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John Sheridan graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in March 1960.

He spent the first 25 years of his career as a small animal clinician during which he established a small group of eight franchised veterinary practices. In 1985, John was appointed Managing Director of Anicare Group Services offering a wide range of management consultancy services to the profession.

John was Past President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and first President of the Veterinary Practice Management Association. He held 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 AAHA. He was joint author of The Business of Veterinary Practice and was an active member of

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.

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John Sheridan offered part-time management consultancy to the veterinary profession and published Veterinary Business Briefing, a practice management membership website for the international veterinary community.

John Sheridan has spoken widely on veterinary practice management issues in the UK and overseas for many years and in recent years has presented at 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), SPVS/VPMA Congress (Newport, Wales 2017), Private Veterinary Owner Conference (New Orleans 2017), VetPartners (Denver 2018) and London Vet Show (London 2018).

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


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