The Regions

The VMG Regions 2018-05-17T15:33:15+00:00

Have you come to a VMG Regional Meeting yet?

As a membership organisation, we are lucky to have a regional infrastructure that exists throughout the country to provide a forum for education, networking and the exchange of ideas.

A network of enthusiastic Regional Organisers (RO’s) maintain contact with members and run meetings locally which attract members and non-members, from all walks of practice life. Anyone who is interested in veterinary practice management is welcome to attend!

Regional meetings are often free to attend for VMG members. Why not come along and get updated and enjoy meeting other members in an informal environment? Topics include everything from finance to people management, customer service to legal matters. Have a look at what’s coming up below.

Regional Roadshows 2018!

In 2018 VMG will be getting on the road to fetch three varied, relevant and interesting topics to all regions. These sessions will last approximately 2 hours and will include a speaker who will deliver an interactive lecture on their topic with questions welcomed, followed by a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit and time for a chat with colleagues from other practices of all types. Only VMG can offer you the chance to mingle with other dedicated professionals from veterinary businesses from all sectors including independents, groups, JVP’s and corporates! SIGN UP BELOW!

Roadshow 1 – GDPR and credit control with Mike Brooks of dsl (UK) Ltd Feb-Apr 2018.

Roadshow 2 – Practice Performance and Culture with Ru Clements and Stacey Davidson of VetLed Apr-Jul 2018.

Roadshow 3 – Client Retention during Pet Loss with Blue Cross May-Dec 2018 (in combination with Roadshow 2 on some dates, see below).

The RO’s are co-ordinated by our overall Regional Co-ordinator Cath Grimsey

“I feel that the VMG regions are an important part of the organisations development, as they help ensure that the membership is represented and grown at a local level. Please feel free to contact me at about issues you’d like to discuss at regional level. If you want to get involved in organising and co-hosting regional meetings, i’d love to hear from you too!”

Look through the table below to find out more about what’s going on in your part of the world and follow the links to sign up to your next regional meeting!

Check out your own regions’ page to learn more about your RO.

If you would like to help with a region or would like to consider becoming a Regional Organiser, please contact the VMG office at Please see page  ‘The Role of a Regional Organiser’ for more information on what it entails. Please note that this is a voluntary role and you need to be a VMG Member.

“Our thanks to all the current ROs for their continuing help and support!” Cath

Our regions

Would you like to speak at a Regional meeting?

Have you got something that would be of interest to our members that you would like to present at one of our Roadshows or a normal format regional meeting?

If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please complete our Speaker Request Form – all suggestions will be considered. Talks should be informative and interesting – and not a sales pitch.

Please also speak to the Regional Coordinator who will be happy to chat through the format of the meetings with you.

Forthcoming Events



Date & Time



Cheshire/Derbyshire Blue Cross PBSS ‘Client Care during Pet Loss Workshop’  Thu 8th Nov 2018 2-5pm Stockport Masonic Guildhall, 169 Wellington Road South, Stockport, Cheshire SK1 3UA. Tickets:   Kate Mincher
Chiltern Hills VetLed ‘Performance & Culture’ PLUS Blue Cross ‘Client Care during Pet Loss’  Tue 12th Jun 2018 2-5pm North Oxford Golf Club, Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 8EZ. Tickets:   Jerry Crick
Cornwall/Devon  VetLed ‘Performance & Culture’ PLUS Blue Cross ‘Client Care during Pet Loss’  Wed 23rd May 2018 1.30-4.30pm  The Arthur Hitchcock Memorial Playing Field, Whitford Road, Kilmington, Axminster, Devon. Tickets: Renay Rickard & Suzanne Headington
East Anglia  Roadshow 3 Autumn 2018 Date/venue TBA  Tamsin Swain
East Midlands Roadshow 3 Autumn 2018 Date/venue TBA  Cath Grimsey
Essex Roadshow 3 Autumn 2018 Date/venue TBA  Liz La-Page
Kent VetLed ‘Performance & Culture’ PLUS Blue Cross ‘Client Care during Pet Loss’ Thu 17th May 2018 2-5pm Allington Suite, Hilton Hotel, Bearsted Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5AA. Tickets: Siobhan Park
North East Blue Cross PBSS ‘Client Care during Pet Loss’ PLUS Progressive Vet Consulting ‘Preparing for Recruitment’.  Thu 11th Oct 2018 2-5pm Flexspace, Incubation Centre, Durham Way South, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6XP. Tickets:  Claire Bake
North West Blue Cross PBSS ‘Client Care during Pet Loss’ PLUS Progressive Vet Consulting ‘Preparing for Recruitment’.  Thu 22nd Nov 2018 2-5pm Rutland House Veterinary Centre, Abbotsfield Road, St Helens, Lancashire, WA9 4HU.Tickets:  Janie Clare & Janet Hughes
Sussex & SE VetLed ‘Performance & Culture Workshop’ Wed 25th Jul 2018 2-5pm Ardington Hotel, Steyne Gardens, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3DZ. Tickets:  Liz Panter
North Wales VetLed ‘Performance & Culture’  PLUS Blue Cross PBSS ‘Client Care during Pet Loss’  Wed 11th Jul 2018 2-5pm  The Royal Oak Hotel, The Cross, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7DG. Tickets: Sarah Lewis & Neil Symonds
Yorkshire VetLed ‘Performance & Culture Workshop’.

Blue Cross PBSS ‘Client Care during Pet Loss’ PLUS Progressive Vet Consulting ‘Preparing for Recruitment’.

Thu 19th Jul 2018 2-5pm

Thu 25th Oct 2018 2-5pm.

Medivet Thurnscoe Referrals, Barrowfield Road, Thurnscoe Business Park, Thurnscoe, Rotherham S63 0BH. Tickets: Kate Mincher
South Wales Region VetLed Performance & Culture PLUS Blue Cross PBSS ‘Client Care during Pet Loss’. Wed 30th May 2018 2-5pm Cotts Farm Equine Hospital Ltd. Cotts Farm Robeston Wathen, Narberth Pembrokeshire, SA67 8EY. Tickets: Linda Mogford
West Midlands  VetLed ‘Performance & Culture’ PLUS Blue Cross PBSS  ‘Client Care during Pet Loss’.  Wed 27th Jun 2018 2-5pm  Clent Hills Vet Group Ltd, 5 Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove. Tickets:  Rebekka Fiorani
 Scotland North-East  Roadshow 3 Autumn 2018  Date/Venue TBA  Stephanie Simpson & Michelle Murphy