Our Team

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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

We are truly obsessed with supporting every team member’s personal and professional successes.  Our commitment to transparency and openness ensures that each team member’s journey is fully supported. Together, we will build a foundation for collective growth and a lasting impact for all of those we serve!

CEO

CEO

Ben Coats

Ben Coats started Happy Paws Veterinary Partners in 2023 with the hope of bringing more happiness into the veterinary workplace

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DVM – Chief Medical Officer

DVM – Chief Medical Officer

Jeffrey King

Dr. Jeff King serves as the Owner and Chief Medical Officer at Happy Paws, where his unwavering commitment to promoting a high standard in veterinary …

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Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Eric Jones

Eric Jones is one of the newest members of the Happy Paws family coming on board as the team’s Business Development Manager.

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Head of Talent

Head of Talent

Amedeo Trotta

As a retired Army veteran with over 18 years of service, my journey has been diverse—from various Army roles to leadership in the

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Ben Coats

CEO

Dr Jeffrey King

Chief Medical Officer

Eric Jones

Business Development Manager

Amedeo Trotta

Head of Talent

Mia Bolduc

Regional Manager, Arizona

Ben Coats

CEO, Happy Paws Veterinary Partners

Ben Coats started Happy Paws Veterinary Partners in 2023 with the hope of bringing more happiness into the veterinary workplace. Prior to Happy Paws, Ben served as the CFO for Ascend Software, a company specializing in accounts payable automation software. Before that, he held the position of CFO at Berkh Uul, a mining company in Mongolia, where he discovered a newfound appreciation for horses’ milk. Ben also spent time as a corporate attorney, gaining insights into the importance of work-life balance.

Ben’s love for the outdoors knows no bounds. He backpacked the entire 2,650-mile length of the Pacific Crest Trail, stretching from Mexico to Canada. Additionally, he completed the entire Oregon Coast Trail and explored the rugged terrain of Bulgaria along the Kom Emine trail. Beyond hiking, Ben enjoys skiing, scuba diving, birdwatching, reading, and playing chess.


Originally from Idaho, Ben has lived in 6 different states within the United States and 3 foreign countries, accumulating a wealth of experiences. His educational journey includes a BA from BYU, a Juris Doctor from Columbia University, and an MBA from Harvard University.

Jeff King

DVM Chief Medical Officer

Ben CoatsstartedHappy Paws Veterinary Partners in 2023 with the hope of bringing more happiness into the veterinary workplace. Prior to Happy Paws, Ben served as the CFO for Ascend Software, a company specializing in accounts payable automation software. Before that, he held the position of CFO at Berkh Uul, a mining company in Mongolia, where he discovered a newfound appreciation for horses’ milk. Ben also spent time as a corporate attorney, gaining insights into the importance of work-life balance.

Ben’s love for the outdoors knows no bounds. He backpacked the entire 2,650-milelength of the Pacific Crest Trail, stretching from Mexico to Canada. Additionally, he completed the entire Oregon Coast Trail and explored the rugged terrain of Bulgaria along the Kom Eminetrail. Beyond hiking, Ben enjoys skiing, scuba diving, birdwatching, reading, and playing chess.

Originally from Idaho, Ben has lived in 6 different stateswithin the United States and 3 foreign countries, accumulating a wealth of experiences. His educational journey includes a BAfrom BYU, a Juris Doctor from Columbia University, and an MBA from Harvard University.

Eric Jones

Business Development Manager

For over the past decade, Eric has worked in the veterinary industry to help support hospitals across the country. Based in North Texas, Eric built extensive experience acquiring veterinary hospitals and assisting their team’s integration.

Proud Husband and Father, Eric and his family own a small farm where they love to spend time enjoying the outdoors. Eric has a Great Dane and a Chihuahua and is also a keeper to several colonies of honeybees.”

Amedeo Trotta

Head of Talent

As a retired Army veteran with over 18 years of service, my journey has been diverse—from various Army roles to leadership in the manufacturing world. But through it all, my true north has remained constant: my love for people.

Early in my Army career, I discovered my purpose: to lead by serving others. It wasn’t about titles; it was about understanding the individuals in my charge, learning from them, and creating a path to success together. Whether in uniform or beyond, I’ve remained committed to this principle: People first. Always!

Whether in my role as a recruiter or a friend, I’m present. I listen, coach, and mentor. There is no other feeling in the world that can be had when you have weathered the storms, faced doubts, and pushed through obstacles just to witness the sweet taste of victory after a long hard-fought journey!!  To see that joy in others and how it impacts their life is simply priceless!!   My goal is to help so many accomplish which they set out to in this lifetime!   Helping them believe and achieve!!   

Proud husband and father of four has taught me that life’s greatest joys come from lifting others up. My family—my wife’s unwavering support, my children’s laughter, their milestones—fuels my purpose in life!    We also have 2 French Bulldogs that we cherish and that just melt any stress away!      We love to travel and are a big sports family!!  We love movies and of course being Italian, HUGE Foodies!

Mia Bolduc

Arizona Regional Manager