Thrive Pet Healthcare hires George Bchara as Chief Financial Officer

The company continues to grow its comprehensive network of veterinary hospitals along with its diverse portfolio of businesses that support veterinary care.

AUSTIN, Texas, December 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Thrive Pet Healthcare (“Thrive”), a leading national network of more than 380 veterinary hospitals, announced today that it has hired George Bhara as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), with immediate effect. Bchara brings significant expertise in leading financial organizations to listed companies, including CFO.

“George is a highly accomplished senior executive with a proven track record of effectively influencing corporate strategy and growth while improving efficiency and productivity across organizations,” he said. Tad Stachel, CEO of Thrive Pet Healthcare. “His impressive background and financial expertise, honed over years of leading financial institutions across the board, will greatly benefit our family of companies committed to excellence in veterinary care.”

“I am excited to join the talented and driven team at Thrive Pet Healthcare,” said Bchara. “The company has a track record of success by creatively innovating both in hospital veterinary care and across its portfolio of value-added services and cutting-edge technology for veterinary professionals. It is an honor to join this group of people who are dedicated to serving the diverse needs of pet families and professional veterinarians throughout the country”.

Bchara joins Thrive from Conn’s HomePlus, where he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and previously as Chief Accounting Officer. In seven years at Conn’s HomePlus, Bchara was instrumental in the company’s corporate strategy, leading the accounting, financial planning and reporting, and tax functions.

Prior to Conn’s HomePlus, Bchara served as Chief Accounting Officer of BankUnited. He began his career at PwC, where he held various roles in audit, mergers and acquisitions and general consulting in the financial services sector.

Bchara holds an MBA in Economics and Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Analyst.

Bhara succeeds John O’Connorwho left earlier this year to pursue other opportunities.

To learn more about Thrive Pet Healthcare and its leadership team, visit

About Thrive Pet Healthcare
Thrive Pet Healthcare is a leading network of veterinary services that uniquely provides a continuum of care for pet families and veterinary hospital services. With an industry-first membership program and over 380 primary, acute and specialty hospitals, Thrive Pet Healthcare offers personalized, accessible care at every stage of a pet’s life and health. Founded by a veterinarian, the organization provides leading benefits for medical staff while upgrading private veterinary hospitals with innovative service and technology solutions. By focusing on the needs and aspirations of veterinary care providers, Thrive Pet Healthcare supports the well-being of the profession and raises the national bar for veterinary excellence.

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