Our Leadership

As a world leader in veterinary care, we foster an unparalleled support structure from our top leaders to each associate at every hospital.

  • Veterinary Leadership
    Molly McAllister Vice President

    Molly McAllister, DVM, MPH

    Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Molly McAllister is responsible for leading data-based research to support medical decision-making and to help advance knowledge within the veterinary profession. Dr. McAllister earned her veterinary medicine degree from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a master’s in public health from University of Minnesota. She and her husband have two children and many pets. They live in Vancouver, Washington, where they enjoy the great hiking, birding, food, and drink of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Executive Leadership
       Brian Garish President

      Brian Garish


      As president of Banfield Pet Hospital, Brian Garish leads the vision and strategic direction of the practice. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Indiana University in Indianapolis, and serves on the board of the Banfield Foundation. Brian resides in Portland, Oregon, and enjoys reading, as well as playing tennis and basketball.

      Ludek Janousek Chief Financial

      Ludek Janousek

      Chief Financial Officer

      Ludek Janousek oversees Banfield’s financial division. He is responsible for providing strategic oversight and direction for various financial functions including governance, payroll, accounting, tax and treasury. Ludek has a master’s degree in International Business from University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic, and in his free time enjoys sports, technology and travel. He and his family relocated from Singapore to Camas, Washington.

      Anthony Guerrieri Senior Vice President

      ​​Anthony Guerrieri

      Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

      Anthony Guerrieri leads internal and external communications, meetings and events, public affairs, and corporate social responsibility for the practice. He is also responsible for driving strategic business communications and stakeholder engagement initiatives that positively impact corporate and brand reputation. Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from New York University. He and his wife have two young daughters and recently relocated from New Jersey. Anthony is an avid foodie and he also enjoys running and traveling.

      Megan Croce Senior Vice President

      ​​Megan Croce

      Senior Vice President, Legal

      Megan Croce is responsible for overseeing all Banfield's legal affairs including providing strategic legal counsel to our management team, supporting the continued evolution of our governance and compliance programs, managing the Legal team and overseeing our network of external legal counsel. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Denver and a juris doctorate degree from Pepperdine University. Megan enjoys reading, date nights with her husband, Bjorn, and traveling. She and Bjorn live in Portland, Oregon, with their two young sons, Boden and Leo.

       Lee Nelson Vice President

      ​​Dr. Lee Nelson

      Vice President, Business Effectiveness

      Dr. Lee Nelson is responsible for improving efficiency across the enterprise, helping to ensure exceptional delivery of strategic projects and initiatives to accelerate growth and transformation. Dr. Nelson earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her veterinary medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also has a master's in public health from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a certificate of executive leadership from the Carlson School of Management. Dr. Nelson lives with her wife and their two young daughters. She loves snowboarding, cross-country skiing and visiting her college-aged twin boys at as often as possible.

Our Support Structure

Each hospital team has the support of medical and business professionals dedicated to keeping the hospital running smoothly, so the team can focus on quality pet health care and partnering with pet owners.

Support Of Medical and Business
Health information to Pet Owners

Pet Owners

From our Ask-a-Vet feature to a wealth of free pet health resources, we provide the latest pet health information to help owners take the best care of their furry friends.

Hospital Teams Professionals

Hospital Teams

Each Banfield hospital team has the backing of hundreds of professionals, including internal and external medical specialists, medical directors and field directors.

Expertise Medical and Business Professional

Field Support

Each hospital draws on the expertise of dedicated medical and business professionals to keep their hospital running smoothly, including a medical director, a field director for business support and learning managers.

Central Team Support

Central Team Support

Banfield veterinarians also have the backing of hundreds of professionals at our practice headquarters in Portland who help each practice stay at the forefront of evidence-based veterinary medicine.