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Encore Vet Group Acquires VetSupport
Encore and its community of veterinary hospitals join forces with VetSupport, a veterinary consulting group focused on practice management.
Since entering the veterinary space in 2019, Encore has accumulated 60 veterinary hospitals throughout the US. With its latest acquisition of VetSupport, it adds a veterinary consulting group to its team that specializes in training, education, and practice management. The move appears to bolster the business’ training platform, Encore Performance Academy, which was designed to develop and train veterinary professionals.
“Our core purpose is to inspire the spirit and effectiveness of veterinary teams,” said Lance Sprinkle, President of Encore. “Building the Encore Performance Academy was the first step, and with the addition of the team at VetSupport, we’re thrilled to take our training and support of our people to the next level.”
Encore Vet Group partners with successful veterinary practices to combine forces through its network of hospital partners. It focuses on creating opportunities for the practice to drive their business’ growth, while developing and growing the skills of the veterinary professionals therein. Encore Vet Group currently posts a team of 1900 and growing across the US.
“My passion, and that of my team, has always been empowering veterinarians and their support teams through consulting, advising services, staff training, online education, and data-driven practice management. We couldn’t be happier to be joining the Encore family to bring this passion to more hospitals across the country," remarked Brenda Tassava Medina, owner of VetSupport. "We’re thrilled to be aligning with such a passionate team who truly understands that a consultative approach to practice advancement is the best path to improvement in the profession at large."
“The vision I had for Medical Advancement is about growing and nurturing our clinical teams. Now, as Chief Medical Advancement Officer of Encore, I know that the continued training and support of our teams is absolutely pivotal to the growth and sustainability of our practices—especially as the shortage of veterinary graduates confluences with the demand for more, and better, care for pets," said Kieran Mara, Encore’s recently named chief medical advancement officer overseeing clinical advancement for Encore hospitals.
"I’m so thrilled to have VetSupport working shoulder-to-shoulder with our practice leaders to help make this vision a reality as we continue to build a Medical Advancement Initiative that supports clinical teams,” added Mara.