|Mrs Karin Cornock, Practice Manager at The Lady Dane Veterinary Centre in Faversham, Kent, has been announced as the winner in a competition to recognise ‘Amazing’ Practice Managers held by Vetacademy during May 2015.
Karin was nominated by practice partner vet Chris Freed, who described her as ‘an example and inspiration to the whole practice team.’ Vetacademy is the online Continuing Professional Development service run by online veterinary content specialist Vetstream.
Chris Freed explained: “With scarcely a murmur, Karin has taken on the establishment of one new branch practice; supervised and implemented the takeover of an existing neighbouring practice, with seven staff members, and taken on the implementation of a new HR management and Health and Safety system for a practice which now has 35 employees, including 10 veterinary surgeons. She has achieved all this within the last 18 months of her 25 year career with the practice and while also coping with challenging family circumstances. She really is amazing!”
Karin Cornock won a bottle of Champagne and a 30 day free trial of Practis, the first comprehensive business management resource aimed specifically at veterinary practice managers, launched recently by Vetstream.
Commenting, she said: “I wouldn’t be able to do my job without the great team of the Lady Dane Veterinary Centre which is behind me every single day. I have always tried to create a happy and professional environment for staff and to ensure we offer the best possible working conditions – as well as providing the highest standard of care to our clients and their lovely pets.”
Commenting on the competition, Jessica Debnam, Manager of Vetacademy, said: “Practice managers are often the unsung heroes of the veterinary world so we wanted to highlight the great contribution they make to keep our practices running, day in, day out. Of all the nominations we received, Karin was undoubtedly a worthy winner!”
Vetstream’s Vetacademy service offers e-learning modules and online videos from some of the world’s leading veterinary CE providers, including The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine, Elsevier and Improve International.
In addition to Vetacademy, Vetstream offers a range of online clinical resources for the veterinary profession, including its point of care reference resources Canis (dogs); Felis (cats); Equis (horses) and Lapis (rabbits) and Webpartner, its veterinary practice website design service.