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Debbie James and Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, will help set stage for next period of growth.

Houston, August 14, 2020 –– PetWell Partners announces the appointment of Debbie James and Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, to its Board. They are both leaders in the field of multi-site healthcare operations and the animal health industry.

Debbie James is CEO of Cranial Technologies, a rapidly growing PE-backed multi-site healthcare company. Ms. James has more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in organizations ranging from private equity-backed to Fortune 500 companies.

Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, is the former CEO of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) where he provided executive leadership for the nonprofit veterinary association that is the only accreditation body in animal health. He has extensive experience in private veterinary practice, animal health, academia and association leadership.

“We are excited to add these experienced professionals to our Board of Directors. We believe they will contribute significantly to the company’s futureand help set the stage for our next period of growth,” co-founder David Strauss said. “With deep experience as an operator in healthcare in various roles, Debbie will bring a wealth of expertise and guidance to PetWell Partners. She adds strength to our operational capabilities and will help us as we continue to scale our company.

“One of the most widely respected figures in our profession, Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, started his career as an associate veterinarian in small animal practice then started his own practice and gained the perspective of a practice owner. Subsequently he spent almost 15 years working in the industry in pet food and pharma. In 2010 he assumed the lead role at AAHA and led many successful programs during his 10-plus years there. We are thrilled that he will be sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience by serving on our Board.”

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About PetWell Partners

PetWell Partners was founded in 2013 with the deep belief that pets deserve high-quality medical care and that their families should always be well informed. Based in Houston, TX, PetWell’s network now consists of more than 46 hospitals throughout the country, all of which are AAHA-accredited or pre-accredited. Practice owners and veterinarians join PetWell because of the company’s values, culture and unwavering commitment to serve its local communities. It is the first organization to earn Practice Network Accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). For additional information, visit