Geoff Little – University of Copenhagen

Geoffrey Little


We are honoured to have such a great resource as Dr. Geoffrey Little associated to the Masters programme. On the compulsory part of the Masters, Geoffrey Little contributes with three parts;

Getting buy-in from your clients a talk with subsequent panel discussion on how to deal with complicated situations including a systematic approach to dealing with owner complaints.

Key consulting skillsa lecture including practicals in advancing the communication skills and understanding the fundamental role and effects good communicative skills have on both concordance and compliance.

Leadership and Motivation –two lectures on the aspects of being a leader and dealing with the small animal practice dynamics, including identification of the differences in motivation between the different staff-groups.


Dr. Geoffrey Little qualified from Trinity College, Dublin in 1973. After a short spell in small animal practice and 5 years in mixed practice in Somerset, he returned to Stockport in 1979 to take up a partnership in Woodcroft Veterinary Group which developed into a 10-vet small animal practice working from two hospitals and two branches. He retired from the practice in 2002 to pursue other interests and then in 2005 retired after 20 years as a Director of Centaur Services Ltd., one of UK’s largest veterinary wholesalers.

Dr. Geoffrey Little is currently a veterinary business Key Advisor for Anval Ltd., a UK advisory service on management and finance for the veterinary profession and Communications Training Associate with the Veterinary Defence Society, the UK’s leading Veterinary Professional Indemnity Insurance Provider. His field of interest is especially within communication and developing teams.

Dr. Geoffrey Little's other roles have included being the director of MyVet Network in southern Ireland, a company that offers management advice to practices, Treasurer of the Veterinary Benevolent Fund, spoken on, and published, many articles on various aspects of Veterinary Practice Management both in the UK and abroad, including the following congresses, BSAVA, WSAVA, VPMA, BEVA, FECAVA and SPVS, Royal Canin VBF.

Dr. Geoffrey Little is the co-author of the Handbook of Veterinary Communications Skills and of The BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Management & Development. He is also the former president of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons and Chairman of the Veterinary Angling Association.