Committed To The Profession

Our leadership team represents a wide range of expertise in a variety of disciplines critical to running our business – all fully aligned on the issues that truly matter. True visionaries with a heart for animals and the local doctors who care for them, they are committed to growth, while remaining respectful of what each business owner has built.

Our Leadership Team

Dr. Stan Creighton, Founder, National Veterinary Associates

Dr. Stan Creighton


After serving as a practice owner for 19 years, and practicing clinician for 24 years in hospitals providing general, specialized and …

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Greg Hartmann, President and CEO, National Veterinary Associates

Greg Hartmann

President & CEO

NVA was created to serve the needs of an evolving veterinary and animal care profession. That’s why I champion our role…

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Brian Kelly, Chief Operating Officer, National Veterinary Associates

Brian Kelly

Chief Operating Officer

Members of the operations team are driven by a common belief: The profession we serve does great things; their work is vital to…

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Scott Shulman, Chief Financial Officer, National Veterinary Associates

Scott Shulman

Chief Financial Officer

Every hospital and pet resort is unique. No one understands their business like they do. My team recognizes that. Our accounting…

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Turpin Mott, Chief Community Officer, National Veterinary Associates

Turpin Mott

Chief Community Officer

Our community’s caregivers have tremendous gifts and talents. But it’s a challenging profession, so my team and I…

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Steve Ager, Chief Development Officer, National Veterinary Associates

Steve Ager

Chief Development Officer

The business development team helps our community by forming new partnerships with hospitals and pet resorts. But our…

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Laura Koester, Chief Marketing Officer, National Veterinary Associates

Laura Koester

Chief Marketing Officer

Our pet care teams know their clients best. It’s why our approach to marketing starts by listening. With experts in client…

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Eric Smith, General Counsel, National Veterinary Associates

Eric Smith

General Counsel

The law is complex and intimidating. My team makes it clear and manageable. Our attorneys, paralegals and assistants give…

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