Meet the Vet2Pet team

Like a cat playing with catnip or a dog about to go for a walk, we feel pure joy when we’re doing what we love. What do we love? Helping veterinary teams deliver exceptional client experiences, be more efficient, improve patient care, grow revenue, create cultures of happiness and success in their practices, and get home for dinner on time. 

We are Vet2Pet.

Meet the team that helps bring this mission to life:

Stacee Santi
Dr. Stacee Santi
Founder, CEO of Vet2Pet
Alex Bentley
Senior Technology Advisor
Mandy Billinger
Success Coach
Connie Conis
Sales Development Representative
Dr. Caitlin DeWilde
Social Media Coach
Karyn Ekola, CVPM
Karyn Ekola, CVPM
Director of Product
Danielle Grimley
Chief Culture Officer/Success Coach
Leslie Hansen
Support Specialist
Brad Jonesberg
Success Coach
Shannon Leeper
Accounting Coordinator
Julie Mallon
Sales Development Representative
Kodie Martinez
Kodie Martinez
Team Support
Kylee McCoy
Kylee McCoy
Team Support
Kelly McElhinney, CVPM
Kelly McElhinney, CVPM
Success Coach
Jade Meyer
Jade Meyer, RVT
Onboarding Specialist
Sam Vranorsey
Business Enablement Manager
Dr. Crista Wallis
Telemedicine Coach
Mr. Meowgy
Mr. Meowgy
Master App Ninja

Dr. Stacee Santi is the founder and CEO of Vet2Pet, the only customizable, all-in-one client connection platform for veterinary practices. Since earning her DVM from Colorado State University in 1996, Dr. Santi has accumulated more than 20 years of clinical experience in small animal and emergency practice, has spent significant time serving on various industry advisory boards, and served as 2020 president of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association. 

Considered a key opinion leader on mobile applications and veterinary reward programs, and selected as 2021 Continuing Educator of the Year—Practice Management by Viticus Group, Dr. Santi is passionate about helping veterinary practices better connect with their clients so pets get the best care and veterinary professionals enjoy more fulfilling, balanced careers. 

Originally from New Mexico, Dr. Santi lives in Durango, Colorado, with her husband, three horses, two dogs, one cat, and three chickens, four ducks, and hopefully a baby burro one day. 

FUN FACT: Stacee is the former roller-skating champion of New Mexico.

Stacee Santi
Founder, CEO of Vet2Pet

Alex Bentley co-owns two veterinary hospitals in central Texas with his veterinarian wife, Wendy. Most recently, Alex was a technology consultant with Patterson Veterinary, working to help veterinary practices use technology to the fullest.

Now, Alex brings his expertise and passion to the Vet2Pet team as a product specialist. Focusing on veterinary medicine technology, he uses his industry knowledge to help practices better understand how the Vet2Pet platform can modernize and streamline their client communications and engagement. He loves to work with practices to better understand where they want to go, and then devise a plan to help them succeed and grow along the way.
In his free time, you can find Alex heading off-road in a Jeep that he has customized himself.
 
FUN FACT: Alex spent 15 years as a pole vaulter in the USA Track & Field. While competing, he also coached his fellow athletes, helping them find success as state champions, NCAA national champions, USA Track & Field national champions, and Olympians.
Senior Technology Advisor
Originally from Alaska, Mandy Billinger obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in business marketing from Southern Utah University. After moving to Colorado in 2011, Mandy began her foray into veterinary medicine when she was hired as a practice manager, a position she held for 10 years. Perfect for this leadership role, Mandy is a strong advocate of increasing practice efficiency and helping to create an easy communication platform for clients to navigate. 
 
Mandy shares a shorkie and a Siberian husky with her husband. Together, they enjoy getting outdoors by camping, riding ATVs, snowboarding, and traveling. Mandy also volunteers at a local horse rescue and loves horseback riding in the fall. 
 
