Merger of Top Veterinary Hospital Groups Creates Major Health Care Company

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The leadership team at Ethos Veterinary Health (Ethos) today announced the formation of the new company, the result of a merger between IVG Hospitals (New England), Premier Veterinary Group (Chicago), Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital (Denver) and Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. Ethos will provide specialty and emergency care for pets through its 13 hospital locations across the U.S. The final merger documents were signed in December 2015.


"Becoming one organization allows us to fully leverage our collective expertise," said Ames Prentiss, CEO. "We're building a national model that will leverage the regional investments we made over the years in education, compounding pharmacy and reference lab expertise. This allows us to offer the most advanced medicine for our patients, develop innovative business solutions, and provide better career advancement opportunities for our team members."

The same people who led each of the hospital groups before the merger are all part of the new leadership team and the board of Ethos. This is truly a merger of four companies with the same people in place, both locally and nationally.

Ethos Veterinary Health is able to develop progressive medical techniques to improve care at local veterinary hospitals, as well as launch groundbreaking services such as VetBloom, online continuing medical education and training for the entire veterinary team. In addition, the company has its own reference lab and compounding pharmacy, which will enhance the ability to diagnose and treat patients.

"Ethos is defining the future of veterinary medicine through innovative scientific advances. Our work will begin in the field of cancer research, but we expect to expand into many other disciplines in which there are unmet clinical needs," said Dr. Chand Khanna, Chief Science Officer. "It is my goal that our work will change the biology of many of the aggressive diseases that we deal with in the practice of specialty veterinary medicine, and in doing so, we will improve the lives and outcomes of our patients."

In the coming months and years, Ethos Veterinary Health will continue to expand its network of specialty referral and emergency hospitals across the country and create opportunities for veterinary medical professionals to advance their careers and influence the growth of the veterinary industry.

About Ethos Veterinary Health

Ethos Veterinary Health is based in Woburn, Mass., and is the result of a merger of four specialty hospital groups: IVG Hospitals (New England), Premier Veterinary Group (Chicago), Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital (Denver) and Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. The company provides specialty and emergency care for pets through its 13 hospital locations across the U.S. For more information, visit ethosvet.com.

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