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  • VPMA / SPVS Congress 2017

    Join us at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport from the 26th to 28th January 2017.

    From behaviour economics to the ultimate front of house experience; resilience to understanding mindsets; practical H&S to managing social media, with speakers from home and abroad; within and outside the profession - you don't want to miss this event.

    Incorporating the New to Management Stream: whether you're a head nurse, a lead vet in a clinical role, an administrator or client care team leader, you probably have some management elements to your job; or are you moving into management but finding it a bit daunting?  This stream is pitched at introductory level.

    For full details about Congress, click here.

     
  • Video now available of RCVS Day guest speaker, Dr Adam Little

    The presentation made by Dr Adam Little, guest speaker at this year’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Day, is now available on the RCVS YouTube channel. In his talk, ‘Digital Veterinary Practice’, Dr Little, President of Exponential Vet Inc., discussed how evolving technology could impact upon veterinary medicine and practice.

    RCVS Day, an annual event held this year on 14 July, is made up of the Annual General Meeting and the awards ceremony. It includes the investiture of the new President and Council members, and a guest presentation from a leading veterinary practitioner.

    Dr Little investigated some of the emerging technologies that could be applied to veterinary practice, citing how, for example, every 12-18 months the amount of computing power available for a set price doubles, and how, though there are now about 9bn devices connected to the internet, by 2020 there are expected to be 50bn. Dr Little predicted that more and more of those are going to be worn by animals: to measure reproductive health in farm animals; to track performance in equines; and to monitor behaviour and activity in companion animals.

    Dr Little discussed how there’s already a smart litter box which measures an animal’s habits, an oral pill camera that can take 360 degree photos, 3D printed drugs, and digitised microscopy. By uniting these technologies with increasingly accurate virtual reality technology, he said, long-distance examinations could become a real possibility.

    More specifically in relation to the role of the RCVS, he explored how the profession could be proactive in engaging with these technologies, such as by: using regulation as a mechanism to attract ‘disruptors’ to work alongside the profession; identifying areas of retraining and creating targeted learning opportunities; fostering an entrepreneurial mindset; creating an early-adopter network of practices to foster initial collaboration; and framing industry challenges as targeted problems whose solutions can be crowd-sourced.

    The video of Dr Little’s speech is available on the RCVS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoZhiCAQ2g0

    A video of the event is also available on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqib7vvOhHg

     
  • Bring Your Dog to Work Day

    There’s just over two weeks until national Bring Your Dog To Work Day - and Britain’s favourite day at the office is again taking the nation by storm.

     

    Please Click Here to read the full article

     
  • BSAVA launches online resource bank to build practice expertise

    Vets can develop their practices’ professional and business skills including integration of new graduates, with a flexible online resource from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA).

    Newly qualified vets and their employers will find the BSAVA Professional Development Phase (PDP) Resource Bank particularly useful when it is launched on May 24.

    The resource will help the whole practice – from supporting and appraising new graduates, to coaching and mentoring staff teams – all aimed at developing an ethos of reflective learning and continuous professional development (CPD) alongside veterinary expertise.

    There will be materials to help staff members understand the organisation, management and economic pressures of practice, their responsibilities as employees, and building strong communication skills across the business.

    The BSAVA PDP resource bank provides CPD support matched directly to the RCVS PDP competences, allowing members to pick and choose those most appropriate to their professional development. They include webinars, podcasts, videos, PDFs and web links, with accessible timings from 15 to 90 minutes.

    The content is reviewed by committee and there will be ongoing development of new resources – including employer specific resources for practices supporting new graduates.

    BSAVA President Susan Dawson said: “This exciting and easily accessible resource puts continuous professional development at the heart of veterinary practice, helping everyone to meet the changing demands of delivering 21st century veterinary medicine,” she said.

    “Whether you’re an employer supporting a newly qualified graduate in your practice, a new or recent graduate starting out, returning to work after a break, or simply wanting to refresh your professional or clinical skills, we believe the support within these pages will be a welcome addition.”

    Kate King, BSAVA Education Manager, said: “We understand the many challenges of beginning your first job; everything is new and knowing where to turn for help can be difficult. At university undergraduates are expected to focus on the technical skills and knowledge of veterinary science, rather than areas more focused on the practice business, customer care and team-building, such as so-called ‘soft skills’ like emotional intelligence and strong communication.

    “Equally, vets in practice may have to prioritise the effective management of a practice’s workload ahead of taking extra time to help newly qualified vets find their feet.”

