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Veterinary Advisory Board

S. Todd Marcum, DVM | Co-Founder | PetVet365

Kathleen Anderson, DVM | Founding Partner | Equine Veterinary Care

Katie Berlin, DVM, CVA | Veterinary Content Strategist | AAHA

Cheryl A. Brocki, DVM | Chief Veterinary Officer of Veterinary Relations | Rarebreed Veterinary Partners

Shawna Garner, DVM | Telehealth Specialist | Private Practice

Jay Griffiths, DVM | Medical Director/Regional Medical Director | Veterinary Medical Center of Auburn

Pamela Hale, DVM, MBA | Chief Medical Officer | Founder, Halar Enterprises, Inc.

Andrea Johnson, DVM | Co-Founder | PetVet365

Antu Radhakrishnan, DVM, DACVIM | Owner/Internal Medicine | Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists

Rustin Sturgeon, DVM, DACVO | National Medical Director of Ophthalmology | Pathway Vet Alliance

Rob Swinger, DVM, DACVO | Owner and Medical Director | Animal Eye Guys

S. Todd Marcum, DVM

S. Todd Marcum, DVM | Co-Founder | PetVet365

S. Todd Marcum D.V.M., chairman of the Wedgewood Pharmacy Veterinary Advisory Board, is co-founder of PetVet365, a franchise company that creates new veterinary practices around entrepreneur owners determined to reinvent the animal healthcare profession and to offer the highest quality care for pets and their families.

Dr. Marcum owned his first veterinary hospital at which he practiced for 20 years in Lexington, Kentucky. During that time, he developed an interest in the business of veterinary medicine. Over the span of 30+ in the profession, he formed partnerships with veterinarians to open and/or operate more than 35 veterinary hospitals including general practice, emergency, specialty, and Banfield Pet Hospital franchises. He was associated with Banfield Pet Hospitals for 16 years as co-owner of 15 Banfield franchise hospitals in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Previously, he served as chief medical officer of Hippo Manager Software, now known as Shepherd software.

He has been deeply engaged in the veterinary-practice merger and acquisition business including as chief medical officer with LegacyVet. Currently he is a consultant to Wedegeweood Pharmacy and Neogen Corporation and serves on the board of Blue River Pet Care.

He holds a BS degree in Animal Science from University of Kentucky and a DVM degree from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Kathleen Anderson, DVMKathleen Anderson, DVM | Founding Partner | Equine Veterinary Care

Kathleen Anderson, DVM, is the founding partner of Equine Veterinary Care based at Fair Hill Training Center, in Elkton, Maryland. Dr. Anderson has spent her 35+ year career “in the trenches” caring for performance horses in thoroughbred racing and sport horses. She has served in multiple leadership roles within the equine community both locally and nationally, including stints with many committees of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP),and culminating with the 2016 AAEP presidency of that organization.

She has a special interest in equine welfare and safety and has served since 1998 as an AAEP on-call spokesperson for televised graded stakes and well as co-chair for Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation.

Her company, Equine Veterinary Care, has been an early adopter of emerging technologies and has participated as a beta test site for many products, software ideas, and business management strategies, some of which became commercial success such as mobile digital radiology and VetCove, a purchasing platform that changed the inventory management landscape.

She holds a DVM degree from Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Katie Berlin, DVM, CVA Katie Berlin, DVM, CVA | Veterinary Content Strategist | AAHA

Katie Berlin, DVM, CVA, is the Veterinary Content Strategist at AAHA. Previously, she was Veterinary Office of Marketing Services at Brief Media and an associate veterinarian in an AAHA-accredited, Fear Free®-certified private small-animal practice in York, Pennsylvania. Her primary clinical interests include pain management, internal medicine, and senior pet care, and she is passionate about veterinary team wellness, client communication, and hospital culture and branding. Previously, she had been an associate veterinarian at practices in Central Pennsylvania since 2009.

Through her podcast, The Vet Reset, she shares conversations with colleagues both in and outside of veterinary medicine who are finding their own paths to sustainability in their profession while prioritizing their mental and physical health.  

