CVPM 2023 Slate of Officer & Director Nominees

The Nominating Committee of the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager Board presents the following Slate of Nominees for the Offices of the Board of Directors for the 2023-2025 term. The term shall commence at the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Membership Meeting. 

Additional nominations for such positions may be submitted in writing to the Executive Director over the signature of fifteen members of the Association eligible to vote, not less than sixty (60) days, June 24, 2023, prior to the annual membership meeting.

The Executive Director will deliver an official ballot to each member eligible to vote by July 9, 2023.

Ballots must be returned by August 8, 2023, and the results will be announced at the Annual General Membership Meeting on Friday, September 22, 2023, at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa in Glendale, AZ. 



Debbie Newhouse, LVT, MBA, CVPM (Papillion, NE)

Debbie has been in veterinary medicine for the past 20 years, starting as an assistant and working her way up to become part-owner of two emergency practices in Nebraska. When she started as a practice manager, she had no managerial training and started reading management books to learn how to become a better manager. She joined the VHMA in 2004 and found a place to learn and become part of a community of colleagues that shared experiences and knowledge. She earned her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) certification in 2009. She says it is one of my most cherished accomplishments. She believes in the vision and mission of the CVPM program and the VHMA and would like to have a chance to give back to the community that has helped her have a fulfilling and exciting career.



Janine Kakoyannis Youngblood, CVPM (San Diego, CA)

Janine started in the veterinary field in 2001 as a receptionist and was cross-trained as a technician. She became interested in practice management after realizing she was passionate about taking on projects, such as streamlining inventory and finding ways to increase revenue. She earned her B.S. in Agribusiness Management from Cal Poly. Janine started managing in 2010, and her experience includes General Practice, 24-hour E.R./Specialty, a mobile practice, and a startup. She has been a member of the VHMA since 2009 and earned her certification as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) in 2016. She formed the San Diego Veterinary Managers Group in 2018 to help other local managers grow in their professional development. Currently, she is the Senior Director of Operations for AmeriVet, covering the Southwest region, and is completing her MBA. Since 2021 she has served on the CVPM Board as Treasurer.



Danielle Quinton, RVT, CVPM (Fair Oaks, CA)

Danielle Quinton started her career in the veterinary field while attending the University of California, Davis. Initially pre-vet, Danielle fell into the drama department at UC Davis and graduated in 1990 with a B.A. in Dramatic Art. During her college career, she worked for a small corporation that owned five hospitals in the Sacramento area, where Sunset Animal Medical Center was the main hospital. Her love of animals prevailed as she progressed to management at their Mather hospital and obtained her RVT license in 1993. She left veterinary medicine from 1994-2010 to manage and operate her family's RadioShack franchise. Coming full circle in 2010, she regained employment with Dr. Jay Griffiths at Sunset AMC, where she started her career years earlier. She then joined A.B. Science USA as the Northwest Regional Sales Representative in July 2012 to promote Kinavet, a mast cell tumor-targeted therapy, to veterinarians throughout the Northwest. In January 2016, Danielle rejoined the Sunset AMC team, where she took a leadership role. She was offered the hospital manager position when VCA acquired Sunset AMC in October 2016. She earned her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) certification in January 2018. Danielle left VCA in March 2019 to manage the non-profit Animal Spay and Neuter in Auburn, CA. She realized her skills would be better suited for a full-service hospital, which led to her joining the Summer Hills Veterinary Hospital Team in September 2020 as their hospital administrator. This opportunity led to a position as a regional manager for a group of veterinary partners where she currently has responsibility for 17 veterinary hospitals.  Danielle has been a member of the VHMA since 2016 and has served as Director on the CVPM Board since 2021.



Kimberly Mulvahill, CVT, CVPM

Kim started her veterinary management career in 2010 as the hospital manager for Intermountain Pet Hospital. In 2016 the practice expanded to two locations. By 2021 the practice group included four locations. The practice group was purchased by Southern Veterinary Partners in 2022. Currently, Kim is an owner/joint venture partner in one practice and serves as an Area Director for Southern Veterinary Partners, overseeing four practices and one pet lodge. Kim is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). She completed the Veterinary Management Insitute (VMI) certificate program through Colorado State in 2015 and earned her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) certification in 2017. Kim has been a member of the VHMA since 2013.  



KimberlyAnn Mackey, CVPM (Media, PA)

Kim has over 17 years of experience in the veterinary profession. Like many others, she has progressed from a receptionist to a practice manager. She earned the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) certification in 2015. She believes her criminal justice background has helped her succeed and brings an interesting perspective to the veterinary field. She has over 25 years of experience in Criminal Justice and 21 years as a State Parole Supervisor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. While she continues working in criminal justice, she gains valuable information to translate into the veterinary world.  

Kim is also a passionate advocate for education; she believes education is the key to achieving a positive working environment. She speaks at veterinary clinics, manager groups, and veterinary conferences on various topics that she is passionate about. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor with over ten years of experience at two local universities. Kim has been a Director on the CVPM Board of Directors since 2021.



Kim Mitchell, CVPM

Kim has been in the Veterinary field for over 18 years and a Certified Veterinary Practice manager (CVPM) for six years. She has been fortunate to work with many talented individuals as a Customer Service Representative (CSR), technician, assistant manager, practice manager, and now a regional director. She started from the ground up and created a strong base for her career. She has completed the two-year veterinary management program at Purdue University and has a bachelor's degree in business. She prides herself as a strong, trusted leader and mentor. She is able to adapt to change, deal with conflict, and guide her teams through change management and difficult situations. She has been a member of the VHMA since 2011.



Letitia Chandler Wiegand, CVPM

Leta joined Manchaca Village Veterinary Care as a Technician Team Lead in 2014, where her leadership skills and work ethic helped her transition to Practice Manager in 2016. Always looking for ways to grow in her field, Leta became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) in 2020. She intentionally implements emotional intelligence into her coaching and team-building approach. A team player, you can find Leta helping out in any part of the hospital during the workday. In addition to heading up staff management, quality control, and client relations, she is sometimes a technician, receptionist, coach, and listening ear. 

Leta holds a B.S. in Animal Science from West Texas A&M University. She has previously worked in the veterinary industry as a receptionist, surgery technician, and veterinary technician in the Austin area. Leta is passionate about blending high-quality medicine with an informed and personal client experience.
Leta has been a member of the VHMA since 2019.