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SVP Featured in Veterinary Practice News and Todays Veterinary Business

Our recent acquisitions were featured in both Veterinary Practice News and Today's Veterinary Business.  Southern Veterinary Partners recently acquired two hospitals in North Carolina, two in Alabama and two in Florida to bring our current t....



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Southern Veterinary Partners Expands into North Carolina with Two Acquisitions

Southern Veterinary Partners has expanded into North Carolina with the addition of Wilkinson Animal Hospital in Gastonia and Charlotte Street Animal Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.



Southern Veterinary Partners now has 34 animal hospitals in 10 southern states.



Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Veterinary Partners is....



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University of Georgia Student Representative Madison Bajc

Southern Veterinary Partners welcomes Madison Bajc as a Student Representative at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Madison joins our other UGA Student Representative Scott Foster to help build and foster relationships between SVP and students of the UGA.

Madison Bajc is a Class of 2020 DVM candidate at the University of Georgia. She is interested in companion and exotic animal medicine. Upon graduation, she hopes to remain in the Southeast ....



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BHM BIZ Magazine Featured Southern Veterinary Partners

Southern Veterinary Partners was featured in BHM BIZ magazine highlighting our growth plan and business model. CEO Dr. Jay Price shares his thoughts on the changes happening in the veterinary industry and his plans to position SVP as the premier network of animal hospitals in the South.






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Dr. Jay Price, CEO, Profiled in Birmingham Business Journal

Our CEO, Dr. Jay Price, was profiled by Birmingham Business Journal and discussed his concept for forming Southern Veterinary Partners, our growth strategy & challenges he faced in our first 3 years.






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SVP Further Expands in Alabama and Florida With 4 Acquisitions

Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired two additional hospitals in Alabama and two additional hospitals in Florida. 



Goodwin Animal Hospital (along with Goodwin Pet Resort) and Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital, both in Montgomery, Alabama along with Barry Veterinary Hospital in Destin, Flor....



Southern Veterinary Partners - One of Birminghams Fastest Growing Companies

Southern Veterinary Partners was named to the Birmingham Business Journals' "Fast Track 30" which lists the fastest growing companies for 2017.  



The Birmingham Business Journal ranked companies based on revenue growth from 2015 - 2016. Southern Veterinary Partners was the 5th fastest growing company in Birmingham....



SVP Welcomes Jeff Wilson, Nicole Wick and Amy Baccam

As we continue to grow, we are expanding our Operations team to support our 28+ hospitals in over 9 states.  Southern Veterinary Partners welcomes Jeff Wilson as Chief Operations Officer and Nicole Wick and Amy Baccam as Regional Operations Directors. 



Learn more about Jeff, Nicole and Amy and all of our team...



 

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Southern Veterinary Partners Expands into Texas and South Carolina

Southern Veterinary Partners has expanded into two additional states in our southeast network of animal hospitals – Texas and South Carolina.  Deerfield Animal Hospital in San Antonio, Denton Veterinary Center in Denton and Hoegemeyer Animal Clinic in Kerrville, Texas and



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Meet SVP at Veterinary Industry Conferences & Events

Southern Veterinary Partners looks forward to meeting you! If you are attending one of these conferences or events, please stop by and say hello or make arrangements to visit with us while you are at the conference.  




  • North Carolina Regional Veterinary Conference, November 3-5, Raleigh, NC

  • University of Florida Career Day, November 8, Gainesville, Fl

  • South Carolina Association of Veterinarians Conference, November 9-12....



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Southside Animal Hospital Moved to Avondale Animal Hospital

Southern Veterinary Partners acquired Southside Animal Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama in April 2017.  We realized the need and opportunity to expand this hospital and found a new location just five blocks from their current facility.  



In June 2017, we opened Avondale Animal Hospital with all the same staff, including Dr. Ken Harris, plus brought in a new associate Dr. Michael Atchison. 


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New SVP Headquarter Office

Since October 2014, Southern Veterinary Partners has grown from 4 to 16 members of our management & administrative team. We moved into a new & larger office to accommodate our growth!



