Larry has been an owner of private and corporate franchise Veterinary practices, as well as Chief of Staff for large multi-doctor practices. He is a very experienced clinician and surgeon. He understands the Veterinary and Pet Care Industries and has been consulting in these industries for many years.
Larry is educated in organization, administration, and communications. He is a licensed business consultant.
Associate Veterinarian from 1975-1977
Owner and AAHA Hospital Director at Animal Medical Clinic in Edmond, OK; a multi-location practice from 1977-2000
Chief of Staff at New Haven Central Hospital 2000-2002
Chief of Staff at Foxon Veterinary Hospital 2002-2004
Banfield Charter Hospital Owner 2004-2014
City Veterinarian Edmond, OK K-9 Police Dogs & Animal Shelter 1978-2000
Western States Veterinary Conference LasVegas, NV 1998 & 1999
Veterinary Computer Section “Controlling Inventory”, “Program Implementation”, “Marketing”, “Computer Reports”, “Using Veterinary Software” “Desktop Publishing and Presentation Software”, “Target Marketing”, “Analysis & Management of Practice Health”, “Practice Statistics”, “Trouble Shooting Your System”, and “Avoiding Common Problems”
Joan was owner/operator of The Pet Resort in Oklahoma City for 12 years. In 1994 she joined Best Friends Pet Care, Inc., the first chain of pet hotels in the US. She became Director of Training for the then 12-store chain and was instrumental in developing its standards of care. She served as District Manager and Regional Director while growing it to a 42-store 48 million dollar chain in 18 states. In 2005 she joined the executive team as Vice President of Operations, overseeing five district directors and 42 field managers.
Joan has been a leader in the industry and served on the Board of Directors of the Pet Care Services Association, a national trade association, and also served as chairman of its Ethics Committee. She is a licensed business consultant.