Thrive Pet Healthcare appoints Odis Pirtle as CEO


Former CEO Stephen Hadley to be named executive vice chairman of the board

Thrive Pet Healthcare—a national network of over 350 veterinary hospitals—recently announced the appointment of Odis Pirtle as chief executive officer (CEO). Stephen Hadley, DVM, MS, the former CEO of Thrive Pet Healthcare, has been named executive vice chairman of the board and will continue to focus on advancing the veterinary profession through technology and innovation, according to a press release from the organization.

Pirtle most recently served as Thrive Pet Healthcare’s president and interim CEO for 6 months, and COO for more than 3 years. During his tenure, he was instrumental in developing the company’s strategy for building its network of primary, acute, and specialty veterinary hospitals. Previously, Pirtle served as CEO of THRIVE Affordable Vet Care and in multiple leadership positions at Pfizer Animal Health and Zoetis.

“Odis has always been a trusted partner on the leadership team. Knowing his unwavering commitment to the veterinary profession and our teams, I can’t imagine a better leader to deliver on our company’s strategy,” said Hadley. “I look forward to further working closely with Odis to continue building the world’s most connected and trusted veterinary network.”

“We believe that the pets who bring wellness and joy to their families deserve exceptional care from people and professionals who are loved and respected, too,” said Pirtle. “Together with every member of our 11,000-person team, we will continue enhancing access to veterinary care throughout pets’ lives. And, as always, we will continue creating a one-of-a-kind patient and workplace experience within and across our network of hospitals where everyone can thrive.”


Thrive Pet Healthcare appoints Odis Pirtle as CEO. News release. Thrive Pet Healthcare. September 21, 2022. [email]

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