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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.

     
  • VPMA seeks new Board members

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

     
  • Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

    12 steps to take now .... (click here)

     
  • 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.

     

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Centaur Services launches new mobile enabled website

Leading veterinary wholesaler Centaur Services has launched a new website that is fully accessible on smartphones, tablets and desktop devices and offers customers an improved, more user-friendly online experience along with a wealth of information about Centaur and its services.

The design of www.centaurservices.co.uk utilises modern web technologies to create a responsive, fresh, contemporary website that’s easy to use and simple to navigate, replacing the company’s previous site which was not optimised for mobile devices.

Existing Centaur customers can continue to log on to MyCentaur, the online ordering and reporting system, in the same way as before but will benefit from a variety of extra information about the services Centaur offers, its interesting history, the latest company news and much more.

“With over 97% of our orders being received online, providing our customers with an easy-to-use, responsive, attractive and interesting website was a high priority for us,” commented Paul O’Connor, Head of IT at Centaur Services. “Every element of our business is geared towards providing excellent customer service and we believe our new look website delivers this, as it allows our customers to access the information they need from a range of devices and locations. It’s also a much better shop window for Centaur as it communicates our range of added value services as well as key information about our wholesale offer and the core values that underpin everything we do.”

   

ROYAL CANIN launches new Healthy Weight Competition

ROYAL CANIN has announced the launch of a weight management competition. New for 2015, the Healthy Weight Competition is now open to veterinary practices across the UK and Ireland.

Read more: ROYAL CANIN launches new Healthy Weight Competition

   

Vet Vouchers

A new electronic voucher which has been designed to provide a new route for clients to pay for veterinary services is going live in the UK this summer. Vet Vouchers allows third parties to gift vouchers to pet owners for redemption at member practices.

Read more: Vet Vouchers

   

Citation Seminars: VPMA Members Welcome

Citation are running a series of Seminars entitled "HR and Health & Safety Fundamentals".

 

They are now CPD accredited, and are FREE, worth 2 hours of learning.

 

VPMA Members are welcome to register for any of their planned Seminars.

 

To view the list of Seminars, please click here.

   

New edition of Improving Animal Welfare edited by world expert, Temple Grandin

The new edition of Improving Animal Welfare, edited by world animal welfare expert Temple Grandin, is now available.

Read more: New edition of Improving Animal Welfare edited by world expert, Temple Grandin

   

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