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 animal hospitals in the Southeast with a goal of providing the highest quality veterinary care to companion animals with exceptional client experience.
Jay Price, DVM and CEO of Southern Veterinary Partners says, “In under two years, Southern Veterinary Partners has become the largest veterinary management company based in the Southeast. We are excited to expand into south Florida and add our third hospital in Florida. Charlotte Animal Hospital’s veterinarians and staff can now remove the burden of back office operations and administration and instead direct their focus to their clients and patients.”
Charlotte Animal Hospital provides preventative care and pet surgical and dental services in Port Charlotte, Florida. Southern Veterinary Partners welcomes previous owners Dr. Dennis McDonough and Dr. Kevin Cronin and associate veterinarians Dr. Leah Kimbler, Dr. Rafael Cartelli and Dr. Rachel Norris and their tenured staff.
Dr. Dennis McDonough says, “For several years, my co-owner Dr. Cronin and I discussed our transition plan. We talked with several large companies that extended very attractive offers, but it wasn’t until we talked with Southern Veterinary Partners that we felt comfortable accepting an offer. Why did we join Southern Veterinary Partners? Their commitment to us that our team members and spirit of Charlotte Animal Hospital would not change. The contract negotiations and transition process were smooth. We feel supported by the SVP corporate team but still appreciate the autonomy they allow us in practicing medicine. Dr. Jay Price and his team delivered on their promises – thank you Southern Veterinary Partners!”
Southern Veterinary Partners provides centralized support for the animal hospitals in its network including marketing, HR, finance and inventory and purchasing management.
The hospitals retain their names, culture and local commitment to their communities as well as veterinarians and staff that provide their clients with high-quality veterinary care. Southern Veterinary Partners believes that leveraging its infrastructure allows the hospitals in its network to focus on medicine and their patients to facilitate best-in-class veterinary services and exceptional client experiences.