At the heart of VetShield, we are a dedicated team of business professionals with a singular focus: empowering privately-owned veterinary practices. Our passion for business resonates in every endeavor as we craft solutions tailored to the unique needs of your practice.
When we collaborate with you, your practice receives the same meticulous attention and care we would give our own. We take pride in helping your practice achieve its goals.
We provide robust consulting services tailored to your unique needs. Our expertise spans cultural development, recruitment strategies, booking, financial analysis, digital marketing, and business optimization.
Dr. Jacob Adserballe, BBA, DVM, MBA Cornell 2023 - Ceo & Founder
Dr. Jacob Adserballe has extensive veterinary business management and leadership experience along with a DVM degree from WCVM that he received in 2002. With over 30 years of business and veterinary experience, he has built, launched and grown multiple successful veterinary practices and other businesses. He has been an active member in the veterinary community and has served on ABVMA Companion Animal Advisory, Registration Committee and Investigations.
Jacob is driven and passionate about providing business support that gives his fellow veterinarians the ability to offer the best services possible, through high performance veterinary teams.
Jacob is married with two sons and two dogs, whom he loves spending time with, especially outdoors.
Laurette Haar, B.Com - Controller and Administrator
Laurette has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting with Honours in Financial Management. She has been employed as a Full Cycle Bookkeeper her entire working life. With experience in both the public and private sectors, she flourishes in all realms due to her orientation to detail and exceptional analytical skills.
Laurette is a big wildlife lover, who spent countless hours on her father’s 12,000 hectare wild animal farm in South Africa before she immigrated to Canada in 2013. She is grateful to be in Canada, where she prioritizes her family and her Schnauzer, Sandy, who immigrated along with them.
Dr. Wolfgang Wendrich - Legal Advisor
Dr. Wolfgang Wendrich studied Law in Zuerich, Switzerland and served for almost 25 years as a Senior Official (Jurist) in the Swiss Federal Administration. He is Swiss-Canadian dual citizen and multilingual. His legal experience covers in particular International Private Law, Contract Law and Administrative Law. His practice centred on legislative work, the application of Administrative Law, the preparation and execution of International Cooperation Agreements, and finally the internal planning and organization, including human resources, of a major Federal Office.
After moving to Canada, Wolfgang built and operated a Resort in southern Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, thus complementing his legal experience with almost 20 years of hands-on business experience including financing, construction, operation, maintenance, and networking within the tourism industry.
Wolfgang’s combined experience and passion for law and business help ensure all legal – and in particular contractual – matters are dealt with in an efficient and effective manner, guided by care and balance, respect and trust. Outside of work, he enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, reading, traveling and simply being outside in the beautiful nature we are so lucky to be surrounded with.