The veterinary industry is currently undergoing large-scale consolidation. Large corporate groups are buying up local hospitals across the country and, in fact, across the world. These corporations generally do not change the name of the hospitals they purchase, so clients are unaware that their veterinarian is now corporate.
The IVPA was formed to support local veterinarians in their practices so they can run their practice with the values & goals they hold dear while providing the best care to pets and owners.
The IVPA ensures there is future opportunity for veterinarians to have their own independent, local hospital continues long into the future. We want to give pet owners a choice in who they trust with the care of their furry family members. So, ask the question. Is the veterinarian you choose independent? #VetLocal
Most clients choose their veterinarians based on both convenience and that certain feeling they get when they walk in the door. That feeling, or culture, of the individual hospital is generally determined by the owner. The hospital has been their dream, their baby so to speak.
The owners are heavily invested in how the hospital runs and how their clients and patients are treated.
This aspect is lost over time in many corporate hospitals simply because the hospital leaders aren’t as invested and can’t impact change in how things are done in the long run.