• Position Vacant, VPMA
  • Position Vacant, VPMA
  • Position Vacant, VPMA
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  • VPMA seeks new Board members

    Are you interested in influencing the strategy and direction of the company?  If so, read on ....

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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.


Position Vacant

We offer this free service to anyone looking to recruit managers within the veterinary industry.  Advertisements will be displayed free of charge on this page for 8 weeks.  Send your boxed ad in electronic word format in a text box to the Secretariat by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Easipetcare are seeking a dynamic, driven, practice manager for our busy practice based in Dartford.

You will have overall management of the practice including providing excellent customer care and experience, personnel management, administration, finance, Health and Safety, information management and technology.

We are seeking a hands-on manager with exceptional people skills.

This is a full time salary with a competitive salary and company benefits. Please contact our Recruitment Manager, Debbie Loding on 07702333522 for more info or email your application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Practice Manager Required - Hammersmith Animal Hospital

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A Practice Manager is required at our Hammersmith animal hospital to support the Chief Veterinary Surgeon in the delivery of our veterinary services by ensuring a high standard of customer service, providing strong leadership and managing the support team and promoting and developing volunteers. 

The Practice Manager will promote the services of the hospital ensuring Blue Cross is actively engaged in the local community, maximising fundraising and income generation and increasing the number of pets Blue Cross help. This role also involves encouraging a team ethic, promoting efficient processes, managing budgets and maintaining the hospital buildings; taking responsibility for specific areas within the hospital. The post-holder will recruit, train and support a team of diverse volunteers to enhance the smooth running of the hospital in all aspects of its work. They will be responsible for maximising opportunities for volunteers to contribute to Blue Cross in different ways in the local area through events and other volunteering projects (e.g. Education, PBSS).

The standard hours are 28 hours per week over 4-5 days on a locally agreed rota to include weekends and bank holidays.

For further details about the role and information on how to apply, please click here


Practice Manager - Sevenoaks, Kent

We are a 100% small animal family run practice offering a gold standard first opinion service and referrals in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and endoscopy, ophthalmology and orthopaedic surgery. Four full time Vets are complimented by three part time referral specialists and an excellent team of nurses and receptionists. We are fortunate to enjoy a great team spirit a well-equipped/resourced clinic with great support and dedicated staff that work together in a progressive and positive atmosphere.

The position requires a positive and self-motivated confident candidate who would enjoy the challenges and day to day tasks of maintaining and developing a well-run practice and business as well as being somebody who would enjoy supporting and leading the team forward to develop their skills and continue to offer gold standard client care and clinical care, building on the valuable reputation Elands already has. Excellent organisational and people skills and a sound knowledge of marketing and finance are essential.

Please apply with CV by 27th October 2017 to Liz La-Page or Philip Lhermette FRCVS, Elands Veterinary Clinic, St John’s Church, London Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks, Kent. TN13 2TE.

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CD/PD Beaumont Veterinary Group

Are you looking for that next step to develop your career?

Are you passionate about client and clinical care?

Are you a team player that can support and encourage a clinical team?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Beaumont veterinary group located close to the beautiful Hamble Valley countryside is seeking a driven Clinical or Practice Director to join their three branch group.

We are looking for someone who works to excellent clinical standards, is enthusiastic and passionate about veterinary medicine and will drive the practices forward both clinically and commercially.

You will be an excellent communicator that can dynamically lead a clinical team, whilst being instrumental in strategically planning, facilitating and delivering regulatory compliance across all practices.

We will also consider applications from candidates without a clinical bias but who have proven commercial and leadership experience.

We place strong importance in ensuring that our staff have a good work life balance:
• No OOH
• No on call
• Saturdays on a rolling rota

Further benefits include:
• Ongoing CPD tailored around your skills and interests
• RCVS and VDS fees covered
• Private healthcare cover
• Competitive salary and bonus scheme
• Pet discounts
• Access to our sharesave scheme
• Childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, discounted membership at over 2,000 participating health clubs.

