Why is communication so important for Veterinary Leaders?
Dr Paul Horwood BVetMed MSc MBA MRCVS
Paul has had a varied career so far, initially an Officer in the Royal Marines, Paul left and trained as a vet at RVC, qualifying in 2000, but kept his links with the military, returning to the front line in Afghanistan in 2012 with the Grenadier Guards.
After an Internship at the Royal Veterinary College London, and the University of California, Paul joined Westpoint Farm Vets, becoming partner, owner and director along the way, before selling the Veterinary Group to Private Equity in 2015.
In 2017, Paul diversified out of clinical practice and set up Sandstone Communications with some other interesting people he had met. Sandstone delivers management and leadership training to, amongst others, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar-Landrover, St James Place Wealth Management, Knight Frank, Snow and Rock, and a number of the top 20 Law firms, using his experiences of business, adventuring, and the military. It also supports, and mentors aspiring British Olympic athletes.
Paul has an MSc in Bovine Reproduction, an MBA from Open University, is a trustee of Vetlife, is a Mental Health First-aider, and is a founder of VetYou, a financial advice platform for the veterinary profession.