• ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING THE VPMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS?, VPMA
  • ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING THE VPMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS?, VPMA
  • ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING THE VPMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS?, VPMA
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  • CVPM Examination Preparation Workshop

    Are you interested in undertaking the CVPM (Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management)?

    The Certification and Training Committee is holding a FREE information and examination preparation workshop on Wednesday 11th October 2017 in Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

    The CVPM is awarded by the VPMA to individuals who have demonstrated their ability to effectively manage a veterinary practice, hospital or unit.  The CVPM is aimed at both experienced managers who are new to the veterinary industry and members of the veterinary team who are currently working in a management role.  The qualification also provides a benchmark for veterinary employers seeking to employ a new practice manager.

    For more information on the workshop and details of how to register please 
    click here.

     
  • VPMA seeks new Board members

    Are you interested in influencing the strategy and direction of the company?  If so, read on ....

     
  • Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

    12 steps to take now .... (click here)

     
  • CPD: Focus on the Practice Team, Leicester Football Stadium - 11th October

    We’re delighted to be bringing back Robin Launder, who wow’d audiences at our 2017 Congress with his high energy presentation on creating positive mindsets.

    Robin will be joined by an impressive line-up of other speakers that include:

    • Rebecca Leask and Stephenie Malone, Harrison Clark Rickerbys
    • Doug Muir, Compassion Understood
    • Gordon Dunn, The Vet Group
    • Lisa Winter, Onswitch
    • Susie Samuel, Vet Help Direct
    • Lizzie Lockett, RCVS
    • Major Cathie Gregg, GLCM


    From Mindset Theory to Measuring Your Customer Care Experience; from tips on attracting, retaining and rewarding all the members of your team to creating and nurturing a positive practice culture, this event will help you build a happier, more focused and more productive practice team.


    One lecture stream will concentrate on overall HR issues, the other will focus more on client care and communication.  This is an excellent day for Practice Managers, Reception Managers, Owners, Clinical Directors… or anyone else who is responsible for client communication or team management.


    Click here
     for synopses on all the lectures and here for speaker profiles.


    The day will also offer a focused exhibition – click here for details of the companies that will be available to talk to you.


    The day will start at 9:30am and finish at 4:30pm. Workbooks, CPD certificates, lunch and refreshments are included.


    For further details and to register click here.

     

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING THE VPMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

The VPMA is looking to recruit new Board Members. 

To be considered for the position you must:

* Be a full member of the VPMA *
* Be actively engaged in a management role *
* Have an ability to perform at a strategic level *
* Have a history of achievement that reflects high standards for themselves and for others *

The Board is relatively small and highly focussed, and each of its members is thereby able to influence the strategy and direction of the Company.  The skills, knowledge and personal characteristics of the ideal Board Member cover a range of competencies in the areas of leadership, strategy, communications, decision making, representation, sector awareness, team working and self-management.

In particular we are currently looking for people with any of the following skills:

Digital Media
Printed Media
Finance
Social Media

Serving on the Board involves members attending up to 5 weekday meetings a year, but members also have an important representational and communications role to play by meeting Association members at national and regional meetings.

More experienced Board Members may be invited to take on an additional role as chair of a committee or as a member of a working party so there are options for progression.

If you are interested in being involved at a greater level with the VPMA, you are asked to write a statement summarising in not more than 300 words why you wish to be considered, your relevant experience and the contribution you can offer the VPMA.

Being a Board member offers no remuneration other than personal expenses.

Please then send your application to:

VPMA Secretariat
76 St Johns Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 5AZ
Tel: 07000 782324    Fax: 0870 836 2250
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing Date: 30th October 2017
Interviews: Tuesday 12th December (in London)