VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Practice Management

Associate Editor

Jose Pla

Jose Pla


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 1995
  • Master of Business Administration, Rutgers University, 2018
  • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1991

Current Professional Activities

  • Co-owner: Long Branch Animal Hospital, Colonial Animal Hospital, SAVA Animal Hospital, Wayne Animal Hospital
  • Associate Veterinarian: Petco
  • Founding Partner: PepiPets, Inc.
  • Board of Directors/Investor: Happy Paws Veterinary Partners
  • Partner: Veterinary Trust Partners

Past Professional Activities

  • Hospital Co-Director (CAPNA and VCA)
    • Cats Exclusive Veterinary Hospital, Ridgefield, New Jersey
    • Little Falls Animal Hospital, Little Falls, New Jersey
    • Rutherford Animal Hospital, Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Founding member of Companion Animal Practices North America (CAPNA)
  • Member of Veterinary Management Groups #18 & 2
  • Co-owner A&R Veterinary Hospital, Ridgefield, New Jersey
  • Co-owner Carlstadt Animal Hospital, Carlstadt, New Jersey

Marital Status & Children

  • Married 25 years to Karyn, a passionate teacher of both 3-year-old children and adult master’s degree students.
  • 2 children
    • Lucas Andres - Attending The United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point 
    • Diego Tomas - Attending high school

4-Legged Children

  • 2 dogs: Quincy (a black-labish) and Lola (a gorgeous black labsund)
  • 1 cat: Phineas (orange tabby)
  • Parakeet: Stowy (short for stowaway; yes, they can fly onto your boat when your 3 miles offshore!)


  • Sailing (avid coastal and offshore sailor)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Cycling

Favorite Quote

“One of the great challenges in this world is knowing enough about a subject to think you're right, but not enough about the subject to know you're wrong.” —Neil deGrasse Tyson

What I Like Most About VIN

VIN opens my mind to appreciate that the collective wisdom of my colleagues is a phenomenal source of knowledge.

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