Please make note of our new address:

800 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 625, Birmingham, AL 35209

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Elise Hyer & Alecia Blaauw Join the SVP Team

Alecia Blaauw joined Southern Veterinary Partners as Regional Operations Director and provides guidance and leadership to our hospitals in eastern states.  She consults on operational and HR issues and specializes in developing new managers and hospital expansions.  Alecia has worked in the veterinary industry since 1996.  Prior to joining SVP, she received her Veterinary Technician license in 2008, worked as a hospital manager for small animal hospital and emerg....



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Mobley Veterinary Clinic Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

Southern Veterinary Partners announces Mobley Veterinary Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee has joined Southern Veterinary Partners. With this acquisition, Southern Veterinary Partners has 5 veterinary hospitals in the greater Nashville area and 21 across 7 states in the South.



Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and operated regional network of anim....



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Southern Veterinary Partners Featured in Business Alabama Magazine

Dr. Jay Price, our founder and CEO, and how he conceptualized Southern Veterinary Partners and contributed to our growth in past 3 years, is featured in an article in Business Alabama Magazine along with Dr. Chase Whitworth and Barron Lakeman.

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University of Georgia Student Representative Scott Foster

Scott Foster is our 2017 Student Representative at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Scott will help build and foster relationships between SVP and students of the UGA.



This is the first year Southern Veterinary Partners has offered this opportunity to students at University of Georgia and we look forward to Scott helping us build this program. 

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Auburn University Student Representative Sydney Jackson

Sydney Jackson is our 2017 Student Representative at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Sydney will help build and foster relationships between SVP and students of the AUCVM.



This is the second year Southern Veterinary Partners has offered this opportunity to students and we look forward to Sydney helping us expand this program. 

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Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center and Richland Animal Clinic Join Southern Veterinary Partners

Southern Veterinary Partners announces Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center and Richland Animal Clinic, both in Nashville, have joined Southern Veterinary Partners. With these two acquisitions, Southern Veterinary Partners now has 4 veterinary hospitals in the greater Nashville area and 20 across 7 states.



Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Souther....



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Stacey Leonard and Jennifer Majewski Join SVP

Southern Veterinary Partners continues to grow and has made additions to our Management Team based in Birmingham.



Stacey Leonard joined as Chief Client Officer and will oversee client service programs, vendor relationships, team training programs and brand marketing.  Stacey previously worked at Virbac Animal Health and Merial. 



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Murrayville Veterinary Clinic and Inman Park Animal Hospital Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

January 15, 2017, Birmingham, AL - Southern Veterinary Partners expands into Georgia with the acquisition of Murrayville Veterinary Clinic in Murrayville and Inman Park Animal Hospital in Atlanta. Murrayville Veterinary Clinic and Inman Park Animal Hospital are the 17th a....



2016 Year in Review - Thank You!

As 2016 comes to an end, we took a few moments to recap some highlights that Southern Veterinary Partners experienced.  Although 2016 was only our second full year in operation, it was full of notable moments and accomplishments:



* Added 10 new hospitals to our network



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Charlotte Animal Hospital Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

November 23, 2016, Birmingham, AL - Southern Veterinary Partners welcomes Charlotte Animal Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida to our growing network of veterinary hospitals. With this acquisition, Southern Veterinary Partners now has 16 animal hospitals that span across six states.



Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and operated regional network of an....



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Herschel Animal Clinic Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

September 28, 2016, Birmingham, AL - Southern Veterinary Partners welcomes Herschel Animal Clinic in Jacksonville, FL to our growing network of veterinary hospitals. With this acquisition, Southern Veterinary Partners now has 15 animal hospitals that span across six states.



Based in Birmingham, Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and operated regional network of animal hospitals in the Sou....



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Horn Lake Animal Hospital Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

Southern Veterinary Partners welcomes Horn Lake Animal Hospital in Horn Lake, Mississippi to our growing network of veterinary hospitals. With this acquisition, Southern Veterinary Partners now has 14 animal hospitals that span across six states.  Horn Lake is Southern Veterinary Partners' first hospital in Mississippi and first 24/7 emergency vet hospital.



Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern ....



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Memphis Animal Clinic Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

August 25, 2016, Birmingham, AL - Southern Veterinary Partners welcomes Memphis Animal Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee to our growing network of veterinary hospitals. With this acquisition, Southern Veterinary Partners now has 13 animal hospitals across five states, including four in Tennessee.



Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and operated regional network of anim....



