Pet DRx Founder Steps Down

Robert Wallace, chief executive officer, director and founder of Pet DRx, has stepped down in order to pursue other entrepreneurial interests. He has agreed to serve as a consultant to the company for 90 days to ensure a smooth transition.

“Bob Wallace founded Pet DRx on the unique ‘hub-and-spoke’ framework for veterinary care,” said Pet DRx Chairman Gene Burleson, who will serve as interim CEO. “He put in place a plan that has given Pet DRx the capabilities to compete and win in the veterinary services arena. We thank Bob for his contributions to Pet DRx and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

In related news, David Reed, DVM, a member of the Board of Directors, has been appointed as senior vice president of operations.

The company also recently appointed Gary Brukardt to the Board of Directors and hired Harry Zimmerman as chief of business development.

Brukardt has more than 30 years of varied healthcare experience and currently serves as chairman and CEO of healthcare company Specialty Care Services Group. Zimmerman served as executive vice president and general counsel of Encore Medical Corp. from its formation in 1994 until the end of 2007.

Pet DRx is based in Brentwood, Tenn.

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