PetWell Partners brings 2 new leaders to its board

September 17, 2020
dvm360 Staff

The company welcomes Debbie James and Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, whose combined expertise is expected to create more growth opportunities for the hospital chain.

National veterinary hospital network PetWell Partners recently announced the additions of Debbie James and Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, to its Board of Directors. Both have extensive backgrounds in multi-site healthcare operations.

James, CEO of multi-site health care company Cranial Technologies, brings more than 25 years of experience working for a wide range of private equity–backed and Fortune 500 companies, according to this press release.

“With deep experience as an operator in health care in various roles, Debbie will bring expertise and guidance to Petwell Partners,” says company co-founder David Strauss. “She adds strength to our operational capabilities and will help us as we continue to scale our company.”

Cavanaugh’s extensive experience ranges from executive association leadership—he was CEO of the American Animal Hospital Association for 10 years—to private practice ownership to academia.

“He assumed the lead role at AAHA and led many successful programs during his 10-plus years there,” says Strauss. “We are thrilled that he will be sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience by serving our Board.”