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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.


VPMA Travel Club

VPMA Travel Club is provided by Benchmark Travel, a company based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. They have successfully arranged several SPVS overseas trips including Snowscene the trip to Sri Lanka. Benchmark Travel are ABTA bonded under J8828 and ATOL Protected, and Consortium Member of the Hays Independence Group which gives them access to the best prices and products in the Industry. Our agreement with Benchmark allows VPMA members access to special and unique offers which are not available to the general public. The unique offers are from Operators who do not want the general public to see their increased discounts advertised nationally (to avoid claims for compensation etc),  where they are of very late availability and prefer to offer them to closed user groups or offers created specifically by ourselves for the particular group in question.    

Benchmark can offer deals with virtually every Tour Operator and Airline that there is. We specialise in giving to the members better value than the normal High Street Travel Agencies, Teletext or Internet Sites for anything travel related. Often the savings made on a single could trip cover the cost of a year's VPMA membership

As well as organising Group travel around the world, Benchmark can create individual/unique Experiences/Itineraries/ Adventures/Safaris/Tours, arrange Weddings/Honeymoons abroad, sell Tour Operator or Dynamic packages, do Flight/Hotel/Villa/Car Hire only bookings, UK/Spa/City/Football Breaks and are also Cruise & Luxury Holiday specialists.  In fact they truly do deal in anything travel related, including airport parking and travel Insurance.  

Visit their website: www.benchmarktravel.co.uk 

VPMA Travel Club (PDF)