• Position Vacant, VPMA
  • Position Vacant, VPMA
  • Position Vacant, VPMA
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  • VPMA member hits the top spot as Practice Manager of the Year

    The Veterinary Practice Management Association is delighted that one of its members, Sharon Lane-Kieltyka from the Shepton Veterinary Group in Somerset, was awarded the prestigious title of Practice Manager of the Year at the recent Petplan Veterinary Awards. Along with her trophy, Sharon won a year’s free membership of the association, with subsidised CPD and regional support, access to the active e-group and forums and other member benefits.

    Sharon was keen to acknowledge the team effort that went into her achievement, “When I found out I had been nominated I was in shock because to me I was just doing my job. To then be shortlisted was very humbling especially when I realised how many people had actually nominated me. The actual winning of the award was the icing on the cake. This award is not just recognition for what I have done but what the practice team as a whole has achieved over the last couple of years. I feel very proud to work for Shepton Vets and am extremely grateful for the support I get from staff and directors alike. Hopefully in the future there will be more awards to come for other members of the practice!”

    Sharon received her accolade at the Petplan Awards in Birmingham last week from past President Pauline Graham who was part of the judging panel. Pauline commented, “Sharon is a very deserving winner – and it’s so lovely that she’s been rewarded for her hard work behind the scenes in running her practice. VPMA is very much about supporting and learning from one another, and the association looks forward to hearing more from Sharon on best management practice.”

    Photo: Sharon Lane-Kieltyka with VPMA president Helen Sanderson

     
  • SPVS/VPMA event to focus on digital technology


    Digital technology changes by the day and it can be hard to keep up.  SPVS and VPMA are holding a one day mix of workshops and exhibition on 19 June at Staverton Park, Daventry covering everything from how to make website videos for free to the latest smart phone apps for pet owners and their vets.

     
  • CVPM Information and Exam Preparation Workshop

    Following on from the success of the 2013 CVPM Examinations, the VPMA are delighted to announce that the Certification and Training Committee have organised an Information and Exam Preparation Workshop.  It is to be held in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire on Saturday 7th June 2014.  For more information please click here.

     
  • VPMA/SPVS Congress 2015

     

    VPMA and SPVS will be returning to Celtic Manor Resort for their 2015 Congress which will be held on 23rd and 24th January.

    This follows the success of the 2014 event attended by over 400 vets and managers and 62 sponsors and exhibitors.  This is now the largest veterinary Management Congress in the UK and the very positive feedback from all who attended this year make it likely to sell out early for 2015.

    The lecture programme will include a dedicated Equine Management stream and a further  stream focusing on mental health and work related stress which proved so successful  this year  In addition, there will be a focus on ‘client care’ with lectures concentrating on every step in the client journey .

    SPVS President, Colin Thomson is particularly keen that Congress should champion individuals in practice:

    ‘Working as a vet, a manager, nurse or receptionist in practice can be very rewarding.  But at times it can also be very stressful.  I’d like Congress to help equip managers and owners with the skills and the tools to help them make life that little bit better for those they are responsible for.’

    Helen Sanderson, who will be VPMA President for a second year,  would like to build on the success  of the Equine stream she launched last year:

    ‘Equine practices face very distinctive management problems and I wasn’t convinced we were doing as much as we could to address these.  I was bowled over by the response to our Equine stream at this year’s event and look forward to welcoming even more equine vets and managers in 2015.’

    For further details and to be kept up to date, visit www.spvs-vpma-events.co.uk , join us on facebook, follow us on twitter @SPVSVPMA_Events or call 01453 872731.

     

Position Vacant

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Hospital Manager, East London

Hospital Manager – Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, East London

We are looking for a full time Hospital Manager to help run our friendly team of 10 vets and 30 support staff in a busy, modern and recently refurbished RCVS PSS accredited small animal hospital situated in Wanstead, east London. We work to the highest clinical standards and provide an exceptional first opinion, emergency, critical care and referral service to our clients and local network of branches. You will be reporting to and assisting the Clinical Director.


