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Ed Branam, DVM

Column: Protect and Defend

Dr. Ed Branam is veterinary and animal services program manager for Safehold Special Risk Inc., a division of USI Insurance. He serves on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Legislative Advisory Committee.

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Brian Conrad, CVPM

Column: Selling Points

Brian Conrad is practice manager at Meadow Hills Veterinary Center in Kennewick, Washington, and immediate past president of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association.

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Mark Cushing, JD

Column: Politics and Policy

Mark Cushing is a political strategist, lobbyist and the founding partner of the Animal Policy Group. He serves on the Today’s Veterinary Business editorial advisory board.

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Trey Cutler, JD

Column: Go With the Flow

Trey Cutler is a San Luis Obispo, California, attorney specializing in veterinary business matters.

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Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA

Column: Talk the Talk

Dr. Amanda Donnelly is a speaker, author and consultant with a passion for enhancing the client experience.

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Eric D. Garcia

Column: Socially Acceptable

Eric Garcia is an IT and digital marketing consultant and the founder of Simply Done Tech Solutions.

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Paul Gladysz, AIA, NCARB, CSI, ICC

Column: Constructive Criticism

Paul Gladysz is the principal architect at BDA Architecture. The firm specializes in the planning, design and construction of animal care facilities.

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Lisa Greenhill, MPA, EdD

Column: Diversity Toolbox

Dr. Lisa M. Greenhill is senior director for institutional research and diversity at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

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Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD

Column: H.R. Huddle

Dr. Charlotte Lacroix is the founder and CEO of Veterinary Business Advisors Inc. She serves on the Today’s Veterinary Business editorial advisory board.

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Bob Lester, DVM

Column: Creative Disruption

Dr. Bob Lester is a former practice owner and a founding member of Banfield Pet Hospitals and the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine. He serves on the NAVC board of directors.

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Leslie A. Mamalis, MBA, MSIT, CVA

Column: Money Matters

Leslie A. Mamalis is the owner and senior consultant at Summit Veterinary Advisors.

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Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ

Column: Fearless

Dr. Natalie Marks is co-owner of Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago. She is Fear Free certified.

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Aaron Massecar, MA, Ph.D.

Column: Innovation Station

Dr. Aaron Massecar is managing a telehealth project for the North American Veterinary Community’s Veterinary Innovation Council.

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Mark Opperman, CVPM

Column: Practice Smarter

Mark Opperman is president and founder of Veterinary Management Consultation Inc. and co-author of “The Art of Veterinary Practice Management, Second Edition.”

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Nicole Snyder, JD

Column: Legal Lingo

Nicole Snyder is a partner at Holland & Hart, where she advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and complex employment matters. She is a member of the American Veterinarian Medical Law Association and co-chairs the firm’s Animal Health and Pet Products Industry Group.

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Abby Suiter, MBA, CVPM

Column: Take Charge

Abby Suiter is the practice manager at Daniel Island Animal Hospital in Daniel Island, South Carolina.

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Jeff Thoren, DVM, BCC, PCC

Column: Go With the Flow

Dr. Jeff Thoren is president of VetPartners and founder of Gifted Leaders, a Phoenix company offering leadership and coaching services.

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Sandy Walsh, RVT, CVPM

Column: Getting Technical

Sandy Walsh, RVT, CVPM, is a consultant at PetOps LLC and an instructor at Patterson Veterinary University.