Press Release
VCA Animal Hospitals Names Suzanne Shindle Senior Vice President Hospital Operations, Leading the U.S. East Division


  • Suzanne Shindle has been promoted to serve as Senior Vice President Hospital Operations, leading the U.S. East Division at veterinary services leader VCA Animal Hospitals.
  • This appointment builds on a series of leadership moves that position VCA to build on its legacy of providing world-class veterinary care for more pets in more places.

LOS ANGELES - (August 25, 2021) – VCA Animal Hospitals today announced Suzanne Shindle will serve as Senior Vice President Hospitals Operations, leading the U.S. East Division.

Suzanne ShindleIn her new role, Suzanne will partner with leaders from across the organization to deliver on VCA’s commitment to creating a better world for pets and the Associates that care for them. Suzanne’s appointment follows the recent announcement that Dr. Larry Cohen has moved to the role of VCA Sustainability Lead.

“Suzanne has been a part of our hospital family for 22 years and she has a deep understanding of VCA,” said Garrett Lewis, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. “Her expertise will help us further advance our commitment to providing best-in-class care to our patients and clients throughout the East Division of the U.S.”

Suzanne began her career at VCA in 1999 as a veterinary assistant at the VCA Allenwood Animal Hospital in Allenwood, NJ. During her tenure at VCA, Suzanne has held numerous positions within hospitals and VCA’s leadership, most recently serving as Senior Regional vice president leading the Northeast Group, which is made up of more than 80 Specialty and General Practice hospitals.

“Working at VCA for the past two plus decades has allowed me to live my passion for animals and veterinary medicine,” Suzanne said of her role. “I am honored by this new role and proud to work for an organization that offers veterinary technicians career paths that include leadership opportunities at all levels.”

Veterinary care leader VCA - part of Mars Veterinary Health – helps care for more than 4 million pets each year. To learn more about VCA, visit:

About VCA Animal Hospitals

A leader in veterinary care, VCA Animal Hospitals is committed to caring for the future of veterinary medicine. We are a family of hometown animal hospitals determined to positively impact for pets, people, and our communities. From general practice to emergency and specialty care, VCA delivers world-class medicine to more than four million pets each year. Our national network of clinics and hospitals invest in cutting-edge tools, training and technology that enables our Associates to lead the industry today and into tomorrow. Among our talented 35,000 Associates are nearly 7,000 veterinarians – including 430 who are board-certified specialists – nearly 4,000 credentialed technicians and over 10,000 veterinary assistants – all dedicated to giving pets the very best in medical care. 


As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to the Mars Petcare Purpose—A Better World for Pets™. To learn more about VCA, visit:

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