She holds a BA degree in Art History from Williams College and a DVM degree from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Cheryl A. Brocki, DVMCheryl A. Brocki, DVM | Chief Veterinary Officer of Veterinary Relations | Rarebreed Veterinary Partners

Cheryl A. Brocki, DVM, is Chief Veterinary Officer of Veterinary Relations with Rarebreed Veterinary Partners, which acquired the locations of her previoius company, Vet’s Best Friend, in June 2022. Rarebreed Veterinary Partners acquires and operates veterinary practices. Dr. Brocki focuses on veterinary recruitment, mentorship, and professional development.

She has been practicing general veterinary medicine for more 15 years and has mentored countless veterinary associates during that time. Previously, she served as partner veterinarian, chief of staff, area chief of staff and director of Veterinary Quality for Banfield Pet Hospitals in Tennessee and New England.

She holds a BS degree in Animal Science from The University of Massachusetts Amherst and a DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Shawna Garner, DVM Shawna Garner, DVM | Telehealth Specialist | Private Practice

Shawna Garner, DVM, is a telehealth specialist in private practice and owner, since 2013, of  Albright Veterinary Services in Marshall, Illinois. Previously, she was operations team lead for FirstVet, an online video veterinary service; director of Veterinary Practice Sales for Vet24seven, which operates an online veterinary service known as AskVet; and as an associate veterinarian in practices located in Indiana and Illinois.

Dr. Garner is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Virtual Care Association, the Independent Veterinary Practitioners Association, the Human Animal Bond Association, and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement. 

She has published articles featured in Today’s Veterinary Business, Reader’s Digest, Great Pet Care, Mental Floss, AAA, Daily Paws, Forbes, and Martha Stewart Living. 

She holds is a BA degree in Life Sciences from Indiana State University, an MS degree in Microbiology and Immunology, and a DVM degree from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Jay Griffiths, DVM | Medical Director/Regional Medical Director | Veterinary Medical Center of Auburn Jay Griffiths, DVM | Medical Director/Regional Medical Director | Veterinary Medical Center of Auburn

Jay Griffiths, DVM, is currently the Medical Director for the Veterinary Medical Center of Auburn as well as the regional Medical Director for the Veterinary Medical Centers in Northern California. From 2016 through 2021, Dr Griffiths was the medical director of VCA Sunset Animal Medical Center in Fair Oaks, California, where he practiced surgery including advanced laser surgeries. He had been in veterinary practice since 1985 and purchased his first practice in 1995. With his wife, Kathy, he expanded the group to include 11 hospitals in the Sacramento and San Diego areas. In 2016, they sold the group to VCA Hospitals, where he remained as medical director of VCA Sunset AMC through November 2021.

Dr. Griffiths hosted a veterinary radio show on KFBK for several years; had an advisory role with Idexx Laboratories; and worked closely with service dogs of the California Highway Patrol, Sacramento Sheriff, Sacramento Airport, and the Folsom Police Department. For many years, he served as chair of Health, Education and Research for the National Pygmy Goat Association and currently serves on the board of the Placer SPCA. 

He holds a DVM degree from Ross University School of Medicine. 

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Pamela Hale, DVM, MBA | Chief Medical Officer | Destination PetPamela Hale, DVM, MBA | Chief Medical Officer | Founder, Halar Enterprises, Inc.

Dr Pamelar Hale, DVM, MBA is a hands-on veterinary practice executive with more than 30 years’ experience in start-up operations, business development, contract negotiations, operations/practice administration, strategic planning, team building, and project management. She has held numerous high-level leadership roles within veterinary medicine, from chief of staff to chief medical officer.

After receiving her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University's dual-degree program, Dr. Hale joined PetSmart Veterinary Services (the precursor to Banfield Pet Hospital) in 1995 and grew her career with the company throughout multiple mergers and acquisitions, eventually serving as Banfield's East Regional medical director. In this role, her responsibilities included operational oversight of more than 200 hospitals.

