Anne Hale, DVM
Chief Technical Officer
Anne Hale is a renowned expert in veterinary transfusion medicine. Dr. Hale has a strong academic track record and has received a NIH Comparative Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine. Dr. Hale founded and guided Midwest Animal Blood Services, an internationally known blood bank. She worked as the CEO and Director for Animal Blood Resources International while the company launched a new line of lyophilized blood products. Dr. Hale is currently CSO of The Platelet Farm, managing the research and commercialization of veterinary blood products (included freeze-dried equine platelet lysate). In addition, Dr. Hale held a position as an internist at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialist Centers in New Mexico before joining BodeVet. Dr. Hale is a founding member of the American Association of Veterinary Blood Banks, and is an active member of many other like organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association, and the Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine. Dr. Hale is also a trustee for The Pet Blood Bank UK.
Robert Woods joins BodeVet with experience from serving as the Operations Manager for Cellphire, Inc. He controls all of Cellphire’s human resources, information technology, exposure control plan, corporate equity, and facilities operations. Robert Woods first joined Cellphire to assist in the implementation of government contracts after having managed government contracts with Holloway & Co. using a custom data repository. Previously, Robert Woods worked as a Transportation Broker for MegaCorp Logistics, and was part of the leading sales team for their logistics division for two years. Robert Woods holds a BA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Business Management and Communication Studies. He is currently pursuing Executive Leadership and Human Resource Management at Cornell University.
Jessica (Jessie) Brown
Clinical Coordinator & Lead Apheresis Technician
Jessie brings over 15 years of veterinary technical experience in specialty and emergency clinics, plus management and operational experience in creating and running a regional veterinary blood bank. Her hands-on skills and understanding of the needs for blood and blood products in veterinary practice enhance the technical capabilities of BodeVet. Jessie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, and has research experience with dogs and sea turtles.
Customer Service Representative
Tracy Gross brings more than a decade of experience in customer relations, management, and operations to BodeVet. While serving as a Branch Manager at PNC Bank and Bank of America, Tracy Gross led and offered management training to teams of over 15 associates to effect in achieving branch goals. At PNC Bank, Ms. Gross exceeded monthly goals. Ms. Gross developed and enforced rigorous customer service standards which emphasized providing specific attention and detail to customers on an individual basis.
Board of Directors
John Michael Preston BVMS, PhD, DVMS, MRCVS
Nigel J. McWilliam
Scientific Advisory Board
Dana LeVine, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
G. Michael Fitzpatrick, PhD