Meet Katie Carpenter – VetCor Regional Manager & CrossFit Coach

My veterinary story started very similar to so many. From the age of four I knew I wanted to work with animals, and I couldn't imagine a career without them.

Katie Carpenter, VetCor Regional Manager & CrossFit CoachI went to veterinary technician school in upstate New York at SUNY Canton. They offered a 2+2 program with a Bachelor’s in Veterinary Services Management, so I stayed for that after technician school. I quickly realized that I enjoyed the management end of the field, and went on to get my Master’s in Business at SUNY New Paltz.

Upon getting into the MBA program in 2008, I was hired as the Hospital Manager at New Paltz Animal Hospital, one of the practices in the VetCor family. At the end of 2010, I was promoted to Regional Manager and worked with hospitals in NY, NJ, CT and MA. While I enjoyed the ever-changing challenges and successes in my new role, I was over the winters in New York. In 2014, VetCor approached me with an opportunity to relocate to Charlotte to work in VetCor’s Southeast Region. I jumped at the opportunity to stay with the company AND enjoy warmer weather. Turns out, winter is much more tolerable in North Carolina!

My role as a Regional Manager is full of so many unique challenges and successes. I couldn't imagine a job where I did the same thing day in and day out! Each day, I get to support practices and people to further their growth and development, while learning something new every day. VetCor has allowed me to grow in my own career over the years, and take on so many new responsibilities that I am truly proud of. In the coming months, I will also be adding to my VetCor repertoire by taking on a project specialist role that I’m really excited about.

When I’m not traveling to my different practices and working with the management teams, I love staying active. I've been into CrossFit since 2012, and even coach a few classes on the weekends! I also love hiking with my two dogs – Chance, a black Labrador mix that I adopted from Franklin County Animal Hospital, our clinic in Rocky Mount, VA – and Ash, a Pitbull mix.