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  • CVPM Examination Preparation Workshop

    Are you interested in undertaking the CVPM (Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management)?

    The Certification and Training Committee is holding a FREE information and examination preparation workshop on Wednesday 11th October 2017 in Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

    The CVPM is awarded by the VPMA to individuals who have demonstrated their ability to effectively manage a veterinary practice, hospital or unit.  The CVPM is aimed at both experienced managers who are new to the veterinary industry and members of the veterinary team who are currently working in a management role.  The qualification also provides a benchmark for veterinary employers seeking to employ a new practice manager.

    For more information on the workshop and details of how to register please 
    click here.

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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.



VPMA Regional Meetings

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Mental Health for Managers Courses



2nd May Howfield Manor
12th May Hazlewood Castle
14th June Holiday Inn Express Swansea
23rd June Holiday Inn, Edinburgh
27th June  Lumley Castle, County Durham
4th July Hitchcock Pavilion, Kilmington
6th July De Rougemont Manor, Essex
10th July Bromsgrove Golf Club, West Midlands
12th July Daresbury Park Hotel, Warrington
14th July Potters Heron, Nr Winchester
19th July Newmarket Race Course, East Anglia



Are you in a management role within veterinary practice? Would you like more confidence when supporting colleagues with mental health difficulties and maintaining a positive working environment?

Join a new one-day course from the Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) and the Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA).

The course will cover:

  • Mental health awareness
  • HR employment regulations and the law
  • The role of the line manager in supporting someone with poor mental health
  • Making reasonable adjustments
  • Planning ‘return to work’
  • Designing and putting in place wellbeing action plans

With around 25 participants, this will be a small group course, offering plenty of opportunities for discussion, questions and practical exercises.

The course is delivered for us by mental health specialists Connecting with People.

Course costs are subsidised by both MMI and VPMA, to make it as accessible as possible - £120 for the day, including lunch, or £80 for VPMA members.

To register, please visit the Eventbrite page.


We look forward to seeing you there.

The Mind Matters and VPMA teams

The VPMA holds a number of Regional Meetings throughout the year, at different locations around the country.

We are very grateful to all our Regional Organisers for the time they give in organising and hosting these meetings.

Please visit our Regions page to see if there's a meeting being held near you.

If your area isn't covered by our current Regional Organisers and you are interested in hosting meetings in your area, please contact the VPMA Secretariat.



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The VPMA, in association with the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS), runs a varied programme of non-clinical CPD throughout the year, aimed at practice managers and administrators at all stages of their careers.

We're delighted to present our 2017 programme of business and non-clinical CPD courses.

For details of all VPMA/SPVS CPD visit Keystone Events.