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 and the first veterinary clinic in Louisiana.
Jay Price, DVM and CEO of Southern Veterinary Partners says, “With this expansion into Louisiana, Southern Veterinary Partners now spans five states across the Southeast. Melton Veterinary Hospital will receive administrative and operational support from Southern Veterinary Partners to allow their doctors and staff to focus on veterinary medicine and their clients and patients.“ Founded in 1978, Melton Veterinary Hospital serves pet owners in Bastrop, Louisiana and areas of southeast Arkansas. Southern Veterinary Partners welcomes to our team previous owner Dr. Glen Melton along with associate veterinarians Dr. Jean T. Aultman, Dr. Patrick Murray, Dr. Natalie Mayer and Dr. Richard Baessler.
“I am pleased and excited to join Southern Veterinary Partners and their family of high quality veterinary hospitals and proud to be the first hospital in Louisiana. Joining Southern Veterinary Partners allows me personally the opportunity to develop a transition strategy, but more importantly, continues our tradition of veterinary care with an emphasis on excellence, client service and our team of employees. With the support and resources available, Southern Veterinary Partners allows us an even greater opportunity to provide the highest level of veterinary medical services in our Bastrop community,“ says Dr. Glen Melton.
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.