• Essex Region, VPMA
  • Essex Region, VPMA
  • Essex Region, VPMA
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    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:

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    • Lisa Winter, Onswitch
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    • 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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Essex Region

Liz has held annual meetings in Upminster & Sevenoaks since 2014.

Liz attracts good attendance at her meetings, and we hope other practice managers in her area will support her at future meetings.

Liz's first meeting of 2017 was held at the Donnington Manor Hotel in Sevenoaks on the 7th February, with guest speaker Gerry Harkins of Premier Vet Alliance talking about "How to run a successful preventative healthcare plan".

We look forward to Liz hosting further meetings throughout 2017.

Regional Organiser:

 liz and maisy

Liz La-Page


Liz has extensive experience in managing veterinary clinics, a role she thoroughly enjoys. Married with 5 children, she moved to Elands in Kent from a busy charity practice in London but lives in the Essex area and is keen to provide an opportunity there for Practice Managers to get to know each other and support one another.


Liz’s house is bursting with animals; everything from a crazy rescue dog who is almost blind and an entire little family of rescued cats she just couldn’t leave behind in her last practice, to tiny Russian hamsters and her son’s more exotic geckos. Liz is part of a lively church family near to where she lives and in her spare time she is a keen horse rider and mountain biker but also enjoys more leisurely family walks in the countryside - and meals in country pubs!


Liz is looking forward to the Essex area’s first meeting in September this year and is delighted that Kristie from Onswitch has already confirmed her attendance. Please feel free to email her at any time with any suggestions for future meetings or with any questions whatsoever.

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