July 15, 2018
Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired and welcomed Standifer’s Animal Clinic in Homewood as its 13th animal hospital in Alabama.
Based in Birmingham, Southern Veterinary Partners (SVP) is a veterinarian owned and operated regional network of animal hospitals in the South with a goal of providing the highest quality veterinary care to companion animals with exceptional client experiences.
Standifer’s Animal Clinic was owned by Dr. Wayne Standifer, who joined the hospital in 1982. His father, the late Dr. William Standifer, founded the hospital in 1957 and provided veterinary care for pets in Homewood and Birmingham for almost 40 years.
Jay Price, DVM and CEO of Southern Veterinary Partners says, “Standifer’s Animal Clinic has been a family-operated business for over 60 years and I am thrilled the Standifer family trusts Southern Veterinary Partners to help further their legacy. We are so excited to welcome Dr. Standifer and his team to the SVP family. Alabama is our home state, where SVP began, and we look forward to expanding across Alabama, the South, and even further.”
Founded in 2014, SVP has grown from three hospitals to 53 across 10 southern states and has been named one of the fastest-growing companies and largest private companies in Birmingham.
SVP provides centralized support including marketing, HR, finance and inventory and purchasing management and enhanced benefits to the team members. By leveraging its infrastructure, SVP allows the hospitals in its network to focus on medicine and their patients to facilitate best-in-class veterinary services and exceptional client experiences.
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.