Darin Nelson

“I’ve worked to improve the veterinary industry my entire adult life. Helping its practitioners and people is something I’m truly passionate about, and I couldn’t be happier to do it with a company like Pathway.”

Darin Nelson


Executive Vice President

Darin joined pathway in 2015 as executive vice president. With over 30 years of experience, Darin has spent his entire career working side-by-side with veterinarians and is devoted to the advancement of the profession.

Darin began his career in the veterinary industry in sales. While working as VP of sales and marketing for Professional Animal Lab, his company was acquired by VCA. He eventually led sales and marketing for a diagnostics lab subsidiary under VCA, Antech Diagnostics. He was later promoted to senior VP at VCA. Darin was responsible for acquiring $400 million worth of animal hospitals and reference labs. After a successful tenure at VCA, Darin became senior vice president of Trupanion, where he oversaw key strategic partnerships and growth.

Darin’s work on the business side of the veterinary industry has afforded him the opportunity to foster meaningful relationships, but for him, Pathway is something special. The company’s commitment to its mission, vision and values combined with its talented employees are to thank for its success, and he is proud it be a part of it. Darin has served on various boards in several industries through the years. 

Darin enjoys spending time with his family and his two dogs, Sam and Bentley. He also likes to spend time golfing, boating and traveling.

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