Dennis Horter, DVM
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Horter has experience in medicine, research, project management, public speaking, leadership, and coaching/training in the veterinary profession. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and has worked in general practice and emergency medicine. He has served on leadership teams for Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis and most recently was the Regional Vice President of Operations for BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Hospitals. Dennis is passionate about 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 and improvements to support our partner hospitals and their goals. Dr. Horter has extensive veterinary leadership experience, making him a great addition to the operations team. He aligns with our values and understands the needs of our hospitals and their clients.
He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Dee, and their three kids. Together they enjoy mountain biking, running, and being outdoors with their dog Rubble.