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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.


Join Us!

lsgThe VPMA is open to everyone working in veterinary practice management, whether their background is as a practice manager, a veterinary surgeon, a veterinary nurse or a lay member of the veterinary team, as well as to those coming into practice management from outside the veterinary sector. No matter whether you are completely new to practice management or to management within the veterinary sphere or consider yourself an old hand, the VPMA has plenty to offer you and will welcome your input into its support, education and networking opportunities.

On joining the VPMA you will gain access to the knowledge and experience of the largest group of veterinary practice managers in the UK, with whom you will be able to network online as well as face to face. You will be able to attend the  association's annual congress, management days and CPD events, as well as practice management seminars at other veterinary associations' meetings. In addition, the VPMA organises regional management groups and meetings and has an active eGroup: a communication network through which members can exchange information, ideas and experiences.

The  association’s journal, produced in association with the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons, is 'Practice Life'. It aims to be the leading management journal for the profession, providing members with information on all aspects of veterinary business and management.


There are a range of benefits available to VPMA members, details of which can be obtained from the  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or in the Members' Benefits section of this website.

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Members are also able to undertake the  association’s qualifications: the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM) and the Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate (VPAC): both widely recognised markers of excellence in practice management and administration.

Joining the VPMA is easy; details can be found on the Membership Categories and Fees Page.

Click here to see a full list of benefits and companies and organisations offering preferential rates or discounts to VPMA members.