Encore Vet Group Names Lance Sprinkle President and Chief Executive Officer

The former President of EVG assumes the position as CEO Ted Sprinkle, DVM transitions into the Executive Chairman role.

January 4, 2022 – Encore Vet Group is pleased to announce that Lance Sprinkle has assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, as former CEO Ted Sprinkle transitions into the Executive Chairman role. Having spent the last 20 years in corporate veterinary leadership roles, Lance brings deep veterinary leadership experience to the CEO role. He has spent significant time successfully guiding veterinary finance, operations, and development teams. Lance has dedicated his career to helping veterinary practices grow sustainably and fostering strong local leaders within practices. His approach is one of true partnership – his core belief is that cultivating a healthy culture through mentorship is pivotal to creating and nurturing successful veterinary hospitals. 

“I’m thrilled to step into the Chief Executive Officer role here at Encore,” remarks Lance Sprinkle. “As more practice owners learn about Encore’s unique approach to veterinary ownership, I am looking forward to continuing all the good work we’ve undertaken under Ted’s leadership. The veterinary profession is so close to my heart, and I will continue to honor the tradition of leading a veterinarian-first organization.”

Former CEO Ted Sprinkle is looking forward to staying active at the company and continuing his work partnering practice owners with Encore. “I take so much pride in what we’ve built here, and I know that the organization is going to thrive in Lance’s incredibly capable hands. I’ve spent the last half of my career helping hundreds of veterinary owners transition their hospitals, and I look forward to continuing the work of helping owners take the next step for their careers and practices. The leadership team surrounding Lance is savvy, energetic, and capable – this team will take Encore to places we’ve only dreamed of.”

The appointment of Lance Sprinkle brings to reality the vision Encore’s founders always had for the company. Lance’s deep experience in veterinary finance and operations positions Encore to continue to grow quickly and strategically in the years to come, and his unwavering commitment to culture and mentorship will ensure that practices continue to thrive as part of the Encore family.