Dr Jeannet Kessels is available for private consultations to assist business owners with maximising thier potential. Jeannet is highly passionate about:

  • Business and leadership mentorship and training
  • Staff retention strategies
  • Helping you create plans for success
  • Helping you prioritise and refocus
  • Maximising your business’s exposure
  • Sales strategies

Qualifications & Experiences:

Batchelor of Veterinary Science with First Class Honours (University of Queensland, 1986)

Owner, Director, and Principal Veterinary Surgeon (Springfield District Veterinary Clinic and Greater Springfield Veterinary Hospital)

Lincoln Institute of Leadership and Management 2011-2013

Mentor for software start-up company slyncy.com 2012-2013

Elite Mastermind Group 2014

Board Member AVBA 2015

Speaker AVAPM National Conference 2015. ‘Thoughts on Excellence’.

** Mum of four, well-balanced young adults!


Winner AVBA Business Manager of the Year 2013

** National Winner AVAPM Practice of Excellence Award 2014

** Qld Finalist Telstra Small Business Awards 2014



“In the nearly two years I have spent working for Jeannet, I have undergone radical development both personally and professionally. She has instilled me with a deep appreciation of just how complex and important teamwork, leadership, compassion, and a host of other skills are in a productive and efficient work environment. More importantly, she challenges me to put these skills into practice on a daily basis, in order to lead a happier, more peaceful and fulfilled life.”                                                                            

– Dr. Waylon Wiseman, DVM

“Jeannet will approach your Practice from a position of experience, having spent 20 years in the industry and having built her own Practice that is not only financially successful but has been recognised by industry standards as a Practice of Excellence and a finalist in the Telstra Business of the Year Awards. Jeannet’s level of experience and her personable nature allows her to relate well to staff at all levels. Her overview of clinical procedures and practices is rigorous and shown to be effective for both her own clinic and others.”                                                                                                                        – Shane Barker, Business Advisor, Coach and Mentor at Kaizen Strategies

“I am principally a large animal Veterinarian who has the challenging task of being a sole practice owner running a mixed animal practice with 6 employee Vets & 3 premises.                                                  

 I have worked with a high profile Veterinary Practice consultant as well as attending numerous practice management workshops over the years before contracting Jeannet to assist in “vetting” my business.

Jeannet’s personable way of dealing with people and her “take no nonsense” approach to her discussions with my staff & me led to huge shifts in attitude and accountability by all.

  • Our crowded house is less crowded; we have identified and moved on people that were not in line with our business vision.
  • Weekly follow-up mentoring phone calls have kept me focused on the bigger picture – imperative to maintaining momentum
  • Business profitability is up as is staff morale.

In conclusion, I believe that Jeannet offers a unique consulting approach. Her main strength is her ability to connect on a very intimate level and practical way with people. Coupled with her 20 years as a Veterinary practice owner, AVA Practice of Excellence national winner 2014 and her vast management experience sets her up as a go to person for getting your practice to fire up in a difficult and challenging economic environment”.                                                                                                                                          

– Dr Paul Repton, GeoVet, Western Australia



For further information, please get in touch!
Dr Jeannet Kessels: j.kessels@live.com.au.