Dennis Horter

Dennis Horter, DVM, MS, DABVP (canine/feline), DACVPM, CVPP
Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Horter is an experienced leader in veterinary medicine with a background in clinical practice, research, project management, leadership, and operations within the veterinary profession. He graduated from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine while simultaneously attending graduate school and attaining his Masters degree in Veterianry Microbiology. He is double boarded by both the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline practice as well as the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine. Dr. Horter started his career practicing in both small animal general practice and emergency medicine. He has served in leadership roles at Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis and in BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Hospitals. Dennis is passionate about the veterinary profession and supporting our veterinary teams, maximizing the human-animal bond that people and pets share and enabling them to lead long, healthy, happy lives.

As COO, Dr. Horter’s role is to keep Encore on the path of purposeful growth to support our partner hospitals and their goals.

Dennis lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Dee, and their three children. Together they enjoy mountain biking, running, and being outdoors with their dog Rubble.