Bob Lester, DVM

Bob is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer for WellHaven Pet Health, a family of companion animal general practices that believe in caring for caregivers so that they can care for others. WellHaven Pet Hospitals are both new build full-service AAHA hospitals, acquired, and joint venture affiliate practices.

Before WellHaven Bob was on the founding leadership teams at Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine and Banfield Pet Hospitals. His early career was spent as a small-town mixed animal practice owner.

He serves on several boards including as President of NAVC, Treasurer of Pet Peace of Mind, the Veterinary Innovation Council, and the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Lester’s interests include all things veterinary, writing, start-ups, speaking, investing, business and leadership development, the human-animal bond, and giving back to the profession that has done so much for him and others.

His family includes his wife Crystal, two amazing daughters McKenzie and Paige, and two rescue Yorkie’s Jessie and Woody.