National Veterinary Associates appoints new global chief development and strategy officer


Mark Dolfato joins NVA in newly created role to oversee the company’s global business development and strategy

Mark Dolfato / Image provided by NVA

Mark Dolfato / Image provided by NVA

National Veterinary Associates (NVA), a global pet care organization and community of more than 1,400 veterinary hospitals and pet resorts, today announced the appointment of Mark Dolfato as global chief development and strategy officer. Dolfato will oversee NVA’s global business development and strategy, which includes expansions into new markets, formation of partnerships, and pursuit of strategic acquisitions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to the NVA leadership team as we pursue new opportunities to strengthen our leadership position as the premier global pet care community dedicated to progressive and compassionate veterinary care,” said Greg Hartmann, CEO of NVA, in an organizational release.

“As a former member of NVA’s Board of Directors, Mark brings a deep understanding and appreciation for our mission to deliver world-class care and elevate the veterinary profession. Mark’s successful track record growing global healthcare and consumer-facing businesses, leading high-performance teams, and his passion for veterinary care, make him a natural fit to help oversee our growth and expansion,” he continued.

According to the release1, Dolfato brings more than 20 years of experience supporting mission-driven, high-growth organizations. He most recently served as Senior Managing Partner at OMERS Private Equity, the direct private equity investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension funds with approximately $100 billion of net assets under management. In this position, Dolfato oversaw the firm’s investments in middle-market companies in the healthcare, consumer services, and industrial sectors. The release cites his expertise in cultivating strategic partnerships and executing growth initiatives as critical to NVA’s long-term success.

“I am pleased to reunite with the NVA team at such an exciting time for the veterinary industry,” said Dolfato. “NVA is incredibly well-positioned to capitalize on the favorable trends in pet care, and I look forward to working closely with the leadership team to build upon NVA’s rich history as a trusted partner for practicing veterinarians and the community’s deep commitment to transforming the care experience for pets and their families. NVA’s talented team and shared mission present a clear opportunity to pursue significant market expansion and introduce complementary services both in the U.S. and internationally.”


NVA Appoints Mark Dolfato as Global Chief Development and Strategy Officer. News release. National Veterinary Associates. May 5, 2022. Accessed May 5, 2022.

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