Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, which provides end-of-life care in 35 states, has hired Amy Christensen, a former Banfield Pet Hospital executive, as president and chief operating officer.
“Our leadership team felt that Amy was the ideal candidate for this role, as she brings a high level of business education and vast experience in the veterinary field along with other industries,” said Dani McVety, DVM, the co-founder and CEO of Lap of Love.
Christensen most recently was a regional vice president of club operations for 24 House Fitness. From 2009 to 2016, she was a regional vice president or division vice president for the Banfield Pet Hospital network, overseeing business operations at hundreds of hospitals. Previously, she was the chief operating officer of Starbucks Coffee South Korea
“I am excited to join the Lap of Love team and be part of an organization that has such a positive impact on so many lives,” Christensen said. “The mission of the company and the people I’ve met so far reinforce the fact that this is truly a unique and inspiring team. I look forward to using my operational experience.”
Founded in 2009, Lap of Love coordinates hospice care, in-home euthanasia and aftercare through a network of more than 180 veterinarians. Cortec Group, a private equity firm, purchased a minority stake in the Tampa, Florida, company in 2020.
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