Meet the Team - Practice Manager

  • Pauline Graham - Director CVPM

    My career in the veterinary world started over 35 years ago as a Saturday girl, joining the practice at that time “Carnegie and Taylor” based at Longtown Road, Brampton. 
    On leaving school I was offered a job at the practice as Nurse/Receptionist, which also allowed me to work on the family farm at The Banks, Lanercost.  I was trained with MAFF as a lay blood tester and tested cows for Brucellosis within the practice. 
    As time progressed my interests focused on administration and practice management.  In 2000 I studied for and passed my “Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management”.
    In 2006 I was appointed as a Director at Capontree Vets and in 2012 I was President of the Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA).  
    Currently I am also a Director for the XL Vets Broomhall Buying Services Ltd and a council member for the VPMA.
     
    With my role I enjoy working with and meeting people; the many different characters of life means no day is ever the same.  It's a pleasure to work with motivated and positive staff with a professional approach to life.
     
    In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, travelling -  especially skiing and cycling in Europe, socialising with family and friends and generally being involved in community life.