Thinking of starting up or expanding your practice?

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Are you thinking of starting up your own practice, but need some guidance on the key considerations? Or perhaps you’re thinking of expanding your existing practice but need some advice on how to get moving?
Join us from 9.30am-4.15pm on Saturday 27th January at the centrally located Hilton Birmingham Metropole for a full day of guidance, advice and top tips from some of the leading speakers in the industry and those that have been there and done just that themselves.
As part of SPVS Congress 2024, we’re delighted to offer this day at a special price from just £210 for the day, to include refreshments and a two-course hot lunch. There’ll also be plenty of time to meet with other veterinary professionals in the same position.
We appreciate it can be tricky to take time out of practice, so we’ve chosen to run this on a Saturday, we do hope you can join us.

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Garden Vets 3 months in: A new veterinary business model
Alan Robinson, Vet Dynamics 
Using Garden Vets as a case study, Alan will share new ways of financing veterinary business and the use of subscription models, along with implementing a people-centric approach to recruitment, retention, learning and development.

Finding a New Site: Top tips for selecting your premises
Rachel Simmons Edhen Vets & Michael Lazaris, Vets on the Common 
A practical session from two practice owners that have opened in the last 3 years and can share their successes and help others avoid their pitfalls.

Are we measuring the right things to achieve a happy and sustainable but profitable practice?
Pete Orpin, Anval & SPVS
Join Pete as he explores the most important elements impacting on practice profits, the best metrics to use to track performance and what we can learn from those that are succeeding.

It’s Not All About Money – It’s the People that Make a Successful Business
Sarah Armstrong, Cirrus Business Solutions & Steven Goodear, Black Sheep Vets
Top tips on delivering a highly-engaged, motivated workforce – what leaders can do to make this happen, and what your employees can do too.

Creating Clarity in your Business: Using the Business Canvas Model to build your business
Adrian Nelson-Pratt, Vets Stay Go Diversify
Adrian will introduce you to the Business Canvas Model – an engaging and visual strategic management template used to create new business models or document existing ones.

Building a Great Clinic Culture the Nimble Start-up Way
Shawn Wilkie, Talkatoo
Led by Shawn Wilkie who’s founded six start-ups over the past 20+ years, you will be provided with the tools, resources and strategies to craft a successful practice culture.

Making your Business Future Secure
Rash Cassem & George Western, Lloyd & Whyte
An interactive and thought-provoking session to help you understand the benefits of insurance and financial planning for your business.

Click here for the full session details.

Alternatively, why not come along for the whole of SPVS Congress 2024 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th January 2024 – with Saturday included in your ticket price.  3 days of non-clinical lectures, interactive workshops, fun packed social programme, innovative exhibition and much more. Click here for full Congress details.
We’ve some great ticket deals including member weekend passes from just £375 and up to 20% off group bookings of 3 or more.
Not a member? Join SPVS today to qualify for SPVS member ticket prices and to access our wide range of member benefits.

We are delighted to have Elanco and PetsApp as Platinum Sponsors and VBJ as Media Partners for Congress 2024.