VetPartners pair inspiring veterinary leaders of the future

VetPartners pair inspiring veterinary leaders of the future

VETPARTNERS Business Support Manager Fiona Nichol will be keynote speaker at an event aimed at creating veterinary leaders of the future.

Fiona will give a talk on how veterinary staff can progress into management at Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA) events in Milton Keynes this Wednesday.

Joining her will be Elaine Paterson, who this week began her new role as Practice Manager at VetPartners’ Edinburgh practice, Braid Vets.

Having previously held the position of Head Veterinary Nurse at Braid Vets, Elaine will talk about her experience of progressing into a key management role at the practice.

Fiona and Elaine last week addressed another VPMA event in Edinburgh last week.

“The talk will be aimed at individuals who have limited management experience or who are looking to boost their people management skills,” said Fiona.

“I will be focusing on topics like change management and how guide through that process, leadership skills and general management scenarios, while Elaine will share her experiences and lessons learnt along the way.

“It will be aimed at nurses, vets, practice managers and receptionists who either don’t have management experience or simply want to brush up their skills.

“The first talk was well received as there was a huge level of interaction and a number of ‘light bulb’ moments for participants.

“Elaine Paterson did a fabulous section to discuss her transition to management, lessons she’s learnt and core values she holds.”

Fiona organises regular seminars for VetPartners across the UK, with more than 100 managers from the group attending her Line Manager Matters workshops in Durham, Leeds, Warrington and Edinburgh.

Those attending her in-house seminars include clinical directors, senior vets, business development directors, practice managers, senior receptionists and head nurses.

They are aimed at equipping people managers with the skills to inspire, encourage, reward and motivate their teams at VetPartners practices across the UK.

For media enquiries, please contact Amanda Little, VetPartners Head of PR and Communications, on 0191 300 1181 or email