Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative
Douglas G. Aspros, DVM is the Chief Veterinary Officer for Veterinary Practice Partners (VPP). VPP works to enhance the value of practice ownership to the profession and to deliver high quality care to veterinary clients and their pets.
As a companion animal veterinarian, Dr. Aspros has been an owner of two AAHA-accredited general practices and the managing partner of a group-owned emergency practice in Westchester County, NY.
Developing strong relationships in the wider veterinary community over his career, Dr. Aspros served as President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) from 2012-13 and is a Past-President of the NYSVMS. He has worked on behalf of the profession in diverse leadership roles over the years in education, public health, nutrition, licensure and credentialing, and is currently a Trustee of the AVMA-PLIT.
He has been a determined voice in the need for diversity and in promoting women into leadership roles in veterinary medicine, including practice ownership, and is a founding board member of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Diversity Initiative (WVLDI).
He and his wife live in Pound Ridge, NY with their Norfolk terrier, African Grey parrot and one awesome cat.