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
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.
Brooke Godwin, Corporate Administrative Assistant
Originally from Redlands, California, Brooke spent most of her childhood in Southern California before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico as a young pre-teen. She still holds the state of California very near and dear to her heart as some of her best childhood memories are from the area.
Brooke received a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from New Mexico State University. Having family in the industry is what initially brought her into the veterinary world as she was brought in to help lead the opening of a pet resort. She now is the sole Corporate Administrator and enjoys each day at work.
Some of her favorite things to do when she is not hard at work to include spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Javier Garza, Corporate IT Manager
Javier started with Border Animal Hospital in March of 2013 filling various roles in the practice in customer service and as a Veterinary Technician. In 2015 Javier began working exclusively with the technology of Border Animal Hospital. Javier has had a passion for computers and hardware since he was young. He has always loved to make various computer systems come together and to understand how systems function.
Being able to work with his passion on a multi-platform level is exciting and he loves coming to work each day to fulfill his passion. When Javier is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Marivel and two beautiful children, Mia Bella and Deuce.
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.