Connecting for the Future

This year was the second UK Leaders’ Forum that had taken place and promised to be bigger and better than the first, with a mixture of insightful talks and collaborative workshops for attendees to indulge in.

Duncan Phillips, UK CEO at IVC Evidensia, emphasised the importance of ‘Connecting for the Future’, which was this year’s theme at the event:

“In every part of our strategy, we have seen immense progress and the leadership through our practice teams has been incredible. As the network gets more ‘connected’ the potential for growth and collaboration within the group only gets larger, which is so exciting to see.”

There were also talks from Daniella Dos Santos, Michael Henry, Simon Smith, Phil McNally, Becky Blackmore and Kate Swann. And that’s not to mention the two keynote speakers; Sarah Furness and Ruby Wax.

StreetVet announced as first UK charity partner

During the Leaders’ Forum there was an announcement made by UK CEO Duncan Phillips that StreetVet had become the first charity partner for the group, voted for internally by IVC Evidensia staff.

The charity partnership would entail a commitment to fundraising for StreetVet over the next 12 months with the target of raising £100,000 across our network of practices.

This was bolstered on the very first evening during the Gala Dinner when over £5,000 was raised and matched by IVC Evidensia, meaning that the first total was over £10,000.

For more information about StreetVet, head over to their website here.

Brilliant People Awards

Over 850 nominations were whittled down to twelve winners that were handed out to deserving colleagues, including awards for sustainability, quality improvement and client hero, amongst many others split between clinical and non-clinical roles. 

Winners included:

•    We Care (Clinical) - Julia Trotter (Gordon Vets)
•    We Care (Non-Clinical) - Sonia Billington (Oakmount Veterinary Hospital)
•    We Dare (Clinical) - Rebecca Greer (Ark House Vets)
•    We Dare (Non-Clinical) - Julie Goodswen - Abington Park Veterinary Group
•    We Share (Clinical) - Lubos Kustra (Eastbourne Vets)
•    We Share (Non-Clinical) - Linsey Newlove (Bridge Street Vets)
•    Client Hero - Wendy Barham (Arg Beiyn Veterinary Practice)
•    Care Fund Award - Fran Cummins and Jessica Stirling (Highfield Veterinary Centre)
•    Sustainability Award - Rachel Power (Rowe Veterinary Group)
•    Quality Improvement Award - Cogges Veterinary Surgery
•    Area of the Year - Area 37 - AD: Justine Rosetti
•    Team of the Year - Highfield Veterinary Centre

Remember to keep your diaries free for our next Leaders' Forum and Brilliant People Awards in 2024.