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Over the course of 2018, Innovetive Petcare hosted a veterinary conference giveaway. Representatives from our team attended four veterinary conferences this year: The Texas Veterinary Medical Association conference in The Woodlands, TX The VECCS conference in New Orleans, LA Southwest Veterinary Symposium in San Antonio, TX ACVS Surgery Summit in Phoenix, AZ Veterinarians and technicians at each of these conferences were invited to submit their name for a chance to win a conference pass to one of four veterinary conferences in 2019, and we drew our winner on Dec. 6, 2018! Innovetive Petcare is a huge proponent of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians, and we back that idea in several ways. Many of our hospitals, including Animal Emergency & Specialty Centers in Tennessee and Veterinary Referral Hospital of Hickory in North Carolina, host free continuing education events for veterinarians and veterinary technicians throughout the year. The events are open not only to our employees, but any local veterinarians and technicians. Additionally, all Innovetive Petcare employees are given a continuing education allowance each year, plus paid days off for continuing education, and we reimburse partial tuition costs for company-approved professional development. And finally, Innovetive Petcare has its own unique online training tool, Innovetive University. Employees can log on and complete RACE-approved courses at their leisure, allowing them to continue to grow and learn while being present in their practice daily. Our 2018 giveaway further reinforces our strong belief in continuing education. “One of Innovetive Petcare’s core values is providing training and development opportunities to all of our employees,” said Mark Ziller, president and CEO of Innovetive Petcare. “We are pleased to have recently awarded our winner a trip to the conference of her choice. I hope our winner finds the conference informative and thought-provoking, and comes back with information to share with colleagues. Those types of opportunities to learn and share information and best practices are what Innovetive Petcare is all about.” Are you the winner? Watch our video to find out!
Innovetive Petcare announced it acquired the veterinary management assets of Animal Hospital of Wilkes in Wilkesboro, NC. A six-doctor practice, the Animal Hospital of Wilkes has been a valued provider of small animal medical and surgical services in the Wilkesboro area since 1958. Doctors Stinson and Aderhold of Animal Hospital of Wilkes created a client-focused veterinary hospital where clients are welcome to drop in at their convenience for the high-quality medical and surgical services they provide. In turning the reins over to Innovetive Petcare, Dr. John Stinson said, “We can now provide our doctors and staff better benefits and resources to ensure the Animal Hospital of Wilkes continues to excel. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Innovative Petcare.” Dr. Chad Aderhold added, “I have confidence the decision to partner with Innovetive will strengthen and benefit not only our staff/doctors but also our clients. The care that Innovetive has taken to ensure we were comfortable and informed on every aspect of the transition tells me we made the right decision. ” For Innovetive Petcare, Animal Hospital of Wilkes is the thirteenth veterinary practice and second in North Carolina to join the Innovetive family of general and specialty practices. “We are excited to welcome the team at Animal Hospital of Wilkes to the Innovetive Petcare family,” says Mark Ziller, Innovetive Petcare President & CEO. “We look forward to supporting their long-standing legacy in the community.”
Innovetive Petcare, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Innovetive University, a comprehensive training tool to advance the entire veterinary team. Innovetive Petcare, an industry leader in team development, recognizes the importance of continuous learning to advance individual skills and keep up with medical developments. Innovetive University is the platform through which Innovetive Petcare brings online, classroom, and hands-on training to our practices. Innovetive University offers hundreds of classes, many RACE-approved, covering technical skills, management skills and tools, and client care skills. Mark Ziller, President & CEO of Innovetive Petcare, founded Innovetive University “to bring the tools, resources, and training to allow Innovetive practices to prosper and grow.“ Ziller adds, “We believe our practices grow when our people grow, so we’ve committed to an ongoing investment in training, professional development, and continuing education at all levels.” Area Director Steven Golla, D.V.M. emphasizes the importance of this resource to his practice teams, “Training and continuing education are pivotal for our team to deliver consistent high-quality medicine. Innovetive University is a tool our team will use to strengthen the standards of medicine we deliver to our clients. It has a modern, user-friendly platform with necessary information for our new team members and most experienced. This is a game changer for our team.” All Innovetive Petcare team members study at Innovetive University, from hands-on training in their veterinary hospital to state-of-the-art seminars to video and online coursework using advanced web tools. Innovetive Petcare continues to add new offerings monthly to Innovetive University, answering the call for ongoing advanced training for the entire team.