FUN FACT: Mandy has just started to learn how to golf and recently got her first birdie! The wind may have helped with this win, but she’ll take it.
Success Coach

Born and raised in small-town Iowa, Connie grew up in the heart of the Midwest. Growing up on her family’s horse-breeding farm, she learned to be a horseman from a young age. Connie was active in 4-H, her community, and in the horse show industry, so it was second nature when she began shadowing her veterinarian at a young age. It’s there that her passion for the animal health industry began. 

After earning her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Iowa State University, Connie accepted a customer success role at GlobalVetLINK. She spent nearly two years learning exactly what veterinarians want and need in their practices before transitioning out of customer success and into a career in sales. Starting in inside sales and utilization, Connie has grown to understand the needs of veterinarians from every job angle. Her positions over these last six years have built her strength in sales and fueled her passion for animal health.

Outside of work you’ll find Connie in the barn, where she manages her own warmblood breeding program and a full-time lesson program for lower level eventing, dressage, and jumping. Connie actively shows and develops her own dressage horse as well, affectionately named Rummy. Connie also has extensive experience in rehabilitation and retraining of thoroughbred racehorses toward their careers after the racetrack. Connie has two “kids”—a yellow Lab named Tucker and a black Lab named Gunner, who are her assistant trainers and her pride and joy. 

Fun fact: Connie is an avid travel bug, and enjoys seeing the world with her husband (and her two dogs when it works out).

Senior Technology Advisor
Dr. Caitlin DeWilde is a practicing veterinarian and founder of The Social DVM, a consulting firm devoted to helping veterinary professionals learn, manage and grow their social media, online reputation and marketing strategies. She specifically enjoys working one-on-one with “veterinary peeps” to help them find practical and creative solutions that work for their specific practice or brand’s needs. 
 
She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and a recipient of their Outstanding Young Alumni Award. She is also an alum of the AVMA’s Future Leaders Program, and currently sits on the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation board. 
In her free time, she enjoys travel, photography, and of course, the many hilarious corgi and cat-related videos on social media.
 
FUN FACT: Caitlin is one of the co-authors of the Vets Against Insanity game series!
Social Media Coach

Karyn is a CVPM who started her veterinary industry career in 2002 at Riverview Animal Hospital in Durango, CO as a kennel tech, and by 2011 had worked her way up to hospital manager. She earned her CVPM designation in 2016.

Karyn assisted with the development and launch of the mobile app in 2010 and has been an indispensable member of the team ever since! As Director of Product, Karyn provides technical support to practices and app users, works closely with the developer team to coordinate new app releases, feature updates and improvements, and ensures that Vet2Pet’s technology remains a cutting-edge solution for veterinary practices and their clients.

In her spare time, you can find Karyn playing with her two kids. She shares her home with three dogs and a tank full of fish, and is an avid Denver Broncos fan and astronomer.

FUN FACT: Karyn was a contestant in the Miss Colorado American Princess pageant at 7 years of age!

Karyn Ekola, CVPM
Director of Product
Danielle is a Dallas, Texas native who simply couldn’t imagine her life without animals. After graduating from Austin College with a major in Nonprofit Management, she began working in veterinary ophthalmology (her favorite specialty!) and spent her weekends as a dog trainer. Danielle moved to Houston in 2015 to help open an AAHA-accredited general practice, where she worked as the Practice Manager for 5 years.
 
There is a special place in Danielle’s heart for dogs with disabilities and those undergoing cancer treatment after she lost her golden tripawd, Simba, to bone cancer when he was a year old. Because of this, Danielle is passionate in promoting pet cancer awareness and has been a speaker, volunteer and committee member for multiple awareness events in Texas.
 
