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The story we're writing together

VCA has been setting the standard of care for decades and continues to move our industry forward through our unwavering commitment to medical excellence. Each hospital carries a sense of pride for the legacy of excellence they’ve built and the stories of service that are deeply connected to their local communities.

We believe the story that each hospital has to tell is as powerful as the one we are writing together. Our strength is collective.

Taking care of your team

We support your team with everything they need to thrive—both professionally and personally. It’s not just the right thing to do, but it builds stronger, more impactful hospitals, which helps us take care of the future of veterinary medicine—together.

Taking care of your legacy

We take a different approach to development —carrying on our shared legacy of collaboration and support with you, your team and your clients. Their joy is our joy, guiding us in how we approach each patient, every day.

  • Rich legacy of more than three decades of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine
  • Privately owned company with long-term vision and strategic planning horizon
  • Committed staff development resources to support retention
  • Capital investment strategy to upgrade equipment and improve facilities
  • Flexible real estate terms
  • Easy, all-cash transaction


Taking care of our future

Twenty years ago, Dr. Todd Lavender sold his hospital to VCA, joining our family and helping, over the years, to shape the global network we are today. Hear more about Dr. Lavender’s story, and about the ways he’s leading toward our purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Kai Shiu

Veterinary Specialist, BVMS, MRCVS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Veterinary Emergency Service & Veterinary Specialty Center

"The advice I would give to someone who wants to sell their practice is, what is the legacy that you want to leave?"

Grow With Us

If you’re curious about joining our family, we invite you to take a closer look. Learn more about how we continue to change the face of animal care and invest in people who are passionate about pets. 

Hospital Information

We respect your privacy and will not share your information with other parties. For more information, see the Privacy Policy.

Please fill out the above form to request more information.

Typically, the process completes 60 to 90 days after we receive a signed Letter of Intent.

Purchases are paid 100% with cash.

VCA looks for practices generating a minimum of $1.3 million in annual revenue, with at least two full-time DVMs.

Yes. We buy 24-hour emergency and specialty practices.

Yes. We ask selling veterinarians to stay on for a minimum of 12 months after the transition.

Yes. We aim to retain all employees. Our retention rate is 95%.

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