MOVES is a fast-growing and innovative company. We pride ourselves on restoring quality of life to the specialist’s career and returning value to the general practice hospital by bringing our specialists and their expertise directly to the patient. Take a moment to meet the leaders of this dynamic organization.
Chief Executive Officer
An entrepreneur with a proven record in the veterinary industry, David is also a US Army combat veteran and an MBA-trained leader with a decade of experience in a Fortune 500 company. Years of working alongside his wife, veterinarian Lori Hoe, DVM, opened David’s eyes to the strategic role of mobile specialists and their unique ability to enhance general practice hospitals by expanding services, raising standards of care, and increasing revenue. Early in 2018, over drinks with his friend Brian, David shared his vision to build, equip, and support a nationwide network of mobile specialists… and MOVES was born just a few short weeks later.
Chief Operating Officer
After completing his undergraduate degree in Philosophy at American University in Washington, DC, Brian built a career in the digital design, marketing, and e-commerce space. He’s served as the Marketing Director for various companies and also founded Vale Studios to provide design, marketing, and consulting services to a diverse clientele ranging from small businesses (including several veterinary hospitals) to multi-million dollar investment trusts and even an NFL quarterback. Brian caught David’s vision to organize and empower mobile specialists, and dedicates his work as COO to building a culture of independence and dignity within MOVES.
DVM, DACVIM, MBA
VP of Business Development
An experienced veterinary internist and business professional, Jo has been working in the veterinary industry for over 25 years. She earned her DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, and is an award winning board certified internal medicine specialist (DACVIM). To expand her impact on the industry, Jo completed her Executive MBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. She is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, passionate about calling attention to, developing, and implementing initiatives focused on the particular challenges endemic to the veterinary industry. Jo joined MOVES in September 2020.
Internal Medicine Dept. Chair
A graduate (undergrad and veterinary school) of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Duval has been practicing high quality specialty medicine for over 20 years. He achieved board certification in small animal internal medicine in 1997 and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Over the years Derek has served the ACVIM in a variety of roles including credentialing, test preparation and rating and other volunteer services. Dr. Duval is an accomplished endoscopist (both rigid and flexible endoscopy), ultrasonographer and diagnostician, with special interests in interventional endoscopy and radiology. Derek and his wife Julie joined MOVES in the summer of 2019.
Surgery Dept. Co-Chair
After growing up in Kentucky and Texas, Dr. Duval received her bachelor of science degree from Duke University, then graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After achieving board certification in 1995, and following time spent in academia and referral practice positions in Columbia, SC and St. Louis, MO, Julie and Derek moved to Atlanta in 2000 where they were two of the original specialists at one of the largest veterinary specialty practices in the southeast. Over time, Dr. Duval focused her caseload on soft tissue surgery, with special interests in perineal urethrostomy, portosystemic shunts and reconstructive surgery. She joined MOVES in the summer of 2019.
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Surgery Dept. Co-Chair
Following the completion of her BS in biology in California, Jen moved to Colorado, worked as a surgical technician and earned her veterinary degree from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 2002. After an internship at VCA West in Los Angeles, residency at Colorado State University, and completing an M.S. in Clinical Sciences along the way, Dr. Swiderski achieved board-certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2008. Since earning her board certification, Dr. Swiderski has worked in veterinary referral hospitals in Southern California and Colorado. She joined the MOVES team in the Fall of 2019, where she serves Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas.
Home Office Team
Tara Adams, CVPM
Tara brings many years of experience as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager to bear on her role as GM at MOVES. Her deep familiarity with industry trends and comfort level with supporting the needs of veterinary personnel all help to keep us running smoothly.
Prior to making the jump to MOVES, Cassandra built several years of experience in veterinary client service, and she now plays an indispensable role in helping our specialists to launch services in a new market and position our brand as the first choice of referring veterinarians and pet owners.
Laura Nichols, CVT
Partner Development Coordinator
Before joining the MOVES team, Laura worked for many years as a veterinary technician in California and North Carolina. She now serves as our first point of outreach to new partner clinics in cities across the country and is a valued member of our marketing team.
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