by Veterinary Practice News Editors | February 9, 2015 12:05 pm
The Banfield Pet Hospital chain has completed its second high-level appointment of the year with the promotion of Vincent Bradley to president and CEO.
Bradley replaced Tony Ueber, who left to become CEO of the human physical therapy company Results Physiotherapy of Nashville, Tenn.
Bradley’s move from senior vice president of operations to CEO is effectively immediately, Banfield reported today.
Banfield, which operates more than 900 veterinary hospitals—most of them inside PetSmart stores—now has two new top executives. Daniel Aja, DVM, was elevated to second in command when he took over Jan. 1 as senior vice president and chief medical officer, replacing Jeffrey Klausner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, who retired.
Bradley and Dr. Aja will help manage the company during a period of other changes. Banfield plans to move its headquarters from Portland, Ore., to nearby Vancouver, Wash., in early 2016, and an investment group’s $8.7 billion buyout of PetSmart is pending.
A longstanding agreement between PetSmart and Banfield will remain in place, so the hospitals will continue to operate normally, Banfield has stated.
As senior vice president of operations, Bradley oversaw Banfield’s partnership with PetSmart. Before joining Banfield in 2011, he worked for a decade in human medicine, serving as divisional vice president at Take Care Health Systems and as vice president of business operations at Whole Health Management.
“It’s a privilege to be given the tremendous opportunity to lead this organization and our associates whose talent and dedication inspire me each and every day,” Bradley said. “Our business is stronger than ever with a very bright future. I look forward to building on the great work that has paved the way for our continued success.”
Banfield, which calls itself the world’s largest general veterinary practice, is a subsidiary of the multinational company Mars Inc.
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