• VPMA Appoints New President, VPMA
  • VPMA Appoints New President, VPMA
  • VPMA Appoints New President, 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.

     

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VPMA Appoints New President

Helen Sanderson, CVPM, Cert B & PS, DMS, was inaugurated as VPMA President on Saturday 26th January at the VPMA/SPVS Joint Congress held at the Heythrop Park Resort.

Helen spent over 20 years working in practice initially as an Equine Nurse in a large hospital.  Following a move to Lambourn, she joined another equine practice, but working this time in accounts and the reception department. She soon found a liking for more of the management roles, so continued to develop these skills by joining a large co-operate. Following a few years as a  Business Consultant, she then became Practice Manager of a small rural mixed practice.  She has recently become the Strategic Business Development Manager for Vets 4 Pets - here she says she is experiencing the next level of practice with such a forward thinking dynamic group. 

Helen lives in the heart of the horse racing community in Lambourn, and is far happier to be wearing wellies than a suit! Both her sons have the same love of horses and animals as she does, one being a professional Jockey and the other is living the dream on a cattle station in Australia.

When she is not working or showing her ex-racehorse, Helen likes nothing more than walking on the downs with her gun dog Slug, and in the winter she spends her days picking up with Slug at their local shoots.