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Join Leaders Today and Become the Leader Your Team Deserves

Leaders is our flagship training program for veterinary professionals who are seeking the skills to fix practice drama, overcome overwhelm and propel their practice to the next level. 

Learn and develop the tools to build an awesome culture in your veterinary practice

Grow the skills needed to run a successful and profitable veterinary practice

Join our growing Veterinary Leadership Community

Subscriptions start from $295/£230 per month
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Our Flagship Training Program

Under Dr Dave Nicol’s expert guidance and with the support of a community of practice owners and managers you will create a winning practice culture, learn how to establish high performing teams, master the tricky art of hiring and retaining staff and develop new levels of confidence as a leader of people. 

 

By the end of this course you will have established a smooth, predictable and sustainable model in your practice, guaranteeing success for the next stage.

Create a winning practice culture and team harmony

Establish operational efficiency through performance management

Enhance your employer brand and learn the art of hiring to your values

Benefit from a community of practice owners and mentors

Build a senior leadership team to support you

Subscriptions start from $295/£230 per month
Who Is Leaders For?
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Practice Owners
Develop your leadership skills and make running your practice fun again.
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Practice Managers
Learn how to manage all personalities and generations.
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New Practice Owners
Thinking of opening a practice? There is no better time to learn the principles of good leadership than before you start.
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Team Leads
Give your leadership team the skills they need to thrive in their roles
Subscriptions starting from $295/£230 per month

Features

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14+ Hours of Specialist Leadership Education

With 14 hours across 4 modules of on-demand CE from veterinary practice and leadership expert, Dr. Dave Nicol, you can learn all the skills needed to run a successful and profitable veterinary practice, in your own time, from anywhere in the world.

Subscriptions start from $295/£230 per month
Weekly Group Coaching Sessions with Veterinary Leadership Expert Dr. Dave to Help Get You Unstuck

Get expert advice on how to approach difficult leadership challenges

Meet and share ideas with other like-minded veterinary leaders

Ask questions about the course content and make the material directly relevant to your practice

Take part from anywhere in the world, in any time zone with questions submitted in advance and recordings of each session available to all members

Subscriptions start from $295/£230 per month
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Actionable Toolkits to Ensure Your Success

Actionable toolkits, resources and bonus content to ensure you can translate your learnings into transformational opportunities for you and your team

Subscriptions start from $295/£230 per month

Access to Our Growing Veterinary Leadership Community

Meet and share ideas with other like-minded veterinary leaders, ask questions about the course content and make the material directly relevant to your practice, get expert advice on how to approach difficult leadership challenges—all from anywhere in the world, in any time zone

Subscriptions start from $295/£230 per month

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Course Modules

As a Leaders community member, Dr Dave Nicol will take you through the 4 key areas needed for you to create an efficient and happy team: Leadership, Hiring, Performance Management and Vision & Strategy.

These on-demand video resources, combined with the toolkits and weekly coaching sessions provide everything a modern veterinary leader needs to build a flourishing veterinary practice.

Leadership

Ten Principles For Leadership Success

Leaders need a toolkit for success. In this presentation, we’ll focus on what those are and how you should use them.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

2 Hours

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The Generational Divide

Generational shift is occurring and it’s causing problems in the workforce. Understanding & overcoming these issues is essential for anyone building a team.

Module Length:

1 Hour

Study Time:

1 Hour

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Time Management Mastery

Time management is something we all struggle with. In this eye-opening session, you’ll learn how to create 500 quality hours extra each year with some minimal habit changes.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

45 Minutes

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Positivity, Beating F.E.A.R & Avoiding Burnout

How do we toughen our minds so we can show up as the best version of ourselves each day? We’ll formulate your mental toughness plan in this session.

Module Length:

1 Hour

Study Time:

1 Hour

Hiring

The Personal Profile (AKA Avatar)

Mistake number one is not creating the avatar of your perfect team member for each role. We’ll talk about how to build your avatars then use the details to inform the rest of the hiring process.

Module Length:

1 Hour

Study Time:

1 Hour

Hiring

The Selection Process

Using testing is a smart way to rule candidates in or out fairly. And most people have no idea how to perform an effective interview. In this session, you’ll learn how to create selection test processes and perform highly effective interviews.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Hiring

Writing And Using Job Adverts That Get Responses

How do you write a good job advert that gets results? We answer this question during this session and will have you writing job ads that help attract the right applicant while putting off all the others.

Module Length:

2 Hours

Study Time:

2 Hours

Hiring

Onboarding For Success

When you hire someone, the job is not done. In fact, it’s just getting started because you still have to get them up to speed fast. In this session, we focus on onboarding new team members, so they become effective fast.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Performance

Values & Behaviour Statements

Successful practices understand values and how they drive behaviour. They can articulate these and use them to drive good behaviours and outcomes. You’ll learn how and create your own in this module.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Performance

Triple Loop Leadership and Feedback

Based on clear communication, regular check-in and good feedback, this system takes all the stress out of performance management.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Performance

Objectives & Measures

Most individuals do not have a clear expectation of what work they are expected to complete and to what standard. This is remedied by having clear written objectives for each position.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Performance

Handling Difficult Employees

Understanding human needs and communication preferences is essential for all leaders. Once we understand more about how people work, managing them (even the difficult ones) gets easier.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Vision & Strategy

Creating Your Vision Statement

Every well-led business has a clearly articulated vision. This is job one for every Leader yet very few practices have this in place. In this module, you’ll learn how to craft a vision statement that works.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

3 Hours

Vision & Strategy

Execution: Turning Your Vision Into Reality

Vision without execution is called hallucination. In this session, you’ll learn how to bring your vision to life and weave it through the fabric of your business.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Meet Your Instructor

Dr Dave Nicol is a highly experienced veterinarian with more than 25 years in general practice, renowned for expertise in running successful and sustainable veterinary practices. He owns Roundwood Vets in London and Roundwood Pet Hospice & In-home Euthanasia a mobile practice operating nationally in the United Kingdom. Both are values-led organisations where culture comes first.

Dr Dave is a prolific author who has written three books, including the best-selling "So You're A Vet...Now What?"—an essential read for new graduate vets. He has also written numerous articles and blogs, most recently a chapter on leadership for the prestigious Veterinary Clinics of North America.

Dr Dave is one of the original podcasters of vet med, hosting both "Blunt Dissection" and "The Veterinary Leadership Success Show," which have been downloaded more than 300,000 times. 

He has been voted VMX's Practice Management Speaker of the Year in both 2019 and again in 2024.

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Dr. Dave Nicol
BVMS Cert Mgmt MRCVS

Subscriptions start from $295/£230 per month
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Learn all the tools to build an awesome culture in your veterinary practice

Grow the skills needed to run a successful and profitable veterinary practice

Join our growing Veterinary Leadership Community

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"Outstanding! I was promised it would be transformational and it hasn’t disappointed; this is my Ettinger for leadership!"
Dr R Turmel
Practice Owner, Canada
Join Leaders Today and Become the Leader Your Team Deserves

Learn all the tools to build an awesome culture in your veterinary practice

Grow the skills needed to run a successful and profitable veterinary practice

Join our growing Veterinary Leadership Community

Subscriptions start from $295/£230 per month
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