Brian graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1995 and was in mixed practice before studying for an MBA at Nottingham Business School in 2001. He has worked in more than 250 veterinary practices as a clinician, consultant and confidence coach. He holds several academic positions and was the founder of both the British Veterinary Receptionist Association and the Association of Non-Clinical Veterinary Accreditation. He was Petplan-UK Vet of the Year in 2008, having been runner-up in 2007.
Brian is the founder of Colourful CPD, an organisation that provides training for all jobs within a veterinary practice. They believe each role within a practice must contribute to the same success factors in order to achieve a successful and sustainable practice team. The company is recognised globally and has had great success in training their clients.
Brian is a regular speaker at veterinary conferences in the UK and overseas and works three days a week in his own small animal practice in Suffolk.
Aside from his academic and professional achievements, Brian has done amazing things for charity. In 2017 he ran 10 marathons in 10 days across the UK and Ireland, raising £120,000 for Brooke Animal Hospital. In May 2020 he went several steps further, running 31 marathons in 31 days in aid of Street Vet, a charity that attends to the pets of homeless people.
Petplan understand the veterinary market the best and are in my opinion the most consistent in what, when and how they cover veterinary fees.