Calling All Team Leaders, Practice Managers and Vet Practice Owners

Have you recently been promoted to a leadership role and are struggling with how to make it work?

Does your practice have a toxic blame culture that needs reform?

Do you feel like you are spinning ten plates and that at any second they are all going to come crashing to the ground?

Do you have big personalities and egos to deal with the make your life stressful?

Does the thought of conflict turn your guts into knots?

Are you working hard in your practice but not generating the return you deserve?

Are millennials driving you mad?

If any or all of the above questions apply, then watch the video below and read on.

Stop Herding Cats

As a manager in a hospital, you have a lot of frustrations and challenges that tear up your time and sanity. Blame culture, scheduling, dealing with conflict, finding good staff and staying sane are all everyday challenges.


If you don’t have the right leadership and management skills then you are going to spend each day feeling like you are pushing a boulder up a hill, or herding cats. In fact, studies show that teams with poor leaders experience less happiness (in fact they are generally miserable and burned out), deliver lower profits and poorer standards of clinical care. 


But, it doesn’t have to be like this. Whether you are a newly promoted manager, thrown in at the deep end, or a veteran practice owner struggling to lead millennials, VetX:Leaders will help.


In this unique program, leadership expert, Dr Dave Nicol, teaches the proven systems and shares the tools and documents that have allowed him to build multiple successful and happy veterinary businesses.

What You Get

VetX:Leaders receive the following benefits

  • Training

    There are 12 structured training sessions with quiz questions at the end to complete. These are complemented by a new training or interview with an expert each month. Dr Dave Nicol delivers or leads each of these sessions.

  • Tools & Templates

    These are the nuts and bolts that hold the system together. With each module comes a unique tool or framework for you to use. You will only be using materials that work, never reinventing the wheel from scratch.

  • Live Group Coaching

    Accountability is what many members love the most about the community. Showing up and owning your progress makes positive change inevitable. That, plus lots of encouragement and advice is what you'll get on our live sessions.

  • Accreditation

    When you complete the course and commit to building a culture where everyone thrives, you will become an accredited practice. This costs you nothing & help you stand out from the crowd in the recruitment scrum.

  • The Leaders Community Group

    The Leader's journey will not be lonely for you with our super -supportive Facebook group where your talented peers offer support, advice and share materials to help you stay on point.

  • Insane Value

    All accredited members will receive a 10% discount on any other products or services offered by VetX:International. This covers coaching, recruitment support or merchandise.

What You Will Learn

Starting with managing people, Dr Dave will teach you everything he has learned during a 15 year career in management about running high performing teams. Plus he'll share the documents, tools and templates he has created while building his practices. We'll be covering recruitment, onboarding, objective setting, creating behaviour standards, giving effective feedback, managing difficult employees, handling conflict, managing change and much, much more. But this is NOT a random walk through. This class is taught sequentially so you learn how to systematise these processes as well as learn the skills.
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Course curriculum

Are You Ready?

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Meet Your Instructor

Dr Dave Nicol BVMS, CertMgmt, MRCVS

Dr Dave Nicol is a performance management and leadership expert. He has written three books, most recently So You’re A Vet…Now What? Dr Dave is the founder of VetX:Leaders & VetX:Thrive, online learning communities helping vets and leaders be both successful and happy in practice. He is a recognised leader in the field of performance management and has a track record of delivering growth in every practice he has ever worked or owned. He speaks at conferences around the world and coaches senior team leaders and executives how to create high performing teams and become the leaders their teams deserve.
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Leaders is an exclusive group with a maximum membership of 100 people at any one time. As a member, you will learn and deploy the skills and behaviours necessary to create your own high performing veterinary team.

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What People Are Saying About Leaders

Leaders is for people who are willing to do the hard work others won't to make change happen and their practices better.

  • Performance Management Series on Leadership

    Cheryl Haugo

    Dr Nichol has presented a challenging and intense course which has so far been outstanding and helpful from the very start. It has not been easy nor in any w...

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    Dr Nichol has presented a challenging and intense course which has so far been outstanding and helpful from the very start. It has not been easy nor in any way reiteration of the same old stuff. Although some ideas remain foundations of leadership, there are also new and innovative ideas as well. Dave provides insight and guidance to allow us to find our own right way. I feel it has been well worth my time and energy so far and have every trust that the remainder of the course will be as well.

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  • Performance Management 3 - Performance Cycle, Feedback...

    Saye Clement

    So first off, apologies for being truant the last month or so... there's been some stuff happening and I really needed to clear out some mental acreage in m...

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    So first off, apologies for being truant the last month or so... there's been some stuff happening and I really needed to clear out some mental acreage in my brain to handle this course. It is incredibly interesting to me (and possibly a tad bit scary) that you and I have managed to implement the same feedback methods in our independent practices. I'm also realizing that I need to frame this feedback into the bigger global picture for my team. I've been hearing that comment from my middle managers and some team members for a while and haven't known how to fix it because I thought I had been clear in my goals. It's now inherently clear to me that I've skipped a pretty critical step in the process and I need to go back and communicate the foundation blocks to everyone (which of course means I have to write the damn things to start). Growth mindset point for me that that I've now actually booked myself some time each month to review my practice goals and keep them up to date for myself, so that I can roll them out to the team at appropriate time points. All that I'm going to say is that small point alone has been worth every penny of what I've spent on this course. It just crystallized that I am doing the right stuff and going back and filling in that missed step will make it so much better! With regards to liver treats - I am currently training a new sheltie puppy - very unique in that she doesn't learn by following liver treats around (like all of my previous dogs). She couldn't figure out how to sit for 3 months (and I consider myself to be a good dog trainer)... back to conscious incompetence for me... I knew she wasn't the problem, she's bloody smart. My dog trainer and I have finally realized that she learns by capturing behaviour. So basically, I'm pretty constantly armed with a clicker and treats, and whenever she inadvertently performs a behaviour that I like, I have to reward it. Debating the merits of carrying clicker and chocolate for my team at work... thanks again! Saye

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