Published on:

7th Feb 2017

Ep 1: Dr Diederik Gelderman

The guest on episode one of Blunt Dissection is Dr Diederik Gelderman Australian veterinary business legend, former veterinary hospital owner, current Australian Veterinary business Association (AVBA) President and creator of the Turbo Charge Your Veterinary Practice series of business development products. Diederik graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in 1977, established Greenhills Veterinary Hospital in 1977 and transformed it from a struggling 1-man practice into a burgeoning regional Veterinary Hospital servicing the wider Hunter Valley. This business won many Australian Veterinary as well as non-Veterinary (customer service) awards from 1996 till 2005. He began coaching veterinary professionals with my Turbo Charge Your Veterinary Practice seminar, in 2004, to a small group of associates. Rapidly, these events became key opportunities on the Australian Veterinary calendar. In 2009, his seminars expanding internationally to Hong Kong, NZ, Europe and the US. Since then he has coached and consulted with more than 500 Small to Medium Enterprises in a diverse range of industries. He sold his practice in 2009 though still works every other weekend as a vet because he loves it. On the academic front, in addition to his veterinary degree holds a Masters of Veterinary Science, is a qualified NLP Master Coach (which took almost as long as his veterinary degree) and holds a TAFE Cert IV in Practice management and in Teaching. In this episode, we go deep into his career which took him from happy times calving cows in Australia's Hunter Valley, to the point where he almost lost everything and how he rebuilt his life to become one of the world’s foremost veterinary business coaches today. Prepare for an epic story of struggle, survival and eventually success. Enjoy.

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Blunt Dissection
The best minds in veterinary medicine, academia & business profiled so you can learn from their experience.
The Blunt Dissection Podcast exists because everyone has a story worth listening to. It's the original and best interview podcast in veterinary medicine where the best minds in the various subcultures of veterinary medicine (and sometimes outside) are profiled/deconstructed so you can listen to their remarkable stories, and also learn the habits, routines, thought processes and anything else that makes these individuals so good at what they do.

What’s in it for you to listen? For some, it's entertainment, for others the show offers inspiration. My hope is that once you’ve seen the pathway to success all you have to do is follow the breadcrumbs. Simple right? So what are you waiting for? Let's jump in and get to know some amazing people better. :)

Sometimes funny, sometimes dark but always entertaining - welcome to the hidden world of veterinary success.

Your host is Dr Dave Nicol, a veterinarian, occasional CEO, multiple time author, international speaker and mentor/coach to countless vets, nurses and managers in veterinary leadership roles across the world through VetX International.

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