• Chiltern Hills Region, VPMA
  • Chiltern Hills Region, VPMA
  • Chiltern Hills Region, VPMA
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Chiltern Hills Region


The VPMA Chiltern Hills region is a newly formed region of 2017.

Jerry held his inaugural regional meeting in March which was well attended.  Jerry received some extremely positive feedback.

Jerry's next meeting was held on the 22nd June at the Heythrop Resort Golf Club where Marketing was the topic of the day.

12th September is the date of Jerry's next meeting, which is being held at the Aylesbury Vale Golf Club.  Knowledge Acquisition, Retention and Dissemination is the topic of the day.

For further details and to book please CLICK HERE

If you would like to know more about Jerry please see his LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdc69

Regional Organiser:

Jerry Crick


j crick

I am currently Business Director for Boness Veterinary Enterprises Ltd. which I joined in 2004. I am also a partner in Brainy Software LLP which develops veterinary focused software solutions with the goal of generating more profit for your business. I specialise in IT management, business management, software systems design and development.

As a business leader and professional manager much of my time is spent coaching senior staff and helping with all manner of business 'chores' to deliver a working environment fit for staff, clients and their pets. 

Apart from keeping all the stakeholders 'happy' we have to ensure profitability - you probably know the old saying 'revenue is vanity profit is sanity' - we see too many independent practices failing through lack of understanding the basics of getting this right.

Part of our task is to help veterinary business leaders and managers recognise that need and then provide resources to help focus on the most important aspect of running a business - survival. 

VPMA is a fantastic vehicle for helping those that recognise this need.

Tel: 07771 573762

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