Skip to content

Tshidi Gardiner



Tshidi Gardiner, RCVS Council election candidate 2021Tshidi Qualified from Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria in 2003. After a time in an equine charity, then mixed practice in Devon, she locumed for a few years. In 2014 she became a partner in a small animal practice. She has completed her post graduate certificate in small animal surgery and enjoys training students, supporting new graduates and veterinary nurses.

In 2016, she became a Clinical Coach for nurse training and later worked as an practical OSCE examiner for Duchy and Bicton College. Tshidi is passionate about new learning and is a strong advocate for encouraging nurses and new graduates to confidently access their full potential.   

She is the Founder Gardiner Coaching Academy, where she provides mindset mentorship, wellness coaching and burnout prevention strategies.

Tshidi is married to Glen and they have 2 active boys, Spencer & Tristan. A favourite family pastime is taking the boys and the family dog for long walks along the Devon shoreline. She is a keen biohacker, nutrition and wellness fanatic. In her spare time, she delves into personal development and she creates wellness content that she shares online. 

Council Member category

  • Elected member: 2021-2025

Committee membership

  • Advancement of the Professions Committee
  • Finance and Resources Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Officer Team
  • PIC DC Liaison
  • Registration Committee
  • Council Culture Working Group
  • Diversity and Inclusion Group
  • Vet Futures Project Board
  • Primary Qualifications Subcommittee
  • CRM Project Board
  • Hardwick Street Refurbishment Group

Declaration of interests


  • Affinity Futures
  • Gardiner Coaching (UK) Ltd
  • Westeros Estates Ltd

Relevant financial interests, eg shareholdings, bonds and derivatives

  • Gardiner Coaching Academy


  • British Veterinary Receptionist Association
  • Elanco 

Appointments to other bodies

  • IVC Evidensia Ethnic Diversity Scholarship Board - Board Member & Mentor: February 2024 - 
  • Vets in Mind - Trustee: May 2022 - present
  • RCVS Knowledge
  • STEM Ambassador
  • The Catalyst Collective

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • BVA
  • BVU - Member: May 2022 - present
  • Veterinary Management Group 


  • IVC Evidensia- Senior Vet Surgeon at South Devon Veterinary Hospital

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • BSc - Degree in Cellular Biology & Environmental Science From University of Natal
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery
  • Life Coaching Diploma
  • Edward Jenner Leadership for Veterinary Professionals
  • Diploma in Professional Property Investing (AQA Accredited)
  • Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)
  • VMG Level 5 Award in Veterinary Leadership and Management (Mental Health)

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


Other relevant information