    For more information visit www.bsava.com

     

Position Vacant

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Regional Manager – NE London

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The Goddard Vet Group comprises three hospitals and 46 well-equipped branches across London, inside the M25 motorway, and is split into five regions, each run by a Regional Manager.  The practice seeks to employ an experienced manager to be based in Woodford Green, Essex.

Reporting to the General Manager, the successful applicant will be expected to display strong all-round ability at nine branch surgeries by maintaining standards that meet PSS Tier 2 requirements; offering supportive care to our personnel; assisting in meeting financial objectives and ensuring high and improving standards of service for our valued clientele.

A very competitive salary and benefits package is on offer with an invitation to undertake further study and qualifications.

For further information about the Goddard Group please our website at www.goddardvetgroup.co.uk

Applications please to Jeremy Robinson, General Manager on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

   

Assistant Group Manager

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About the Job

We are a small group of eleven high quality veterinary surgeries in London and Kent. The group is expanding rapidly and is looking for an Assistant Group 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 : competitive

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 or Kent and are looking for a new challenge apply now as interviews will be happening immediately.

To apply, please send your CV to Emma Blackman, Group Manager: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

National Pet Health Club Manager

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for someone with a passion for developing our Gold Standard Preventative Healthcare Scheme – the Pet Health Club.

We are looking for someone to drive the continued success of our scheme, which has doubled in size for the last 3 years. Our ambition is for all practices to be hitting 40% penetration with over 250,000 active members by the end of 2017. You would be also be responsible for evolving the Pet Health Club further as we continually strive to offer the best preventative healthcare product in the market.

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, you could be a Receptionist, Nurse, Practice Manager or even a Veterinary Surgeon looking for their next career move within IVC. Experience of Jupiter is preferred but not essential. A driving license, the ability to travel extensively across the UK and being able to present to a room of people is essential. You’ll also be able to use Excel and PowerPoint. A strategic thinker, you’ll be putting in place plans for improving retention, and incentivising practices to continuing growing membership.

A self-motivated organised individual, your days will be spent travelling, launching schemes, and reviewing performance, resolving queries and liaising with both the marketing team and Denplan – the administrator of our scheme.

We offer a competitive salary, company car and all the other benefits you would associate with a large company. The role is field based with business expenses covered. Please send your covering letter and CV to our Recruitment Manager, Debbie Loding at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 07702333522 for more information.

   

Dynamic Practice Manager - Swansea, South Wales

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We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking Practice Manager with strong communication and leadership skills to help us support our practice. Immediate start, 25 hours a week, Mon, Tues, Thurs mornings and Friday afternoons. Days can be flexible for the right candidate.

Experience in the veterinary industry would be an advantage but not essential.

You will be working alongside the Clinical Director to provide gold standard patient and client care. With a team of 3 vets, 5 nurses (1 qualified) and 4 receptionists.

The successful candidate will be highly organised, have excellent interpersonal skills, experience of leading and managing teams, finance management including financial reporting , health and safety, building maintenance, rotas, stock control, excellent IT skills and HR experience.

We are a friendly practice with a long history, friendly clients and good working environment.

Salary is competitive and dependent on experience.

We offer a range of benefits including: Sharesave Scheme, Bonus Scheme, Company pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

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

   

BUSINESS SUPPORT MANAGER VACANCY

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Competitive salary, excellent benefits and a fantastic opportunity for career development.

We currently have a vacancy for the Newcastle region. This is a home based role and you must live near this region or be happy to relocate.

Independent Vetcare is the fastest growing Veterinary Group in the UK. We have come together out of our desire to pool resources, skills and knowledge. We believe in local management and clinical quality is at the heart of everything we do. Our company has strong core values of integrity, loyalty, respect for its staff and clients. Due to the rapid growth of our group, we need an additional Business Support Manager to join our central support team. This is a key role where you will be responsible for supporting and advising all of the veterinary practices in your area and providing a close link between our Clinical Directors and the central team (finance, marketing, purchasing, HR, property and IT). You will also be helping new practices integrate successfully into the larger group.

You could be currently working as a Practice Manager, Business Development Manager or you may already be undertaking a similar role in a parallel industry. With excellent people management and influencing skills you will be involved in recruitment, improving operational performance, helping sites problem-solve and providing them with commercial acumen when required.

We are looking for someone with the following:

• Experience of vet industry or other similar clinical background
• Self-motivated and track record of independent working
• Ability to embrace change and be flexible as the group evolves
• Experience of management responsibilities
• Warm communicator with strong people skills
• Good appreciation of Human Resources and Health & Safety issues
• Microsoft Excel and Word skills
• Some flexibility with working hour and this role requires extensive travel.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Debbie Loding at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Or feel free to call me on 07702333522 for more information.

