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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.


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Management, mindfulness and masquerade at this year’s SPVS-VPMA Congress

The Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) and the Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA) held a successful joint congress at the Celtic Manor Resort last weekend.

Read more: Management, mindfulness and masquerade at this year’s SPVS-VPMA Congress


VPMA helps managers get to grips with performance reviews


Performance reviews are often dreaded, and not just by the staff being assessed!

Read more: VPMA helps managers get to grips with performance reviews


VPMA and CAW Forge Partnership on Leadership Skills

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The Veterinary Practice Management Association and The College of Animal Welfare (CAW) have put their heads together to promote two accredited qualifications in Leadership and Management, aimed at the veterinary sector. Delivered by the new CAW Business School, the ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management is aimed at those working in or aspiring to a leadership position within practice. The qualification is awarded by the Institute of Leadership & Management, and is set at the equivalent of ‘A’ level standard.  The ILM Level 5 Diploma is delivered to Foundation Degree level.

Read more: VPMA and CAW Forge Partnership on Leadership Skills


SPVS/VPMA Congress Delegates Support Animal Welfare Foundation

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As the official charity for SPVS/VPMA Congress 2014 the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) is pleased to announce that it will put the £1,822 it raised during the Congress’ Masquerade Ball towards production of its popular evidence-based pet care advice leaflets.

Read more: SPVS/VPMA Congress Delegates Support Animal Welfare Foundation


4 New Candidates Awarded the CVPM

The CVPM exams were held at the Arora Hotel Heathrow on Friday 29th November.

Read more: 4 New Candidates Awarded the CVPM


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