Our Team

Eduardo de Santos, DVM
Co-Founder & CEO

From a farm in central Spain, Dr. de Santos attended Madrid’s Complutense Veterinary School. He received his MBA from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. With multinational experience in the animal health industry, Dr. de Santos has served as head of South America’s Andean region, Mexico & Central America, UK & Ireland, and Japan as well as corporate head of International Marketing and Global Business Development before founding VetNova Animal Health.

Lourdes Gómez, DVM
Co-Founder & Director of R&D

Originally from Havana, Cuba, Dr. Gomez grew up in Madrid. She received her DVM degree from Córdoba Veterinary School in Spain. Dr. Gomez practiced companion animal medicine in Cádiz, Spain, and in Hampshire, UK before founding VetNova Animal Health.

Debra Nickelson, DVM
Veterinary Science Liaison

Debra NIckelson DVM, MBA is founder of Trillium C, LLC a consulting firm. Dr. Nickelson has worked in mixed and companion animal practice. She has also performed a variety of work for several animal health companies in three different states, including technical services, marketing, product development, regulatory, sales, training, business development and consumer affairs. Currently Dr. Nickelson serves on the governing board of the American Veterinary Medical Association, representing the American Association of Industry Veterinarians. 

Ester Fernández, DVM
US Marketing Manager

Master in Applied Clinical Ethology from UAB, Postgraduate in Consumer Research from UOC, University Specialization in Digital, MBA. More than 8 years of experience in small animal practice, she is part of the company since 2015. Passionate about her dog and her work.

Logan Williams
Inside Sales Representative

Graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Animal Science in 2019. She has 6 years of companion animal clinic experience – 3 of those years as a veterinary technician, 2 as a veterinarian receptionist and 1 year as a kennel worker.