10 Laws Every Veterinary Practice Owner, Manager and CD Must Know ⚖️

In partnership with SPVS

It is not uncommon for those who are new to Veterinary Practice management to feel uncertain and confused about the various laws that apply to clinical practice.

Some laws of course apply to every business in the UK, whilst others relate to only veterinary practice and the people who work within them. It is important to be clear about what these are.

This 1 hour webinar will summarise what these laws are and how they relate to the everyday operations within practice. All of these laws are included, explained and applied within Colourful CPD’s Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management, CertNCS(VPM) available online at www.colourfulcpd.com

Key learning objectives:

🔦 Identify and Categorise Laws: You will learn to distinguish between universal business laws and those specifically applicable to veterinary practice.

💼 Application to Daily Practice: Understand how the identified laws directly influence day-to-day operations within a veterinary practice through practical examples.

📜 Introduction to Certification Program: Familiarise you with the online CertNCS(VPM) program, emphasising its role in providing a comprehensive understanding of veterinary practice management laws.

Meet the speakers

Brian Faulkner 🍏

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

Brian graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 1995 and worked in mixed practice before studying for an MBA at Nottingham Business School in 2001. He has set up and developed 6 veterinary practices from start-ups during the last 22 years and currently leads and works as a clinician in his current practice Aldeburgh Vets. Brian completed a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, as well as General Practice certificates in Business and Professional Studies and Small Animal Medicine. He was The UK’s Petplan Vet of the Year in 2008. He is Associate Professor in Veterinary Business at Nottingham University Vet School and in July 2020 he was awarded the title Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS) in recognition of outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession.

In 2017 Brian raised £120,000 for Brooke Animal Hospital by running 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days all across the UK and Ireland. In August 2020 Brian ran 31 marathons in 31 days from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise £10,000 for a charity called Street Vet which attends to the dogs of the homeless. In 2022 he was also awarded the RCVS Inspiration Award for his work with charity and support for colleagues within the profession.


RCVS Advanced practitioner in surgery

Ryan is small animal general practitioner with extensive experience of owning, merging, starting and selling businesses. His interest in surgery has led to a career in mentoring and peripatetic surgery, helping GP vets to access surgery and endosurgery in first opinion practice across the UK. Ryan has owned a chain of practices and worked in a clinical leadership role within a large corporate practice, overseeing clinical standards in many sites. Alongside over 20 years of industry experience Ryan has attained an ILM level 5 in leadership and management and is recognised by the RCVS as an advanced practitioner in surgery. Ryan has been a SPVS board member since 2015 and is currently President.

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