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Leadership Team

Our team is led by some of the best clinicians and business people in the veterinary profession. We understand your day-to-day because we’ve lived it and love it! We’re always here to listen and support you and your hospitals.


Different Breed

Our leaders are a unique group of people from different backgrounds united by their passion for taking care of animals. All of our leaders play an active role in ensuring that our team members, practices, and culture thrive, but their different strengths are what make United Veterinary Care such a uniquely powerful force in the veterinary profession.


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Joseph M. Garcia


Joseph M. Garcia has a broad range of healthcare experience. Over his career, Joseph has led teams at high growth provider-based healthcare companies.

Rae Hutchins, DVM, DACVIM

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Hutchins has 23 years of experience in the animal health field, over 10 of which she spent practicing as a veterinarian and board-certified internal medicine specialist.

Paula Bamford

Chief Operations Officer

Paula Bamford has joined our UVC team in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer. She has more than 20 years in building operational strength in organizations like UVC.

Kristan Chesnut


Kristan brings 10 years of public accounting experience. Most recently, Kristan was a partner at PwC’s Deals practice. She also worked for 3M for eight years, where her roles included corporate development, business development and strategy, global business director, debt capital markets, and global treasury operations.

Janice Brown


Janice joined UVC with 20+ years of experience in multi-site Human Resources with oversight of all things HR, Payroll, and Talent Acquisition. Janice has spent most of her career in retail and healthcare, the last decade of which has been devoted to the veterinary field.

Steve Collins


Steve Collins joins UVC as the Chief Information Officer (CIO). In his role, Steve will work closely with shared service and hospital leadership to upgrade our digital capabilities and secure all aspects of UVC technology.

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Our team is united by the belief that we can make changes in the veterinary profession today that will create a better tomorrow. Learn how you can help us build a better future for pets and the people who love them.

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Together we are building a community of hospitals united by clinical excellence.

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