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 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. Herschel Animal Clinic is our second veterinary hospital in Florida and we are excited to expand through Florida and the southern states. Herschel Animal Clinic’s veterinarians and staff can now remove the burden of back office operations and administration and instead direct their entire focus to their clients and patients.”
The late John H. Plant, Jr. founded and owned Herschel Animal Clinic until his passing in 2015. His son, Jonathan Plant says, “When my father passed away, I stepped in to run his veterinary practice. My top concern with finding a buyer was to ensure that his veterinary practice would continue with integrity and respect for the clients and staff. Southern Veterinary Partners exceeded my expectations and goals in preserving and furthering the Herschel Animal Clinic legacy. The transition was seamless, without service interruptions to the clients or loss of work for employees. Thank you Southern Veterinary Partners!”
Herschel Animal Clinic provides preventative care and pet surgical and dental services to cats and dogs in Jacksonville, Florida. Southern Veterinary Partners welcomes associate veterinarians Dr. Julia Banks, Dr. Amy Sherman, Dr. Barbara Kempf and Dr. Alyce Sims and their staff to our team.
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.