November 20, 2018
Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired and welcomed Vestavia Animal Clinic in Vestavia Hills, Alabama as its 14th animal hospital in Alabama and 65th across 10 southern states.
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.
Vestavia Animal Clinic has served pets in Vestavia, Hoover and Birmingham communities since 1984 when it was founded by Dr. Shane West, who at the time of the acquisition owned Vestavia Animal Clinic with Dr. Brad Murphy and Dr. Frank McClure.
When asked about his decision to join Southern Veterinary Partners, Dr. Brad Murphy says, “My business partners and I realized we had different long-term goals for our careers in veterinary medicine. SVP provided us the right opportunity to enter the next phase of our lives and provide us with peace of mind that the hospital we poured ourselves into would have continued success. The SVP transition provided flexibility for my partners to pursue other life goals while I can continue practicing veterinary medicine in the environment and manner I had grown accustomed to and not focus on business ownership.”
Dr. Jay Price, CEO of Southern Veterinary Partners says, “Vestavia Animal Clinic is just a few miles from the SVP home office and I am thrilled to welcome our 9th location in the greater Birmingham area into our family. Drs. Murphy, McClure, West and their entire team have a long history of providing compassionate care and service to the Birmingham/Vestavia community. We are proud to be partnered with such a well-respected hospital and look forward to continuing their legacy.”
Founded in 2014, SVP has grown from three hospitals to 65 across 10 southern states and has been named one of the fastest-growing companies and largest private companies in Birmingham. In 2018, SVP was named to the Inc. 5000 list as the 235th fastest-growing company in America.
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.
For more information or to learn how to leave your hospital’s legacy, contact Southern Veterinary Partners.