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Dr. Hale is a hands-on veterinary practice executive with over 30 years of experience in start-up operations, business development, contract negotiations, operations/practice administration, strategic planning, team building, and project management.
After receiving her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University's dual degree program, Dr. Hale joined PetSmart Veterinary Services in 1995 and grew her career with the company throughout multiple mergers and acquisitions eventually as Banfield's East Region Medical Director. As the East Region Medical Director, Dr. Hale's responsibilities included operational oversight of over 200 hospitals and 8 medical directors. In 2009, Dr. Hale's career progression led her to join the National Veterinary Associates (NVA) organization, eventually as the Senior Division Director for the East Coast region with 90 hospitals and 4 division leaders on her team. In 2014, Dr. Hale expanded her breadth of knowledge and experience in the humane animal world as the Vice President of Medical Operations with the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as completed her Master of Business Administration degree that year. Dr Hale was Exec VP of Operations in VitalPet 2015- 2017 having responsibility for the 24 locations. In 2018, she was appointed to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Professional Liability Insurance Trust board.
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