• Kent Region, VPMA
  • Kent Region, VPMA
  • Kent 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.

  • Petplan Veterinary Awards Practice Manager of the Year Winner 2017 - Anne Corson

    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.


Kent Region

Siobhan has recently joined the team of Regional Organisers, and will be concentrating on holding her meetings in the Kent region.

Details of Siobhan's first meeting will be made available in the new year.

Regional Organiser:

 siobhan park ro23

Siobhan Park

I am Practice Manager at CVS owned Barton Veterinary Hospital & Surgery in Canterbury Kent. Having come from a Teaching background I am happy to now be pursuing my career within the veterinary business.  With 19 years plus experience teaching, supporting and inspiring future generations; I am enthused by the role of Practice Manager.

Animals have always been important to me throughout my life; I even weaved a role as a Pets As Therapy Dog, for my Black Lab 'Bella' into my teaching role, and I have recently become very interested in the work and research of Medical Detection Dogs. Bella now helps me with my role at Barton! I am also lucky enough to have 2 cats, a Jack Russell and to have shared 16 wonderful years with my late horse Hannah- who sadly I had to say a sad farewell to in April 2016! I now spend as much time as I can enjoying the countryside walking with my dogs!

I owe my interest in VPMA to Rita Dingwall former 2 x President of VPMA.  I was lucky enough to have worked with her in my role as Business Development Manager at Milbourn Equine.  She instilled in me the important role VPMA plays in the development of, not only self growth but that of your team and the business. With this in mind, it is my hope that in the role of Regional Organiser, I will help to continue to spread the word & promote VPMA; engaging with members, networking and supporting them in their roles.

Tel: 07849773 152

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