Jessica Molina, CCFP, CVPM, PHR (Rye, NH)
For the last 19 years, Jessica has not only been a veterinary professional but a military spouse. She spent her career relocating with the Navy, which offered her the opportunity to work in several practices around the country. Like many managers, she's held just about every position in a clinic along the way. She is a Georgia native and a University of Missouri graduate, where she completed a Bachelor's in General Studies focused specifically in the areas of Business, Education, and Human Development. In 2008, while working for Pet Care in Virginia Beach, she was promoted into management. A few years later, she moved to Whidbey Island, WA, where she shifted into remote recruiting and management consulting for Pet Care while serving in an HR role for a manufacturing, distribution, and retail company. In 2016, she earned certification through HRCI as a Professional in Human Resources. That same year, she landed a full-time management position back in the veterinary industry with a multi-doctor Fear Free companion and exotic clinic, Best Friend's Veterinary Center. The following year, she was inspired to become a Fear Free Level I Certified professional. Another military move in 2018 landed her in the Pensacola area and a new adventure as Hospital Administrator for Lee Veterinary Clinic, a large multi-doctor mixed animal practice in Atmore, AL. This same year, she earned her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) certification and certification as a Compassion Fatigue Professional. A year later, she was named Practice Manager of the Year by DVM360 and the VHMA. In 2020, she pushed herself a bit further, digging into her passion for innovation and leadership, obtaining her certification in the Human-Animal Bond as well as becoming a Fear Free Elite! In the fall of 2020, she was asked to join her VMG DVM peers as the Director of Operations leading Hospital Administration and Practice Manager coaching for their group of hospitals in the New England area. Jessica has been a member of the VHMA since 2016 and has actively supported the CVPM program volunteering her time to examination development.