Jessie Merritt, CVPM. Jessie has been a member of the VHMA since 2004 and has served on both the membership committee and the board of directors. She earned her CVPM designation in 2009 and her SPHR in 2015. Jessie has been the practice manager of a four-doctor AAHA certified small animal and avian practice in a suburb of Portland Oregon since 2002. Prior to her current position she gained valuable experience in large, small and exotic practices in several locations across the country. She has written a number of articles and blogs for various veterinary professional publications and has also presented lectures on the topics of team building, human resources, and the financial strategies of running a successful veterinary practice.
Jessie’s personal life is spent with four dogs, numerous chickens and turkeys who all manage to coexist on a small bit of acreage in the countryside of Washington State.
Amy Kelly-Williams, MBA, CVPM. Amy has been in the veterinary field since 1999. She has worked in both small and large emergency and wellness hospitals in a variety of positions, including: Kennel Technician, Veterinary Technician, Customer Service Representative, Inventory Manager, Practice Manager, and currently, Practice Administrator. She was instrumental in forming the Houston Veterinary Practice Managers Association and has served as the Association’s President since 2015. She completed her MBA in Human Resources in April of 2017. Amy is passionate about helping others to become effective, motivated individuals.