• Membership Categories and Fees, VPMA
  • Membership Categories and Fees, VPMA
  • Membership Categories and Fees, 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.

     
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  • 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.

     

Membership Categories and Fees

Joining the VPMA is easy; simply complete the Application Form and submit this to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All new members must be approved by the VPMA Council and, upon approval, you will be sent your membership pack and a password for accessing the members only section of the website. A £5 discount is available for those wishing to pay by direct debit. If you wish to take advantage this discount, please complete the DDI Mandate and return it to us with your application form. Alternative ways to pay are listed on our Payments Page.

Categories of Membership:

Journal: For those who wish only to receive quarterly print copies of 'Practice Life' magazine. No other membership benefits are included, and journal subscribers do not have access to Members Only areas of the VPMA website. The annual cost is £56.29 (zero rated for VAT) with a £5 discount for those wishing to pay by direct debit.

Associate: Available to those studying for the Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate (VPAC), student veterinary nurses, and veterinary students. Associate Members receive quarterly print copies of 'Practice Life' magazine, and are entitled to discounted fees for all VPMA events.  The annual cost is £81.52 with a £5 discount for those wishing to pay by direct debit.

Single: Full membership status for those with an interest in practice management. Open to all individuals involved in or interested in practice management, Single Membership allows individuals to receive quarterly print copies of 'Practice Life' magazine, join the VPMA eGroup and Vetpol forum, access the Members Only area of the VPMA website, take advantage of discounted fees for VPMA events, along with the discounts and benefits listed on the Members' Benefits page of the VPMA website. Single Membership also confers voting rights at the VPMA AGM, and allows enrolment for the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM). The annual cost is £152.41 with a £5 discount for those wishing to pay by direct debit.

Group: Full membership status for more than one individual from the same organisation. Open to all individuals involved in or interested in practice management, Group Membership allows two or more individuals from the same practice or organisation to receive quarterly print copies of 'Practice Life' magazine, join the VPMA eGroup and Vetpol forum, access the Members Only area of the VPMA website, and take advantage of discounted fees for VPMA events, along with the discounts and benefits listed on the Members' Benefits page of the VPMA website. Group Membership also confers voting rights at the VPMA AGM, and allows enrolment for the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM). The annual cost is £111.52 for per person with a £5 discount per person for those wishing to pay by direct debit.

Corporate: Non-voting membership for industry supporters. Corporate Membership allows individuals within the member organisation to receive quarterly print copies of 'Practice Life' magazine, join the VPMA eGroup and Vetpol forum, access the Members Only area of the VPMA website, and take advantage of discounted fees for VPMA events, along with discounts on display stand fees at VPMA events. Corporate Membership does not confer voting rights at the VPMA AGM or allow enrolment for the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM). The annual cost is £901.13 with a £5 discount for those wishing to pay by direct debit.

The benefits and costs of each membership category are summarised below:-


 

Membership Type

Egroup

Event Discount

CVPM Eligibility

Voting Rights

Member Section

on Website

Other Benefits

Exhibition Stand Discounts

               

Journal

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Associate

N

Y

N

N

N

N

N

Single

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Group

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Corporate

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

Y

Membership Subscriptions for 2014/2015

Membership type

Cost including VAT  (£)
   

Journal

£56.29 (zero rated for VAT)

Associate

£81.52

Single

£152.41

Group

£111.52 for each person

Corporate

£901.13