Olathe, Kansas (July 1, 2014) 
As part of its ongoing growth and continued expansion of its management team, SmartVet has appointed Louise Mawhinney as its new CFO. 
Louise MawhinneyLouise has over 16 years’ experience as a Chief Financial Officer, the last 10 of which have been in life sciences. She was most recently the CFO of Aratana Therapeutics, a pet therapeutics company, where she was instrumental in its IPO – the “Most Successful IPO of 2013” according to Bloomberg.  Prior to that, Louise was CFO of Ikonisys, a cell-based diagnostics company and Helicos BioSciences, a genetic analysis technology company where she led the 2007 IPO. Louise was also CFO for ArQule, an oncology therapeutics company, eSpendwise, a provider of global eBusiness systems, and The Butcher Company, a chemical manufacturing company. Prior to that, she was Group Controller at Lifetime Corporation; and a Senior Tax Specialist at KPMG in Boston. Louise holds a Masters Degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and has been a CPA in Massachusetts since 1989.