• Derbyshire & Cheshire Region, VPMA
  • Derbyshire & Cheshire Region, VPMA
  • Derbyshire & Cheshire Region, VPMA
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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.

  • Congress 2018 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

    We are proud of our reputation of breaking new ground in business, management and marketing CPD and our 2018 Congress is no exception.  We have a wealth of speakers new to the UK veterinary conference circuit from different sectors, professions or countries bringing expertise in leadership, marketing, customer care and staff wellbeing.  To find out more about Congress and to register, click here.

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    Petplan Practice Manager of the Year Winner, Anne Corson from Pennard Vets in Tonbridge, Kent demonstrates the type of work she carries out in a normal working day. Watch the Video.


Derbyshire & Cheshire Region

We are delighted to welcome Kate Mincher who has joined our team of Regional Organisers.

Kate held Regional Meetings during 2016 for the Manchester area.

Kate has now moved to covering the Derbyshire/Cheshire region, and will look to hold her first meeting for this region in early 2017.

Kate organised her first meeting of 2017 on the 26th April.  Guest Speaker Doug Muir from Compassion Understood attended, and there was the opportunity for the ever popular Open Floor Discussion.  

Details of Kate's next meeting of 2017 will be available soon.

Regional Organiser:

Kate Mincher

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Kate joined Veterinary Practice in 1981 and qualified as a veterinary Nurse in 1984. She has gained a lot of experience over the years from working in different practices which is invaluable to her position now as the Practice Manager of a companion  animal Veterinary practice.

Kate joined Grove Veterinary Group in 2007 as the Head Nurse and was promoted to Practice Manager in 2008 to help Steve and Tammy Gillian with the day to day running of the practice.

Kate is part of the Vet Dynamics Platinum Practice group and enjoys sharing the challenges of managing a veterinary practice with other like minded managers. Kate was awarded the Vet Dynamics Practice manager of the year 2014.

Kate has a son, Jake who was born in 2000 and 3 Cats - Jack, Jill & Kitkit Cat.

Tel: 01663745294
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