Who am I?

JPS Jan 2011- 250

John Sheridan BVetMed DMS CVPM MRCVS

John Sheridan graduated at the Royal Veterinary College in 1960. After a 25 year career as a small animal clinician during which he established a small group of eight franchised veterinary practices, John was appointed MD of Anicare Group Services (Veterinary) Ltd, offering a wide range of management consultancy services to the profession.

John was President of British Small Animal Veterinary Association (1974-1975) and first President of the Veterinary Practice Management Association (1993-1996). He holds a Diploma in Management Studies, a Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management from the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association in the U.S. and the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration awarded jointly by Purdue University and the American Animal Hospital Association. He is joint author of The Business of Veterinary Practice – Pergamon Press 1993

John Sheridan was joint founder of Veterinary Practice Initiatives Ltd, the first veterinary corporate consolidator in the UK and was Chief Veterinary Officer from its launch in July 1998 until he retired from the company executive team in 2003.

John Sheridan now offers part-time management consultancy to the veterinary profession and publishes VeterinaryBusiness.org, an online practice management resource for the international veterinary community. He also presents and publishes a weekly video blog

John was honoured to receive the Pioneer Professional Member Award at the VetPartners.org Annual Meeting, Las Vegas 2017

John Sheridan has spoken widely on veterinary practice management issues in the UK and overseas for many years and apart from a number of private teaching and training commitments in the UK and Europe, has recently presented at the Veterinary Executive Club of Japan (Tokyo Oct 2007), the Southern European Veterinary Conference (Barcelona Oct 2007), VetPartners – (Kansas City 2008), the North American Veterinary Conference (Orlando 2009), a private group of veterinary practice owners (Barcelona 2009), the London Vet Show (2009, 2010 and 2011), the Great Northern Vet Show (2010 and 2011), Hong Kong Veterinary Association (Hong Kong Sept 2011), Diederik Gelderman Mastermind Group (Melbourne Sept 2011), the Australian Veterinary Business Association (Melbourne Sept 2011), the Urals Small Animal Veterinary Association (Alanya, Turkey November 2011), the Institute of Veterinary Practice Development (IVPD) Conference and Workshops (Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa May 2012), Singapore Veterinary Association (Singapore 2013), Australian Veterinary Association – Practice Management Stream (Sydney 2013) – private Veterinary Owner Conference (Dallas, 2015) – France Vet Conference (Paris, 2015) – the London Vet Show (2015) – Alpha-Vet Practice Management Conference (Budapest, Hungary 2015) – SPVS/VPMA Congress (Newport, Wales 2017) – private Veterinary Owner Conference (New Orleans, 2017) – VetPartners (Denver, 2018) – London Vet Show (London, 2018) – FECAVA – Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations Conference (St Petersburg, Russia, 2019)