XLVets, the cooperative of independent practices, is looking for female vets to share their thoughts on practice ownership and the wider aspects of leadership in a series of focus groups and interviews conducted using video conferencing.

The research is being carried out by XLChief Operating Officer Kerrie Hedley, building on work she carried out last year which she talks about in a podcast currently hosted on the Veterinary Women website.

Female vets who would like to take part in the research, whether or not they are business owners, are invited to email Kerrie at [email protected].

Kerrie says she wants to ensure she hears a wide variety of viewpoints: “If women are averse to leadership or doubtful about the benefits of leadership, they should be heard too. There’s a great deal of support and momentum behind this project within the XLVets community and it’s something we all think is hugely important for the future of the profession. We had a tremendous response to our last call for participants and I’m looking forward to gaining more insight into this important topic and helping to develop innovative solutions.”

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