Veterinary Innovative Partners Appoints Matt Earnest as New CFO 

Earnest to oversee strategic initiatives to support growing network of veterinarian-owned-and-operated hospitals and commitment to exceptional pet care.

NASHVILLE, TENN. (March 12, 2024) – Veterinary Innovative Partners (VIP), a network of veterinarian-owned-and-operated hospitals across nine states, today announced the appointment of Matt Earnest CPA, as its new Chief Financial Officer.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt Earnest to the VIP team as our Chief Financial Officer. He brings a wealth of finance and accounting expertise that uniquely positions him to contribute to the strategic growth of our organization,” said Chris Bishop, CEO at VIP. “Matt’s track record in driving financial success within complex healthcare environments underscores his proven leadership and business acumen. We look forward to leveraging his knowledge and background as we fortify our network of veterinarian-owned-and-operated hospitals and capitalize on our next phase of growth.” 

A seasoned professional in healthcare operations and leadership, Earnest contributes more than a decade of experience to VIP. His background spans public accounting, investment banking, and corporate finance, with a focus on privately held physician management companies. In his new position, Matt will play an integral role in spearheading the planning, development and execution of VIP’s business initiatives to further strengthen the organization’s growth. 

“The VIP team signifies a transformative era in veterinary care, committed to providing top-tier care and positioning itself as a career destination for veterinarians at any stage of their professional journey. I am fortunate to join this dedicated and forward-thinking group,” said Earnest. “Together, we can continue fostering strategic partnerships with hospitals, ensuring thoughtful growth that prioritizes both exceptional patient care and financial sustainability. I look forward to empowering veterinarians to deliver the best possible outcomes while optimizing clinic operations, further strengthening the foundation for both VIP and our partner hospitals.” 

Prior to joining the VIP team, Matt served as the Chief Financial Officer at QualDerm Partners, a multi-site dermatology physician management company. During his tenure, he provided oversight for finance and accounting, revenue cycle management, payer contracting and supply chain functions.  

Currently, VIP’s network spans over 40 hospitals across Tennessee, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. With a considerable investment in infrastructure to better serve teams and a future-focused vision, VIP is poised for sustained expansion in the coming years.