Because VetSOAP believes that collaborative care is good for the entire veterinary profession, we believe including many voices in the discussion is necessary. Beyond our Board of Directors, we have sought to include a wider ring of input and experience. The Advisory Council is just that, a less structured but no less thoughtful group of individuals that provide guidance and opinions to the board on everything from identifying potential sponsor partners to recommending channels for communicating the research results, and most importantly, promoting the mission of the organization. Through conference calls and meet ups at industry events, we gain valuable insight, perspective, and feedback on strategies and tactics to move the message forward.

If you would like to be a part of the Advisory Council, please email our Executive Director, JoAnn Stewart at, for more information.

Thank you for your interest in VetSOAP.

Advisory Council

Karen Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, CVA
Owner PanteraT Veterinary Practice Management Consulting

Mary Gardner, DVM, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur & Co-Founder – Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

Laurie Hess, DVM, DAVBP, Author, ABVP Diplomate, and Owner, Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics

Julie Legred, CVT, Executive Director NAVTA

Carol McConnell, DVM, Chief Veterinary Officer, Nationwide

Ralph Johnson, Executive Director Colorado VMA

Lucas Pantaleon, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM), MBA, Pantaleon PLLC and Virox Animal Health

Christine Schupe, Executive Director VHMA

Matt Russell, Co-Founder, Vice President at JSI Group LLC

Martin Traub-Werner, Owner Veterinary Success

Maryann Vande Linde, DVM, Founder Vande Linde and Associates