Offers more than 20 years of leadership experience and significant industry knowledge
Bond Vet, a provider of veterinary urgent and primary care services in North America, has named Garrett Lewis, MBA, MS, the CEO. He succeeds founder Mo Punjani, MBA, who will now serve as the company’s chairman.1
"Mo, Dr Zay, Lukas and the Bond Vet team have built an incredible company, uniquely focused on providing top-tier pet care and client experience supported by innovative technology and software access. Their growth over the past few years has been impressive and something I look forward to continuing as we advance Bond Vet's role in pet health in communities across the US. I see immense opportunity in serving our growing end markets through continued service expansion, all supported by an excellent team," expressed Lewis, in the release. "Bond Vet gives pet parents the type of tech-enabled healthcare experiences originally pioneered for humans. I look forward to working closely with Mo and this talented team as we further strengthen and expand our product offering, capabilities, and reach."1
According to the release,1 Lewis has spent the last decade in the pet care and broader healthcare industries. His background has been in expanding multi-site healthcare businesses, creating and enabling high-performing teams, and a proven track record of leadership positions throughout strategy, business development, operations, and business leadership.
Prior to his new role, Lewis was chief operating officer at VCA Animal Hospitals (VCA), owner and operator of the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, where he led US and Brazil Veterinary Hospitals, Marketing, Innovation and Real Estate teams. In 2016, he started with VCA as group vice president of hospitals throughout the Midwest and served in different positions at the company, where he accomplished impressive financial performance, debuted key initiatives, and developed a strong talent pipeline. Before VCA, Garrett was the regional operations director at DaVita, a kidney care organization in the US. Garrett achieved his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from the University of Tennessee.1
"Garrett has a strong background in delivering successful transformations across numerous verticals, particularly within pet health. Dr Zay, Lukas and I started Bond Vet 4 years ago with the goal of strengthening the human-animal bond through access to better pet care. I'm proud to see our goals coming true and believe that Garrett will continue our mission and build on our extraordinary momentum and growth trajectory to-date," said Punjani. "It has been a privilege to build Bond Vet to this point and I look forward to upholding Bond Vet's reputation for excellent healthcare, client experiences, and team culture as the company's Chairman."
Bond Vet welcomes Garrett Lewis as CEO. News release. Bond Vet. June 23, 2023. Accessed June 23, 2023. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bond-vet-welcomes-garrett-lewis-as-ceo-301858520.html