Springs Veterinary Care Opens October 2017 Today, Innovetive Petcare opens its first de novo general practice with Springs Veterinary Care. In doing so, Innovetive Petcare oversees five general small animal practices, four mixed animal practices, three emergency and referral centers, and two Cures for Cats centers. A Dripping Springs, Texas small animal practice, Springs Veterinary Care was carefully designed with a clean, modern Texas aesthetic, where client service is valued as highly as quality medicine. Springs Veterinary Care boasts the modern accoutrements of veterinary practice including dental radiographs. A member of the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, the hospital proudly supports Dripping Springs High School and Pop Warner football. Dr. Amanda Smith was chosen to lead this new practice for her medical and surgical skills, her commitment to the Dripping Springs community, and her ability to create a service-oriented culture. “I am so pleased for this opportunity ….,” says Dr. Smith. Innovetive Petcare President and CEO Mark Ziller continues to grow the organization with acquisitions and the development of novel entities. When asked about Springs Veterinary Care, the latest development, Ziller said, “ Springs Veterinary Care opens with an advanced paradigm for standard of care supported by Innovetive Petcare’s Love My Pet plans. With appointments already filling up the schedule, the new practice is proving to be a good match for the developing area of Dripping Springs.
Innovetive Petcare today announced it acquired Sun Dog Cat Moon Veterinary Clinic in Johns Island, S.C. This acquisition is Innovetive Petcare’s first veterinary practice in South Carolina, extending Innovetive Petcare’s reach and offerings. Sun Dog Cat Moon Veterinary Clinic combines traditional western veterinary services with additional therapies for chronic conditions. Their integrated approach includes Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine where appropriate for simple and cost-effective ways to manage chronic pain, arthritis, and other debilitating diseases. Dr. Ruth Roberts opened Sun Dog Cat Moon in 2007. A graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Roberts practiced traditional western medicine for many years, expanding her skill set with important treatment and diagnostic modalities including ultrasound and laser surgery. In 2006, she began studying and incorporating Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine into her practice and later became certified in acupuncture, herbology, food therapy, and regenerative medicine. Her integrated approach and exceptional client and patient care has allowed the practice to grow to three doctors with a thriving clientele. Regarding the transition to Innovetive Petcare’s leadership, Dr. Roberts said, “Innovetive provided the leadership team and support I knew would be essential to helping Sun Dog Cat Moon grow and scale smoothly, so that the relationships we have with our clients and patients remain strong. I know Innovetive will be able to support my staff with education and benefits in a way I never could. As my staff grows in knowledge and skill, it will allow Sun Dog Cat Moon to grow and serve our community better.” “Integrative medical care is the heart and soul of Sun Dog Cat Moon and we are thrilled that our future involves Innovetive Petcare in our endeavor to serve the pet community in Charleston, S.C.,” added practice manager Kathryn Higgs. Innovetive Petcare’s commitment to the practice started on day one, supporting a practice renovation that was already under way. Innovetive Petcare brings an expert management team to guide and support the practice. Innovetive Petcare CEO and President Mark Ziller reports, “We are thrilled that Sun Dog Cat Moon has joined the Innovetive Petcare family. It is a vital and forward-thinking practice with tremendous potential. We see the value in the full breadth of veterinary practice types and look forward to assisting Sun Dog Cat Moon in achieving its goals and potential.” Innovetive Petcare now owns eleven veterinary practices throughout the U.S. and seeks to acquire other general and referral veterinary practices as it continues to build the nation’s premier family of veterinary hospitals.
