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 Veterinary Partners’ footprint in the Southeast while serving as a launching point for further expansion into Central and Northern Florida.
Dr. Stephen Shores, a longtime veterinary leader in Florida, owned and operated Shores Animal Hospital since 1974. Shores is a general practice veterinary hospital with a reputation for providing high quality care services for companion animals including wellness exams, surgery, emergency care, radiology, nutrition, dental, boarding and grooming. SVP is pleased to welcome Dr. Shores, his associate veterinarians Dr. Brenda Ortiz and Dr. Denise Seufert, their tenured management team of Stacey Perrette, Karen Hardcastle and Brandy Hardcastle, and their staff of experienced technicians and receptionists.
"We are proud to partner with a veterinarian as distinguished as Dr. Shores, who has served as President of both the Alachua County Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Florida Veterinary Medical Association,” said Jay Price, Chief Executive Officer of SVP. “Shores will be the first of many hospitals in Florida and we are excited to continue to expand our presence in the Southeast.”
“I believe very strongly in Southern Veterinary Partners’ vision and approach,” said Dr. Shores. “Having devoted over 40 years to building this practice it was very important to me to find the right group to become associated with for the future. I had discussions with several different groups but found Dr. Jay Price and Barron Lakeman the easiest to work with. I felt they dealt very fairly with me, and I am eager to be an ambassador for SVP going forward.”
SVP plans to expand services at Shores, hire additional personnel and provide centralized finance, accounting, human resources, IT, sales and marketing.