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Veritas Veterinary Partners names new president and chief operating officer
Chris Sclafani offers the company his leadership and expertise in the healthcare industry
Veritas Veterinary Partners (Veritas)—a network of over 80 leading specialty and emergency veterinary care providers—has appointed Chris Sclafani as its president and chief operating officer. Sclafani will work directly with Veritas CEO Thomas Scavelli, DVM, DACVS, to manage daily business operations, incorporate the company's growth objectives, and extend high-quality veterinary care nationwide.1
Sclafani offers more than 30 years of executive leadership experience and expertise in the healthcare industry. Prior to this, he served as the chief operating officer of the Tri-State Region at Optum, a diversified health services company. Before Optum, he spent over 20 years as the chief operating officer of CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York. Additionally, Sclafani was a board member of the American Medical Group Association for 8 years and the chairman in 2019.1
"The pet care industry is experiencing a growing need for specialty veterinary care, and our mission at Veritas is to provide doctors and staff across the country with the resources, support, and infrastructure they need to offer the highest-quality care for their patients," said Scavelli, in a company release.
"Chris' extensive operational experience, coupled with his career-long dedication to prioritizing patient outcomes and client service, will be invaluable as we continue to grow Veritas and support more specialty veterinary teams. I am thrilled to welcome him to the Veritas family and look forward to building on our momentum across the business together,” he added.
In the release, Sclafani expressed that he is thrilled to join Veritas at such a critical time in the veterinary industry.
"Veritas has an exceptional team that is committed to its mission of expanding high-quality veterinary care throughout the country, and I look forward to leveraging my expertise as we support our partner hospitals in providing outstanding care for pets and pet owners,” he commented.
Veritas Veterinary Partners appoints Chris Sclafani as president and chief operating officer. News release. Veritas Veterinary Partners. June 10, 2022. Accessed June 10, 2022.