• SPVS and VPMA to launch new magazine
  • SPVS and VPMA to launch new magazine
  • SPVS and VPMA to launch new magazine
Latest News //
  • 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.

  • Congress 2018 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

    We are proud of our reputation of breaking new ground in business, management and marketing CPD and our 2018 Congress is no exception.  We have a wealth of speakers new to the UK veterinary conference circuit from different sectors, professions or countries bringing expertise in leadership, marketing, customer care and staff wellbeing.  To find out more about Congress and to register, click here.

  • Petplan Veterinary Awards Practice Manager of the Year Winner 2017 - Anne Corson

    Petplan Practice Manager of the Year Winner, Anne Corson from Pennard Vets in Tonbridge, Kent demonstrates the type of work she carries out in a normal working day. Watch the Video.


Veterinary Business Video Show - Latest Episode

You can click here to view any or all of the previous episodes of the Veterinary Business Video Show

SPVS and VPMA to launch new magazine "Practice Life"

practice life

The two foremost UK vet business and management associations, SPVS and VPMA have combined efforts to produce a new magazine ‘Practice Life’ to be launched in late September. The editors, vet Stephanie Writer-Davies and practice manager Ian Wolstenholme promise something very fresh and new and, in line with the ethoses of both associations, aim to support those right at the grass roots of the profession.

Ms Writer-Davies commented, ‘When we created the magazine we asked lots of different people within practice - both association members and non-members - what they’d like to see in it. So we’ve built the magazine from the ground up and feel it’s offering exactly what is needed: support for those at the heart of practice with an ethos of sharing and learning together.

‘We wanted to go a step further than just telling people what they should be doing. As a profession we have a wealth of experience to share, and the magazine gives a platform for that sharing. So we’ve included lots of case studies, perspectives from different team members, and examples of best practice. For example, our ‘In the Spotlight’ feature visits a different practice each issue and looks at what makes that practice inspiring and successful, with insights from their whole team. The CPD content of the magazine will be business and management led, but we also have regular sections devoted to well-being in practice, learnings from our CPD programme, and society news.’

ian wolstenholme 2    steph spvs editor

VPMA editor Ian Wolstenholme echoed these sentiments, ‘We wanted the magazine to be very much people-focused as, at the end of the day, it’s the people that make a practice what it is. Our association members tend to be those either involved with running a practice or managing teams as well as those aspiring to such a role, but we wanted to encourage an even wider practice readership so that we can all enjoy and learn from it. So we have something for everyone here – from vets to nurses, receptionists to locums. When we all pull together with the same aim, we can achieve amazing things.’

The print magazine is to be mailed out quarterly to the members of both associations, with a free digital version available to both members and non-members online. An annual mailing, to include the launch issue will go out to a database of all UK practices.

For more information see the magazine website www.practicelife.biz

Photos: SPVS Editor Stephanie Writer-Davies and VPMA Editor Ian Wolstenholme

Advertising and other enquiries to publisher Mojo Consultancy via  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it