• Position Vacant, VPMA
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  • Centaur Services launches new mobile enabled website

    Leading veterinary wholesaler Centaur Services has launched a new website that is fully accessible on smartphones, tablets and desktop devices and offers customers an improved, more user-friendly online experience along with a wealth of information about Centaur and its services.

    The design of www.centaurservices.co.uk utilises modern web technologies to create a responsive, fresh, contemporary website that’s easy to use and simple to navigate, replacing the company’s previous site which was not optimised for mobile devices.

    Existing Centaur customers can continue to log on to MyCentaur, the online ordering and reporting system, in the same way as before but will benefit from a variety of extra information about the services Centaur offers, its interesting history, the latest company news and much more.

    “With over 97% of our orders being received online, providing our customers with an easy-to-use, responsive, attractive and interesting website was a high priority for us,” commented Paul O’Connor, Head of IT at Centaur Services. “Every element of our business is geared towards providing excellent customer service and we believe our new look website delivers this, as it allows our customers to access the information they need from a range of devices and locations. It’s also a much better shop window for Centaur as it communicates our range of added value services as well as key information about our wholesale offer and the core values that underpin everything we do.”

     
  • ROYAL CANIN launches new Healthy Weight Competition

    ROYAL CANIN has announced the launch of a weight management competition. New for 2015, the Healthy Weight Competition is now open to veterinary practices across the UK and Ireland.

     
  • Vet Vouchers

    A new electronic voucher which has been designed to provide a new route for clients to pay for veterinary services is going live in the UK this summer. Vet Vouchers allows third parties to gift vouchers to pet owners for redemption at member practices.

     
  • Citation Seminars: VPMA Members Welcome

    Citation are running a series of Seminars entitled "HR and Health & Safety Fundamentals".

     

    They are now CPD accredited, and are FREE, worth 2 hours of learning.

     

    VPMA Members are welcome to register for any of their planned Seminars.

     

    To view the list of Seminars, please click here.

     

Position Vacant

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Practice Administrator - Yorkshire Dales

Practice Administrator required to work closely with and help the Directors to manage, develop and grow 4-branch rural mixed veterinary practice based in Yorkshire Dales.

The ideal candidate must be conscientious, and possess excellent communication and organisational skills, with strong customer focus. 

Previous experience of IT, HR, finance and business management essential. 

Previous experience of veterinary practice would be beneficial but is not essential.

5-day week with some flexibility.

Salary according to experience.

Apply with CV and covering letter to:

The Directors
Yoredale Vets Ltd
High Burton
Masham
Ripon
North Yorkshire  HG4 4BS

Or 
email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

HR Manager - London/Surrey

Manro Medical Ltd

Manro Medical Ltd is a family run veterinary practice group.  The practices are dedicated to the care of companion animals and provide a high quality, professional and friendly service.  We offer a caring environment backed up with specialist knowledge and modern facilities and equipment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time HR Manager to join our rapidly growing business.

Ideally the successful applicant will have HR Manager experience, with some veterinary or practice management knowledge but this is not essential as training can be provided.

Duties will be varied and will include responsibility for the following HR functions:

Recruitment of all employees for our growing group of practices (currently six) including advertising, interviewing, arranging suitable induction/training.

Ensuring that all new employees have references checked, and have contracts and correct paperwork issued and signed prior to commencement of employment.

Ensure regular appraisals of all employees.

Regular reviews of the recruitment process.

Advise on and manage all employee relations cases.

Managing rotas including monitoring sickness and holidays and liaising with line managers to arrange cover.

Monitoring CPD.

Liaising with payroll to ensure employees receive correct pay.

Learning and development for receptionists and arranging courses for all employees.

Ensuring well-being of the employees.

28 days holiday entitlement, including bank holidays. Full training will be provided including any veterinary knowledge, through our well thought out and ongoing training system.

Salary £30-£40k dependent on experience.

