Darin Nelson, Executive Vice President – Acquisitions

Mr. Nelson has over 25 years of experience in veterinary industry and currently serves as Executive Vice President at Pathway and Chief Development Officer at Veterinary Growth Partners. Mr. Nelson has spent his entire career working side by side with Veterinarians. His life has been devoted to the advancement of the profession which has led to hundreds of meaningful, often lifelong friendships with practice owners. Previously, Mr. Nelson served as Senior Vice President of Trupanion. At Trupanion he was responsible for overseeing and managing sales efforts in North America including key strategic partnerships. Mr. Nelson worked closely with Darryl Rawlings, the company’s founder and CEO to take the company public on the NYSE in July of 2014. Prior to joining Trupanion, Mr. Nelson spent 20 years at VCA Antech, holding several leadership roles. In his last decade with VCA, Mr. Nelson was Senior Vice President of Business Development and was responsible for hospital and laboratory acquisitions. While at VCA Antech, Darin had direct responsibility in acquiring more than $400 million in hospital revenue while managing more than $50 million of annual reference lab revenues in the strategic accounts group. Mr. Nelson resides outside of Seattle with his wife, young daughter and his dogs, Bentley and Sam.

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