This month, Innovetive Petcare reached an early milestone with the acquisition of its tenth veterinary practice. Innovetive Petcare, based in Cedar Park, Texas, owns and operates veterinary practices throughout the U.S. With the company’s acquisition of four Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinics this month, its holdings include three specialty veterinary practices and seven general veterinary practices. Innovetive Petcare now employs 45 veterinarians and 238 employees. Innovetive Petcare purchased its first practice, Animal Emergency and Specialty Center of Knoxville, in January of 2015. The company has since made regular acquisitions including specialty practices, small animal practices, and mixed animal practices. Innovetive Petcare seeks to acquire other general and referral veterinary practices as it continues to build the nation’s premier family of veterinary hospitals. Innovetive Petcare’s approach is to support each veterinary practice’s unique proposition using the talents of a superb support team. President & CEO of Innovetive Petcare Mark Ziller has a history of successful entrepreneurship in the animal health industry, including building TW Medical Veterinary Supply. He says, “Our exceptional home office and field support team is continually developing new tools and resources to help our practices thrive and prosper. Innovetive’s continuing growth allows us to obtain a scale and deliver a suite of resources practices couldn’t access without us.”
Innovetive Petcare, a Texas-based company that owns and operates veterinary practices throughout the U.S., today announced it acquired the veterinary management assets of Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic. The practice provides superior veterinary care and customer service from four Central Texas locations in New Braunfels, Lockhart, Luling, and Gonzales. Dr. Steven Golla, founder of Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic, received his veterinary degree from Texas A&M and returned to the greater San Antonio area to begin his practice. By providing quality care and exceptional customer service, Dr. Golla was able to develop his mixed-animal practice to encompass four locations. Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic now has seven veterinarians practicing with Dr. Golla and serves both large animal and pet clientele. An active member of the community, Dr. Golla is an advocate for veterinarians and large animal veterinary services. He serves on the Executive Board of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and is the past Chairman of the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce. In joining Innovetive Petcare, Dr. Golla says, “Our practice growth has been awesome. However, we needed a professional skill set to keep up with the growth and practice management. Innovetive is a perfect fit for us. They are guiding us to meet the demands of the business so we can continue to excel our veterinary practice and services.” Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic expands Innovetive Petcare’s presence in Texas and marks Innovetive’s first mixed animal practice. Innovetive Petcare CEO and President Mark Ziller says, “We are very pleased to have Dr. Golla and his team joining the Innovetive Petcare family. We look forward to continued investment in and expansion of the Chisholm Trail brand in Central Texas.” Innovetive Petcare seeks to acquire other general and referral veterinary practices as it continues to build the nation’s premier family of veterinary hospitals.
Innovetive Petcare, a Texas-based company that owns and operates veterinary practices throughout the U.S., announced it acquired the veterinary management assets of Crossroads Pet Hospital in Carrollton, Texas. Established in 1989, Crossroads Pet Hospital has been a valued provider of small animal medical and surgical services in the Carrollton area, offering thorough, modern care at a good value and by a friendly, established staff. Innovetive Petcare CEO and President Mark Ziller says, “We are proud to have Crossroads Pet Hospital as part of the Innovetive Petcare family. We will continue to honor its legacy while building for the future.” Crossroads Pet Hospital was built by Dr. David King in 1989, at a time when Carrollton was at the edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and pastureland still thrived. Dr. Russ Mitchell developed the practice to where it is today, part of the ongoing development of Carrollton. Crossroads Pet Hospital is a full-service small animal hospital offering general and orthopedic surgery, ultrasound, and advanced treatments in addition to preventative care. The practice has always prided itself on being a trusted, ethical small business that has enjoyed loyalty and longevity among both staff and clients. In transitioning the practice to Innovetive Petcare’s leadership, Dr. Mitchell said, “Working with Innovetive Petcare has been a great decision for me and the practice. I’m still taking care of our clients, but with the support we need, making the transition seamless for clients and staff.” Crossroads Pet Hospital is Innovetive Petcare’s second acquisition in the greater Dallas area, and joins the Innovetive family of general and specialty practices. Innovetive Petcare seeks to acquire other general and referral veterinary practices as it continues to build the nation’s premier family of veterinary hospitals.