Please contact our team to discuss further details or email your CV and covering letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

   

Practice Manager - Dartford and Luton

Job title:

Practice Managers For Our Growing Company - Dartford And Luton

Job description:

Easipetcare is growing! We are looking for dynamic business managers to join us as we grow. Our practice managers are responsible for the day to day operations in their practice, are accountable for their P&L, juggle the staffing rota and provide outstanding customer service to our clients. We understand the challenges of running a busy practice, and as part of the management team our practice managers are supported by their peers as well as the General Manager, Marketing Manager and Finance team.

We can offer: Competitive Salary Discounts on our already low prices for your own fury family 20% discount with Pet Plan Insurance Staff rewards including Perk Box Long term incentives Monday - Friday Childcare Vouchers For more information about the role at either Dartford or Luton, please email Emma Blackman: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Practice Manager - Andover

Forward thinking and motivated Practice Manager needed for 8 vet small animal practice in Andover

Due to the retirement of the current owner and manager, Foxcotte Veterinary Group is looking for a full time Practice Manager to take over the day to day running of its three sites.


Based at Charlton, Andover the new Practice Manager will be responsible for:

·         Personnel management & HR

·         Staff training & communication

·         Customer service and daily ‘shop floor’ management

·         Financial reviews & KPI’s

·         Clinical and Health & Safety standards

·         Contribute to business development ideas & strategies

The practice is well established and still vet owned as part of Provets Ltd. Support will be provided by the Company Practice Manager so previous veterinary experience although beneficial is not essential. Provet practices are committed to high standards of patient care through investment in staff and facilities and welcome forward thinking and committed individuals to the team.


Please visit our website www.foxcotte.co.uk for more information on the practice or call 07887 772515 for an informal chat with our Company Practice Manager Georgina.

For a full job description and application form please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Practice Manager - Full Time - Rustington and Chichester

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our established small animal veterinary practices based in Rustington and Chichester. 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.

The successful candidate will assistthe Practice Partnerwiththeday-to-dayorganisation and management of the practice and ensure a high level of customer service is delivered at all times. The ideal candidate will be a good team leader, have excellent administrative and organisational skills with previous experience of human resources, finance and business management as they will be working with the practice coordinator on day-to-day organisation and management of the surgery. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a strong customer focus are also pre-requisites. Veterinary practice experience is not essential.
This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Practice Partners in growing, improving and managing the businesses.

You would be required to work in both Vets4Pets Rustington and Vets4Pets Chichester practices. Majority of your time would be spent in Rustington with the occasional cover required in Chichester.

This rewarding position is 40 hours a week with no weekends and offering £25,000 per annum depending on experience.

We offer supportive and friendly working environment with career development opportunities.  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 friendly 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 more details please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or apply 
www.careers.myvetpractice.co.uk

   

Veterinary Practice Manager Required - Worsley, Manchester

An exciting new vacancy has arisen for a Practice Manager to join our team at Pet Medics based in Worsley, Manchester.

We first opened doors at Pet Medics in 1998 and by providing expert 24/7/365 veterinary care we have grown not only into a highly successful animal hospital (covering first option, emergency and referral services) but also into one of the UKs largest out-of-hours (OOH) surgeries, where we provide care not only to our own patients but those of over 30 other veterinary practices in Greater Manchester and the surrounding area.

In 2005, we moved to our purposely designed animal hospital in the Wardley Business Park in Worsley, which is our main site and where this position will predominantly be based and also operate two smaller practices in the Manchester area. Over the three sites we provide our clients with consultations and routine surgical appointments during daytime operating hours.

As Practice Manager, you will be report into Pet Medics’ Clinical Director and access the administrative services provided by the Hub Area Manager and her team. You will also be responsible for managing the smooth and efficient daily running of our large 24/7/365 veterinary business with duties including:

·         Managing change across the business to meet the needs of Pet Medics customers.
·         Driving the consistent delivery of customer service excellence.
·         Ensuring Pet Medics continually meets the standards required for the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme, legislative requirements and H&S legislation.
·         Managing and providing training to the Reception Team in conjunction with the Clinical Director and Head Receptionist.
·         Implementing and managing service level agreements for Pet Medics clients, be these individual customers, OOHs veterinary clients and referral business clients.
·         Personnel management, in line with company HR and Pet Medics management.
·         Managing invoicing, P&L and credit control activities.

