Katie Newbold began her career in veterinary medicine in 1993 serving a small animal practice outside Washington DC. She gained experience working as a veterinary technician, team leader and supervisor in general practice as well as emergency, internal medicine and cardiology. In 2001 Katie began her current occupation with CVCA – Cardiac Care for Pets as a licensed veterinary technician. Over the years she became involved in every aspect of the management processes and was promoted to practice manager in July of 2005. Katie earned her credentials as Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) via the VHMA in October of 2008 and currently serves as CVCA’s CEO. She has a strong interest in the human side of veterinary medicine and believes that the most successful practices are based on both satisfied clients and fulfilled employees. Katie also enjoys speaking to local and national management groups regarding veterinary leadership and management topics. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young daughters.