Chris has worked as a senior manager in the veterinary world for 13 years for a number of veterinary groups, where he has particularly enjoyed working with people from different backgrounds and perspectives and across different roles to help develop and implement changes for the benefit of patients, clients, colleagues and the business as a whole.
He spent 7 years at Vets Now in the operations team for both the out of hours and specialist referrals services, before ‘dipping his toe’ into first opinion small animal services with The Vet, returning to specialist referral with Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists for 2½ years, and then moving to gain more first opinion small animal operational experience as a Senior Business Development Director for VetPartners, covering the south of the UK. He is currently enjoying working for the Pets At Home Veterinary Group as a strategic Project Manager.
Chris has a passion for learning and development. He graduated from Henley Management College with an MBA in 2012 where he developed a broader understanding of all aspects of business, and has recently completed the Advanced Level CIPD Diploma in Human Resources Management in 2020 to deepen his understanding employment law, leadership & management development, reward management, coaching & mentoring, employee engagement and performance management.
He has also designed and delivered training & facilitation programmes for a variety of audiences in areas such as business strategy, leadership development, and key people management topics, featuring evidence-based content and practical tool-kits that can be applied in the workplace. He has also recently joined the advisory board of XSectorMentor, a global mentor community.