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  • VPMA/SPVS Congress 2015 a sell out!

    Over 470 delegates attended the 3rd combined VPMA/SPVS Congress on 23 and 24 January at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales.  Forty percent of attendees were practice owners and in total over 200 different practices were represented.  Many practices brought several members of their teams meaning that the delegate breakdown included vets (40%), practice managers (30%) and nurses (10%) plus a wide range of other job descriptions from reception manager to company secretary.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     

Position Vacant

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PRACTICE MANAGER - SOUTH YORKSHIRE

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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.

www.thepetvet.co.uk

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.

   

Practice Manager - Edinburgh

Abercorn Veterinary Clinics

We are a small animal practice based in Edinburgh.  We have 5 full time vets and 5 full time nurses.  We are a training practice and RCVS accredited.  The Principle Vet has been here for 25 years and our clients are very much bonded to the practice.  We are seen as a caring and ethical practice that delivers a high standard of care.

We are looking for a full time Practice Manager who can take on the day to day running of the practice and so enable the practice principle to get on with the job of being a vet!  Part time may also be considered.

The main criteria we are looking for is someone who has strong communication skills and who is not afraid to be a strong leader.  We would prefer someone who has a background as a veterinary nurse or as a veterinary surgeon. A business qualification would be preferred but all applicants will be considered.

If interested, please send a CV with a covering letter to Mr Victor Bates at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For informal discussions, please 'phone 07708095271.

Applications close on 28/2/15.

   

Deputy Group Practice Manager

30.12.14
About the Job

We are a small group of seven high quality veterinary surgeries in London and Kent. The group is expanding rapidly and is looking for a Deputy Group Practice 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 : £30,000-40,000 basic + bonus.

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 and are looking for a new challenge in 2015, apply now as interviews will be happening immediately. 

To apply for this position please contact: Emily Searle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Practice Manager - Grimsby £24k

vets4pets

“A Truly Amazing place to work where we put Pets First”

Will your next career move be part of a hugely successful progressive practice in Grimsby, operating since 2002.  Due to growth within the Group, our practice is seeking a Practice Manager to support our Partner, deliver exceptional customer service and manage our established successful team.  Our bright, spacious, air-conditioned surgery in Grimsby is purpose built to industry leading standards and has state of the art equipment including digital X-ray and in-house laboratory facilities. 

The team are looking for the ideal candidate who wants to put pets first; do what they say they will do; work well as part of the team; want to get better every day; take pride in their work and wants to have fun!  Agata’s new colleague will have strong team management and organisational skills with previous experience of managing people arranging rotas, colleague appraisals and setting goals, also improving profit and loss of the practice.  This role will include some of the following:-

  • Day to day management of the reception desk  including organising rotas and team training
  • Ensuring the team are fully updated with surgery promotions
  • Networking with local charities and organisations to develop working relationships
  • Identifying marketing initiatives to attract new clients to the surgery
  • Ensuring regular updates are communicated to the team
  • Working with the nursing team to identify additional nursing opportunities such as clinics
  • Ensuring the client database is updated and efficient at all times
  • Review and improve processes
  • Review performance reports and identify opportunities
  • Inducting and training new team members

The successful candidate will have strong people skill, excellent communication, administration skills and a strong customer service focus. You may have worked within a retail or commercial environment, ideally with staff management and budget responsibilities looking to work with animals.  You will work with a clinical team whom are very passionate about our clients, therefore imperative that you appreciate what it takes to work within the veterinary sector, as part of larger Group.

As you would expect from the market leader in small animal veterinary care we offer a supportive and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an excellent package and benefits that includes; competitive salary, CPD allowance and exclusive company discounts and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, Ride away, The Groom Room and the Vet Group.

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service and would like to join our Top 100 Best Companies team, then we would love to hear from you.

Interviews shall be held week commencing 5th January 2015.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

For further information please apply via www.myvetjob.co.uk

   

Veterinary Practice Manager required for Suffolk hub

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking practice manager with strong communication and leadership skills to help us support the continued growth of 6 veterinary practices in the Suffolk area.

We strive to provide gold standard patient and client care and this role will be pivotal in the support and drive to achieve this.

The successful candidate will be highly organised, have excellent interpersonal skills and proven experience of finance management, IT and HR. You will have a flexible approach and have the ability to solve problems quickly.

Salary is competitive and dependant on experience.

To apply send your CV and Covering letter to Dani North, Regional Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Practice Manager - South East London

We are a group of leading veterinary practices across the UK who have come together to pool resources, skills and knowledge. We’re run by and for vets, so clinical excellence drives our business. Pet and client needs will always come first because every practice in our group is run by its local veterinary team.

We established Independent Vet care in September 2011, and over 100 practices have already joined us. Though we’re growing fast, we’ll never lose our personal approach: every practice in the group has its own identity, and that’s the way we like it. Our vets’ independence is our strength.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and commercial thinking Manager to lead and develop one of our sites in South East London. The ideal candidate must be an outstanding people person who has experience in offering a high level of customer care in addition to skills in managing a team of clinical and non-clinical support staff.

Previous HR experience would be advantageous with a good understanding of managing budgets and costs an essential. In return we offer a competitive salary package of £26 - £30,000 plus company pension, five weeks paid holiday and discretionary bonus scheme

Key focus
•    Take an established practice forward with new ideas, inspiration & motivation
•    HR Management– recruitment, contracts, holidays, sickness, grievance, people development
•    I.T. – Maintain with IT department existing system & manage structured updates as required
•    Buildings – Organise Maintenance as required ,Liaise with Landlord over any external issues
•    Health & Safety – conduct annual reviews & updates as required
•    Customer Service – ensure we really do provide consistent first class customer service
•    Marketing – work with the Marketing department to support events and campaigns

Key skills / attributes:
•    Enthusiastic and happy to take a key role in a busy & growing practice
•    Great organisational skills
•    Command respect through clear and calm management
•    Good people management skills – clear, understanding, good listener, delegator

Our ideal candidate does not need to be already in the industry and we would welcome people from outside who have had a similar role in management, leadership, customer service and the ability to grow and develop a business. You would be working closely with the clinical director in all areas of the business, and the role will require flexible working hours to include some weekends. If this sounds like you, please contact us for further information or forward your CV and letter of application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Practice Manager - Weston-super-Mare

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Salary £26,000 - £30,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our established small animal veterinary practice based in Weston-super-Mare. 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, or near full time basis.

The successful candidate will assist the Practice Partner 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, 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. Veterinary practice experience is not essential. 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 work closely with the Practice Partner in growing and managing the business.

Companion Care Vets are 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 13 successful years of growth. We have over 300 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, The Groom Room & 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 call 01367 821 357 or to apply, please visit: www.ccvetjobs.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

   

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