Pet Partners Actively Vetting Practices for Acquisition
With all of the changes taking place in the veterinary profession, selling a practice is a big decision. Since June of 2003, Pet Partners, LLC has specialized in purchasing neighborhood veterinary hospitals and retaining their unique culture and local neighborhood style. Today, Pet Partners is the second largest private owner of free standing veterinary hospitals in the United States, with Veterinary Hospital Partners across the country.
Pet Partners allows sellers to divest in the practice but still work and manage in partnership. This enables more flexible schedules and a finer focus. “Unlike other acquisition companies, veterinary clinics, doctors and staff that join the Pet Partners team keep their individualistic style of practice,” says Ted A. Sprinkle Jr., DVM,
Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder of Pet Partners.
He explains, “Many professionals have developed negative opinions of veterinary acquisition groups and ‘corporate medicine.’ At Pet Partners we are different because our hospitals maintain their community identity. This philosophy leaves the true ownership and management at the hospital level. This added support allows everyone at the hospitals to focus on delivering the highest quality care possible.”
The Pet Partners network offers support not only from a business aspect, but also aids medical, personal and professional development. Through progressive veterinary partnership, Pet Partners provides veterinary hospitals with centralized administrative services, management expertise, marketing and personalized support, training and mentoring to facilitate top-class medicine that will help the business thrive.
The Pet Partners senior management team includes respected veterinarians and business leaders with a wealth of experience in veterinary environments and/or multi-site service businesses. Headquartered in Wilton (Saratoga Springs), New York, Pet Partners is actively seeking new partnership opportunities with qualified candidates. For more information on selling or buying a veterinary practice, please visit www.petpartnersusa.com.