Laura Perry has joined Ballinger Equine as Senior Practice Administrator and will take over the leadership of the increasingly busy administrative office. Amongst Laura’s priorities is the efficient scheduling of the clinical team’s visits throughout the service area which encompasses Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Epping Forest and North London.
Investing in efficient, professional management to support a steadily growing practice
Ballinger Equine continues to grow steadily and Andrew Hillier, practice Managing Director, is balancing the recruitment of new veterinary surgeons and an increasing clinical caseload with the appointment of experienced, administrative management. Laura Perry joins the practice from the veterinary pharmaceutical sector where she was an account manager for the East of England. With an in-depth knowledge of horses and of equine veterinary care, Laura’s experience will prove invaluable as she assumes her management role.
Impressive experience and knowledge of veterinary care and management
Of particular value to Ballinger Equine’s busy team is Laura’s expertise in managing veterinary services. She brings impressive experience having served as Practice Manager and Veterinary Technician for The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery (120 Military Working Horses) and more recently as Practice Manager and Veterinary Technician to The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment based at Hyde Park Barracks with some 280 Military Working Horses. Laura’s military career saw her posted to Afghanistan where she had sole responsibility for the veterinary care of up to 178 Military Working Dogs and the training of 150 dog handlers in animal care and welfare. She was also deployed to Nepal to carry out an education program for the Nepalese cavalry on equine veterinary care.
A varied and busy management role in a thriving practice with a committed team
Andrew Hillier, commented on the appointment: “We have a reputation for recruiting, developing and retaining talent – and Laura is a very welcome addition to our terrific team. I know our busy veterinary surgeons, led by Clinical Director Susanna Ballinger, see additional administrative support as a significant boost and Sharni and Kate in the office are excited to welcome Laura and the invaluable experience and knowledge she brings with her.”
Laura added: “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Ballinger Equine. Being at the centre of such a busy, successful, practice is a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to applying my experience and knowledge of practice management.”
On the lookout for veterinary talent
Ballinger Equine is continuing its search for veterinary talent. So… if you are a new or recently qualified equine ambulatory assistant and you have enthusiasm, energy, commitment and passion and want to join one of the UK’s leading ambulatory equine veterinary practices, get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.