Chief Business Development Officer

David Gersholowitz


Dave is originally from Cape Town, South Africa, but has never been on a safari or in a single gold mine. Rather, after a few attempts, his family moved to the US to pursue the American Dream. Cue “Out Of Africa” Theme…

Dave entered the veterinary field in 2005 when he joined BluePearl Veterinary Partners to launch a large practice in NYC. Working with an amazing team of doctors and staff, Dave grew the NY Region into one of the largest Specialty and Emergency practices in the country. In 2011, Dave transitioned into the COO role for BluePearl and was instrumental in BluePearl’s growth to over 60 locations in 20 states. BluePearl was acquired by Mars in late 2015, and after helping with the post-acquisition transition, Dave realized it was time for the next entrepreneurial adventure…

In early 2017, Dave joined two Veterinary Specialists and a fellow MBA to pursue the next great thing, which was veterinary diagnostics. The four musketeers came together to create ZNLabs Veterinary Diagnostics with a simple goal – revolutionize the veterinary laboratory field. After 2.5 years of rapid growth, ZNLabs joined the Zoetis family in late 2019 to create a next generation diagnostic and therapeutic solution. Dave is responsible for Diagnostics Strategy at Zoetis and is working to find better ways to help more companion animals around the world.

Dave is thrilled to help Justine, Garret and the VETgirl team continue to build and grow our amazing veterinary education and community platform.

Dave is married and lives with his wife and two children, Adam and Nadia, in sunny Tampa, Florida. They share their place with their three dogs, Ollie, Fiona, and Kenny. In his spare time, Dave enjoys travel, driving manual cars, helping people and looking for the next big thing (and thus the VETgirl adventure begins!). Dave earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from USF and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.