It is with immense excitement and anticipation that we announce the appointment of our two new regional medical directors – Dr. Krista Nelson and Dr. Tracy Vink Taylor. These esteemed veterinarians will bolster our community, share best practices, and provide mentorship to our DVMs.
Dr. Krista Nelson
Meet Dr. Krista Nelson, an experienced vet with over 15 years under her belt, and our newest Regional Medical Director. Krista has a well-rounded background with diverse roles in emergency medicine, general practice, and leadership positions. What truly sets our regional medical directors like Krista apart is their hands-on approach. They actively support teams and make frequent tours of practices to foster a real sense of community. An advocate for compassionate and progressive veterinary care, Krista has made a significant impact in the industry, and we’re delighted to have her steer our ship. She’s committed to driving excellence and innovation in all aspects of animal health. Her fervor for mentorship and her dedication to empowering veterinary professionals make her an invaluable asset to the VetCare team.
“I’m very excited about this new position, especially meeting and collaborating with so many different colleagues at the various practices, as well as the management team. I love that there are so many opportunities to mentor newer veterinarians, and also daily opportunities to learn from colleagues.
I have been very fortunate to have had a few great mentors so far in the course of my career. One of the pearls passed along to me was that despite our skills, best efforts and good intentions, things sometimes don’t go our way. We all became veterinarians because we have a desire to excel and do our very best by our patients and clients, however, we are human and we have to allow ourselves to be just that.”
Dr. Tracy Vink Taylor
We’re also thrilled to introduce Dr. Tracy Vink Taylor, our second addition to the leadership team as a Regional Medical Director. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role with a career spanning over two decades, and having spent extensive years in emergency medicine, specialty care, and practice management. Tracy’s unwavering commitment to exceptional patient care and fostering a collaborative work environment has solidified her reputation as a trusted DVM. She’s not only known for her high veterinary standards, but she’s also a driving force for inspiring the next generation of veterinary professionals.
“I am looking forward to meeting all the veterinary hospital team members, getting to know them, and how we can help them continue to be amazing!
The most valuable lesson a mentor shared with me is that while we graduate from veterinary school and earn the title of Dr. through our education, our conduct should inspire people to respect and address us as “Dr.” because they want to, not because they feel they have to.”
Dr. Nelson and Dr. Taylor will be instrumental in our mission to provide world-class veterinary care and an exceptional experience for our clients. They will help build a stronger community of VetCare DVMs, sharing their wisdom and tips across the entire organization. We believe their appointment will be a real boost to our team and our clients alike.
Dr. Albert Wimmers, National Medical Director at VetCare is thrilled with the expansion of the medical team.
“When I graduated we were standalone clinics. We were silos and the person down the street was our competitor… whereas with VetCare, we’re working very hard to develop that sense of community and a family of practices. We’re able to get veterinarians to see each other as part of the same community, and to learn and lean on each other. That’s absolutely huge.”
This powerful perspective underscores the significant shifts that VetCare is leading in the industry. We’re actively working towards tearing down the silos and building a strong, unified, collaborative community that, ultimately, leads to better patient care and a more enriching work environment for our staff. As we embark on this new chapter with Dr. Nelson and Dr. Taylor, we hope to further deepen this sense of community and collaboration within VetCare.
“Newer veterinarians are looking for a collaborative approach and a very defined mentorship program or mentorship path.”
Dr. Nelson and Dr. Taylor will make a massive impact on the careers of VetCare’s veterinarians. Their rich professional background and dedication to mentoring up-and-coming veterinarians will help foster the collaborative approach desired in today’s veterinary world.
At the heart of their new roles, Dr. Nelson and Dr. Taylor will embody VetCare’s core values, becoming the living embodiment of our motto: CARE
Their depth of expertise and mentorship will nurture our community, fostering a culture of learning and collaboration. Their hands-on approach, active support, and regular practice visits will bridge our diverse veterinary teams, creating a unifying thread of shared knowledge and experience. By doing so, they will help our DVMs to ‘raise the bar’, enhancing our collective skill set and driving us to new heights of veterinary excellence. Through their empathetic engagement, they will ensure the focus remains on the patient, respecting every animal as a unique individual deserving of compassionate care. Ultimately, their leadership will ‘come together as one,’ creating a cohesive, supportive, and inspired VetCare community, united in our shared commitment to the animals we serve. Their shared best practices will echo throughout our organization, ensuring all VetCare clinics provide the same level of exceptional care, regardless of location. Their guiding presence will indeed be the heartbeat of our commitment to excellence, compassion, and community.
At VetCare, we are always striving to deliver the best possible care to our patients, and we believe the appointment of these two experienced and dedicated professionals will significantly enhance our capacity to do so. Welcome aboard, Dr. Nelson and Dr. Taylor! We look forward to the outstanding contributions we know you will make.