   

Pet Hospital Lead - Hendon

Salary and JD available upon request.

37.5 hours per week.

Full Time Permanent.

Pets and people at the heart of what we do.

Do you have a business mind and a social heart?

We are looking for experienced veterinary surgeons, head nurses and non-clinical managers who want to further their career in a fast paced, progressive and commercial animal charity.

Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you’re contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet?

About the Role:

We are looking to recruit a first class candidate to head up operational delivery in one of our large, busy Pet Hospitals.  You will lead the Pet Hospital management team and their veterinary experts who are passionate about providing exceptional care and our mission, to Prevent, Educate and Treat.

Taking full ownership for all aspects of the Pet Hospital service, you will be accountable for leadership, client service, financial performance and operational efficiency. Reporting into the Area Veterinary Manager you will be fully supported in a large organisational structure with a number of career and development opportunities.

We also offer great benefits which include (pro-rata for part-time roles):

  • Allocated CPD funding (where applicable)
  • Excellent career opportunities/development
  • 37.5hr days working week
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Paid bank holidays
  • Life assurance 4 x annual salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)


Salary for this role is available on request.

About You:

You will possess an outstanding ability to communicate, great organisational skills and an interest in leading and developing people, as well as strong commercial focus.

We will consider applicants from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.

About PDSA:

As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.

We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.

The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.

To apply for this role send your CV and a covering email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it please quote “ Hendon Hospital Lead" in the subject title of your email.

   

Practice Manager required for Brighton and Hove Veterinary Group

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We are looking for a practice manager for our friendly and busy three site small animal veterinary group in Brighton and Hove. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone who enjoys a varied role managing a busy veterinary group. This vacancy would be a great opportunity for your first practice manger role.

You will play a key role in the business development of this group ensuring its continued growth  and will play a key role in the business development of this group ensuring its continued growth. As with all Practice Manager roles there are admin duties, payroll, health plans, rotas, HR and plenty more besides, working a 40 hour week. Above average computer skills needed. Veterinary background not essential but similar multi-site managerial experience necessary. You will also require significant experience of working in a customer facing environment.

So for a role where every day is different please send your CV and covering letter now to our recruitment manager, Debbie Loding at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact 07702333522 for more information.

   

Veterinary Practice Manager – Blackness Vets / Dundee

A great opportunity for a practice manager has become available at Blackness Vets, Dundee.

Blackness is an established small animal practice with a team committed to clinical excellence and customer care.

As Practice Manager you will be responsible for managing the operational efficiency of the practice,  including wages, insurance claims, rotas, holiday requests, health and safety, debt management and strategic development. In addition and most importantly you must have excellent people management skills.

Salary and benefits will reflect the experience of the applicant.   Previous experience of the veterinary industry is preferred but not necessary.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to Barbara Barnard:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing Date: Nov 18th 2016.

   

Veterinary Practice Manager – Blackness Vets / Dundee

A great opportunity for a practice manager has become available at Blackness Vets, Dundee.

Blackness is an established small animal practice with a team committed to clinical excellence and customer care.

As Practice Manager you will be responsible for managing the operational efficiency of the practice,  including wages, insurance claims, rotas, holiday requests, health and safety, debt management and strategic development. In addition and most importantly you must have excellent people management skills.

Salary and benefits will reflect the experience of the applicant.   Previous experience of the veterinary industry is preferred but not necessary.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to Barbara Barnard:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing Date: Nov 18th 2016.

   

Office Manager - Bristol

zetlandvets

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to progress your career….?

We are looking for an efficient, well organised person to support our practice manager, and to take responsibility for the administration tasks within a busy 9 branch Small Animal Veterinary Group.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Payroll for 85 staff members
• Supporting our recruitment process
• Organising staff inductions and managing the appraisals system
• Holiday requests
• Supporting the practice manager with health and safety requirements for the group
• Communicating and organising materials for our quarterly promotions
• Line managing our group administrator

The successful candidate will be highly organised, motivated, have good attention to detail, with excellent communication, interpersonal and IT skills.

Office manager experience is necessary, experience in the veterinary industry would be an advantage but not essential.

This role is permanent full time Monday to Friday based at our Hospital in Redland, Bristol.

We offer a good salary, with pension scheme and 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

Please apply with a covering letter and current CV to Lisa Horton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

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