Meeting the evolving needs of their own memberships the key priority
SPVS and the Veterinary Management Group (VMG) have ended their congress partnership with this year’s Congress, set to take place on 13-14 May, their last joint event. Going forward, both associations plan to focus more closely on supporting the specific needs of their own members and helping to guide the wider veterinary profession through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
SPVS is a not-for-profit association for clinical veterinary professionals. It aims to facilitate a culture of support and community for practice owners and veterinary leaders through the development of industry leading provision and representation. The VMG is the professional association for all those in leadership and management roles in the veterinary sector. It aims to empower and equip veterinary leaders and their organisations to learn, share, and grow.
Commenting, SPVS President Andrew Parker MRCVS said: “SPVS has enjoyed a long relationship with VMG, resulting in many successful annual congresses and other collaborations. SPVS is sorry that this association is coming to an end but looks forward to continued success at their annual congress. SPVS would like to say thank you to VMG for their past collaboration and wish VMG the very best for the future.”
VMG President Georgina Hills RVN said: “We are proud of the success of our joint congresses over the years and would like to say a big thank you to our colleagues at SPVS. We have enjoyed a very fruitful collaboration and our partnership has made an important contribution to the development of the veterinary sector. It is an exciting time for both organisations to continue to grow and develop, supporting leadership in the veterinary world through our own individual congresses and other initiatives.”
While their congress partnership may have ended, both associations say they intend to maintain a close relationship in the interest of serving the whole veterinary community as effectively as possible.