Dr. Steve Hotchkiss is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives of Thrive Pet Healthcare, one of the world’s largest veterinary operating groups. Thrive Pet Healthcare includes a network of over 400 acute, primary, and specialty care providers across the nation. Additionally, the company operates Veterinary Growth Partners, a value-added management services organization, and Vetspire, a cloud-native platform that offers the veterinary industry a pioneering hospital management software-as-a-service.
Dr. Hotchkiss received his B.S. and Doctorate degrees from Texas A&M and was in private practice in Fort Worth for 29 years. The hospital he grew currently employs 18 veterinarians and 160 support staff. He is a Fellow at the Townsend Institute at Concordia University. He is also an adjunct professor in their master’s program in Organizational Leadership. He has been leading Townsend Leadership Coaching cohorts since 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and is an instrument-rated pilot.