Dr. Lesley Steele

Dr. Lesley Steele

CEO & Founder, Virtual Veterinary Solutions/Newfoundland Veterinary Hospitals

Dr. Lesley Steele is a serial entrepreneur in the Veterinary Industry, a disrupter, visionary, quick start, multiplier and still practices veterinary medicine on occasion! She is a graduate of the Wallace McCain Entrepreneurial Leadership program and was a finalist in 2016 for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year. She just completed a year of Strategic Coach 10X with Dan Sullivan and was chosen as a 2020 participant in the Genius Network with Joe Polish. She has successfully transitioned from ownership of  the Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Hospital here in Halifax and Vet Alliance Inc., and currently co-owns 3 veterinary hospitals- CBS Animal Hospital in Conception Bay South NL, Kenmount Road Animal Hospital in St. John’s NL, Oromocto Veterinary Hospital in Oromocto NB and Virtual Veterinary Solutions- a disruptive virtual communication company that services veterinary hospitals in the USA- located in Fredericton NB. She is always exploring new business opportunities and taking action and always has a few new businesses in the works. Her most important, most coveted and most challenging role is being mom to two amazing boys.

Exemplary customer service and having an amazing work culture are her greatest areas of passion. She describes herself as a serial entrepreneur, but believes in having fun. She proudly volunteers her time to help others and was recently asked to be a moderator for a group that supports over 25,000 veterinarians around the world with mental health and work related issues called Not One More Vet-the group was formed because of the suicidal crisis occurring in the veterinary industry and is there to be the voice of support to individuals and the voice of change to create a healthier and happier industry.  She is passionate about adventure tourism, and has created opportunity to organize trips around the world. Finding the balance between work, family, and personal time can be a challenge but she is having fun trying!