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Veterinary Academy is a four-day course designed to help practices improve their management systems, with a particular emphasis on improving practice profitability.

Launched by the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS), the academy is for vet owner managers and those in a senior team with strategic control of a practice. It aims to give participants the tools they need to compete in a rapidly shifting veterinary landscape by focusing on the business needs, circumstances and motivations that will be unique to each participant.

Mike Clare is the programme leader. He is a veterinary business consultant, having spent eight years as managing director and owner of a multisite independent small animal vet practice.

He will by joined by Carol Foussant who designed and delivered a business leader development programme for the Cranfield School of Management.

Together, they will encourage interaction between participants; they will set assignments to be completed between modules and help those on the course to crystallise their thinking as regards their strategic business plan, as well as helping them understand their leadership role within the business. Telephone support will be available.

This year’s SPVS Leadership Academy takes place at the Holiday Inn, Guildford on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 March, followed by the second module on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 May.

The course offers 30 hours of business CPD and costs £2000+VAT per delegate, or £1400+VAT for SPVS members.

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