Meet the Colourful CPD Team

Brian Faulkner

BSc (Hons), BVM&S, CertGP(SAM), CertGP(BPS), MBA, MSc(Psych), FRCVS

Brian graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 1995 and worked in mixed practice before studying for an MBA at Nottingham Business School in 2001. He has set up and developed 6 veterinary practices from start-ups during the last 22 years and currently leads and works as a clinician in his current practice Aldeburgh Vets. Brian completed a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, as well as General Practice certificates in Business and Professional Studies and Small Animal Medicine. He was The UK’s Petplan Vet of the Year in 2008. He is Associate Professor in Veterinary Business at Nottingham University Vet School and in July 2020 he was awarded the title Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS) in recognition of outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession. In 2022 he was also awarded the RCVS Inspiration Award for his work with charity and support for colleagues within the profession.

Vetology© is Brian’s non-clinical veterinary company which provides in-practice training, speaking & lecturing, mentoring veterinary start-ups and veterinary business partnerships. Please visit to find out more and contact Brian regarding these services.


Sophie Lo Curto​​
Operations & Marketing Manager

Sophie joined Colourful CPD in April 2020. Prior to this she worked as a veterinary receptionist and customer care manager for almost 10 years in various small animal hospitals across Surrey. She thrives on establishing relationships with clients and ensures the customer experience is of a high standard.

Sophie deals with the day-to-day running of Colourful CPD and is the friendly face behind the scenes that’s here to help you with just about anything. As well as running operations, Sophie also oversees all Colourful CPD marketing activity. Whether it’s designing our social media posts, dealing with technical enquiries, or creating our weekly emails, Sophie has it covered!

Sophie gained a finalist position in the VMA‘s New Marketing Talent award 2020 and in 2022 became part of the first ever London Vet Show 30 under 30.

Sophie is also a volunteer for The Cinnamon Trust, the National Charity for older people, the terminally ill and their pets.