FUN FACT: Danielle collects any and everything that is paw print or dog-related, and she has an entire “Dog Room” in her house devoted to letting her crazy dog mom flag fly. It is filled with pictures, quotes, books, collectibles, and even a custom toy shelf for her pups to use.
Success Coach
Prior to joining the Vet2Pet team, Leslie worked for Expeditionary Learning as a Program Manager, where she was responsible for a multitude of tasks and coordination of events. She created and implemented a variety of key systems to streamline the work in her department to support high-quality customer service. Leslie is committed to providing high-quality customer support.
 
In her spare time, She enjoys spending time with her husband, two teenage daughters, her skijoring pooch Alice and her Havanese pup Bernie. She also enjoys reading and traveling. Leslie and her family have been life-long clients of Dr. Stacee’s!
 
FUN FACT: Leslie has explored 67 National Parks and monuments with her family.
Support Specialist

Brad Jonesberg grew up on Long Island, New York, and attended Boston University’s College of Communications, studying journalism and mass communications. He built his customer service skills in retail and business-to-business sales before transitioning into the pet health industry at a small animal practice in Philadelphia. As the client relations manager, he spent nearly 5 years focused on creating an excellent and complete client experience, managing the CSR team and all client-facing communications, including the practice’s website, social media, and more.

Brad and his husband are at the beck-and-call of their Labrador-Great Pyrenees mix, Orion, and two cats, Dodger and Sirius. When they’re not chasing their boys around, they can be found geeking out over video games, movies, and TV.

FUN FACT: Brad and his college friends write and perform a cabaret pub quiz called Boozy Broadway. They’re on YouTube until theaters can open again!

Success Coach

Originally from a small town in Ontario, Canada, Shannon Leeper considers herself a lifelong animal lover. She is a graduate of Laurentian University, where she earned a bachelor of business administration honours degree. She’s also a certified human resources professional, as well as a certified specialist in digital HR, talent acquisition, and people analytics. Shannon is currently completing a post-graduate certificate program in accounting through York University, and she brings past experience in the legal and data-driven marketing industries in various operational roles. 

When Shannon isn’t working for Vet2Pet and VetSuccess, she can be found working on her passion of continued learning and professional development. She enjoys staying healthy through fitness programs and fun workouts, and reading as many books as time will allow. 

FUN FACT: Shannon previously worked as a talent manager in the film and television industry. She’s a huge fan of movies and music. Need to know the name of an actor, movie, or musician? Just ask her!

Accounting Coordinator

Born and raised in southeast Alaska, Julie Mallon loves traveling to new places. She moved to Pennsylvania in 2010 and began working for a well-known veterinary organization as a customer service representative in 2012. Quickly proving herself, Julie was offered an inside sales position as an account executive with that organization, where she remained for more than 9 years. 

Julie is excited to bring her inside sales skills to Team Vet2Pet, where she hopes to continue making a positive impact on the lives of veterinary professionals. 

As a mother of two, Julie spends her “free time” watching her kids play sports, fishing, hiking, camping, and exploring the Pennsylvania state parks with her family and their 3-year-old hound mix, Buckie. 

FUN FACT: Julie leads a Girl Scout troop of 10 girls, including her daughter.

Sales Development Representative

Kodie has always had a huge love for animals and when she was young, she wanted to be a veterinarian. She worked in both human and veterinary healthcare for over 15 years. Part of her experience included working at a pediatrician office for 8 years, where her love for children grew like her love for animals. Kodie joined Vet2Pet in 2016 to help support our growing team and enjoys helping out in all departments. Truly, she is passionate about helping and caring for humans and animals in all aspects of her life!  When not working, you’ll find Kodie with her husband Anthony, her son AJ and her 3 doggies Honey, Bella and newest addition Missy!  

Fun Fact: Kodie is a Rottweiler lover, she has owned 3 Rotties and will always be a Rottie mama!

Kodie Martinez
Team Support
Kylee grew up in a small mountain town where she was immersed in a vast array of wildlife. Her love for animals started at a young age and she has always had some sort of pet throughout her life whether it was a cat, dog, turtle, or guinea pig. During her free time, she enjoys drawing and painting. However, living in Colorado, naturally some of her favorite activities include hiking, surfing at the lake and camping with friends. 
 
