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About DVMcenter

Hello, we’re Dr. Rebecca and Jeff McComas. We created DVMcenter with a mission to provide practice owners the opportunity to sustain and grow their businesses without sacrificing their work-life balance.

How It All Began

The founding of DVMcenter was a natural fit for us. We spent much of our career building MN Pets into a thriving end-of-life mobile veterinary practice.

From the start, our work at MN Pets has always been value-based. Our greatest reward is providing compassionate guidance and veterinary care for pet-owners in our Minneapolis-St. Paul community.

We realized another goal during our growth: to help other veterinarians gracefully manage the business challenges of a mobile veterinary practice.

A Better Way to Practice

As entrepreneurs with full lives outside of our business, we saw how disruptive constant phone management could be. Personal time would quickly erode into business time no matter what time of day.

We believed there had to be a way to both serve the needs of clients and protect our personal time.

Over time, we forged a system tailored for the mobile euthanasia veterinary practice.

We began to realize that our framework could help countless other veterinarians feeling the same burden.

The DVMcenter Approach

We’ve created a time-tested process to orchestrate the demands of the mobile euthanasia veterinary practice.

Through the DVMcenter system, we transform overworked and overwhelmed practices into sustainable businesses.

Meet Our Talented Staff

Every member of the DVMcenter staff brings valuable industry experience. Our “Dream Team” of interdisciplinary specialists includes veterinarians, engineers, certified veterinary technicians, and client support professionals led by a licensed social worker.

Rebecca McComas, DVM

Owner

Expertise: BA in Zoology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University

Special Roles: Goal setting and strategic planning, leadership team oversight, financial management, and fostering community relationships

Fun Fact: Rebecca has taken up violin lessons again after a 35-year hiatus and dreams of someday being good enough to play in her local community orchestra

Jeff McComas

Co-Owner

Expertise: BS in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, statistical Six-Sigma black belt (3M)

Special Roles: Software, technology, marketing, financial management, and strategic planning

Fun Fact: After much initial cajoling to get started, Jeff has become an enthusiastic pickleball player

Kristi Lehman, MSW, LISW

Director of Operations

Expertise: BA in Psychology and Family Social Sciences, and Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota, Licensed Independent Social Worker

Special Roles: Assists in overseeing the daily operations of MN Pets and DVMcenter including HR, IT, service-delivery, and strategic planning

Fun Fact: Kristi has fostered over 30 Shih Tzus for a local rescue

Elizabeth Tacke, CVT

Support Manager

Expertise: Bachelors in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin River Falls, Certified Veterinary Technician

Special Roles: Member liaison, manages our team of support specialists, and assists with DVMcenter program development

Fun Fact: Elizabeth volunteered as an elephant caretaker in Thailand

Maggie Holl, CVT

Aftercare Manager

Expertise: Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology, Certified Veterinary Technician

Special Roles: Member liaison, manages our team of Aftercare Specialists and assists with MN Pets development

Fun Fact: Maggie has a passion for farmed animals and hopes to one day have her own sanctuary

Robin Wood, CVT

Support Supervisor

Expertise: Bachelors in Biology from St. Cloud State University, Certified Veterinary Technician

Special Roles: Provides client care and scheduling, supervises a team of support specialists, and coordinates DVMcenter’s training programs

Fun Fact: Robin once did a Dental Prophylaxis on a Kangaroo

Anna Drahos

Aftercare Support Specialist

Expertise: Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Pre-Vet emphasis

Special Roles: Provides client support for member practices and assists MN Pets with aftercare and cremation services

Fun Fact: Anna worked on a farm in Scotland and helped lamb over 200 ewes

Laine Skadsem

Aftercare Support Specialist

Expertise: Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Mortuary Science

Special Roles: Provides client support for member practices and assists MN Pets with aftercare and cremation services

Fun Fact: Laine's furry friend is named after the notorious Sophia Petrillo from 'The Golden Girls' and she brings just as a much sass to the household

Jillian Thomas

Aftercare Support Specialist

Expertise: Currently finishing her Bachelors in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Special Roles: Provides client support for member practices and assists MN Pets with aftercare and cremation services

Fun Fact: Jillian’s bucket list includes a goal to visit the Giraffe Manor in Kenya so she can see her favorite animal up close in the sanctuary

Brenda Cortes Hernandez

Aftercare Support Specialist

Expertise: Certified Pharmacy Technician, currently a Biology/Pre-Vet Student

Special Roles: Provides client support for member practices and assists MN Pets with aftercare and cremation services

Fun Fact: Brenda's dream is to move to Mexico after veterinary school and offer affordable veterinary care to the community

Ricki Kuenzli, CVT

Support Specialist

Expertise: Associates Degree in Veterinary technology, Certified Veterinary Technician

Special Roles: In addition to the support specialist role, Ricki is the MN Pets bookkeeper

Fun Fact: Ricki has always loved wolves and hopes to one day work with them in some capacity

Anna Traynor

Support Specialist

Expertise: Associates degree in Human Services

Special Roles: In addition to being a Support Specialist, Anna manages the MN Pets Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts and is a member of the MN Pets Marketing team

Fun Fact: Anna recently rescued her first kitten, Otis, who she found in the rain with a broken leg

Chelsea Lundberg

Support Specialist

Expertise: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Masters in Education, and Masters in Flute Performance from Truman State University

Special Roles: Support Specialist, part of the Social Media team, writes for the MN Pets Blog, member of the Marketing Team

Fun Fact: Chelsea has an odd talent of randomly attracting stray kittens and cats. She has been found by, and has subsequently fostered, many kitties. Chelsea's family calls her "The Cat Whisperer."

Emilie Moore

Support Specialist

Expertise: Bachelors in Animal Ecology from Iowa State University, Pre-vet and Wildlife Care focus

Special Roles: Provides client support for member practices and schedules appointments for clients

Fun Fact: Emilie had the opportunity to intern with her favorite animals at a tiger rescue in North Carolina

Jessica Severson

Support Specialist

Expertise: Currently finishing Bachelors of Science degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor from the University of Wisconsin River Falls

Special Roles: Provides client support for member practices and schedules appointments for clients

Fun Fact: Jessica's dream is to one day foster senior pets and hospice patients, giving them all the love she can in their final days

Meet your Liaisons

When you join DVMcenter as a member, you will have a designated liaison from our team who gets to know all the ins and outs of your practice. Elizabeth, Maggie, and Kristi will ensure that you and your clients receive high quality, compassionate care.