• Position Vacant, VPMA
  • Position Vacant, VPMA
  • Position Vacant, VPMA
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  • 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.

  • Perfect practice performance with Provencal pedal power

    As the Tour de France powers through the French countryside, SPVS is inviting vets to take on a more relaxed, less lycra-clad version of Provencal pedal power with this year’s Cyclescene CPD event. Taking place from 13-19 September 2015 in the picturesque Luberon Valley in Provence, this unique event combines fifteen hours of non-clinical CPD with five days of scenic cycling.

  • New edition of Improving Animal Welfare edited by world expert, Temple Grandin

    The new edition of Improving Animal Welfare, edited by world animal welfare expert Temple Grandin, is now available.

  • BVA promotes guidance as survey reveals over half of farm vets injured at work

    The British Veterinary Association (BVA)  is urging all vets, veterinary employers and farmers to read and act on its Farm Health and Safety guide and information leaflets as BVA’s Spring 2015 Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey reveals that over half of vets (53%) working with production animals on farms have suffered injuries in the last twelve months. The figures are released to coincide with the start of Farm Safety Week (6-10 July).


Position Vacant

We offer this free service to anyone looking to recruit managers within the veterinary industry.  Advertisements will be displayed free of charge on this page for 8 weeks.  Send your boxed ad in electronic word format in a text box to the Secretariat by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Practice Manager - Ashcroft Veterinary Surgery, Frodsham, Cheshire

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking individual with experience of management and team leadership to assist with the operational running of this fantastic single site Small Animal Veterinary Practice in North Cheshire.

The job includes the day-today running of the Practice, HR, rotas, assisting with health and safety management, marketing and dealing with clients.  The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, sound financial/business understanding, excellent administration, and be willing to move the practice forward and implement new ideas and services.

Experience of working in a Veterinary Practice is beneficial, but it is not essential.  You will have access to a supportive network outside of the practice including HR, Marketing and financial guidance, and the opportunity to attend a dedicated Leadership and Development course as part of your role.

For more information regarding this exciting opportunity please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Practice Administrator/Manager Required, Folkestone

Practice Administrator/Manager required for an independent practice in Folkestone, Kent.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a forward thinking dynamic Practice Manager to run a small, busy independent Veterinary Practice.

The job will involve the day-to-date running of the Practice, rotas, dealing with clients, staff leadership and marketing amongst other tasks. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, excellent administration and be willing to move the practice forward and implement new ideas and services.

Experience of working in a Veterinary Practice is beneficial, but it is not essential.

Although this is a full-time post, applications from candidates wishing to work part-time will be considered too.

To apply for this post, please send your application to: Mrs Jacqui Garrett (Business Manager) - email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Practice Manager - Chesterfield

Carrick Veterinary Group, Chesterfield is a small animal veterinary practice with branches in Chesterfield, Clowne & Matlock.

We are looking for a Practice Manager to cover Maternity Leave on a Fixed Term Contract for 1 year.

Management / team leadership experience is essential.

Successful candidate will be responsible for day to day management of the practice including marketing, finance & health & safety. Therefore finance / marketing experience is desirable.

Previous experience working in a veterinary practice would be advantageous but not essential.

Role is 32 hours per week (over 4 days) based at our Newbold Road surgery but some flexibility to travel to branches is required. Start date early October.

For further information call Becki, Practice Manager on 01246 273292.

Applications to Brian Sargeant – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Carrick Veterinary Group, 93 Newbold Road, Chesterfield, S41 7PS.

Closing Date 21st August 2015.


Business Development Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Development Manager to join Willows Veterinary Services Ltd. If you are self-motivated and interested in developing your career into this area, this is a rare chance to join a highly successful and expanding organisation.

You will be responsible for building upon our key accounts base by providing exceptional customer service to our referring veterinary practices and emergency service partners. Implementing our robust development strategy, you will be able to address issues of growth, retention and reactivation. You will require strong communication and influencing skills. You will also work closely with the marketing team to deliver and develop our marketing strategy, including that for CPD and our attendance at trade shows.

Interested? To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate:

·         Previous business development experience gained within a service industry

·         Proven interest in relationship management

·         Extensive knowledge of the veterinary profession

All applicants must possess a full driving licence.

To learn more about Willows please see our website at http://www.willows.uk.net

You can apply for the post either online at  www.willows.uk.net/careers or in writing including a letter of intent, current CV and an application form – the latter can be downloaded from the website or sent to you by telephoning Alison Dickenson on +44 (0)121 712 7070. 

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further in the first instance, please call Lynne Hill CEO or Paul Coxon FD on 0121 712 7070


Practice Manager, Suffolk

An exciting opportunity is available for a full time Practice Manager in a large busy multi-centre independent Veterinary Practice based in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The job involves the operational running of the Practice to include HR, rotas, assisting with health and safety management, management of the vehicle fleet, building maintenance and managing the computer systems. The suitable candidate will be motivated with excellent administration and organisational skills and be willing to organise and implement new services. They will have experience of business administration and HR and although experience of Veterinary Practice is beneficial, it is not essential.

Salary according to experience.

For further information or to apply with CV please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Group General Manager - South London

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic and motivated person with significant managerial experience to join a well-respected, successful and expanding veterinary group in South London.

They will be responsible for a small management team including a marketing manager, an operations manager and admin team.

The ideal candidate will:

•Have previous experience in a managerial role
•Have multisite management experience
•Have excellent people management skills
•Have a stable and successful career track record
•Have a sound financial/business understanding
•Have a proven record of meeting financial targets
•Have a strong work ethic and can-do attitude

The candidate will play an important factor in the smooth running of the surgeries and in the continued success of the business. Areas of direct and/or supervisory responsibility will include meeting turnover and profit targets, staffing recruitment and rotas, service protocol and implementation, human resources, health and safety, systemisation and general problem-solving.

If you would like to be considered for this great position please apply by e-mail to Mr Dane Walker at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We look forward to hearing from you.



Practice Manager Required - YourVets Coventry

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to use your management skills to their full potential?

We have an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking, dynamic manager with strong interpersonal and organisational skill to develop their career in a large 24 hour small animal clinic within the Midlands.

We are a fun and friendly team of 50+ vets, nurses and experienced support staff, with a large client base and varied case load. The practice is the central hub to a group of 5 other Midland based clinics, receiving complex medical, orthopaedic and emergency cases for on-going care and treatment. We want every client and pet to have a great experience when they visit us – your job is to help the staff achieve this goal.

We need someone special to support the Clinic Director in managing the practice:

-              Who has proven people management skills
-              Who is super organised and implement processes
-              Is able to ensure great internal and external communication
-              Who wants to develop and enrich the roles of our clinic staff
-              Who can facilitate and maintain a high clinical standard (PSS, RCVS TP)
-              And has a consistent and decisive leadership style

In turn you will be well supported by our head office team (marketing, customer service team, HR etc.) and our other brilliant Practice Managers! This is a full time position with a starting package of £25k pa with benefits.

Intrigued...? For a unique insight into the life of our existing Practice Managers, please contact us with your CV and a covering letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will send you something to watch…

Please quote Ref: YVPMCOV15

Applications close on 31st July


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.