Amy Grice VMD, MBA
Amy Grice VMD, MBA and Andy Clark DVM,MBA were the initial facilitators of the Decade One groups, and Dr. Grice has now been joined by Deborah Spike-Pierce DVM, MBA and Dawn Hunkin DVM, MBA. They provide business content of ~6 hours at each meeting, facilitate meaningful exchange between the members, and provide ongoing support between meetings.
Dr. Grice was an ambulatory equine practitioner in New York’s Hudson Valley for 25 years. She served as the managing partner of Rhinebeck Equine LLP, a large equine referral practice, until 2015, when she opened the veterinary business consulting firm, Amy Grice VMD, MBA, LLC. Dr. Grice received her BA in biology from Wellesley College, completed her veterinary education at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine, and earned her MBA from Marist College School of Management in 2014. Dr. Grice’s areas of special interest are business education, communication, leadership, and business strategies. She served on the Board of Directors of the AAEP from 2016-2018, and also serves on several committees for the organization. Dr. Grice was recently appointed to the AVMA Economics Strategy Committee, where she will serve a 3 year term. She provides business consulting services to private practitioners, works closely with industry partners, and speaks on business topics in many venues.
Andy Clark DVM, MBA
Dr. Clark was an equine practitioner and partner in Pioneer Equine Hospital for 15 years in California before earning his MBA and launching a management consulting business, Andrew R. Clark DVM MBA LLC, in 2000. He earned his BS and DVM from the University of California Davis, and his MBA from St. Mary’s College of California. Dr. Clark served as the CEO of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Hagyard Pharmacy from 2005-2011. Dr. Clark is a popular speaker and facilitates several VMG’s, as well as providing business presentations for Veterinary Leadership Institute, VMBA, and other groups. He served as a trustee for the AVMA PLIT from 2003-2015, and is active in AAEP initiatives. Dr. Clark acts as a “Virtual CEO” for a number of equine veterinary practices in the U.S and Canada. He is currently the CEO of the AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trust.
Debbie Spike-Pierce, DVM, MBA
Dr. Spike-Pierce graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She worked with her father the first year after graduation in a predominately Standardbred racetrack practice. After interning with Rood and Riddle in 1994, she stayed on at the practice for 24 years focused on juvenile orthopedics and public auctions. She is married to Scott Pierce, DVM. They have two daughters ages 10 and 12. They breed and raise Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Morgans on their central Kentucky farm. Dr. Spike-Pierce has served in many leadership positions in organized veterinary medicine including President of the KY Association of Equine Practitioners and the KY Veterinary Medical Association. She is currently serving on the AAEP Board of Directors. Debbie decided to direct her path toward the business side of veterinary medicine as senior leadership retired. She obtained her MBA from Ohio University in 2017. She is currently the President and CEO of the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospitals.
Dawn Hunkin-Bloomer DVM, MBA
Dr. Hunkin-Bloomer is an equine practitioner and partner with von Bluecher, Blea and Hunkin Inc., a Southern California racetrack practice which recently joined the MAVANA group of practices. Dawn earned her DVM at the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 1998. After spending her first year of practice interning at the Illinois Equine Hospital, she moved to sunny California and began working on the racetrack. In 2006, Dr. Hunkin-Bloomer completed the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians program. Realizing how important good business acumen was to the ongoing success of their practice, in 2014 she obtained her MBA from Colorado State University. Dawn’s husband, Dr. Bob Bloomer, is also an equine veterinarian. They have 4 kids in their blended family and all enjoy travel and adventures. Dawn’s areas of interest, in addition to veterinary medicine, include business processes and management, and promoting a holistic approach to personal finance and growth for veterinarians