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The members of the Altano Group share a common understanding of quality, professionalism, and cooperation. We are committed to the very highest standards of veterinary care.Our clinics and practices remain operationally autonomous and can concentrate on what is really important – treating and caring for their patients. Because our top priority is the welfare of animals.

Membership Benefits

  • Operational Autonomy
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Training and Further Education
  • Team Spirit
  • Exploiting Synergies
  • Bundling of Skills
  • Investments
  • Succession

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Our Management Team

Bill Gorski
Chief Financial Officer and Mergers and Acquisitions
Bill Gorski’s primary focuses at Altano North America are finance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the team, he was involved in a number of buy side stock and asset transactions in various “roll up” growth businesses. Please contact Bill if you are interested in a potential partnership with Altano North America or would like to know more about the organization. As a member of Altano North America’s remote management team, Bill resides in a suburb of the Chicago metropolitan area.
Lisa Floyd
Chief Operating Officer
Lisa Floyd’s primary focus at Altano North America is supporting and assisting with overall operations through the development and implementation of effective systems, policies, processes, and teams needed to manage current activities, growth, and future expansion at both the practice level, as well as network-wide.  Prior to joining Altano North America, she was responsible for overseeing the overall operations at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. As a member of Altano North America’s remote management team, Lisa resides on a small farm in Central Kentucky.
Mike Pownall DVM, MBA
Vice President of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions
Prior to becoming a veterinarian Dr. Mike Pownall worked as a farrier for seven years. His interest in equine lameness led him to attend the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 2001. In 2002 he and his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, started McKee-Pownall Equine Services. Their organization is represented by 3 equine veterinary clinics with 16 vets and 30 support staff spread across the Greater Toronto Area. Dr. Pownall received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in Ontario, and was the class valedictorian. He presents internationally on business strategy, human resources, pricing, and marketing for veterinarians. He also contributes to numerous journals on business management topics. Dr. Pownall also hosts the monthly AAEP Practice Life Podcast.    
Richard Markell DVM, MRCVS, MBA
Vice President of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions
With an extensive career in practice including sports medicine consulting, education, several years as a US Olympic Showjumping Team Vet and Treating Vet for many World Cup and International competitions, his focus on innovative medical care is at the core. While he regularly cared for many of the top equine athletes in the world, he still says the most valuable horses he cares for are the therapy horses in a large program where he volunteers weekly. In addition, he received his MBA in 2019 from Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego where he leaned into healthcare systems and innovation as a way to better understand and navigate the changing veterinary profession.  As a member of Altano North America’s remote management team, Richard resides in San Diego, California.
Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson manages accounting and finance for Altano North America and helps to support these functions at the network practice level. Jason owned and ran his own CPA firm and brings the expertise and experiences of many different industries to the team. As part of Altano North America’s remote management team, Jason resides in Belmont, North Carolina.
Jamie O' Flynn
Director of Talent Acquisition
Jamie O’Flynn is the Director of Talent Acquisition for Altano North America. While Jamie’s primary focus is to support the Altano North America’s network by developing recruiting pathways, she also helps with marketing strategies and events. Prior to joining Altano North America, Jamie worked for almost two decades at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, where she established contacts both on the national and international level with veterinary schools, equine and animal science programs, and veterinary assistant and technician programs. She has been fortunate to work with leaders in the veterinary field and develop exceptional externship and internship programs. As a member of Altano North America’s remote management team, Jamie resides in central Kentucky on a Thoroughbred farm. Please contact Jamie, if you are interested in furthering your career with a position at one of the practices in the Altano North America network.
Mandy Tanner
Director of Human Resources
Mandy Tanner’s primary focus is developing Human Resources related processes and procedures to support the Altano North America network with practice-level Human Resources needs. Mandy is a lifelong equestrian with experience working in the commercial Thoroughbred industry. Prior to joining Altano North America she was the Human Resources Manager at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. As a member of Altano North America’s remote management team, Mandy resides in central Kentucky.  
Dan Mollet
Accounting Manager
Dan Mollet’s primary role focuses on accounting, both at Altano North America and the veterinary practice level. Dan supports practice bookkeepers while managing the Altano North America accounting and network consolidation. Prior to joining the team, he worked for a public accounting firm in Nashville, Tennessee where he gained experience accounting in the veterinary industry, among others. As a member of Altano North America’s remote management team, Dan resides in Greenville, South Carolina.
Bryce Morgan
Network Veterinary Technician
As the Network Veterinary Technician, Bryce Morgan provides veterinary technician and anesthesia support to practices within the Altano North America network, in addition to developing training programs and assisting with training veterinary and anesthesia technicians. Bryce started her position as the Network Veterinary Technician, following six years of employment at Desert Pines Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a member of Altano North America’s remote management team, Bryce resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.