As a member of the VMG you will receive a quarterly copy of our ‘Practice Life’ Journal and be eligible to register for our series of Webinars, in addition to which are networking opportunities, including our active VMG Egroup. As a member you are entitled to event discount at our regular Regional Meetings and the programme of SPVS/VMG CPD. Members are also eligible for discounts and preferential rates from a range of affiliated service providers, details of which are below:
Carefree Credit provide fast, online payment options to help your clients pay for treatment. This is great for practice cashflow and can help in the prevention of the discounting of bills and also future debt issues. There is no need for FCA authorisation and full CPD verifiable training is provided.
Merlin Telecommunications – Veterinary Communications Specialists
Your customer is the most important person in your business and wants to know that your Practice will answer their call quickly, especially if they have an animal in distress.
Do you know how many calls your practice miss every day? Is your receptionist busy dealing with customers and their pets on the front desk and simply cannot pick up the phone?
We have been working with Veterinary practices all over the UK, (and nominated a preferred supplier by VMG) so we really understand how to help you get the best out of your telephone system in order to keep your clients happy.
We can provide you with the ability to improve your profit margins by minimising the impact of lost business and save you money on your current phone bills too!
Combining incredible support and service and a whole range of other benefits. Merlin are happy to carry out a free Practice Audit for you now. Call us on 08008778810.
VMG Travel Club
Discount rates on trips and holidays. Special deals for VMG members, never seen by the public. Run by Benchmark Travel, organisers of Snowscene and Sri Lanka trips for SPVS.
Learning is one of the keys to success. I’ve been helping managers develop their leadership skills at Blue Cross for some years and I can now offer a range of discounted learning events to help your teams and business succeed.
The Veterinary Management Group has negotiated with HMCA to offer discounted rates for medical plans, dental plan, hospital cash plans, personal accident plan, travel plan, life cover, income protection and vehicle breakdown products.
Are you paying too much for your present private medical plan? Why not take a look at the HMCA plans and compare the benefits and subscriptions offered? You may transfer to HMCA at any age and without a medical examination; there will be no break in protection and there is a 30 day money-back guarantee.
HMCA only offer medical plans to membership groups and can offer up to a 40% discount off the underwriter’s standard rates. This is a comprehensive plan which provides generous cash benefits for surgery and other charges
Who are HMCA? – HMCA has specialised in providing benefits and services to associations and professional groups since the 1970s. HMCA is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
The Xact Group
The Xact Group are pleased to make available to VMG members their complete range of Veterinary sector specific services. The range of services includes Health & Safety, Human Resources and Employment Law Best Practice and Compliance Products including their new online service, Business Assist.
Xact have developed a range of e-learning health & safety courses specific to the Veterinary sector. A key feature of their E-Learning modules is that (unlike most other training products) they have designed software which allows the employee to “pick up and lay down” so that there is no need for the employee to complete the whole course in one session. All of the lessons contained within the courses have separate assessments leading to final certification and count towards annual CPD training hours.
Members of the VMG receive a discount from Xact’s published prices of 30% for the online service and employee training service. A 20% discount is available on prices for their full support services.
Enjoy 20% discount off books and e-books from elsevierhealth.co.uk using the discount link located in the members only section of our website.
Elsevier is the largest publisher in veterinary medicine, publishing a wide range of books and journals in veterinary medicine and animal and veterinary science. Take a look online at some of the highlights!
BSAVA are pleased to announce that they have arranged for VMG members to order Practice Management and Development at a special £30 off discounted rate.
Please use the special order form to purchase your copy available in the members only section.
CPD Solutions are pleased to announce that they are happy to offer a preferential rate to VMG members for the Pet Health Videos.
The videos are designed to increase engagement with existing and potential clients, and help veterinary practice to stand out from the competition.
Full Power Utilities
Full Power Utilities, one of the first gas and electricity brokers established in the UK, can help you save money on your commercial energy costs.
Juliette Stone is Full Power Utilities Ltd’s Senior Broker and personally deals with all VMG members. Full Power’s service is whole-of-market (all 26 suppliers), UK-wide and with no fee charged to the member, because the supplier pays Full Power a commission. Each supplier pays much the same, allowing Full Power to be impartial. We act for all types of commercial premises such as factories, warehouses and restaurants. Clients include Dominos Pizza, Costa Coffee, BMW and of course 284 veterinary practices.
Please remember that every time a VMG member asks FPU to seek out and organise their contracts, Full Power gives 25% of their income on that contract to the VMG to use to advance memberships and member benefits.
Payroll Options offers an efficient, cost effective and helpful payroll bureau service. Outsourcing payroll can offer a practice a reliable and consistent method of paying their staff, as well as saving time and unloading much of the pain. To discuss a more helpful way of processing the payroll, or simplified pension administration, contact Payroll Options.
Payroll Options are offering a 15% discount on the cost of their services for VMG members.
Virtual Recall offer iRecall, an automated SMS and email client communication primarily aimed at reminding clients to purchase flea and worm products and book their booster vaccinations, ideal for practices running healthy pet clubs.
Virtual Recall offer a discounted service to VMG Members.
The services of Health Assured (www.healthassured.co.uk) are now available to all VMG members and their immediate families. They offer advice on health, stress at home or work, financial problems including debt, family & relationship matters and legal & consumer issues. This confidential service is accessed by calling freephone 0800 0474097 available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please quote VMG Member when calling. Face to face counselling, cognitive behaviouraltherapy and serious illness & accident support are also included for those in need.
Vet Dynamics (UK) Ltd – www.vetdynamics.co.uk
Helping independent veterinary practice owners and managers throughout the UK and Ireland to better understand their businesses and teams and build a stable future.
Vet Dynamics are offering VMG members a generous 25% discount on a Practice Performance Review to help you understand where you are now, look towards the future and turn your personal practice data into decisions.