The first steps have begun to find Petplan and The Veterinary Business Journal’s Practice Manager of the Year for 2012. Nominations are being sought for the most accomplished UK practice managers.
The first steps have begun to find Petplan and The Veterinary Business Journal’s Practice Manager of the Year for 2012.
Nominations are now being sought for the most accomplished UK practice managers and recommendations are welcome from any member of the veterinary team.
Three finalists will be chosen and the winner announced at the annual Petplan Veterinary Awards in April 2012.
Robin Fearon, editor of the VBJ, said: “It is a distinct pleasure to launch the awards programme each year knowing that at the end of it we will be able to announce another winning practice manager.
“These awards are so important in promoting the role and highlighting the crucial part that managers play in practice strategy and success – we can’t wait to see your nominations.”
Judges will assess candidates’ applications and choose the three finalists based on their competency in areas such as staff development, financial strategy and marketing initiative.
Last year’s winner Denise Coston is practice manager at Castle Veterinary Surgeons in County Durham.
She said: “Winning this award has meant a lot to me because it makes you feel valued. I would say to anyone thinking of nominating their practice manager: ‘just do it’.
“The role of practice manager varies in each practice and can be hard to quantify with specific measures, but it means a lot to celebrate someone getting it right. It is an excellent way to promote the role of practice manager and it is great to get recognition alongside vets and nurses.”
As well as a plaque commemorating their achievements, the winner will once more receive one year’s free membership to the VPMA.
Nominations for this year’s award close on February 10, 2012.