Dr. Jennifer Welser serves as chief medical and quality officer for Mars Veterinary Health where she leads medical affairs across the organization. She also partners with chief medical officers from Mars-affiliated practices to expand access to innovative veterinary care and support Mars Petcare’s purpose: A Better World for Pets. Welser previously served as chief medical officer for BluePearl Veterinary Partners where she helped establish the company’s clinician-driven culture and developed its medical leadership team and operations. She also evolved the practice’s residency and internship program. Before joining BluePearl, Welser practiced at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, and she owned a successful veterinary ophthalmology practice in California. Welser received her DVM from Michigan State University in 1996. She then completed a rotating internship at Auburn University, followed by an ophthalmology residency at Animal Eye Associates in Illinois. She is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist.