Leadership Team

One good way to judge a veterinary network is by the individuals who lead it. In the case of PetVet Care Centers, we are fortunate to have the services of renowned pet care executives who provide us with unrivaled experience and expertise as they guide our network through accelerated growth.

Gino Volpacchio

Chairman & CEO
Gino has extensive leadership experience in the pet care industry, and founded PetVet Care Centers in 2012. He is the consummate expert at putting together hospital acquisitions that provide maximum benefits to both sellers and buyers — every time.

How Gino Supports Our Hospitals:

  • Sets the standard of veterinary quality that guides our network
  • Leads the acquisition team
  • Accurately appraises hospitals and properly compensates sellers

Uriel Failla

Vice President – Business Development and M&A
Uri has worked with Gino Volpacchio on dozens of hospital acquisitions, and is the “can do” person who makes sure the deals happen — on schedule, on the agreed terms, and to everyone’s satisfaction. Uri’s experience in financial services and Mergers & Acquisitions makes your life easier when you sell your hospital.

How Uri Supports Our Hospitals:

  • Determines if your hospital is a good fit
  • Handles the day-to-day details of the sales process
  • Serves as a “go to” resource for all your questions



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PetVet Care Centers One Gorham Island Westport, CT 06880

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Department Heads

  • Ryan Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
  • Robert Swan, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Traci Bonassar, Human Resources Director
  • David Chu, Senior Vice President – West Coast
  • Steve Youd, Senior Vice President – South East
  • Caroline Jensen, Senior Vice President – North East
  • Hal Pyke, Vice President of Talent Acquisition
  • Adeline Park, Vice President & General Counsel
  • Tom Cavuoto, Director of Information Technology
  • Julie Offord, Marketing Coordinator

Medical Advisory Board

  • Dr. Robert Bergman, DVM, MS Diplomate, ACVIM, Medical Director – Carolina Veterinary Specialists
  • Dr. Anthony Loomis, DVM, Medical Director – Westfield Animal Hospital

Regional Managers

  • Trevor Lemis
  • Kimber Blazek
  • Steven Kemph
  • Emily Brechner
  • Tania Ruiz
  • Judith Asseo
  • Melinda Becker
  • Arti Rauscher
  • Tricia Rentz
  • Alice Erlich
  • Nicole Wingard
  • Tiffany Ayres
  • Heike Mayes
  • Scott Geschke
  • Judi Bailey
  • Kim Eden
  • Ashely Silkowski
  • Alexis Sullivan