We want to welcome Tracey O'Brien and Natalie Smith to the team. Tracey is our new Staff and Accountant and AP Specialist. Natalie come to us as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and will be our first Regional Practice Manager. They both raise the bar for Forte and we appreciate them both greatly.
We would like to welcome Argyle Animal Hospital to the Forte family. We apologize to the Argyle staff for the delay in posting this message to our News section of the corporate site. Dr. Lundberg, Nick's professionalism has made Argyle one of the most seamless acquisitions we have had yet.
We would like to welcome Sarno Animal Hospital to the Forte family. Sarno is lead by Dr. Michael Ponte and supported by en excellent staff.
We want to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Ed McKnight and his staff from Family Pet. We also want to wish Dr. Mcknight's wife Jean a happy and peaceful retirement. Ed and Jean built and amazing practice with the help of Valerie and the rest of the staff. We look forward to the opportunity.
We want to welcome Jennifer Coady to the accounting team and Suzanne Farell as our new Vendor Setup Specialist.
We want to welcome All Animals Clinic of Naples to the Forte family. It was a pleasure spending the morning with Dr. Andreoli, Laura and Zoei (spelled with an i). We look forward to the opportunity.
We want to give warm welcome to Dr. Gonzalez and his team at Bear Creek Veterinary Alternatives of Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Gonzalez brings a holistic approach to his many years practicing conventional medicine.
We would like to welcome Animal Emergency and Urgent Care of Palm Harbor, Florida to the family. We are excited to bring on our first emergency clinic. Thank you Dr. McKnight and the rest of the staff for the opportunity.
Forte closes on another great clinic this morning when we welcomed Roman Animal Hospital of Palm City, Florida into the family. Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Pace, Zac, and Paige for the opportunity.
We would like to welcome Jaine Ackley to the Forte family as our new Director of Business Development. Jaine entered the industry as a Vet Tech, along the way she gained experience holding positions for many of the industries largest distributors, manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies and somehow found time to get her MBA from Johns Hopkins. We look forward to learning from Jaine during a long and prosperous relationship with the organization.
Its been a long road since the founders decided to start Forte Veterinary Partners but the Forte family doubled in size yesterday when we closed on Ocean Animal Hospital of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Thank you Dr. Dave and Cammy and the rest of the staff at Ocean for the opportunity.