Rarebreed Veterinary Partners appoints 2 new board members

May 4, 2021
dvm360 Staff

Christina V. Tan, DVM, and Amy Wallis, PhD, SPHR, are charged with helping to develop new and innovative solutions to further enhance veterinary medicine.

Rarebreed Veterinary Partners­, a community of veterinary hospitals whose mission is to create a premier animal hospital experience for both patients and clients, recently appointed Christina V. Tran, DVM, and Amy Wallis, PhD, SPHR as members of its board of directors.

"Rarebreed was founded to create exceptional work experiences for hospital teams," said Sean Miller, Rarebreed cofounder, and chief operating officer, in this organizational release. "The addition of Dr. Tran and Dr. Wallis to our board reflects our commitment to developing unique solutions that shape the future of work in veterinary medicine."

Tran, an associate professor and clinical relations lead veterinarian at The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine, in Oro Valley, Arizona, has spent over half of her career working with small animals in shelters, private practice, and as a house-call practice owner. She is also a founding board member and immediate past president of the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association.

"I'm thrilled to join the Rarebreed Veterinary Partners board of directors," Tran said, in the release. "I look forward to actively participating and sharing my ideas to help transform the veterinary profession. Through their actions and words, Rarebreed Veterinary Partners strives to be a place where the entire veterinary team thrives, new technologies are embraced, the human-animal bond is strengthened, and pets receive excellent medical care."

Wallis is an experienced organizational development and human resources leader in both business and academic worlds. She also serves as chief human resources officer for Sunbelt-Solomon Solutions, where she is currently guiding the organization through a significant cultural transition and merger. Additionally, Wallis is a professor of practice in organizational behavior and ethics at Wake Forest University School of Business in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

“I am excited to be part of the growth of this organization and look forward to advancing the Rarebreed mission,” she said in the release.

Dan Espinal, cofounder, and chief executive officer at Rarebreed, says he’s more than thrilled to welcome Tran and Wallis to the board. “I'm confident that their backgrounds, experiences, and insights will provide our community with the perspective and knowledge that will accelerate our ability to reimagine the veterinary experience in ways we hadn't yet considered. I look forward to working with and learning from them," he said.

To learn more about Rarebreed and its board of directors, go here.