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Vet Learning Faculty

Professor David Lane

David Lane is committed to helping people to develop their potential. He has done so in a variety of contexts working with children, adults and organisations as a teacher, psychologist and human resources professional. He has supported the development of education in Veterinary General Practice for more than a decade seeking to value the experience of the practitioner. He is a Visiting Professor to Middlesex University and previously held posts at UCL and City Universities. He is a Director of PDF and has served on the boards of a number of professional groupings (in the UK and beyond) devoted to enhancing professional development. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Dr. Chris Whipp

Chris Whipp has more than thirty years’ experience in clinical practice, fifteen with coaching and mentoring and twelve with collaborative learning. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Vet Learning Ltd, serves on the Board of Studies for the Professional Development Foundation as well as their Appeals and Ethics subcommittee. He assesses courses in Advanced Veterinary Practice, Coaching and Mentoring and Neuroscience of Leadership for Middlesex University. He currently works clinically in first opinion practice and offers collaborative learning solutions to clinical professionals and within the business sector.

Paul Manning

Dr Paul Manning qualified from Cambridge in 1979, and has worked continuously in general practice. He set up his own practice in 1986 (now Astonlee Veterinary Hospital) which has been involved in training veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons for nearly all of the past 26 years.

He has been involved in education for a long time, particularly with the RCVS CertAVP for veterinary surgeons. He has a particular interest in the interactions between people when consulting and communicating (MSc(VetGP) (2003), DProf(2006) University of Middlesex). He is a Director of Vet Learning which is a community of people who are passionate about excellence in delivery of veterinary primary health care, led by a vocation, and driven by evidence based education and practice.

Graham Duncanson

Graham Duncanson is a sheep farmer’s son who qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol in 1966. He spent 8 years as a Government Veterinary Officer working in Kenya. He was primarily engaged in disease control as well as training Kenyan staff. He returned to the UK to work in general practice in Norfolk in 1975. He has been working at Westover ever since. He has a passion for education within veterinary practice. He spends several weeks a year teaching younger colleagues. He enjoys writing veterinary books and articles for veterinary publications.

Bradley Viner

Bradley Viner qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1978, now runs a thriving, modern, five-site, eight vet, small animal partnership. His practices received the IiP Gold Award in 2012. He is also involved in some lecturing and writing, most recently “Success in Veterinary Practice” published by Wiley Blackwell in 2009. Awarded an MSc in 2003 and a Doctorate for work-based research into the introduction of clinical auditing into veterinary practice. Currently Vice-President of the Feline Advisory Bureau, and Vice Chairman of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and Treasurer of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.