In 2019, Kylee joined Vet2Pet as Team Support at the home office. Some of her responsibilities include preparing orders for customized marketing materials for Vet2Pet clients, getting apps ready for submission to Apple and Google and basically anything else that is needed to support the team!
 
FUN FACT: Growing up as the daughter of a logger, Kylee knows how to operate a logging crane, dump truck, skid steer, and a dozer!
Kylee McCoy
Team Support
Kelly is an east coast girl at heart. While she was born and raised in Boston, she attended college in western Massachusetts and now finds herself living in the Central Valley of California. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she majored in Biology and minored in Wildlife and Fisheries. Kelly has an MBA with a focus in Human Resources and earned her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager designation in 2013.  Kelly has worked in the veterinary industry since 1999, with experience in private practice, corporate, specialty and emergency.
 
Kelly is an avid scuba diver and holds a Divemaster credential. When not helping hospitals with furry friends she can usually be found planning her next adventure. She loves to travel and live concerts are also a favorite past time.
 
Fun Facts:  Kelly is an amateur concert photographer. She was also a manatee exhibit diver at a zoo and a golf ball diver.
Kelly McElhinney, CVPM
Success Coach

Jade is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has always had a love for animals but knew she wanted to pursue a career in the industry after she was able to rehabilitate her dog Tubbs back to walking following a spinal injury. Her career in the veterinary industry began in 2013, initially as an assistant and then she passed her boards to become an RVT. She also worked as a Marketing Manager for a veterinary clinic in Louisville, KY and it was in that role that she was introduced to Vet2Pet when the practice signed up for the app. Jade quickly jumped on the opportunity to join the team and we’re so glad she did!

As the Onboarding Specialist, she is your Apple “guru” and strives to make the beginning of your app-building journey a breeze. She lives in Kentucky and shares her home with her husband, her son Jaxon, and two dogs, pug/lab mix Tubbs and German Shepherd Sig.

Fun Fact: She is an avid music lover and has seen over 50 artists in concert.

Jade Meyer
Onboarding Specialist

Growing up Sam always had a variety of pets in the house—dogs, cats, gerbils, fish, frogs and snakes. Her childhood dream was to become a marine biologist or a herpetologist, but life had a different plan! She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Before joining the Vet2Pet team she managed operations and logistics for various events across the country. She also worked for the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game as a technician collecting biological data on salmon migration.

As CRM Data Manager, Sam oversees, manages and coordinates in-house operations, events and a variety of customer engagement activities as well as helping the team with convention and travel logistics. She spends her free time camping, traveling, hiking and snuggling with her pup Chunk Norris.

FUN FACT: Sam has traveled through 46 of 50 states. She still has to get to Alabama, Hawaii, Mississippi, North Dakota.

Business Enablement Manager

Dr. Crista Wallis graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She co-owns and operates Monticello Animal Hospital in Shawnee, KS, specializing in small animal and exotic animal medicine. She is very excited to join the Vet2Pet team as Telemedicine Coach and brings a great deal of expertise and experience to help our clients on their telemedicine journey. She loves her profession and helping others in the community with the connection to pets. Crista believes that if you put your best self out into the universe, a ripple effect of positive energy will touch all those around you!

FUN FACT: She loves to dance and is a certified Zumba instructor as well as a novice salsa dancer. She also comes from a family of long-time dirt-track racers, although she never got bit with the dirt-track racing bug herself!

Telemedicine Coach
After being born as an orphan kitten, humans rescued me from a filthy garbage can. Being raised and bottle fed by a veterinary technician during my development gave me the kind of determination I needed to become a Master App Ninja instructor.
 
I enjoy using technology to make humans better.
 
Personal interests include: warm milk, technology, zukins, kneading bread, loyalty programs, apps, inspiring humans, catching the little red dot.
Mr. Meowgy
Master App Ninja

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