Jessica DeCesare has spent the last eighteen years providing valuable, consultative practice management solutions across a broad range of unique veterinary practices within the US. Jessica began her career in the veterinary field as Hospital Administrator in 2000 at Airpark Animal Hospital. In this role, she implemented a strategic plan focusing on human resources, program implementation and creative marketing tactics. She managed and directed all business interactions and acted as a liaison between her veterinarian team and outside vendors and professional advisors. While there Jessica’s efforts helped the grow from $2.5M to $5M over 7 years. In 2007 when Novartis Animal Health, US began it’s Key Account Program, Jessica shared her experiences while helping to shape this important initiative and ultimately became acting National Key Account Coordinator. In this capacity she offered insights to more than 40 Veterinary practices on a consistent basis and assisted in planning, training, implementation, and tracking of annual results. As a practice consultant and mentor to her Key Account Manager team Jessica’s efforts resulted in 12-15% sales growth annually across practices she worked with.
After leaving Novartis she became a partner and Hospital Administrator of Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital. There Jessica implemented a structured and sound human resource program, created and launched specific targeted marketing initiatives, and expanded the hospital to a 24 Hour Emergency Hospital resulting in significant net sales growth of 10% per year for 3 years.
In January 2016 Jessica joined VetEvolve. LLC as Director of Operations. In this role Jessica works intimately with practice teams to help them achieve their maximum potential . Her mentorship
facilitates both improvements and growth by offering creative ways to elevate patient care, client service and business efficiencies. She is able to take a complex initiative and break it into manageable steps. Jessica prides herself on customizing solutions because her experience has taught her that no 2 practices are the same.
The four things differentiating Jessica from other practice consultants are her;
1. Hands on management experience
2. Ability to mentor and develop leaders
3. Relatable, collaborative approach to the development and implementation of new ideas
4. Client service approach that is heavily influenced by her years of experience in the hospitality industry before transitioning to the veterinary field.
Jessica is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, member of the Veterinary Hospital Manager Association, International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society as well as the Society of Human Resource Management. She is a shareholder and Board Member of Central Carroll Animal Emergency in Westminster, Maryland. In her free time, Jessica cherishes family time with her husband, Michael, and their children Olivia, Marc and Gabrielle. Dogs, Dewey and Lucy, and cat, Arista, make up her four-legged family members. She enjoys hiking trails, traveling to near and distant lands, & eating delicious and exotic food.