We are looking for someone with previous relevant veterinary management experience, strong team leadership and inter-personal qualities and excellent listening and communication skills. The position will involve a full range of personnel management responsibilities, overseeing building maintenance, the organisation and record keeping of staff meetings, stock control and purchasing, etc. Maintenance of PSS criteria and some knowledge of clinical auditing would be necessary. A strong customer care focus, and an ability to deal confidently with client concerns as they arise, is also important. The successful candidate will be organised , a good record keeper, capable of thinking on their feet and of providing support to our great team of hard working vets, nurses and receptionists.

The remuneration package will include a competitive salary, private medical insurance and health expenses cashback plan, professional subscriptions and generous CPD support towards the CVPM, or similar studies.

In the first instance, please send a letter of application and CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and please view further details of the practice on www.goddardvetgroup.co.uk

 

   

Equine Veterinary Practice Administrator – Cambridgeshire

Fellowes Farm Equine Clinic is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team as a Practice Administrator. This is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in an established, progressive, independent 9 vet equine veterinary practice.

The extremely varied role of the Administrator will include overseeing the day to day activities of the practice to ensure a high level of customer service is delivered at all times. Strong IT skills are essential.

The position is full time and the salary is £25-35,000 commensurate with experience. If you would like an informal chat about the role please call David Rutherford or Richard Meers on 01487 773333. Please apply in writing to:

Fellowes Farm Equine Clinic Ltd
Abbots Ripton
Huntingdon
PE28 2LL

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

Their responsibilities will include:

  •     HR functions
  •     Managing staff rotas
  •     Business planning and financial monitoring
  •     Managing suppliers and maintenance contracts
  •     Marketing


Previous veterinary or healthcare knowledge and management experience is an advantage. Ideally the role will be filled by someone who has:

  •     Strong IT skills
  •     A customer service background
  •     Excellent communication skills
  •     Strong team leading and organisational skills
  •     The ability to multitask in a fast-moving environment
  •     An interest in agricultural and equine matters


   

Receptionist/Administrator Required - West Yorkshire

Receptionist / Administrator required at Aireworth Vets in Keighley, West Yorkshire with:

  • a customer service background
  • office experience with excellent IT and telephone skills
  • an interest in agricultural and equine matters
  • good geographical knowledge of the local area


Aireworth Vets Large Animal Admin Office is a fast-moving environment. Applicants need to absorb information quickly and reliably; manage several issues at once; and communicate efficiently and courteously with clients and colleagues.

Ideally a full-time role from 8:30 to 17:30 weekdays. Full job description is on our website.

To apply please e-mail your CV to: Alice Macnab the Practice Manager This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

   

Practice manager - Nr Southampton

We are looking for a star to manage our team of 4 vets and 6 nurses at a modern, progressive independent practice near Southampton.

The extremely varied and rewarding role also involves managing the team’s rotas, controlling debtors, managing suppliers and maintenance contractors, holding team meetings, maintain H&S documentation, stock control, and general practice administration tasks.

The right candidate would have excellent communications skills and the ability to work with other team members to listen, discuss and action their needs.

They would also need to be friendly and compassionate to our clients and have ability and confidence to deal with client complaints and issues.

We require an organised person who is happy and able to work on many tasks at one time, having a key eye for prioritising.

A keen interest in marketing would be a must as this is an important area of the position.

Experience in dealing with insurance claim forms and Healthy Pet Club administration are preferred.

Please complete the attached application form and return to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please note that we do not accept CV's.

   

Receptionist/Administrator Required - Southwest

Farmvets Southwest require a Receptionist/Administrator

FarmVets SouthWest farm animal practice in Somerset requires a full time receptionist/administrator (approx 40 hours per week) to work across their three branches in North Petherton, Ilminster and Yarcombe.

You will need to be computer literate and possess excellent customer service skills. Flexibility to work across the three sites is essential, as is own transport.  Previous experience of the veterinary industry an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.

For an informal chat or more info about the position call Tracey Hardy-Smith on 01278 663399 or email your CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

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.