Darin Nelson

Board of Directors, Southern Veterinary Partners

Darin Nelson currently serves on the Board of Directors for Southern Veterinary Partners, a Shore Capital portfolio company. Darin is the Chief Development Officer and Partner of Veterinary Growth Partners, a provider of management consulting services, marketing support and group purchasing services to over 3,000+ members hospitals. In addition to his role at VGP he serves as Executive VP at Pathway Partners responsible for acquisitions. Pathway Partners has a network of more than 50 locations and more than $150M in annual sales made up of specialty, emergency and general veterinary practices. In August of 2016, Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity invested $72M in a senior credit facility allowing Pathway to expand. Previously, Darin served as Senior Vice President of Trupanion, the fastest growing pet insurance company in North America. He has spent his career working side-by-side with veterinarians, helping them realize the full potential of their practices. He has been a catalyst for implementing the highest levels of diagnostic testing and medical technology and has been a factor in resultant hospital valuation growth.

Prior to joining Trupanion, Darin served as Senior Vice President of Development at VCA Antech (NASDAQ: WOOF) in Los Angeles California, where he was responsible for animal hospital and laboratory acquisitions and strategic accounts for Antech Diagnostics. VCA Antech is among the largest and most successful veterinary services companies in the industry. He had direct responsibility in overseeing more than $350M in acquisitions and managed more than $45M of annual diagnostic revenue in his strategic accounts role.

Prior to his most recent role he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Antech Diagnostics. Darin’s career at VCA Antech spanned more than 21 years.

Current and Past Board Roles

Areas of Focus

  • Veterinary Services