East Anglia Region
East Anglia region was established in 2014. Tamsin Swain picked up the reins in 2016 and she holds regular meetings across this very large territory including Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and parts of Hertfordshire.
Tamsin ran a meeting within the VMG Regional Roadshow on GDPR regulations and credit control on 15th February 2018 and will host another regional meeting late summer/autumn 2018!
Review of the Roadshow 1 meeting with Mike Brooks on Debt Control and GDPR implications
A very animated meeting was held by the VMG East Anglian region on Thursday 16th February 2018at the Active Business Centre in Bury St Edmunds. Mike was an extremely knowledgeable and approachable speaker who could relate directly to the veterinary management setting – providing countless examples and suggestions that all found extremely useful. The advice offered regarding the new data protection regulations was welcomed but daunting; many quizzical and terrified glances between delegates were exchanged with eyebrows well exercised!
As this was only a relatively small group with confidentiality assured all delegates were happy to share suggestions, experience and concerns which provided an excellent support framework to all; with requests for a review being put forward so that mutual support could be provided, particularly for those in independent practice who were the majority represented and may not benefit from group /corporate support.
Feedback at the time was good and all questions were answered with all attendees being thoroughly involved in the meeting and appreciative of the learning and networking opportunity.
Register to join Tamsin at her next meeting in Newmarket on Tuesday 13th November 2018. The Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service will give advice on how to retain clients during the one of the hardest situations we face in veterinary practice, pet loss A great session to help all members of the nursing and front of house teams learn more. www.events-by-vmg.co.uk to sign up.
Tamsin Swain RVN Regional Organiser
After qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse I continued in Small Animal practice becoming an Assessor, RCVS Practical Examiner and completing the Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition during this time. Using my acquired skills I stepped in to teach on the Veterinary Nurse Diploma and degree courses followed several years later by a move into area management. I joined Berry House an established Small Animal practice in Hitchin, Hertfordshire at the beginning of 2016 as Practice Manager.
I have an interest in the health and welfare of Flatcoated Retrievers sharing my house with two and a rescued cat. In my spare time I enjoy rallies with my vintage tractor, camping trips with friends and spending time with my two grown up sons.
I am looking forward to providing quality support, development and networking opportunities for my fellow Practice Managers in the East Anglia area.