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The Animal Clinic Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired The Animal Clinic in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Southern Veterinary Partners now has 12 animal hospitals in its network that spans across five states. Based in Birmingham, Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and operated regional network of animal hospitals in the Southeast with a goal of providing the highest quality veterinary care to companion animals with exceptional cl....



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Melton Veterinary Hospital Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired Melton Veterinary Hospital in Bastrop, Louisiana. Based in Birmingham, Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and operated regional network of animal hospitals in the Southeast with a goal of providing the highest quality veterinary care to companion animals with exceptional client experience. Melton Veterinary Hospital is the 11th animal hospital to join Southern Veterinary Partners....



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Roseville Veterinary Clinic and Plaza Pet Clinic Join Southern Veterinary Partners

June 1, 2016, Birmingham, AL - Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired Roseville Veterinary Clinic in Boyce, Virginia and Plaza Pet Clinic in Winchester, Virginia.



Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and operated regional network of animal hospitals in the Southeast with a goal of providing the highest quality veteri....



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Dr. Stephen Shores Memorial Service

Dr. Stephen Shores, founder of Shores Animal Hospital and Prestige Pet Resort in Gainesville, FL, passed in the comfort of his home following a courageous battle with cancer.

Over many decades he provided compassionate care to thousands of pets in the Gainesville community and influenced hundreds of young veterinarians. The world is a better place because of his kind and caring soul.

Please keep his family and t....



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Southern Veterinary Partners Acquired Appalachian Animal Clinic

Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired Appalachian Animal Clinic in Cleveland, Tennessee.



Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and operated regional network of animal hospitals in the Southeast with a goal of providing the highest quality veterinary care to companion animals. Appalachian Animal Clinic is the eighth animal hospital to join Southern Veterina....



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Jay Price Named Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Young Achiever Award Winner

Congratulations to Southern Veterinary Partners CEO Dr. Jay Price who was named the 2016 Young Alumni Achiever Award winner from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Winners are selected based on accomplishments in veterinary medicine, their outstanding community service, and their advancement of animal health in their first 10 years after receiving DVM.

Dr. Price says he first found his love of animal care while spending summers on his grandparents’ ....



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Jones Veterinary Hospital Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

January 13, 2016 - Birmingham, AL - Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired Jones Veterinary Hospital in Andalusia, Alabama. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and operated regional network of companion animal hospitals in the Southeast. Jones Veterinary Hospital is the seventh animal hospital to join Southern Veterinary Partners.



“I am proud to welcome Jones Ve....



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Southside Animal Hospital Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

October 30, 2015 - Birmingham, AL - Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired Southside Animal Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, SVP is a veterinarian owned and operated regional network of companion animal hospitals in the Southeast. Southside Animal Hospital is the sixth animal hospital to join Southern Veterinary Partners.



“I am thrilled that Southside Animal Hospital is now on....



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SVP Presented to the Auburn University Student Chapter of the AVMA/VBMA

Southern Veterinary Partners was asked to speak at the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) and Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) at Auburn University on October 26th.

To learn more about the SCAVMA and VBMA chapters at Auburn University .......



The Next Investor in Veterinary Practices

September 15, 2015

Southern Veterinary Partners was discussed in a white paper published by Cabor Hill Advisers titled The Next Investor in Veterinary Practices.

The market for veterinary practice acquisitions has typically involved two categories of buyers: other veterinarians, either individuals purchasing their first practice or other owners looking to expand, and large national chains. In recent years, however, a third player has emerged: private equity.



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Shores Animal Hospital Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

April 30, 2015 - Southern Veterinary Partners is pleased to announce that Shores Animal Hospital and their Prestige Pet Resort Luxury Boarding & Grooming has joined SVP’s network of animal hospitals in the Southeastern United States. Located in Gainesville, Shores represents SVP’s fifth animal hospital, and first in Florida, and expands Southern Ve....



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Valleydale Animal Clinic Joins Southern Veterinary Partners

February 25, 2015 - Southern Veterinary Partners (SVP) is pleased to announce that Valleydale Animal Clinic has joined SVP’s network of animal hospitals in the Southeastern United States.



Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Valleydale Animal Clinic represents SVP’s fourth hospital overall and is an ideal fit as it strengthens SVP’s footprint in Alabama and the Southeast. Valleydale was establi....



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