Wesley Godwin, Chief Executive Officer
Wesley Godwin is a veteran of the pet industry, but his experience with animal care begins long before that. Growing up in a ranch in Texas with a veterinarian father, he watched the passion and devotion his father brought to all aspects of veterinary care. This inspired Wesley to dedicate his life to the same pursuit: providing the pinnacle of care for all pets.
After Graduating from Texas A&M, Wesley gained valuable experience with pharmaceutical giants Novartis and Elanco. Before starting Valley Pet Care in January of 2017, Wesley led Mergers and Acquisitions for Peak Pet Care and Best Friends Pet Care.
When he’s not caring for pets, Wesley enjoys spending time with his wife and three children outdoors on their beautiful ranch—and loves playing with his new yellow lab puppy, Jack.
Justin Steinert, Vice President of Operations
With a natural affinity for strategic planning and supporting growth, Justin has advanced the pace of strategic turnaround for acquired businesses. Advancing through management and senior management roles in the apparel retail space has sharpened Justin’s perspective on operations and budgeting, creating tighter financial and operational discipline within the units.
Justin is thrilled to have witnessed the positive changes that have occurred in the pet care industry in the last few years, and is excited to bring his expertise to Valley Veterinary Care.
When away from work, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, their three beautiful children, and new puppy Neo.
Laura Godwin, Vice President of Corporate Marketing
Matt Bradshaw, Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel
Growing up on a family farm in Southeast Idaho taught Matt more about life and business than his formal education ever could have. A determined work ethic and common-sense approach are engrained into every aspect of his personal and professional life. Matt brings extensive senior management experience to Valley Veterinary having formed, financed and served as inside and outside general counsel to many early stage growth companies including several within the veterinary and pet industries. He utilizes his deep knowledge of corporate, finance, real estate and merger & acquisition transactions to provide strategic counsel to the VVC and oversees all growth transactions, risk and compliance matters on behalf of VVC. He excels at simplifying problems and creating systems and processes to grow, scale and achieve long-term value.
After graduating with a degree in business management from BYU and a law degree from William & Mary School of Law (graduating cum laude), Matt worked for Hawley Troxell, the largest Idaho-based law firm and Holland & Hart LLP, the largest law firm based in the Rocky Mountain region. Matt has also owned and operated his own legal practice and enjoyed success in many personal business ventures while helping his clients navigate to achieve successful exits.
When he is not putting a deal together (which is rare), Matt keeps himself busy spending time with his wife and children, coaching youth athletic teams, and mentoring and supporting others to achieve their personal and professional goals. Whenever able, he also loves getting outdoors, particularly the mountains to enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Sean Fitzpatrick, Director of Integrations and Accounts Payable
Born in Clear Lake and raised in League City, Sean kept to his Texas roots and attended the University of Houston while studying towards a Communication degree.
Sean turned his passion for the sport of golf into a career as he became a golf pro out of college. When he discovered the veterinary world he became intrigued and set his sights on challenging himself in a new industry.
Sean has a rescued black labrador named Mayer, after one of his favorite musical artists, whom he enjoys his weekends with traveling and going on adventures together. Some of Sean’s favorite past times include attending concerts, Houston Astros games, and playing with his loving and energetic pup.
Jackie Lassiter, Controller
Jackie Lassiter is a twenty-year veteran in corporate accounting, most recently as Controller for Express Energy Services in Houston. She is a Pearland resident who moved to Clear Lake her freshman year of high school and has been a proud Texan ever since. Her attention to detail, goal-oriented attitude, and compassion have been the cornerstones that have propelled her advancement in the accounting field.
Beginning her studies at Texas A&M, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston Clear Lake, while working at Cyberonics (now Liva Nova) in Houston.
There, she was able to gain the experience, knowledge and skills needed to progress to her current role.
When she is not keeping an eye on the books, you can find her spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. The family loves walking and playing with their rescued Rottweiler mix, Keyser. Jackie is an avid Texans football fan, proud Girl Scout, and volunteers with her daughter through the National Charity League.
Abbey Dean, Director of Graphic Design
Raised as a Texas girl, Abbey grew up in Friendswood then attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth for 4 years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design in May of 2020. Her love for dogs and passion for branding and design guided her into the vet industry where she is now working to rebrand clinics and other exciting endeavors.
Abbey recently adopted a mini Aussie doodle and named him Oliver, Olley for short. He is a little guy with a big personality that grows every day. In her free time, Abbey enjoys traveling, playing musical instruments, being outdoors, and spending time with her adorable pup.
David Hoffmann, Project Manager
David was born and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast. He grew up hunting, fishing, and spending time on the water. His passion for the ocean motivated him to become a SCUBA diver which eventually led him to get his Master’s in Oceanography from Texas A&M. After graduating David started working in the oil and gas industry. He worked in West Texas for a couple years and then transitioned to an offshore role where he was able to travel all around the world.
Pictured above is Allie, David’s six-year-old German Shepherd. She enjoys traveling, hiking, hunting, fishing, diving, and cooking with David. Her best qualities include snuggling after a long day and stealing food off the counters when David isn’t looking.