Veterinary Study Groups, Inc

Staff Directory

Dr. Link Welborn

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Link Welborn, owner of five AAHA Accredited small animal hospitals in Tampa, Florida, is a past president of the American Animal Hospital Association and a member of Veterinary Management Group 1. A diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, certified in Canine and Feline practice, he earned his...

Steve Curvey


Steve Curvey graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Ag Business. After five years with Monsanto Agricultural Products he joined Merck AgVet and worked in various capacities to help commercialize chemistries such as ivermectin, abamectin, fipronil and omeprazole over a 24 year career. He moved to Atlanta in...

Dr. Mike Thomas

Vice President

Dr. Thomas lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with honors from Auburn University. After owning a small animal practice in Miami and practicing there for several years, he moved back to his native Indiana roots, where he was born in Shelbyville. Over the years he...

Ben Coe

Senior Director of Strategy and Development

Years of industry experience includes various executive positions in Veterinary distribution as Director of Sales, VP of Marketing, VP Business Development & Strategic Planning, VP Business Development & Strategic Accounts, and Integration Manager. Ben joined VSG/VMG in 2014 and currently interacts with more than 1050 members, 1400 hospitals, and 50...

Jacinthe Moreau

Senior Director of Marketing

Jacinthe Moreau is business professional with broad international experience in the Animal Health Industry. During her career she has held a variety of positions with animal health companies such as Intervet, Merial, Merck, VetSource and VCA Animal Hospitals and was the President of the World Pet Association. Jacinthe’s proven strengths...

Rebecca Killmartin

Senior Director of Operations

Rebecca Kilmartin began her career at Veterinary Study Groups in 2009 and is the Director of Operations. Prior to joining the company, Rebecca worked at a large residential real estate company in their corporate office for over thirteen years and served as Director of Marketing. Her first experience in the...

Dr. Dan Brod

Senior Advisor

Dr. Dan Brod graduated from Kansas State in 1983and cofounded Deer Creek Animal Hospital in Littleton, Colorado in 1984. The hospital grew to the largest general veterinary hospital in Colorado with 20 veterinarians and a staff of 100. He retired from clinal practice in 2017. He was a founding member...

Dr. Scott Loepp

Director of Group Development

Scott Loepp, VMD, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, and has served the Portland, Oregon community for 31 years as a companion animal practitioner. He has been a hospital owner for 27 years. Today Frontier Veterinary Hospital is a 5-DVM AAHA practice. Scott has served as President of...

Dr. Jim Brown

Director of Professional Development

My clinical and management experience centered on The Blue Cross Animal Hospital, a five doctor AAHA accredited companion animal hospital in Western New York State. The practice was founded in 1939. I bought it in 1991. It grew steadily using AAHA accreditation standards as a clinical guide. Membership in VMG4...

Sarina Petroni-Miday

Director of Commercial Operations

Sarina joined the VSG/VMG team as Director of Commercial Operations in July 2019. Sarina was previously Director of Strategic Accounts at Henry Schein/Covetrus liaison for the last 3 years. Prior to joining Schein, she worked with Nestle Purina and Cintas. Sarina attended the University of Kentucky and holds a Bachelor’s...

Megan McDaniel

Director of Member Services

Megan McDaniel joined Veterinary Study Groups in 2012. As the Director of Member Services, she assists members with all aspects of their VMG membership including group formation, onboarding, data compilation and Preferred Partner communications. Megan is a graduate of Georgetown University (Go Hoyas!). Prior to joining VSG, Megan’s work experience...

Holly Bradshaw

Manager of Member Services

Holly Bradshaw has been involved in veterinary services for 18 years and has a strong passion for animal welfare. Throughout her career, she has worked at mutiple veterinary clinics and, most recently, in the Veterinary Technical Services department at Merial. Holly earned her degree in Business Communications, was born and...

Dr. Tom Carpenter


Dr. Carpenter grew up in rural upstate New York. His life long passion for animals originated growing up in a family with farming roots and a house full of pets. He grew up with a beagle named Adam and a calico cat named Peanuts. Adam was his constant companion as...

