Practice Matters

Vet-eCPD and IVC's New Graduate Academy - a partnership of support and development for new vets

SPVS and VPMA are re-running their popular course on Training the Veterinary Receptionist in Preston on Wednesday 21st October 2015.  

Boehringer Ingelheim’s popular field sales manager, Chris Gee, has retired after 40 years in the animal health industry, 35 years of which have been with Boehringer.

Raymond Owen, a vet at Ayres Veterinary Hospital in North Shields, has raised almost £700 for Support Dogs by completing the Outlaw ‘Ironman distance Triathlon’ in Nottingham on 26 July 2015. Raymond completed the 2.4mile swim, 112 mile cycle and full 26.2 mile marathon, in a time of 10 hours and 26 minutes, finishing 41st out of more than 1,000 entrants.

Vets who mean business are invited to sign up for an event that will take place on Sunday, 27th September at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). The event will cost just £50 plus VAT, with all proceeds going to the Veterinary Benevolent Fund – meaning that participants can do good things for their practice and good things for the profession too.

Maintaining contact with clients or potential clients is one of the most important goals of a practice. Vet Inflow now provides e-mail newsletters as a form of direct marketing, using electronic mail as a means of frequent communicating to an audience.

In a Vet Futures blog, a former President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and the Veterinary Practice Management Association argues that practices should be more ‘business-minded’ when it comes to managing their resources. 

Training-Progress is delighted to announce a new tool to engage staff in a Training-Progress site launch. Training-Progress is a unique training management tool which allows a practice to track their staffs’ progression through the practice manual, induction and SOP’s, ensuring competency and consistency throughout the workforce.

As part of a complete review of its ‘day one’ clinical skills for the practical training of veterinary nurses (VNs), the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is today [17 June 2015] launching a consultation on the proposed new skills list and would welcome comments on the revisions from veterinary nurses, veterinary surgeons and all those involved in veterinary nurse training and education.