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Dr. Katie Ford BVSc(Hons) CertAVP(SAM) PGCert MRCVS MCMA


Veterinary Surgeon, Keynote Speaker, Coach, Mentor, Consultant, Founder.

RCVS Inspiration Award 2023

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Awards & Nominations:

  • RCVS Inspiration Award 2023

  • BrightMinds Veterinary Influencer (Top 3) 2023

  • MYTA Entrepreneurial Initiative of The Year (Finalist)

  • Business Woman of The Year (Nominated)

  • Top 50 Global Veterinary Influencer

Speaking Engagements:

I have spoken hundreds of times, live and virtually, including:

  • British Veterinary Nursing Congress 2020 (Keynote)

  • BSAVA Congress

  • London Vet Show

  • Event Tech Live

  • VetLed Veterinary Human Factors Conference

  • VETstagram

  • Anything Is Possible (Keynote alongside speakers including Roxie Nafousi and The High Performance Podcast team)

  • VSGD Live 2.0 (Keynote)

  • Inspiring Speakers 2020


  • WellVet Virtual

  • Vet Student Wellbeing Week

  • The Global Veterinary Careers Summit

  • The Big Student Careers Fair

  • Global Veterinary Congress

  • I4 VetEmp 

  • Vets4NHS

  • I have spoken for many corporations within the veterinary space and beyond in the UK and across the glob

  • And more...

Qualifications & Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (2012) - University of Liverpool

  • Membership of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (2012 - ongoing)

  • RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Internal Medicine (2016)

  • Master's Degree - Emotional Wellbeing Therapy  - 2022, ongoing.

  • Diploma of Professional Study in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Accredited by CTAA) - 2019

  • Certificate In Coaching & Mentorship (Cambridge)

  • Certificate In Trauma-Informed Coaching (IICT Accredited)

  • Certificate in Integrative Journal Coaching (QLS L3) 

  • Professional Diploma Life Coaching (QLS L3 CMA Accredited)

  • Master Practitioner NLP (QLS L4 CMA Accredited)

  • Broadband Consciousness Teacher Certification (5 day residential)

  • Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from London School of Digital Marketing

  • Level 7 in Events Management (Distinction) - 2022

  • Meditation Guide (ongoing) (Accredited by The Meditation Organisation and International Mindfulness & Meditation Alliance)

This is probably the most authentic biography you'll read today. You'll see lots of letters above, but that's not what I am about, by any means. People buy into people, right? So here I am.


My name is Katie, I live in beautiful Saddleworth just outside Manchester. I'm a happy space-nerd, borderline obsessed with Gary Vaynerchuk and I love raccoons. Getting outside and walking makes me especially happy, as does spending time with my partner and our two ridiculously fluffy cats. I love the gym, learning mountain biking, fitness and have done the odd mud run. I am a big-picture thinker, and my mind is always full of impactful ideas as well as unique systems to make them happen.


I'm passionate about self-value and identity, and love helping others with this too; I trained as a coach, broadband consciousness trainer, and in multiple other cognitive techniques. I've also been mentored for years, by one of Bob Proctor's top mindset coaches in the world, who I'm lucky to call a good friend. I am so fascinated that I'm just finishing up a Masters in Emotional Wellbeing too.


I also happen to be a trained veterinary surgeon, having spent nine years in clinical practice and gaining an RCVS Internal Medicine Certificate.

Back in 2016, this would have been a very different introduction. I would have started with "my name is Katie, and I'm a vet." All of my self-worth was on my job title; this was a double-edged sword. The veterinary profession is amazing, but I left all hobbies behind. I became overworked (on my own terms), feeling like a fraud for any achievement and constantly chasing happiness. I put myself under more stress than clients, colleagues or patients ever did; I chased perfection constantly, staying longer and longer to 'disaster prevent'. My brain looked for things that went wrong and tortured me, however minuscule they appeared externally. It was mentally and physically unsustainable. I had achievements galore, everything external that I could want... but internally, I was in a civil war, and the reality is the backstory was way before 2016, and I share this in my live talks. I felt as though one person went and achieved all the external accolades, and then internally, I felt like a worthless fraud. (Pssst... if you want to learn more about my journey, I've added some podcast links below).

The good news was that my life totally transformed, and I felt like a different person - me. I even trained in the methods that helped me. I completed the Broadband Consciousness residential trainer course, this was the method that changed my life the most, nearly a decade ago with Liz Ivory and Richard Wilkins - I am fortunate that Liz is still my teacher today. I live this, and it gets stronger every day. I also gained additional certifications in life coaching, journal coaching, mindfulness cognitive behaviour therapy, neurolinguistic programming, and cognitive behaviour therapy - to add extra layers and insights to the same core principles. I have used my post-graduate critical appraisal skills to dive deep into the evidence on imposter thoughts, and always aim to give a compassionate, authentic and actionable viewpoint; this is what I believe has made me a sought-after speaker in this space.


Enough about qualifications.

I shared my path online and gained over 20,000 followers, plus created an impactful, online business myself, and three others alongside colleagues (VetYou, Vet Empowered and VETstagram). I have worked as a consultant alongside many of the industry's largest companies to help them create impact online and in events, as well as speaking on global stages and as a keynote.

I now regularly speak across many industries on imposter syndrome, finding your value and how I went from overworked professional that felt like a fraud, to being the recipient of an award for inspiring a profession."

Dr. Katie Ford 

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