• SPVS and VPMA announce new CPD brand and programme aimed at the whole practice team, VPMA
  • SPVS and VPMA announce new CPD brand and programme aimed at the whole practice team, VPMA
  • SPVS and VPMA announce new CPD brand and programme aimed at the whole practice team, VPMA
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SPVS and VPMA announce new CPD brand and programme aimed at the whole practice team

SPVS and the VPMA have announced a new year-long programme of business and management seminars following the success of their first joint congress and second year of combined CPD.

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The 2013 calendar comes under the new VPMA/SPVS Events brand aimed at providing support to all of the practice team. With seminars specific for owners, managers, vets, nurses and receptionists the associations have responded to an increased demand for clear, business-focused CPD to address the challenges and opportunities practices face on a daily basis. 

SPVS President Adi Nell highlighted the benefits of undertaking targeted business CPD, “Vets and managers these days are expected to provide not just excellent medical care, but be proficient in running a business, competent in managing people, and responsive to their customers’ needs on every level. As associations dedicated to the needs of the practising vet and the manager, we aim to provide support across all these different areas. But we wanted to do more than just provide theoretical support; our seminars are pitched to give practical advice and tools, based on real-world examples, that work within the time and resource constraints faced by modern practice.

“We also recognise that problems or even opportunities in practice cannot be addressed by just one person. Practice success depends on a team effort, people pulling together to make things happen. We feel that by providing business CPD for the whole practice team, we can encourage collaboration and enable success.”

New for 2013 is the ‘Focus on Diagnostics’ day. Based on the successful model of the ‘Focus on Technology’ day, which brings together practice end-users with suppliers of digital support tools to get the very best out of modern technology, the Diagnostics day focuses on diagnostic equipment and services. There will be workshops on diagnostic essentials, new technology and product updates, as well as exploring finance models and return on investment. Exhibitors will include laboratory and diagnostic imaging companies, suppliers of clinical pathology and other specialist diagnostic tools and services. The day aims to give the answer to the dilemma of ‘What do I really need, versus, what’s nice to have?’

The associations would like to thank Zoetis Vet Support+ for their sponsorship of the CPD programme. The full programme and relevant booking and pricing information can be found on a new events-dedicated website www.vpma-spvs-events.co.uk. To receive a hard-copy of the new programme practices can telephone 01453 872731.

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