Hanold Associates Recruits Southern Veterinary Partner’s Chief HR Officer

Southern Veterinary Partners

Hanold Associates has recruited Southern Veterinary Partner’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Maggie Estess. Neela Seenandan, Ashley Schiele and Katrina Prospero led the search for the role located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Maggie Estess comes to Southern Veterinary Partners (SVP) from Altec Industries where she was the HR Program Manager. Prior to that, she was an Executive Vice President for Regions Bank. At SVP, Ms. Estess will report to the Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Dr. Jay Price, who is also a practicing veterinarian. Serving as the chief talent and culture officer to the enterprise and responsible for the people strategy and vision, she will work closely with the CEO, CFO and COO to build a best in class HR function and enhance levels of employee engagement across the organization.

‘Maggie brings a wealth of HR experience to her new role at Southern Veterinary Partners. She is a great addition to the executive team and will add tremendous value as SVP continues to grow,’ said Neela Seenandan, Managing Partner and lead on the search.

Southern Veterinary Partners is a leading network of animal hospitals that provides the highest quality of care to companion animals. It has grown rapidly through acquisition over the last four years, expanding to over $150 million in revenue and 70 veterinary hospitals, located largely in the Southeast. In May 2018, SVP raised additional capital from original investor Shore Capital (a middle market, healthcare-focused private equity firm headquartered in Chicago) and new investor Sequoia Heritage Fund (an affiliate of the global venture capital firm Sequoia Capital headquartered in Menlo Park) to support an increased pace of hospital acquisition and the further development of capabilities and infrastructure in the core business. The business plans to expand to more than 250 hospitals over the next 5-8 years. The company is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and has more than 1,500 employees.