TENNESSEE: Veterinary Innovative Partners (VIP), a network of veterinarian-owned-and-operated hospitals across nine states, has appointed Chris Bishop as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Bishop brings over two decades of healthcare experience, including leading Regent Surgical Health, the largest private surgery center operator serving the hospital joint venture market.
Bishop will lead the development and execution of growth strategies for VIP, focusing on providing veterinarians and their teams with the resources, mentorship, and autonomy they need to offer pets the highest quality care and thrive professionally.
VIP’s network spans 37 hospitals across Tennessee, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, and is poised for continued expansion in the coming years.
Brett Shorenstein, VMD, co-founder of Veterinary Innovative Partners, said that he was pleased to welcome Bishop to the VIP team. “He is an accomplished leader with deep healthcare expertise that aligns with VIP’s commitment to bridging the gap between partnership support and hospital-level autonomy, providing a new level of care to pet parents. We look forward to partnering with Chris and ushering in VIP’s next phase of growth,” he said.
John Kuzmishin, outgoing CEO, will transition into a Senior Advisory role at VIP, where he will continue to serve on the board and leverage his expertise for future hospital acquisitions and contribute to the company’s growth goals.