Special Advisors

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Dr. Wendy Hauser

Special Advisor

Wendy Hauser, DVM is the founder of Peak Veterinary Consulting and has practiced for 35+ years as an associate veterinarian, veterinary practice owner and relief veterinarian. She has worked in the animal health industry as a pet health insurance executive and as a technical services veterinarian. As a strong believer in ‘giving back’, she has served on the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Board of Directors and in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) governing body, the House of Delegates. She is a member of the AVMA Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee.

Dr. Hauser, passionate about education and innovation, partners with both industry partners (established and start-up/early stage) and individual veterinary hospitals. As a regular presenter at veterinary conferences and frequently published author, she is a thought leader in topics encompassing hospital culture, communication, operations and leadership.

Dr. Hauser lives in the Denver Metro area with her husband Edmond and their black Lab Oliver. She has two grown children; her son is a consultant in the energy field and lives in the Denver Metro area. Her daughter graduated from Tulane School of Medicine and is in the first year of an OB-GYN residency.

Dennis Rushovich

Past President, NAPHIA & Special Advisor, Regulatory

Dennis is a founding member of NAPHIA, having served as both the Board President, and Treasurer before his retirement from at Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group™ in December of 2019. Now as a consultant to C&F, Dennis continues to lead NAPHIA’s Regulatory Committee initiatives.

Dennis’ expertise encompasses strategic planning, forecasting, business development, re-engineering, and more. With the mantra of “never give up” and a belief in sweating the details, Dennis has always employed a caring and enthusiastic approach to leadership.

Dennis holds a B.Com degree in business administration and accounting, and a B.ACC degree in Maccounting and computer science from the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dennis and his wife Jenny have two daughters and two rescue dogs, Charlie and Alice.