• East Anglia Region, VPMA
  • East Anglia Region, VPMA
  • East Anglia Region, VPMA
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    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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East Anglia Region

Cath and Tamsin have joined forces to bring regional meetings to you.  They generally hold them at the College of Animal Welfare, Godmanchester, and we are greatful to the CAW for the use of their venue.

Following previous successful meetings, Tamsin organised their first meeting of 2017 on the 5th April at CAW with the focus on

SOCIAL MEDIA The Good, The Bad and The Ugle

Details of their next meeting will be available soon.

Regional Organisers:


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Cath Grimsey

Cath: I’m the Practice Manager at newly opened Johnson and Scott Veterinary Practice near Ely, Cambridgeshire. The industry has evolved since my last practice management role and l see the opportunity to become Regional Organiser as immensely positive both in terms of injecting new enthusiasm into VPMA participation with some engaging and informative meetings, and of widening my own knowledge and experiences through some friendly networking events.

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 Tamsin Swain RVN

After qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse I continued in Small Animal practice becoming an Assessor, RCVS Practical Examiner and completing the Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition during this time.  Using my acquired skills I stepped in to teach on the Veterinary Nurse Diploma and degree courses followed several years later by a move into area management.  I joined Berry House an established Small Animal practice in Hitchin, Hertfordshire at the beginning of 2016 as Practice Manager.

I have an interest in the health and welfare of Flatcoated Retrievers sharing my house with two and a recued cat.  In my spare time I enjoy rallies with my vintage tractor, camping trips with friends and spending time with my two grown up sons.

I am looking forward to working with Cath Grimsey to provide quality support, development and networking opportunities for my fellow Practice Managers in the East Anglia area.

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