAVA PDP resource bank provides CPD support matched directly to the RCVS PDP competences, allowing members to pick and choose those most appropriate to their professional development. They include webinars, podcasts, videos, PDFs and web links, with accessible timings from 15 to 90 minutes.

    The content is reviewed by committee and there will be ongoing development of new resources – including employer specific resources for practices supporting new graduates.

    BSAVA President Susan Dawson said: “This exciting and easily accessible resource puts continuous professional development at the heart of veterinary practice, helping everyone to meet the changing demands of delivering 21st century veterinary medicine,” she said.

    “Whether you’re an employer supporting a newly qualified graduate in your practice, a new or recent graduate starting out, returning to work after a break, or simply wanting to refresh your professional or clinical skills, we believe the support within these pages will be a welcome addition.”

    Kate King, BSAVA Education Manager, said: “We understand the many challenges of beginning your first job; everything is new and knowing where to turn for help can be difficult. At university undergraduates are expected to focus on the technical skills and knowledge of veterinary science, rather than areas more focused on the practice business, customer care and team-building, such as so-called ‘soft skills’ like emotional intelligence and strong communication.

    “Equally, vets in practice may have to prioritise the effective management of a practice’s workload ahead of taking extra time to help newly qualified vets find their feet.”

    For more information visit www.bsava.com

     

Position Vacant

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Practice Manager AlphaPet Veterinary Clinics - West Sussex

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Our current Practice Manager of over 20 years is sadly retiring, so we are looking to recruit an exceptional Practice Manager to take us forward.

We are a very friendly, strongly independent, thee site, hospital-based practice situated on the coast in a great part of West Sussex.

With over 50 staff to manage, the successful candidate will need to be efficient, motivated, highly organised and have good interpersonal skills for both staff and clients.

You will be mainly based at our Bognor Regis hospital (it’s officially the sunniest place in the country!) although you will also have close liaison with our two Chichester clinics.

You will be ably supported by a Finance Manager, an HR/marketing & IT Assistant, plus a general Administrative Assistant and the Head Nurse, all of whom report to the two clinical Directors.

We offer a competitive salary package including Private Health Care, Company Pension, a Company Bonus Scheme and 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

For further details of this exciting opportunity, please email your CV and covering letter to Richard Edwards at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Slough Vets4Pets - Practice Manager – Full or Part Time

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An exciting opportunity has arisen in our established small animal veterinary practice based in Slough. 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 or part time basis.

The successful candidate’s main role is 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, administrative and organisational skills with previous experience of human resources, finance and business management. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, a strong customer service focus and a good business sense are also pre-requisites.  Having any clinical experience is advantageous.

This rewarding position is a new vacancy due to expansion and is based around a 5-day working week. This is an exciting opportunity to continue growing, improving and managing the surgery.

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, The Groom Room.

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.

To apply please visithttps://careers.myvetpractice.co.uk/vacancies/vacancy-search-results.aspx

   

Practice Manager

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A new and exciting full-time role within a growing and progressive Hospital standard veterinary Practice in Somerset.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Practice Manager will join the senior management team, and be responsible for managing the non-clinical functions and activities of the Practice. The successful candidate will have scope to shape and develop the new role of Practice Manager.

With business function and line management responsibilities the role requires strong people and task management skills/experience. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong relevant business and managerial experience, and will be a positive, proactive, team-oriented and practical manager.

Remuneration package: competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

For more information about the Practice visit our website www.quantockvets.co.uk or see us on Facebook.

For more information about the role and for submission of applications (covering letter and CV) please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Practice Manager – Rosemullion Vets – Falmouth

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Rosemullion Veterinary Practice is a large multi-site, multi-disciplinary hospital group.

We are currently looking for a robust and dynamic Practice Manager with demonstrable experience in a similar role.

The successful candidate will be highly organised, efficient and reliable and have excellent interpersonal skills. Up to date knowledge of HR with experience of leading and managing teams, finance management, including financial reporting, health and safety, practice standards, building maintenance, rotas and IT skills will also be required.

We are a friendly practice with a long history, friendly clients and a good working environment; you will be based across all three practices within the group, working closely with the Clinical Director and Practice Administrator.

We offer a range of benefits including: Share save Scheme, Bonus Scheme, Company pension and 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

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

   

Executive Manager for SPVS

The Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons, a membership organisation for those in and aspiring to leadership roles in veterinary businesses, is looking to recruit an Executive Manager.  This is a new position and the successful applicant will have to be self-directed and able to work independently in a project management type capacity with the initiative, vision and enthusiasm to develop the role fully and help take this already thriving and growing society to a new level whilst attracting the next generation of forward thinking owners, directors and managers of veterinary businesses.

