• 2014 VPMA and SPVS combined CPD Programme, VPMA
  • 2014 VPMA and SPVS combined CPD Programme, VPMA
  • 2014 VPMA and SPVS combined CPD Programme, 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.


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2014 VPMA and SPVS combined CPD Programme


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We’re delighted to present our 2014 programme of business and non-clinical CPD courses.

We have built on the success of 2013, repeating the most popular courses in different parts of the country but also introducing some brand new courses and speakers.   We have canvassed our members for their ideas and tailor made our courses to cover the most requested topics.

We are particularly proud of our successful and growing ‘Focus Days’ which combine workshops with an exhibition, giving you the chance to learn about a subject and then immediately quiz the relevant supplier.  The first will cover IT, internet, PMS and telecommunications; the second will focus on what diagnostic equipment you need for your practice and how to ensure a return on investment.

All our courses include case study practices so you will hear from those who are doing it as well as expert trainers.

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Zoetis are again our sponsors for the series and their team of business consultants, led by Nick Steele will contribute to a number of the days.

Courses will take place Scotland, Leeds, Preston, Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham and Milton Keynes.

These courses often sell out so be ahead of the game and book now.  Take advantage of our group discount or our multiple course bonus!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Cost:  Non members: £255 + vat; SPVS and VPMA members: £180 + vat
Loyalty Bonus … book two courses in any one calendar year and you can attend the 3rd for just £50.

Group and Bulk Discounts … for every 5 people a practice or company books with us in a single calendar year, we will give a voucher for 1 free place at any future course.

For more information on this year's courses or to register, click here