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
US Marketing Manager

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.