VMI was originally founded in 2016 to provide back-end administrative and marketing support to a network of affiliated hospitals. In 2019, the company re-organized and re-incorporated to achieve NCVM Board approval for its new vision to develop high-quality animal hospitals. With a combined set of business, veterinary, administration, finance, and marketing skills, VMI’s leadership team is ideally positioned to define the next frontier of general practice veterinary care in the greater Charlotte area.
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Veterinary Management, Inc.
210 Delburg Street
Davidson, NC 28036
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Our Leadership Team
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
David Hoe is a graduate of Penn State University where he studied Marketing while under an Army ROTC scholarship. Upon graduation he married his college sweetheart Lori and together they moved to Columbus, Georgia where he began his career as a Lieutenant in the Army. As a Platoon Leader, he led his troops on missions in Baghdad and Fallujah during the first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon returning from war, he earned his MBA from Auburn University where Lori was also studying to become a veterinarian. Upon graduation they moved to Huntersville NC where David began a career as a Government Sales Director for GOJO Industries, the maker of PURELL hand sanitizer. David spent ten years leading the government sales division before leaving the company to pursue his business pursuits full time.
In 2013 he and Lori opened Main Street Veterinary Hospital in Cornelius. When that went well, he developed a vision for helping to start more practices which led to the founding of Hambright Animal Hospital in Huntersville, Harbor Point Animal Hospital in Mooresville and two emergency hospitals that were sold in 2018.
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S., Marketing, 2001
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Dr. Lori Hoe
Dr. Lori Hoe has been practicing small animal veterinary medicine in the Lake Norman area since 2007. She is passionate about pets and the people that love them. Dr. Hoe graduated with highest distinction and honors from Penn State University and Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hoe married her college sweetheart, David. They live in Huntersville with their two young sons, Zachary and Hunter. The Hoe’s four legged babies consist of Eva, a two year old black lab, Maddox a two-year kitty rescued by one of Main Street’s sweet clients, Gertie, a three-legged kitten also rescued by one of our clients, and Sugar, a seeing eye dog in training puppy who Dr. Hoe and her family are raising for one year until she returns for her official training. Dr. Hoe enjoys spending time with her family boating on Lake Norman and hiking in the blue ridge mountains.
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S., Biology, 2001
chief hospital administrator
Kim Heisel, RVT, CVPM
Kim Heisel has enjoyed a very diverse veterinary career with experience in general, specialty/referral, and emergency practices as both a technician and practice manager. She has also worked as an animal health pharmaceutical representative. An active veterinary practice consultant and a provider of CE presentations for veterinarians and support staff, Kim also owns and operates a practice consultancy group in addition to her role as VMI’s Chief Hospital Administrator.
Kim attended school at St. Petersburg College in Florida where she earned her Bachelor’s in veterinary technology and hospital management. Kim is a registered veterinary technician, a certified veterinary practice manager, and is Fear Free certified. She is an active member of VSPN (as a board moderator), NCAVT (as education coordinator), VHMA, and NAVTA.
She proudly resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, their two sons, and a houseful of fur. When she is not busy in veterinary medicine, she is active with her family, loves traveling and the outdoors, enjoys photography, and is an avid Carolina Panthers fan.
ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE
B.S., Veterinary Technology and Hospital Management, 2015
Registered Veterinary Technician
Certified Practice Manager
chief operating OFFICER
Brian is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 2003. Brian has worked in the digital design and marketing space since 2006, serving as the Marketing Director for various companies and also founding Vale Studios to provide design, marketing and consulting services to a diverse clientele ranging from small businesses to multi-million dollar investment trusts and even an NFL quarterback. In addition to his role at VMI and along with David Hoe, Brian is a Co-Founder and owner of Mobile Veterinary Specialists (MOVES).
10+ years in Design, Marketing and Operations
Co-Founder of Mobile Veterinary Specialists
B.A., Philosophy, 2003