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  • RCVS Strategic Plan 2017/19

    Leadership, innovation and culture change focus for three-year strategic plan

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has published its Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2019, with a focus on developing leadership within the veterinary professions, encouraging innovation, and further extending a learning culture as a counter to the ‘blame’ culture that exists in some parts of the profession.

    The Strategic Plan was developed throughout the course of 2016 with input from a number of stakeholders including RCVS Council and Veterinary Nurses Council, key committees and College staff. Most importantly, the evidence for change came from the wide and deep consultations that took place within Vet Futures, the joint RCVS and British Veterinary Association project that aims to help the veterinary profession prepare for and shape its future.

    This process led to the development of five key ambitions for the next three years:

    • Learning culture: to establish the extent to which a ‘blame’ culture exists in the veterinary professions, the role that the RCVS may play in it, the impact it may have on the welfare of vets, veterinary nurses, owners and their animals, and how we can move towards a culture that has a greater focus on learning and personal development.

    • Leadership and innovation: to become a Royal College with leadership and innovation at its heart, and support this creatively and with determination.

    • Continuing to be a First-rate Regulator: continuing to build on the foundations that have already been laid, we will work to ensure that the legislation and regulations that support us are not only fit for purpose today, but enable us to make the UK veterinary professions, and those allied professionals who work alongside them, the best that they can be into the future.

    • Global reach: in part a response to Brexit and the need to be more externally-facing but with an emphasis to improve animal health and welfare on an international basis by raising veterinary standards overseas, contributing to the One Health agenda and ensuring that our regulation keeps pace in a global market.

    • Our service agenda: to continue to build on our service agenda to ensure that people not only find interactions with us to be efficient and fair, but seek out and take up opportunities to engage further.

    Nick Stace, RCVS CEO, said: “The hallmark of our 2014 to 2016 Strategic Plan was getting the basics right by clarifying our identity, improving our core functions, setting out our service agenda and strengthening our foundations. The plan gave us a firm foundation to build upon and improved levels of confidence in the College from stakeholders which has allowed us to be more ambitious and outward-looking with this new plan.

    “Within the new plan there are challenging ambitions and stretching objectives that address some of the big issues affecting the veterinary team, whether that’s playing a more global role post-Brexit, the importance of embracing new technology, or the pressing need to consider culture change within the profession to ensure it continues to grow and learn.

    “I would ask each member of the profession to take a look at the Strategic Plan and I am very happy to receive comments and feedback on the plan by email at nick@rcvs.org.uk.”

    To download the Strategic Plan please visit www.rcvs.org.uk/publications

  • 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


Position Vacant

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Practice Manager, Veterinary Sector Salary up to £35K D.O.E


Unique, independent leadership role within a thriving Emergency & Critical Care Clinic

Vets Now is a multiple award winning, veterinary owned and led business.  We place a strong focus on the delivery of the highest clinical and professional standards to our patients, clients and professional colleagues.

Positive change is at the heart of Vets Now (we’re not a business that stands still for long) and our Values are woven through every change we make. We’re looking at innovative ways to make Vets Now the best possible place to work, providing a caring environment for staff, clients and customers alike.  Our priority is OUR PATIENTS and OUR PEOPLE!

Are you an innovative, forward thinker who strives on improving efficiency?  If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a Practice Manager to join our team in Swindon.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Leadership, mentoring and development
  • Responsibility for meeting the overall operational, budgetary and financial targets of the site
  • Anticipating staffing requirements and proactively recruiting appropriate personnel
  • Debt management
  • Auditing time and attendance data entry, auditing of HR files
  • Ensuring the building and equipment meet health and safety requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Experience of working in a junior/middle management role within a commercial environment.
  • Line management experience
  • P&L management/control
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively whilst managing a wide and varied workload
  • Self-motivation, flexibility and adaptability
  • The ability to work within a fast paced ever changing environment
  • Superior attention to detail and organisational skills

To register your interest in this superb career opportunity, APPLY Now

Julia Duncan
Recruitment Partner
Phone: 01383 841181 EXT - 31714
Mobile: 07535 651164
Fax: 01383 808575
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Business Relationship Manager (Full or Part-Time)

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Relationship Manager to join our busy team at Langford Vets.

You will work alongside the Business Development Manager to proactively manage and grow our customer base across all divisions. This will involve working with the Marketing Manager and divisional managers to implement our marketing strategy.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in building strong client relationships. You will have the skills to keep abreast of industry changes and events that may impact the business. You will have a history of working in and a good understanding of the veterinary profession. A level of flexibility is required as there will be a need to work evenings and weekends on occasions.

You will be eligible for a competitive benefits package including pension scheme and training support.

The closing date for applications is Friday 10th March.

For informal enquiries or to apply, please visit http://www.langfordvets.co.uk/vacancies.


Manager - West Somerset

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Manager required for progressive small animal veterinary practice in West Somerset, to include main premises and overall responsibilities for a branch practice.

Responsible for managing a dedicated team of receptionists, the candidate will need to demonstrate relevant managerial experience, and be able to train new and existing staff.

Remuneration package: competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Visit our website www.whitelodgevetclinic.co.uk for more information.

To submit your application please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Eastbourne Vet Group requires a Practice Manager to join their team

We are looking for a practice manager for our friendly and busy 3 site small animal veterinary group in East Sussex.

This is a perfect opportunity for anyone who enjoys a varied role managing a busy veterinary group.

You will play a key role in the business development of this group ensuring its continued growth. As with all Practice Manager roles there are admin duties, payroll, health plans, rotas, HR and plenty more besides.  You will be working a 40 hour week.

Above average computer skills needed. Veterinary background not essential but similar multi-site managerial experience necessary. You will also require significant experience of working in a customer facing environment.

So for a role where every day is different please send your CV and covering letter now to our Recruitment Manager,  Debbie Loding at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .uk or call 07702333522 for more information.


Locum Practice Manager Required - Perthshire

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Locum Practice Manager required for small animal practice employing 14 members of staff.

This is a temporary post to cover maternity leave with immediate start. 

Hours negotiable. 

Our Practice is based in rural Perthshire located approximately 8 miles from Stirling and an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

We are a long established, forward thinking Practice and are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to bridge the gap whilst our Manager is off. 

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Colin Scott, Senior Partner
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Slough Vets4Pets - Practice Manager – Full or Part Time


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