How many practices have consolidators swallowed?
Here are the most up-to-date numbers we could get on the number of veterinary practices owned by corporate consolidators and practice chains.
Despite growth in the number of corporate practices, independent hospitals still far outnumber corporately owned veterinary businesses. (Shutterstock.com)
Number of practices
Banfield Pet Hospital (owned by Mars Inc.) Vancouver, Washington 981 BluePearl (owned by Mars Inc.) Tampa, Florida 60 Pet Partners (owned by Mars Inc.) Bellevue, Washington 82 VCA (U.S.) (acquisition by Mars Inc. subject to approval) Los Angeles 779 Companion Animal Practices, North America (CAPNA) (80 percent interest owned by VCA) Las Vegas 56 National Veterinary Associates (NVA) Agoura Hills, California 417 VetCor Hingham, Massachussetts >200 PetVet Care Centers Westport, Connecticut 96 Blue River Pet Care Chicago 43 Eye Care for Animals Scottsdale, Arizona 54 Pathway Partners Austin, Texas 35 Veterinary Practice Partners King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 35 Compassion-First Vet Hospitals Tinton Falls, New Jersey 28 Community Vet Partners Philadelphia 27 Mixed Animal Veterinary Associates North America (MAVANA) Las Vegas 21 PetWell Partners Houston 20 Southern Veterinary Partners Birmingham, Alabama 20 Lakefield Veterinary Group Kent, Washington 19 AZ Pet Vet Anthem, Arizona 17 VitalPet Houston 17 MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets Worthington, Ohio 16 Innovetive Petcare Cedar Park, Texas 11 O'Brien Veterinary Management Oak Brook, Illinois 10 American Veterinary Group Plantation, Florida 5 Heartland Veterinary Partners Chicago Undetermined VetEvolve Abingdon, Maryland Undetermined
Source: Brakke Consulting, dvm360