Thank you for making our 2018 conference a great success!

    We'll be back for more in 2019!

  • Highlights

    Thursday evening - wine reception, dinner, entertainment and social event!


    Thursday 6th September
    Profitability in Practice


    Business Growth and Development

    • How corporatisation will affect Ireland - lessons from optics and the UK vet market​                  
    • Life is short, profits are easy - why your practice is supposed to be there for you (and not the other way round)                                              
    • Growing your business - the long-term impact of subscription revenue
    • Conall O Móráin discussion with Veterinary Industry leaders - the future of the profession in Ireland

    Thursday 6th September

    Practice Management


    Operations and Finance

    • Operational finance - monthly management accounts and KPI’s - what to measure and how - a practical approach
    • Why no one wants to work for you - how to attract and retain the best talent
    • Staff management -the poor performer - what are your options?                                                           
    • Work Life Balance - getting it right for your staff and yourself                        
    • Pay less tax  Advice from industry accountancy expert

    Friday 7th


    Profitability in Practice


    Customer Experience

    • Happier pets and people, healthier pets and profits - how to improve customer experience, increase footfall and generate more revenue                                                         
    • Phone calls - how using one word can change a conversation. This evidence based phone call analysis will transform your business                                            
    • Thinking like a client -  how to approach conversations about money and ensure the best results                                                     
    • 7 steps to practice gold - how successful vets create a great client experience in your consult room

    Friday 7th


    Practice Management


    Practical Sessions

    • Paul Green Masterclass - Practical workshop on growing your practice. Limited places - additional booking required                                                        
    • What is customer experience, why it matters and how you can improve it                                                                    
    • The outpatient experience - a new approach to fear, anxiety and stress in pets and owners.  Practical approach on how to improve visits for patients, pet owners and  clinic staff.This will change the way you practice!            
  • Speakers

    The TrustVet Business Conference is Ireland's Only Dedicated Veterinary Business Event



    Veterinary Marketing & Growth Expert

    Practice Growth and Profitability


    How Corporates will impact Ireland

    Conall O Móráin

    Today FM Sunday Business Show
    and MD of The Media Group

    In conversation with veterinary business leaders

    Dr. Jonathan Bloom

    Leader in Veterinary Healthcare

    Reduce stress for pets, owners and staff and enhance profitability

    Keith Chandler

    Director of M&A (UK & Ireland) at Independent Vetcare

    UK Corporate Perspective

    Michael Fennelly

    Kilkenny All-Star & 8 Time All-Ireland Hurling Medalist

    Lead your practice - how to be the driving force that motivates your team

    Penelope Fox

    Head of Client and Employee Experience at Blacks Vets

    Handling conversations about money - making sure they end well



    Managing Partner of HLB Sheehan Quinn

    Exit strategy -

    What is your practice value and how to maximise it

    Dr. Rein Sikveland

    Conversation Analyst, Loughborough University

    Making the most out of phone calls

    Gordon Stewart

    Management Consultant

    Why no one wants to work for you - recruiting the brightest and the best



    Managing Director of Adare HRM ​​

    Managing poor performance – best HR practice, the benefits and the risks



    Practicing vet and Founder of Trustvet

    Transforming your revenue model

    Conor Martin

    Managing Director, Tara Financial Partners

    Using your pension to invest in property

    Risteárd Cooper

    Irish actor and comedian

    One third of comedy trio Apés Match

    Charles Cosgrave

    MVB and owner of Village Vets

    The importance of regular practice financial checks

  • Sponsors

    Thanks to all of our 2018 sponsors and exhibitors!
    For 2019 exhibition and sponsorship packs contact olivia@trustvet.com


    We have hand-picked amazing speakers for our two-day conference.

    Download our schedule below.

    *Session times are subject to change

  • Overview

    Day 1 Thursday 6th September

    This day is primarily aimed at practice owners, partners and managers. Those who have an insight into the financial and human resources aspects of running the veterinary practice. We have a strong line up of speakers and we take a look at the big picture of where the profession is headed as well as focusing on some specific details that every managing vet will want to know.

    Day 2 Friday 7th of September

    The focus of Friday's content is the customer experience. This will be of interest to practice owners and managers, but will also be suited to any other member of the veterinary team. A good day to invite a key member of staff along with you. Paul Green's growth masterclasses are limited to a small number of practices per session (more than one team member can attend). Canadian vet Jonathan Bloom's ideas may change how you practice forever!

  • Time & Place

    The Heritage Hotel

    Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois


    September 6th 2018 8am-6pm

    September 7th 2018 9am-4pm

  • Contact Us

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