Brian Faulkner Biography

Qualifications and career

1993Bachelor in Veterinary Science (Vet Path), BSc (Hons) Edinburgh University
1995Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, R(D)SVS, Edinburgh University
1995-2000Mixed species first opinion practitioner, Leicestershire
2000-Locum work – worked at over 250 practices during career
2000-01MBA – University of Nottingham (awarded with distinction)
2002Founder, owner-operator of Melton Veterinary Surgery. UK Practice of the Year Final 3 2005, 2007
2004Set up Earl Soham Veterinary Surgery, Suffolk
2005Awarded GPCert in Business and Professional Studies
2006Founder, owner-operator of Framlingham Veterinary Surgery, Suffolk
2009Masters in Applied Positive Psychology Uni of East London (awarded with distinction)
2009Awarded GP Cert in Small Animal Medicine
2011-Honorary lecturer at Nottingham University in Veterinary Business
2011Elected to Council of SPVS, Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons
2012Founded Colourful Consultancy Ltd (Non-clinical support to veterinary practices)
2011Elected as Officer of SPVS, Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons for CPD & Congress
2013Founder, owner-operator of Saxon Veterinary Surgery, Wickham Market, Suffolk
2017Co-founded BVRA, British Veterinary Receptionist Association
2017Elected President of SPVS, Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons
2018Founded The Vet Whisperer – confidence and mental health support for vets/nurses
2020Founder, owner-operator of Aldeburgh Vets. Currently still works as clinician 3 days a week.
2022Co-founder of Vetcentric Ltd; Chain of start-up veterinary practices offering Veterinary Business Partnerships

Other awards and achievements

1989-1995Edinburgh University Men’s Hockey Team 1st XI
1991-1995Scottish Universities Men’s Hockey Squad
1993Edinburgh University Full Blue (Hockey)
1995James T Baxter Memorial Prize for Aptitude in Practical Aspects of Veterinary Medicine
2007UK Vet of the Year Final 3
2008UK Vet of the Year Winner
2014UK & Ireland Toastmasters International Public Speaking champion (Humorous)
2017Ran 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days across the UK and Ireland. Raised £120,000 for Brooke Animal Hospital.
2020Awarded Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS)
2020Appointed Associate Professor in Veterinary Business at Nottingham University Vet School
2020Ran 31 marathons in 31 days (full length of UK) to raise £10,000 for Street Vet
2022Recipient of RCVS Inspiration Award