December 9, 2020
Birmingham, AL — (Dec. 09, 2020) - Dr. Jay Price, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Veterinary Partners (SVP) has been awarded the Birmingham Business Journal’s CEO of the Year Award for companies with 100-299 local Birmingham employees for the year 2020.
The Birmingham Business Journal’s Annual CEO Awards is aimed at recognizing Birmingham executives whose leadership has helped their companies achieve strong growth and success. Top-performing executives are selected from businesses of all sizes and are categorized based on the number of Birmingham residents employed in their respective companies -- namely, 1-9 employees, 10-24 employees, 25-49 employees, 50-99 employees, 100-299 employees, 300 or more employees, and Nonprofit.
To be considered for the prestigious award, nominated executives are judged based on the following criteria: strong financial performance, tangible results and goals achieved, and a key role in the success of the business and community involvement.
Asked about his win, Dr. Price replied, “I am elated, honored, and truly humbled to receive such a recognition, especially at a moment in time where the business landscape both locally and abroad are facing unprecedented challenges.”
Dr. Jay Price started SVP with his animal hospital, Oak View Animal Hospital, in Birmingham, Alabama. In just six years, he has steered the company into phenomenal growth with his vision and steadfast leadership. To date, SVP employs over 4,000 team members in almost 200 locations across 17 states.
“At the end of the day, SVP’s continued success would not be possible without the passion and dedication of our one big extended family. We work hard to ensure our veterinary partners can leverage centralized support for marketing, HR, finance, inventory, purchasing management, as well as enhanced employee benefits while staying true to who they are, their culture, and the local communities they serve”, Dr. Price explained.
Despite the global pandemic proving itself to be a challenge for most businesses this year, SVP has achieved remarkable milestones and received impressive industry accolades, most notably Inc. 5000’s List of "Fastest Growing Companies in America" (2018, 2019, and 2020) and the Birmingham Business Journal's "FastTrack 30" of the Fastest Growing Companies in Birmingham (2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020).