Bob has had more than 40 years of experience in Veterinary Medicine, business management and regulatory affairs. Bob designed, built and owned the Ashland Animal Care Center, a state-of-the-art, successful small animal hospital and pet care facility in the Boston area until 2015 when Bob and his partners sold their hospital to a corporate veterinary buyer. Bob remained as Chief of Staff for two years after the sale, and continues to practice veterinary medicine there, having negotiated an exit strategy to meet his financial and personal legacy goals.

Prior to joining Ackerman Group, Bob served as Chairman and board member for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Licensing & Regulatory Board for Veterinary Medicine for 14 years, and he continues as a member of MVMA (Massachusetts Veterinary Medicine Association), AVMA and AAHA. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University.