Mrs. Sharma joins the Innovetive Petcare team as Chief Financial Officer Innovetive Petcare, Inc. is pleased to announce that Andrea Sharma has joined the Innovetive Petcare team as Chief Financial Officer. Mrs. Sharma takes responsibility for the financial leadership of Innovetive Petcare and will apply her finance, strategy, and operations experience to support Innovetive Petcare’s accelerated growth. “I am excited to be joining Innovetive Petcare as the company looks to accelerate its growth,” Mrs. Sharma said. “I look forward to applying my financial leadership and strategy skills to building an extraordinary company.” Mrs. Sharma joins Innovetive Petcare with more than 20 years of experience in finance, including holding senior finance positions in a variety of high-growth health care and technology companies. Prior to taking on this role, Mrs. Sharma served as Chief Financial Officer of Medical Express PSI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Össur, where she reengineered the company’s processes for improved profitability and scalable growth. Mrs. Sharma also served as Chief Financial Officer of Health Hero Network, a venture-backed start-up and leading innovator of remote health monitoring technology, where she oversaw Finance, Investor Relations, Human Resources, and Regulatory Affairs. Mrs. Sharma spearheaded all aspects of the sale of Health Hero Network to the Bosch Group. During her tenure as Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller at Wireless Facilities, Mrs. Sharma led the finance team through the evolution of a $50M venture-backed, pre-IPO startup to a $250M publicly traded industry leader. Mrs. Sharma graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Business Administration and earned her MBA and Certificate in Global Management from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Mrs. Sharma is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mark Ziller, President & CEO of Innovetive Petcare said, “Bringing Andrea Sharma onboard is a critical step to continue the growth trajectory of Innovetive Petcare. I couldn’t be more pleased to have Mrs. Sharma, with her extensive financial and strategic background and skill set, as part of the Innovetive Petcare team.”
Innovetive Petcare, a Texas-based company that owns and operates veterinary practices throughout the U.S., today announced it acquired the veterinary management assets of Cahaba Valley Animal Clinic (CVAC). “I am thrilled to welcome the Cahaba Valley Animal Clinic to the Innovetive Petcare family. Together, we can continue their legacy of excellence while offering additional resources for the veterinary team and for growth,” said Innovetive Petcare CEO Mark Ziller. Cahaba Valley Animal Clinic has provided veterinary care from their location in the Greystone area of Birmingham, Alabama since 1990. The practice is known for their exceptional level of care, state-of-the-art equipment, and integrity, exceeding client’s expectations in a comfortable environment. Four veterinarians, Dr. Mark Miller, Dr. Tony Wright, Dr. Barrett Mann, and Dr. Kristyn Carr, all Auburn University graduates, provide leading-edge medical and surgical care to small pets of all manner. Their full-service practice is recognized for its treatment of dogs, cats, rabbits, pockets pets, reptiles, and birds and use of technology for comprehensive healthcare. CVAC’s Dr. Mark Miller says, “We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing leading-edge health care for their pets as well as exceptional customer service. Being a part of Innovetive Petcare is a natural fit for our practice as we continue grow. We will be able to take advantage of resources and support they provide, enabling us to continue our focus of practicing compassionate, high-quality veterinary medicine.” This acquisition furthers Innovetive’s regional position in the southeast, an area where it already operates three leading emergency and specialty hospitals. Innovetive Petcare seeks to acquire other general and referral veterinary practices as it continues to build the nation’s premier family of veterinary hospitals.