Tawna Ditmore


Tawna Ditmore joined the Veterinary Study Groups team in October of 2016. She maintains the accounts payable functions as well as assisting with various other accounting responsibilities. Tawna earned her accounting degree from Georgia State University in 2008. Upon graduating, she went to work for a local law firm and...

Dr. Paul Glouton

Senior Advisor

Dr. Paul Glouton has been a practicing veterinarian for 39 years, owning a 5 doctor AAHA small animal practice in Atlanta, GA as well as serving on the management team of a large group-owned Emergency Hospital. In 1997, AAHA named Dr. Glouton the National Outstanding Practitioner of Year. He is...

Nikki Griffin

Event Planner, Member Services Coordinator

Nikki joined the VSG team in September 2020 as Member Services Coordinator/Event Planner. With more than 20 years of experience in the event planning industry, Nikki has previously served as Special Events Associate at Affairs to Remember, and as Sales Manager and Events Coordinator for the private events department of...

Sarita Herndon

Senior Event Planner, Member Services Coordinator

Sarita Herndon started working at VSG in 2009 and is a Senior Event Planner. Sarita has over a decade of experience in event planning, marketing, training coordination and communications. Through the years she has worked for several large fortune 500 companies in Atlanta where she gained much of her experience...

Stacie Holloway

Manager of Data Programs

Stacie has been involved in the Veterinary Industry for over 25 years and joined the VSG Team in January 2019. Prior to VSG, Stacie worked as a Beta Test Specialist for IDEXX Laboratories for 18 years and has worked as a small animal Veterinary Technician in several Atlanta area practices;...

Cindy Huang

Event Planner, Member Services Coordinator

Cindy joined the VSG team in August 2019 as Member Services Coordinator/Event Planner. Prior to joining VSG, Cindy was the Events Coordinator then Private Events Consultant at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA for over 10 years. In that role, she worked with clients on booking spaces at the historic...

Jillian Jackman

Event Planner, Member Services Coordinator

Jillian Jackman joined the VSG team in 2017 as a member service coordinator and event planner. She grew up in the Atlanta area and is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Jillian previously planned events for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association as well as First Financial Security.

Andrea Langley

Digital Media Manager, Member Services Coordinator

Andrea Langley joined the VSG team in January of 2011. Her experience in the veterinary industry began in the front office of an animal hospital in southern New England as a college student. Currently, Andrea manages digital and social media, works on marketing projects and VMG meeting planning. Over the...

Rachel Lea

Event Planner, Member Services Coordinator

Rachel joined the VSG team in August 2018. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and moved to Georgia in the summer of 2018. Prior to VSG, Rachel worked for Starwood Hotels for five years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama in Hospitality Management with a concentration...

Candace Lubben

Event Planner/Member Services Coordinator

While Candace is the newest member of the Veterinary Study Groups team she is no stranger to planning major events. She planned major events for the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association and before that, she worked for IHG planning numerous successful events at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Originally from Saginaw, Michigan,...

Patti Mahl

Bookkeeper/Financial Analyst

Patti Mahl has been with VSG since 2009 and has over 25 years experience as a Bookkeeper. A Long Island native, she now lives in a suburb of Buffalo, New York. Patti received her B.S. from Oswego State College in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. When not working,...

Amanda Smith

Event Planner, Member Services Coordinator

Amanda Smith has been a member service coordinator with VSG since 2014. Growing up in Michigan she gained a true-blue passion for sports and the outdoors. While in college Amanda played on the softball team and earned her degree in Business Administration. In 2009 she packed her bags and headed...

Dr. John Tait


Dr. John Tait is an Assistant Professor at the Ontario Veterinary College where he currently teaches personal financial planning, career planning, and practice economics and management to veterinary students. In addition to his work at the University of Guelph, John is also a Practice Management and General Consultant to the...

Jennifer Wooten

Member Services Specialist

Jennifer Wooten joined the VSG team in November 2020 as a Member Service Specialist. Prior to VSG, Jennifer worked as a groomer and then as a Customer Service Specialist at a veterinary practice. She is an Atlanta native and while she loves the city her favorite place is in the...

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