We offer working hours as follows:

·         40 hours per week (flexible between the hours of 7:30am and 7pm depending upon the needs of the practice
·         You will also be required to provide some out-of-hours on-call support (this is performed on a shared basis with the Clinical Director and, where appropriate, other Hub Team members).

If you have proven experience of practice management or business administration/management within a similar busy, multi-site organisation and have a passion for providing the very best service to customers and colleagues alike, then we would welcome your application.

Pet Medics is part of the UKs largest veterinary service provider, CVS Group plc, and as a Practice Manager you will receive a comprehensive range of benefits including the opportunity to enrol in our leading sharesave scheme, a competitive salary package, a range of training and development opportunities and access to a range of flexible benefits to suit your needs.

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

   

Practice Manager - Full or Part Time - Oxford

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our established Small Animal Veterinary Practice based in Oxford.  Due to our continual growth and success we are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team as a Practice Manager, on either full or part time basis.

The successful candidate will assist the Regional Business Development Manager (BDM), and existing team, in the practice whilst we are in a period of transition to a new Vet Joint Venture Partner.  For the right candidate a % Partnership opportunity would be considered now or in the future.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent Team Leader, have excellent administrative, IT and organisational skills with previous experience of Human Resources, Finance and Business Management as they will be working with the BDM to improve organisation and particular focus on cost management and improving efficiencies and protocols within the practice. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a strong Customer Focus are also pre-requisites. Veterinary practice experience is beneficial but not essential.  Covering Reception, to understand the customer facing aspect, will be needed as appropriate when negotiating the agreed hours and salary.  This rewarding position is open to discussion regarding days and hours of work. 

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 & Pension, with Health Care Cover coming soon in 2016.   Investment in Continued Professional Development will also be encouraged from the start of this opportunity.

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.  

The Interview Process will include Competency Based Questioning and a 10 minute Pre-Prepared Presentation to the BDM on a scenario/task title given.

To apply please send a Cover Letter and CV to:

Business Development Manager
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The closing date for applications will be:
13:00 Friday 4th September

Visit our careers webpage on:
www.careers.myvetpractice.co.uk    

   

Practice Manager - Peak Vets, Sheffield

This is an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking manager to develop their career in a busy small animal clinic in Sheffield.

We are a friendly team (5 ½ vets and 7 RVNs), with a 100% small animal case load. We want all of our clients and pets to have a great experience when they visit us – your job will be to help us deliver it.

We need someone special:

-              With proven people management skills

-              To coordinate and implement change and drive our practice forward

-              To ensure excellent internal and external communication

-              To promote staff development, service delivery, and maintain high clinical standards.

-              A good decision maker who will lead by example

Peak Vets is situated in Sheffield, on the edge of the Peak District, with fabulous access to walking, cycling and beautiful countryside.

Please contact us by telephone on (0114) 250 7733 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Practice Manager - Full Time - New Malden

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our established small animal veterinary practice based in New Malden. 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.

This rewarding position is 40 hours a week with no weekends!

The successful candidate will ensurethe practiceruns smoothly and will managetheday-to-dayorganisation of the practice and ensure a high level of customer service is delivered at all times.The ideal candidate will be a good team leader, have excellent administrative and organisational skills with previous experience of human resources, finance and business management as they will be working with the practice coordinator on day-to-day organisation and management of the surgery. Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a strong customer focus are also pre-requisites. Veterinary practice experience is not essential.

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, and 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.

To apply please visit our careers webpage on www.careers.myvetpractice.co.uk  

   

Practice Manager Required - Northampton

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our busy 24/7 small animal practice based in Northampton which is fully equipped to hospital standard.

The successful candidate will assist the Practice Partners witthday-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. Above all else though you will have excellent people skills.

This rewarding position is full time, based around a 5-day working week over various shifts and will include occasional weekends when necessary. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Practice Partner in growing, improving and managing the business.

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 821274

or to apply, please visit careers.myvetpractice.co.uk

   

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