Meet our care centre team

VetCare was founded with a vision of pairing professional management and
talented medical teams to deliver high quality veterinary care across Canada

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VetCare’s culture is based on compassion, empathy, and helping others. Our team is made up of individuals who embody these values in the work they do every day. Our Practice Care Centre provides support and enablement to our practices across Canada, to better serve our clients and patients, and to take care of our talented
medical teams.

Management Team


Andrew is devoted to helping practice owners realize their transition goals, cultivating a dedicated team, and ensuring our hospitals deliver quality patient and client care. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Andrew Black

Founder & CEO

Adam is the CFO at VetCare and leads the finance and corporate development teams. Prior to VetCare, Adam worked for 15 years in professional services advising a broad variety of clients on valuation and financial matters.

Adam Foley


Lori Anne has 20+ years of progressive experience in People and Culture roles, with significant experience in high growth businesses. A proud Mom to 5 children and 2 cats, she loves spending time with her family and pets in her spare time!

Lori Anne Paananen

VP, People & Culture

Kris has 17 years of progressive experience managing health care practices. He believes that the best practices are built on a partnership between the staff and management. Kris’ energetic Labrador, Argo, keeps him active and on his toes.

Kris Head

VP, Operations
Julien leads our corporate finance team and works closely with practice owners to ensure a smooth transition. Julien holds a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor’s degree in Management from HEC Montreal.

Julien Gilbert

VP, Finance

With 20+ years of experience as a collaborative leader, Sherri is committed to building relationships based on trust and developing cultures that put the clients and patients at the center of everything that we do.

Sherri Kerr

Director, Transitions

Albert brings over 30 years of experience in the veterinary field to this role. He seeks to continually excel in medicine, surgery and communications. He enjoys running, biking, music and camping with his wife and their Sheltie.

Dr. Albert Wimmers

National Medical Director

Gaetano Guzzo is the Director of Business Development at VetCare. Supporting veterinary practice owners has been his focus since joining the veterinary industry. His feisty “taco” terrier, Olive, keeps him on his toes. 

Guy Guzzo

Director, Business Development

Kristy brings to the table ~20 years of multi-industry, multi-region HR experience, a Masters & an Education Degree. In her spare time you can find her exploring beaches, tidepools and bike trails.

Kristy McClocklin

Director, People & Culture

Kevin, with the help of his dachshund, Louie, runs the Legal function at VetCare. Kevin’s background is in corporate/ commercial law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions. He loves helping to guide clinic acquisitions.   

Kevin Hill

General Counsel

Danielle leads our Marketing team and brings years of dynamic brand and marketing experience to VetCare. In previous roles, she led marketing for Canadian destinations, events and hotels. Her best buddy is a fun-loving Miniature Schnauzer.

Danielle Rizzuti

Marketing Manager

Business Development


As the Manager of Business Development, Kelly takes the lead role in engaging with veterinary practice owners to help customize a transition plan that satisfies their goals. She has spent 14+ years in the veterinary world prior to VetCare.

Kelly Allen

Business Development Manager

As Business Development Manager, Jennifer is a trusted advisor to practice owners looking for transition options to reach their future goals. She has been dedicated to the veterinary profession for 25 years and shares her life with 11 pets!

Jennifer Schlote

Business Development Manager

As VetCare’s Business Development Representative, Ryan’s primary responsibility is outreach to the veterinary community. Whether professional or personal, Ryan loves building and nurturing meaningful and long-lasting relationships.

Ryan Welsh

Business Development Representative

People & Culture


Laura heads up our Talent Acquisition team and brings years of executive search consulting experience to VetCare. In previous roles, she recruited executives across various industries. Her family includes a Whoodle puppy and a Calico cat.

Laura Brannan

Manager, Talent Acquisition

Sarah enables the national Operations and Corporate teams by designing and delivering people programs that elevate the team member experience, with a focus on Learning & Development, Organizational Development, and Team Member Engagement.

Sarah Brandon

Manager, Learning & Organizational Development

Alex supports the People & Culture team, working closely with both the practice and corporate teams. He dreams of one day spending his time with a Basset Hound named Lafayette.

Alex Payandeh

People Operations Specialist

As an architect of dreams, Brian works closely with candidates to help build their careers through our network of practices across Canada. His goal is to align personal and professional development, with a focus on work-life balance.

Brian Dawson

Manager, Talent Acquisition

Jordan aims to be a pillar of support to the People & Culture and Practice Care Centre Team, focusing on the growth of each individual function and VetCare as a whole. Interested in joining our team? Jordan looks forward to helping you.