Reporting to the President, the expected duties include:

  • Developing initiatives to attract new members
  • Marketing and PR services for the society to ensure it has a high profile in the veterinary press and wider profession
  • Liaising with SPVS partner organisation (The Veterinary Practice Management Association) in relation to jointly run events
  • Helping develop and deliver projects as approved by Council, including current ones as well as any new initiatives and liaising with Councillors assigned action points after meetings to facilitate the implementation and completion of such points in a timely manner
  • Setting budgets for initiatives and projects in conjunction with the society Treasurer and relevant Councillor(s) and reviewing these regularly to ensure spending is controlled
  • Working with and managing current Secretariat staff
  • Liaising with the President and Officers to prepare agendas for meetings
  • Attending Officers and Council meetings
  • Attending meetings with other veterinary bodies, suppliers or partners as necessary and liaising with such organisations as appropriate
  • Receiving monthly management accounts from the office staff, making them available to the Treasurer and liaising with the society accountants when appropriate


You will need the flexibility to be both a team player and a team leader, possessing excellent managerial, communication, organisational and IT skills as well as an understanding of accounts.  Additionally you will require the confidence to represent the society’s interests whilst engaging in high level discussions involving other veterinary organisations, suppliers and partners of SPVS.  Some experience of the veterinary industry might be helpful though a preparedness to invest the necessary time to learn about and fully understand the society and the environment within which it operates is more important.

The weekly working hours are expected to be 30 over 4 days though flexibility is potentially possible.  Much of the role will be based at the Secretariat Office in Hatton Park though some travelling will be required to attend meetings elsewhere and there is the potential for some of the work to be done from home.  A number of overnight stays will be required during the year and occasional weekend work will be necessary to attend SPVS functions.

For further information contact the SPVS Office or visit the website (www.spvs.org.uk) for a full job description, details of the competitive salary and benefits package and an application form.

All applications must be received by close of business on 20th January 2017 and interviews are expected to take place early in February.

   

Regional Manager – NE London

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The Goddard Vet Group comprises three hospitals and 46 well-equipped branches across London, inside the M25 motorway, and is split into five regions, each run by a Regional Manager.  The practice seeks to employ an experienced manager to be based in Woodford Green, Essex.

Reporting to the General Manager, the successful applicant will be expected to display strong all-round ability at nine branch surgeries by maintaining standards that meet PSS requirements; offering supportive care to our personnel; assisting in meeting financial objectives and ensuring high and improving standards of service for our valued clientele.

A very competitive salary and benefits package is on offer with an invitation to undertake further study and qualifications.

For further information about the Goddard Group please our website at www.goddardvetgroup.co.uk

Applications please to Jeremy Robinson, General Manager on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

   

Assistant Group Manager

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About the Job

We are a small group of eleven high quality veterinary surgeries in London and Kent. The group is expanding rapidly and is looking for an Assistant Group Manager to assist the Group Practice Manager with the day to day running of the surgeries and helping to maintain our strong financial performance and high clinical standards.

Job Description

You will be responsible for assisting the group practice manager in areas such as marketing, human resources and recruitment, staff rotas, maintaining and updating standard operating procedures, performance monitoring, stock management, cost control and other administrative tasks.

Requirements –

Previous managerial experience

Knowledge of fundamental financial and business concepts

Excellent communication skills

Previous experience in the veterinary or healthcare sector would be advantageous

Self motivated and diligent

Be task focused and motivated

Package : competitive

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious managerial professional to join a thriving and exciting growing company. If you are based in south London or Kent and are looking for a new challenge apply now as interviews will be happening immediately.

To apply, please send your CV to Emma Blackman, Group Manager: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Dynamic Practice Manager - Swansea, South Wales

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We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking Practice Manager with strong communication and leadership skills to help us support our practice. Immediate start, 25 hours a week, Mon, Tues, Thurs mornings and Friday afternoons. Days can be flexible for the right candidate.

Experience in the veterinary industry would be an advantage but not essential.

You will be working alongside the Clinical Director to provide gold standard patient and client care. With a team of 3 vets, 5 nurses (1 qualified) and 4 receptionists.

The successful candidate will be highly organised, have excellent interpersonal skills, experience of leading and managing teams, finance management including financial reporting , health and safety, building maintenance, rotas, stock control, excellent IT skills and HR experience.

We are a friendly practice with a long history, friendly clients and good working environment.

Salary is competitive and dependent on experience.

We offer a range of benefits including: Sharesave Scheme, Bonus Scheme, Company pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

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