About Us

Our Team

Our team of accomplished veterinary professionals has over 80 years of combined industry experience! At Vet2Pet, we get to fulfill our passion every day, by helping practices connect with clients and take better care of their patients.

If you want to learn more about our team, click on our photos below for a brief bio.

Stacee Santi
DVM and Founder of Vet2Pet /
Dr. Stacee Santi graduated CSU in 1996 and began her veterinary career in Portland Oregon at a 13-doctor ER hospital. In 2002, she accepted a position at Riverview Animal Hospital in Durango, Colorado and began managing the hospital in 2007. Being a veterinarian herself, she knows the challenges the industry faces to stay connected to clients. In 2013, Dr. Santi founded Vet2Pet and began working on new contemporary strategies to connect with clients… the first being the custom veterinary app.

"There are many programs out there aimed at recapturing old clients but it is my belief that it is easier and more financially rewarding to take care of the top clients in your practice. My app is centered around providing useful thoughtful content that can help clients take the best care of their pets."
Karyn Ekola
CVPM, Director of Operations
Karyn started her veterinary industry career in 2002 at Riverview Animal Hospital in Durango, CO and by 2011 worked her way up from kennel tech to hospital manager. Over the years, she played an integral role in leading the hospital towards greater efficiency and technological advancements, by creating and launching new systems to improve the overall functioning of the hospital. She led the initiative to go paperless and succeeded in incorporating technology into daily business success.

Karyn assisted with the development and launch of the mobile app in 2010 and has continued to provide support since the time Vet2Pet was officially launched to the public. Karyn now works full time with Vet2Pet and as a Practice Success Coach with VetSuccess Inc., helping other practices to be the best they can be.
Hadley Larsen
Technical Support
Hadley began her career in veterinary medicine as a kennel assistant then receptionist in a busy AAHA hospital. She joined Vet2Pet in 2016 to help bring her millennial talents to app building! She enjoys integrating two of her favorite things, animals and technology. You can often find Hadley kissing her French boyfriend, Hudson.
Lisa Shaw
Onboarding Assistant
Lisa is a devoted mom of three, her son Amadeus, her orange tabby Hobo, and her black cat Henry. Lisa is passionate about animals, technology, and caffeine (in that order). She got into the veterinarian field as a part time kennel technician and loved it so much she made it her full time job the moved to receptionist at Riverview Animal Hospital. When she asked her boyfriend of 7 years what she should put in her bio, he replied "I don't know, how about the fact that you're allergic to bacon."


The Vet2Pet Story

Dr. Stacee Santi started in veterinary practice in 1996 and has managed the Riverview Animal Hospital in Durango, Colorado since 2007. She was always very interested in technology and constantly on the lookout for ways to improve efficiencies in her practice and deliver a better experience to her clients and patients. Stacee really loves animals and was always thinking of ways to extend more accessible care to her patients.

In 2010, Stacee became fascinated with how apps were helping other types of businesses strengthen relationships with their clients. She thought an app would really help her achieve her goal of providing the best care possible for her patients, but after searching discovered that there were no apps available for the veterinarian industry.

And so, Stacee decided to go online and create her own DIY app! At this point she had absolutely no intention of starting a company. The initial version of the app was extremely basic, but clients and staff loved it and became very engaged with it. Stacee continued to edit, tweak and add features to the app until one day she realized that she had managed to create a cool, simple and effective tool to enable easy communication with her clients.

Stacee had many colleagues who were interested in having an app for their practices, so in 2013 she made the decision to commercialize the app and started a company. She named it Vet2Pet, which represents Stacee’s original goal when initially developing her own app for her practice: connecting with patients and taking care of them even when they aren’t physically in the hospital.

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Mission

Our mission is to help veterinary practices connect with clients using smart, simple, innovative smartphone applications that build loyalty and help the veterinarian get home for dinner on time.

Vision

Our vision is to be a global leader in customized apps for small and large animal veterinary practices by providing grass root platforms that enhance communication and connection between the veterinarian, client and patient.