In 2009, Dr. Hale's career progression led her to join the National Veterinary Associates (NVA) organization, eventually as the senior division director for the East Coast region with more than 90 hospitals and executive-level direct reports. In 2014, Dr. Hale expanded her breadth of knowledge and experience into the humane animal world as the vice president of Medical Operations with the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as completed her Master of Business Administration degree that year. In 2019 Dr Hale joined Destination Pet and assumed the position of chief medical officer/US in 2020. Destination Pet is a national veterinary hospital group with more than 75 locations. During her time there, she helped integrate 24 hospitals and initiated doctor leadership masterclasses while also setting up a 501(c)3 charitable arm of Destination Pet. Since leaving Destination Pet in January 2022, Dr. Hale established Halar Enterprises, Inc. and now provides services as a consulting chief medical and chief operating officer for veterinary companies.

 In 2018, she was appointed to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Trust board. She also serves on the board of directors for Wedgewood Pharmacy. She is a member of the CHIEF organization for women C-Suite leaders. Dr. Hale is presently a Juris Master’s degree candidate (2023 graduation), enrolled with Florida State University.

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Andrea Johnson, DVM Andrea Johnson, DVM | Co-Founder | PetVet365

Andrea Johnson, DVM, is co-founder of PetVet365, a franchise company that creates new veterinary practices around entrepreneur owners determined to reinvent the animal healthcare profession and to offer the highest quality care for pets and their families.

She began her career as an associate veterinarian with a practice in Kentucky and eventually became owner and chief medical officer for 15 Banfield Pet Hospital franchises in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, with 75 veterinarians on her team. She was a veterinary consultant for LegacyVet and a self-employed consultant prior to co-founding PetVet265.

She holds a BS degree in biology from Marshall University, an MS degree in Biology and Biological Sciences from Marshall University, and a DVM degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Antu Radhakrishnan, DVM, DACVIMAntu Radhakrishnan, DVM, DACVIM | Owner/Internal Medicine | Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists

Antu Radhakrishnan, DVM, is owner and internal medicine specialist for Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists, a 24-hour specialty referral and emergency small-animal hospital.

Prior to attending veterinary medical school, he worked for Sheabel Animal Medical Center and Drs. Todd Marcum and Mike Gentry in Lexington, Kentucky. After graduation from veterinary medical school, he completed a rotating internship followed by a residency in Small-Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2005, he returned to Lexington and, with Drs. Marcum and Gentry, started Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists within Sheabel Animal Medical Center. In 2008, Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists became an independent facility and moved to its current location. 

He holds a BA degree in Philosophy and a DVM degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, serving his Small-Animal Internal Medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Rustin Sturgeon, DVM, DACVORustin Sturgeon, DVM, DACVO | National Medical Director of Ophthalmology | Pathway Vet Alliance

Rustin Sturgeon, DVM, is national medical director of Ophthalmology for a Pathway Vet Alliance, a Texas-based veterinary management group serving pets and their parents at more than 400 locations throughout the U.S.

Previously, he was regional medical excellence coach for Eye Care for Animals, , with practices located in in 16 U.S. states.

He holds a BS degree in Animal Science and Industry and a DVM degree from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sturgeon is board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. 

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Rob Swinger, DVM, DACVO Rob Swinger, DVM, DACVO | Owner and Medical Director | Animal Eye Guys

Rob Swinger, DVM, is owner and medical director for a Animal Eye Guys, a group of five veterinary ophthalmology practices in Florida.

After completing an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in 2004, he went on to complete both an ophthalmology internship and residency at the Animal Eye Specialty Clinic. Soon thereafter, he joined the VCA Aurora Animal Hospital before returning to Florida in 2011 to launch Animal Eye Guys. Animal Eye Guys has expanded to multiple locations across South Florida extending on the east coast from Miami to West Palm Beach and on the west coast from Cape Coral to Naples. Dr. Swinger is board certified and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. 

In his work environment, Dr. Swinger takes active roles in the clinic’s internship/residency programs. He is an active lecturer/wet lab instructor across the nation including at the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, The Gulf Atlantic Veterinary Conference, Vet Vacation CE, University of Illinois, St. Matthew’s University, and many local events. He currently serves on the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s Executive Board.

He holds a BS degree in Animal Science form University of Illinois College of ACES and a DVM degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Swinger is board certified and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

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