Jordan Lum-Tong

Talent Acquisition Coordinator



Heidi loves meeting new people and making connections. As an RVT, she brings 25+ years of veterinary industry experience to the Transitions team, supporting practices as they join VetCare. Heidi lives in Calgary with her family, including a 17-year-old cat named Timmy.

Heidi Craig

Transition Manager

Jolene is a human resources and operational leader that builds empowerment through training, support and trust. She drives business success through the performance of leaders and team members, by delivering a high standard of care and service.

Jolene Baron

Regional Manager, Central Canada

Marisa is an experienced and engaged Regional Manager who works side by side with our Veterinarians and clinical staff to deliver excellent patient care and lead our teams to success. Marisa has two camera-shy bulldogs, Gus & Bruno. 

Marisa Mammoliti

Regional Manager, Southern ON

With years of business leadership experience, Sheri is passionate about inspiring practice teams to overachieve while creating a great sense of camaraderie. Her ‘partner in crime’, Dexter, is a vastly curious and highly diverting Portie.

Sheri Cayouette

Regional Manager, Ottawa

Dragana supports clinics in BC with on-going direction and coaching to ensure our veterinary teams are focused on delivering excellent patient and client care. She shares her life with Lilly, a tiny Terrier X, and two cats, Oskar and Zeus.

Dragana Hajdukovic

Regional Manager, BC

Linda is an experienced multi-unit operations leader who loves assisting practices to deliver first-rate care, and motivating teams to do their best work every day. Her cat Basil loves to help her out, when he’s not napping!

Linda Nolan

Regional Manager, BC

Ahmed assists the VetCare team with a variety of projects drawing from his background in IT, procurement, and project management. Some day he’ll be responsible enough to have a pet but for now he’s working hard on keeping his plants alive.

Ahmed Khan

IT Consultant



The Transitions Specialist provides administrative support, and collaborates with owners, managers and the Finance team. Diana believes that effective communication holds the key to a successful and smooth transition process at VetCare.

Diana Bolivar

Transitions Specialist

As the assistant controller, Shalvah supports the Controller in ensuring the accounting,  purchase price adjustments, financial reporting and tax filings run smoothly and efficiently. 

Shalvah Awah

Assistant Controller

Joining the VetCare team in late 2019, Thao is responsible for conducting profit and loss analyses and forecasts. She works closely with the leadership team across functions to support VetCare’s financial and strategic plan.

Thao Pham

Financial Planning Analyst

As a bookkeeper, Momoko helps processing all accounts payable and booking bank transactions. She holds a Certificate in Accounting from Ashton College. She loves her dog named Pacha, a jack russell terrier with a lot of energy.

Momoko Nishimura


As a bookkeeper, Adela performs the bulk of our daily bookkeeping transactions, including processing all accounts payable, payment for suppliers, and maintaining the general ledger. ​Adela takes great pride in the quality of her work.

Adela Yu


Lauren collaborates with the Finance team on a variety of tasks and projects, supporting both Operations and the Practice Care Centre.

Lauren Grieves

Staff Accountant

Corporate Development


Jonathan has been with VetCare for a few years now after a brief stint in asset management. As a nationally-ranked competitive powerlifter, his love for his French bulldog, Brutus, is rivalled only by his dislike of cardiovascular exercise.

Jonathan Cruz

Manager, Corporate Development

Nancy works with owners during the valuation and sale process, and helps craft the ideal transition experience. She brings experience from accounting, investment banking, and was an intern with VetCare before joining full-time.

Nancy Lu

Manager, Corporate Development

Meredith, Corporate Development Analyst at VetCare, is responsible for performing financial analysis and evaluating acquisition opportunities. She has completed internships in banking, and she holds a BCom in Finance and Accounting at UBC.

Meredith Lyu

Corporate Development Analyst



Julieth holds a Bachelor’s in International Advertising, a Data Analytics Professional certificate from Google and a Digital Marketing Associate certificate from Meta.In her spare time, you can find her exploring Vancouver, napping with her cat or playing video games.

Julieth Ramos

Marketing Content & Communications Specialist

Del leads the website design strategy for VetCare’s house of brands and works closely with the team to plan and design a variety of engaging visuals across VetCare’s communication channels. Her pal is a 12-year-old tabby cat named Sally.

Delaram (Del) Fathi

Senior Web & Graphic Designer

What’s up, dogs! I’m Hanlon Wu, the Junior Graphic and Web Designer for Vet Care Canada. I’m hoping to use my design talents to help Animal Hospitals everywhere thrive – so that every pet gets the care they need!

Hanlon Wu

Junior Web & Graphic Designer

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When you join VetCare, you join a team of highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to you and your practice.
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