The Christopher Group Places Senior Director of Total Rewards at VCA



LOS ANGELES, CA – VCA Animal Hospitals, the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, has appointed DeeAnne Watson as Senior Director of Total Rewards. This HR executive search was led and placed by President & Managing Director, Nat Schiffer and Recruiting Manager, Kathleen Kilkenney.

DeeAnne Watson

Watson will provide strategic total rewards leadership and oversee the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of all compensation & benefits programs to achieve the organization’s business objectives. As such, it is a key leadership role within the People & Organization function at VCA.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of welcoming DeeAnne Watson to the VCA Human Resources team,” said Nat Schiffer. “Just recently VCA topped $3 Billion and has become an integral part of Mars Petcare. What is most exciting for VCA and the Total Rewards team is the unprecedented investment they are making in their Total Rewards offering.”

Watson brings over 18+ years of total rewards expertise to VCA having previously held executive roles with Pepsi,, Guitar Center, and most recently Dollar Shave Club.

About VCA

Founded in 1986, VCA owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with 1,000+ animal hospitals located in the 49 states in the United States and 5 Canadian provinces, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to over 18,000 independent hospitals in the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities.

About TCG

Founded in 1998 by Thomas and Paula Christopher, The Christopher Group (TCG) is the nation’s premier specialized boutique for Agile HR Business Solutions and named America’s Best HR Executive Recruiting Firms by Forbes in 2019 and 2020. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, TCG’s Recruiting Services Division and Consulting Services Division provides customized HR Business Solutions for clients, across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals.

Our comprehensive understanding and deep relationships within HR have allowed us to become the firm of choice for many clients like Kraft, Whirlpool Corporation, Pepsi, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Welch’s, Nationwide, SC Johnson, Walgreens, USAA, Verizon, Penn State University, Honeywell, Hanes, Allstate, Delta Dental, BP, Capital One, Comcast, Dish, Exxon Mobil, First Energy, Goodyear, Johnson & Johnson, Goodyear, Parker Hannifin, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Lamb Weston, Meijer, Petco, Air Products and many more.