Hagyard Equine Medical Institute announces MAVANA partnership

January 26, 2018

Hagyard joins 22 other veterinary practices currently under the Mixed Animal Veterinary Associates of North America banner.

Though it has partnered with MAVANA, Hagyard remains independently operated. (Image courtesy of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute)Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, recently announced its partnership with Mixed Animal Veterinary Associates of North America (MAVANA), a 98-percent-veterinarian-owned group of equine and mixed animal veterinary practices located throughout the United States, according to a release from Hagyard.

With the addition of Hagyard, MAVANA now comprises 23 veterinary practices and 190 full-time veterinarians, including other equine-only clinics like TFB Equine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the Chicago Equine Medical Center.

As with the other practices in the group, Haygard remains independently operated. According to the release, MAVANA's “home rule” approach is designed to mitigate disruptions to the day-to-day operations of its practices, which the group says already provide high standards of patient and client care.

The benefits of partnership include cost efficiencies and liquidity options for shareholders, as well as increased purchasing power, industry relevance and mentorship opportunities, with overarching goals of delivering better medical care and customer service, the release says.

“Hagyard's partnership with the other MAVANA veterinary practices and veterinarians will only allow us to elevate our ability to offer our clients and their horses the highest level of care,” says Hagyard's Stuart E. Brown II, DVM, in the release. “Furthermore, our practice and its members have long been committed to developing and mentoring the next generation of equine medical professionals, and our inclusion in MAVANA will allow us to continue to expand those efforts.”