BabelBark, a pet related software developer located in Newton, Massachusetts, announced on Tuesday, October 18, that Kerri Marshall, DVM, joined the BabelBark founding team as chief veterinary officer and member of their board of directors.
“Kerri’s rich background in customer experience, technology and management will add a valuable perspective to our executive team and board, fully underscoring our commitment to our partners and thousands of veterinary practices worldwide,” said Roy Stein, BabelBark’s chairman, founder and CEO.
BabelBark’s veterinary product, BabelVet, revolutionizes the way veterinarians connect with pets and pet parents. The application integrates with veterinarians’ existing practice management software and marketing tools, provides detailed health and activity information and helps veterinarians better understand their clients’ pets’ needs and connect with their clients more efficiently, effectively and easily.
Marshall, a second generation veterinarian was part of the founding management team of Banfield after 10 years of practicing. While at the company, she designed various technology applications including electronic health records for pets, a pet parent portal and a digital radiology platform to support Banfield practices.
Following her 16 years with Banfield, Marshall was with the executive team at Trupanion, a provider of medical plans for cats and dogs throughout the United States and Canada. While with Trupanion, she designed Trupanion Express a web-based application available to veterinarians that allows the company to receive, process, approve and disburse payments for eligible claims within minutes, allowing veterinarians to concentrate on active care.
Most recently, Marshall was the chief relationship manager for the animal health division of Sikka Software, a technology company serving retail healthcare businesses such as dentistry, vision care, and veterinary practices.
“It is such an honor to be a part of the BabelBark team,” Dr. Marshall said. “Their dedication to improving the pet owner’s experience with the highly fragmented and fast growing pet health industry is unrivaled.”
Marshall holds a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Washington State University, a master’s of business administration from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s of science in zoology from Washington State University. Marshall lives in Seattle with her husband and three dogs, including “Rudy Einstein,” who is a beta dog for BabelBark’s fitness tracker. She also enjoys endurance riding with her Arabian horse, Kharma.