Brian Faulkner

Designation: BSc (Hons), BVM&S, CertGP(SAM), CertGP(BPS), MBA, MSc(Psych), FRCVS

Institute: Institute: Edinburgh University


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									Brian Faulkner
Brian Faulkner
Institute: Edinburgh University
5 Ways Well Trained Receptionists Help Grow Your Practice
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Strategies to Prevent Associates Discounting
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5 Ways to Increase the Average Spend per Client per Year at Your Practice
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About Me

Brian Faulkner

BSc (Hons), BVM&S, CertGP(SAM), CertGP(BPS), MBA, MSc(Psych), FRCVS



1993: Bachelor in Veterinary Science (Vet Path), BSc (Hons) Edinburgh University
1995: Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, R(D)SVS, Edinburgh University 
2000-01: MBA - University of Nottingham (awarded with distinction)
2009: Masters in Applied Positive Psychology Uni of East London (awarded distinction)


Professional Certifications:

2005: GPCert in Business and Professional Studies
2009: Awarded GP Cert in Small Animal Medicine


Work Experience: 

2002: Established Melton Veterinary Surgery. 

  •      UK Practice of the Year Final 3 in 2005, 2007
  •      Worked as first opinion small animal practitioner / lead vet in this practice

2004: Established Earl Soham Veterinary Surgery
2006: Established Framlingham Veterinary Surgery 
2011: Honorary lecturer at Nottingham University in Veterinary Business 
2012: Founded Colourful Consultancy Ltd (Non-clinical support to veterinary practices)
2013: Established Saxon Veterinary Surgery
2020 to present: Associate Professor in Veterinary Business at Nottingham University Vet School
2020: Established Aldeburgh Vets in 2020 ( 

  •     Currently still works as lead vet 3 days a week

2022: Co-Founded Association Veterinary Animal Care Assistants  
Locum work – worked at over 250 practices during career


Professional Service

2011: Elected to Council of Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons
2017: Founded British Veterinary Receptionist Association  
2017: Elected President of Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons
2018: Founded The Vet Whisperer - confidence and mental health support for vets / nurses
2021: Co-founder of Vetcentric Ltd; Chain of start-up veterinary practices 


Awards and Honors: 

2008: UK Veterinarian of the Year
2011: Elected as Officer of Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons for CPD & Congress
2014: UK & Ireland Toastmasters International Public Speaking champion (Humorous) 
2020: Awarded Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS)
2022: Recipient of the RCVS Inspiration Award 


Colourful CPD Ltd is an on-line education platform that offers a comprehensive array of courses that helps all roles in veterinary practice build the non-clinical skills required to deliver, contribute or support the end-goal of achieving excellent clinical outcomes.  Brian’s ability to conceptualise and communicate the relationship between clinical, commercial and psychological aspects of veterinary work has been integral to the development of a wide range of courses and has garnered him national recognition.  

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