VetPartners’ management team have been active members of the Australian and New Zealand veterinary community for decades, building the VetFriends and North Shore groups in Sydney and the Vets4Pets group in Adelaide. We joined together with the independent practices of the Australian Veterinary Owners’ League, to form VetPartners in early 2016 and VetPartners NZ in mid-2016.
At that time, National Veterinary Associates (NVA), based in Agoura Hills, California, invested in our group and became our partner. NVA supports over 300 individually branded hospitals across North America. Our partnership developed out of our collective belief that the best succession plan involves owners choosing their path to retirement, supported by a group that lets their staff, culture and heritage continue to thrive.
Since early 2016, we have continued to acquire leading community veterinary practices across Australia and in August 2016 we expanded our group into New Zealand with the same focus on independence and working with exceptional local clinics. We believe our continued growth reflects a significant demand among veterinary owners for a different approach to succession.