Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired Appalachian Animal Clinic in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and operated a regional network of animal hospitals in the Southeast with a goal of providing the highest quality veterinary care to companion animals. Appalachian Animal Clinic is the eighth animal hospital to join Southern Veterinary Partners and the second in Tennessee.
Jay Price, DVM and CEO of Southern Veterinary Partners says, “I am thrilled that Appalachian Animal Clinic is now one of our partners. We are excited about expanding in Tennessee as we continue to grow across the Southeast. Southern Veterinary Partners will provide support and resources to Appalachian Animal Clinic and allow their doctors and staff to focus on clients and patients.”
Appalachian Animal Clinic has provided modern medicine and technology to pet owners in Cleveland, Tennessee since 1984. Appalachian Animal Clinic provides preventative care as well as specialized services such as chemotherapy, dermatology, dentistry, and immunotherapy. Southern Veterinary Partners is pleased to welcome Dr. Brad Huttenhoff along with associate veterinarians Dr. Ron Stewart, Dr. Meredith Owens and Dr. Karen Crocker and their experienced technicians and staff to our growing company.
"I am pleased to become a part of Southern Veterinary Partners. Appalachian Animal Clinic has been built on high-quality service to clients. The business model that Southern Veterinary Partners uses allows me to enjoy practicing medicine without the responsibilities of management. Southern Veterinary Partners emphasizes best-in-class medicine and service, which is consistent with the foundation I have developed with my staff. I look forward to utilizing SVPs resources to help Appalachian Animal Clinic thrive as a result of this partnership. Dr. Jay Price and his team have been instrumental in helping us to make a smooth transition," says Dr. Brad Huttenhoff.
Southern Veterinary Partners provides centralized support for the animal hospitals in its network including marketing, HR, finance and inventory and purchasing management. The hospitals retain their names, culture and local commitment to their communities as well as veterinarians and staff that provide their clients with high-quality veterinary care. Southern Veterinary Partners believes that leveraging its back-office infrastructure allows the clinics in its network to focus on medicine and their patients to facilitate best-in-class clinical services.