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VetForumUK 2018

VetForumUK 2018

October 10-11, 2018

Anantara Hotel, The Algarve

Anantara Hotel, The Algarve | October 10-11, 2018

With the current fast paced consolidation in the veterinary sector, staying on top of the business models and technology that will keep you ahead of the game is more important than ever. The brand new VetForum enables you to do this, providing a very different and efficient way to connect with your peers and the innovative manufacturers and service providers that will take your business forward.

VetForum is an invitation-only two-day event designed to build relationships, identify opportunities and explore new products. The focus of the event is a program of one-to-one meetings, which allows for straightforward discussions to take place in a neutral environment away from the distractions of the practice.  Networking is at the heart of the two days with the focused business and social aspects providing the perfect environment to spend quality time with the industry’s influencers.

Thom Jenkins

Chair, Thom Jenkins,

Thom has served as the Chief Operating Officer of multi-site veterinary groups in both Europe and Asia, operating clinics in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. Prior to this, he was the co-founder and Technical Director of a digital consultancy for the veterinary sector, and is a published contributor to the Veterinary Business Journal on the subject of social media marketing. Thom is a qualified vet, graduating from Cambridge University with first class honours, and more recently completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. 

Pet 2.0
The Future of Pet Ownership

Panel, Pet 2.0, The Future of Pet Ownership

Dr James Andrews (Co-Founder & CEO, Felcana)

Emma Barnes (Group Operations Director, Linnaeus Group)

Ben Hanning (Strategic Implementation Manager, Independent Vetcare)

Ben Brett
Director, Recruit4Vets

Ignite Session, Ben Brett, Director, Recruit4Vets

Locums – a key part of strategy

Business guru, Peter Drucker, famously said “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. In this session we define strategy and culture; words are often thrown around but hard to pin down. And we seek to obliterate the false dichotomy by exploring “culture as strategy”, with a toolkit that helps you achieve cultural alignment in your recruitment strategy.

Pete Orpin
Director & General Manager

Round Table Chair, Pete Orpin, Director & General Manager

Capturing Tomorrow’s Wow; Delivering on rising client expectations

Managing Director of Park Vet Group, a 30 vet 4 centre mixed practice in Leicestershire with 7 business operations (including dedicated out of hours and referral).

Pete was awarded Dairy Cattle Vet of the Year in 2016, and has a particular interest in motivating people to meet the ever changing needs of their clients. He also facilitates consultancy solutions to veterinary practices through the Anval team.

He is also co-founder of Myhealthyherd, a web-based program to predict and prevent disease in cattle.

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