To apply, please click on the following link:  https://www.careerswithcvs.co.uk/jobs/vacancy/79/description


Practice Manager- Phoenix Vets

Phoenix vets is seeking a full time Practice Manager to join our purpose built, Surrey practice, located in the up and coming town of Camberley which has excellent transport links to London.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Head Nurse and Clinical Director in order to help us move our practice forward and achieve our objective of delivering exceptional veterinary care. Our dedicated team comprises of 4 veterinary surgeonS, 6 veterinary nurses and 4 support staff.

Experience in the veterinary sector and previous managerial role is essential. The successful candidate will be a resourceful and open minded individual with great problem solving capacity. The candidate will have strong leadership, organisational and planning skills and be able to demonstrate an ability to manage a team and have practical IT, HR and project management skills.

We offer an excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Very competitive salary
  • 5 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Company Pension
  • Pet discounts
  • Access to our employee sharesave scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme, child care vouchers and discounted gym membership at over 2,000 participating health clubs
  • CPD is fully encouraged and supported

To apply for this role, please click on the following link:




The VPMA is looking to recruit new Board Members. 

To be considered for the position you must:

* Be a full member of the VPMA *
* Be actively engaged in a management role *
* Have an ability to perform at a strategic level *
* Have a history of achievement that reflects high standards for themselves and for others *

The Board is relatively small and highly focussed, and each of its members is thereby able to influence the strategy and direction of the Company.  The skills, knowledge and personal characteristics of the ideal Board Member cover a range of competencies in the areas of leadership, strategy, communications, decision making, representation, sector awareness, team working and self-management.

In particular we are currently looking for people with any of the following skills:

Digital Media
Printed Media
Social Media

Serving on the Board involves members attending up to 5 weekday meetings a year, but members also have an important representational and communications role to play by meeting Association members at national and regional meetings.

More experienced Board Members may be invited to take on an additional role as chair of a committee or as a member of a working party so there are options for progression.

If you are interested in being involved at a greater level with the VPMA, you are asked to write a statement summarising in not more than 300 words why you wish to be considered, your relevant experience and the contribution you can offer the VPMA.

Being a Board member offers no remuneration other than personal expenses.

Please then send your application to:

VPMA Secretariat
76 St Johns Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 5AZ
Tel: 07000 782324    Fax: 0870 836 2250
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing Date: 30th October 2017
Interviews: Tuesday 12th December (in London)


Practice Manager Vacancy - Bournemouth


An exciting opportunity has arisen in our established small animal 24/7 veterinary practice based in Bournemouth.

Due to our continued growth and success we are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team as Practice Manager on a full time basis.

The successful candidate will assist the practice partners with the day-to-day organisation and management of the practice and help grow and drive the business. The ideal candidate will have good team leading, administrative and organisational skills with previous experience of human resources, finance and business management.

To be successful within this role you will need to possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, a strong customer service focus and a good business sense. Veterinary practice experience is not essential.

This rewarding position is a new vacancy due to the current expansion and would be c. 40 hours per week. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the practice partner and their team, having an influence on the further growth and success of the practice.

We offer a supportive and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an excellent salary package and exclusive company benefits and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, The Vet Group and The Groom Room.

If you would like to join our winning team and you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service, then we would love to hear from you.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer


Practice Manager Vacancy at Thanet Veterinary Group in Kent

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic practice manager for our busy multi centre practice in Thanet, Kent.

This is a superb opportunity for someone who enjoys managing a busy multi centre veterinary practice; however, a veterinary background is not essential.

You will be responsible for making decisions on the day-to-day running of the practice in addition to operational planning, staff management, staff training, marketing, funds, resource management and general accounting.

The successful applicant will work closely with the clinical directors to move the practice forward and to ensure continued business growth.

This is a full time role with a competitive salary and company benefits. Check us out at www.thanetvets.co.uk.

Please contact our Recruitment Manager, Debbie Loding for more information on 07702333522 or send your CV and covering letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Rare opportunity for Practice Manager

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Veterinary Practice Manager in Dumbartonshire, Scotland. The Practice is a well established mixed practice. 
The candidate will be an enthusiastic self starter with the ability to integrate with the existing team. Responsibilities will include wages, debt management, HR, health and safety and insurance processing. The successful candidate will work closely with the clinical director shaping the strategic direction of the practice. 
This is a new role and an exciting challenge for the successful candidate. 
Salary will be competitive based on experience. 
Please send your Cv to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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