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  • 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.

  • VPMA/SPVS Congress 2015 a sell out!

    Over 470 delegates, of which most were either Practice Managers or Practice Owners attended the 3rd combined VPMA/SPVS Congress on 23 and 24 January at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales.  Many practices brought several members of their teams and in total over 200 different practices were represented.

  • VPMA and BVNA join forces to call for Petplan Veterinary Award Nominations

    The Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA) has once again joined the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) in calling for nominations for managers and nurses to the Petplan Veterinary Awards which take place in April 2015. Following their appeal last year there was a rise in nominations for both nurses and managers and the association presidents were keen to build on that momentum. In a reciprocal arrangement, BVNA is calling upon its members to nominate their practice managers, and VPMA is calling for nurse nominations.


Position Vacant

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Practice Manager - Rutland Veterinary Centre

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a practice manager to work with our team of 11 vets and 16 support staff across our 4 practices in the beautiful county of Rutland, just ten minutes from Rutland Water.
The ideal candidate should have previous veterinary experience, be highly motivated, and have knowledge in payroll, book keeping, human resources, health and safety, as well as the day to day running of a veterinary practice.
Salary dependent on experience. For further details please contact Susanne Thorne 07896 298963


Telemedicine Clinical Manager- Cambridge £23,000 - £30,000

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VetCT are a specialist Telemedicine company based in Cambridge, but performing work for vets all over the world.   The veterinary world is changing and rapid developments in IT and digital imaging mean that Telemedicine is now readily accessible to all vets. We are seeking a colleague to join this friendly, dynamic team at a time of rapid growth.

Telemedicine is the practice of providing remote specialist interpretation of digital medical images, clinical histories and other supporting data to benefit referring vets and their patients.   The current team encompasses some of the top veterinary specialists in the UK and beyond, who all work together to give the best possible input into each clinical case.   Many aspects of the company’s work are novel and cutting edge, involving digital cross-sectional imaging modalities and 3D printing.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a rapidly developing area of the veterinary industry and the successful candidate will need to have initiative, be self- motivated and be confident in accepting responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, enjoy speaking to international vets and veterinary nurses on a daily basis, and have a calm, professional attitude.   The company has an excellent reputation for customer care and a strong customer service focus is essential.

The role is office-based, but may involve some travel (national and possibly international).   Strong abilities and interest in the computer-based aspects of veterinary management (such as website, social media, practice management systems and ideally digital imaging modalities and PACS) are required. The role may be suited to someone with experience/ interest in specialist referral practice.

This position will include some of the following:

  • Day to day telemedicine case management
  • Telephone and email communication with veterinary practices and veterinary specialists
  • Veterinary course organizing – UK and Australia
  • In-house training organization- Global
  • Trouble-shooting image transfer and software platform usage (training will be provided)
  • Networking with vets, veterinary nurses and veterinary industry contacts
  • Database management
  • Financial responsibilities: banking, bookkeeping, credit control
  • Office and PA duties for the Directors

If you share our excitement in delivering excellent service and patient care in this unique area of veterinary medicine, then we would welcome your application.  

Application process: please send a CV and a covering letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To find out more about our company please visit www.vet-ct.com



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£26,000 - £32,000

We are an independent small but expanding Yorkshire group, with two beautiful newly built successful practices - in the vibrant towns of Doncaster and Rotherham.  Our continued growth means we are now in a position to recruit a talented and ambitious individual in the role of Practice Manager, on a full or near full time basis.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised person, with a particular emphasis on excellent communication skills.  Previous experience in veterinary practice management is essential.

The successful candidate will report directly to, and be closely supported by, the two Partners, and will lead and organise the teams in both practices.  Duties include genuine senior management as well as administrative tasks in all areas.  You will be responsible for overseeing most aspects of the running of the practice, including staff management and training, human resources, administration and financial performance.  Good computer / IT skills are required.

We have the benefit of the use of a professional Accounts Department of an associated organisation which already takes responsibility for most aspects of accounting, management reports, wages, payroll etc, plus the full back-up of a professional Human Resources department - which will help to reduce the time spent on routine administration.

We will expect you to play a major role and have a very significant influence on the future development and direction of The Pet Vet business.

We are also in the early stages of establishing a third surgery, and you will have the exciting opportunity of being significantly involved with this project, from inception to build and fit-out, through recruitment and induction, to successful on-going management.


Please apply in writing with CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or post to Jane Hilton, Human Resources, The Pet Vet, Century House, 1275 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds LS15 8ZB.  For more details call Paul on 01709 854333, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Practice Manager Role - Unicorn Vets

This is an exciting opportunity for a person with previous veterinary experience to join a dynamic company in a managerial role.

We have 4 clinics, 11 Small Animal Veterinary Surgeons, looking after a large and loyal client base in Hampshire. 

We are looking for an organised, calm, people person who will work alongside the clinical director to deliver excellent support in all areas to our veterinary professionals.  The role will require skills and knowledge in;

- Human Resources; staff appraisals, recruitment, staff rota management. 

- Marketing and service delivery utilising promotional material, PR, practice image, social media.

- Practice assets including stock-control, equipment and facilities. 

- Financial responsibilities; banking, debt, data retrieval, payroll. 

- Business strategy including leadership, planning, decision making, & vision.

Please contact Douglas Veitch or Liz Kerr initially with curriculum vitae and covering letter to

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Senior Manager - St Columb Major, Cornwall

Penmellyn Vets - St Columb Major, Cornwall

Are you interested in a management position within a privately owned, independent veterinary practice.

18 vet practice with small, farm, equine & referral departments seeks a senior manager.

Rural location in an area well renowned for its natural beauty and lifestyle opportunities. 

Attractive package available.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Phil or Peter at
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We will be at VPMA/SPVS Congress and can meet up for an informal chat to discuss possibilities if desired.

CVs and enquiries can also be sent to the email addresses above.



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


VPMA Regional Organisers Required

One of the key areas of the VPMA is its regional activity, so that we can try to bring networking opportunities and CPD to members (and non-members) across the whole of the UK.

In order for us to continue developing this regional structure, we do require the assistance of our members, in terms of assisting us by co-ordinating and hosting regional meetings.

We are particularly keen to try and find Regional Organisers who would be willing to hold such meetings in the Yorkshire, East Midlands, East Anglia and London regions.  However, if you live in an area that isn’t covered by our current Regional Organisers, and you feel there is a need for regional meetings, then we would like to hear from you as well.

Please see “the role of a regional organiser”.  If you would like to consider becoming a Regional Organiser, please contact the VPMA Secretariat. 

We do hope that you can assist us in continuing to develop the VPMA’s regional structure.

Please Note: This is a voluntary role and you must be a VPMA Member.