NEW YORK (August 9, 2023) — TEG Consulting, the search firm and talent consultancy specialized in technology, healthcare, professional services, and private equity, has recruited Dr. Mary Buss as the new vice president of veterinary operations (VPVO) of Hometown Veterinary Partners, a group of new veterinary hospitals building and hiring across the United States. Hometown Veterinary Partners is a portfolio company of Briarcliff Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm that invests in healthcare and consumer services companies.

Dr. Buss has over three decades of tenure in the veterinary field, and has robust experience leading, innovating and optimizing veterinary hospitals and their teams. She has a strong focus on providing mentorship, professional development, and building culture. As VPVO, she will drive operational excellence by enhancing processes, building scalable strategies to achieve national growth, and developing veterinary talent.

“I am so excited to have Dr. Buss enhance and champion our mission,” said Founder of Hometown Veterinary Partners, Keri Kamba. “We are building an environment where our veterinary medicine teams are truly valued, heard, and respected, and Dr. Buss is the perfect person to support that.”

The search was led by Kristin Wardour, principal, who specializes in recruiting extraordinary strategic leadership talent for private equity-owned and founder-led companies in technology, healthcare, and professional services sectors. TEG Consulting focuses on sourcing operations, marketing, sales, product, finance, and IT leaders that can transform organizations, empower teams, and maximize performance.

"Mary's extensive background in veterinary medicine and hospital administration, combined with her business acumen and expertise in operational growth planning and workflow optimization, positions her as an excellent candidate for the VPVO role," said Wardour. "We are excited to continue our partnership with Briarcliff Capital Partners and Hometown Veterinary Partners as they further position themselves as an innovator in the veterinary space.”

Prior to joining Hometown Veterinary Partners, Dr. Buss held director of medical services growth and director of medical services integration titles at MedVet. In addition, she was the co-founder of the Midwest Veterinary Referral Center and has held multiple veterinary and veterinary administration roles. Dr. Buss holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Vermont, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri – College of Veterinary Medicine, and an MBA from Washington State University.