CPD Calendar 2021

Take a look below at our upcoming Webinars and CPD events and follow the links to book/register.

















































Supporting the return to work through inclusive leadership

Tues 28th September ~ 10:00 to 11:00 AM

FREE interactive webinar for HR & Business Leaders

Guest Speaker – Dawn Jackson, Inclusive Coaching Expert
Host – Helen Letchfield, Parent & Professional, Co-founder

Learn how you can role model inclusive leadership to support the diverse range of returners to the workplace. Whether your team members are returning after a period of leave, or returning to the office following remote working.

Join the conversation with Helen and Dawn to learn how we can all become more inclusive in our leadership. Download and share Dawn’s Inclusive Leadership Model and a practical checklist of key milestone events in the HR lifecycle for a returner from leave.

Secure your place at this FREE webinar here: Inclusive Leadership


BVNA Congress 2021

Sat 2nd – Mon 4th October 2021

We’re going to be in person at BVNA Congress 2021!

Meet with our team: Hannah Perrin, Alison Daubney, Georgina Hills, Teresa Debski and our President, Rich Casey, who will be swooping in and out.

We will be on stand C5. We’d love to see you – so, swing by and say hello!

VMG will be sponsoring two events:

Dragons Den: There’s a business case in everything, you just need to know which lens to position it through

Speaker: Richard Casey Executive MBA, PG Cert, Associate CIPD, MCMI – President, VMG

Monday 4th October  /  Time: 13.30 – 14.15 /  Room: Ludlow 3

How RVNs can help drive the veterinary social work agenda

Monday 4th October  /  Time: 09.30 – 10.15 /  Room: Ludlow 1

You can still register here: BVNA Congress 2021


VDS Graduate Support Day

Sat 2nd October

Graduates are our future!

VMG are once again thrilled to be supporting our newest colleagues by sponsoring and attending the VDS Graduate Support Day. These days give graduates from all UK veterinary schools the opportunity to discuss their first year in practice, to share challenges and successes with others, to benefit from the input of the industry guests and to catch up with friends.

This year’s online event promises to be one of the best yet! All 2019 & 2020 Graduates are welcome.

Our Directors will be participating in the following sessions:

09:45 AM Introduction & Self Care: ‘Putting your own oxygen mask on first.’ – with Ruth Mackay

1:00 PM Lunchtime Networking – with Gillian Page, Ruth Mackay and Stuart Saunders

1:40 PM Time Management: ‘Why do I never leave on time?’ – with Stuart Saunders

Tickets are now on sale here VDS Graduate Support Day


Going global with WSAVA

Tues 19th October – 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Save the date for a webinar with a truly global reach.

VMG President Rich Casey will bring our message about the importance of effective leadership in the veterinary world to a global audience, as he leads a webinar for the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).

He will explore what veterinary leadership in the 21st century looks like, covering topics such as:

  • The role of the veterinary professional in leading welfare for animals, public, and professional
  • The leadership competencies required of all veterinary professionals in the 21st century
  • Understanding ourselves as leaders, the shadows we cast and the insights we give

He will be joined by WSAVA member veterinarians from Argentina, Nigeria and the Philippines, who will share their experiences and discuss the priorities for veterinary leadership in their regions of the world.

Stayed tuned for more info.


Lone Worker Lunch and Learn with StaySafe

Thu 4th November – 12:00 to 1:00 PM

A free webinar from our company member, StaySafe.

Veterinary work can be a dangerous business, and it’s not just the physical dangers that present problems. Stress and burnout are a common occupational health risk, with over 80% of UK vets describing their work as stressful, and the added pressures of being on-call commonly highlighted as the main factor.

Multiple studies have shown vets are at significant risk of physical injury, with evidence suggesting vets record a 3% higher accident rate than general practitioners in human medicine. And it stands to reason that livestock and large animal veterinary practitioners are at higher risk still, with more severe injuries tending to occur during the treatment of cattle and horses.

Many veterinary workers also face periods working alone or without direct supervision, particularly on call-outs and out-of-hours visits, which means lone worker safety must be a priority. In this interactive webinar, Richard Bedworth, Sales Director at StaySafe will be covering everything you need to know about lone working.

The webinar will include:

  •  What is lone working – and the risks that vets face
  •  Your health and safety responsibilities and your duty of care
  •  UK legislation – and what you need to do to comply
  •  Lone worker risk assessments and policies
  •  How you can keep yourself and other lone workers safe
  •  Q&A session

There will also be plenty of time to ask questions at the end and test Richard’s extensive knowledge of lone working.

More about Richard
Richard is a lone worker safety expert and knows StaySafe inside out. He understands the lone worker market and the common challenges our customers face, so he will be able to confidently answer your questions during the webinar.

Hosted by VMG member company
Free 1 hour webinar
Format: Online

SPVS VMG Congress 2022

Fri 20th & Sat 21st January 2022

We are back with a live and in-person event!

Two full days of CPD learning, networking, and let’s not forget… fun!

VMG and SPVS are each preparing a specially curated stream of talks and workshops. There will be something relevant for each member of your practice team.

The event will be hosted at the state of the art conference facilities of ICC Wales in Newport.

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Learn, share and grow at Congress 2022