THREE of Ireland’s best known veterinary practices have joined VetPartners.
We are welcoming Riverview Veterinary Group in Cork, Avondale Veterinary Hospital in Wicklow and All Creatures Veterinary Group in Monaghan to the VetPartners family.
It doubles the number of VetPartners’ practices in Ireland from three to six and creates a strong foundation for the group in the country.
Riverview Veterinary Group is one of the oldest mixed practices in Ireland after being established 75 years ago, with 52 team members working across clinics in Ballincollig, Kinsale, Carrigaline, Bandon and Clonakilty.
Avondale Veterinary Hospital, which is also a mixed practice, has three sites in Arklow, Rathdrum and Tinahely, and employs 31 team members.
All Creatures Veterinary Group is a small animal practice, with 34 employees working across four sites across Monaghan.
VetPartners Ireland Managing Director Gavin McCoubrey, pictured left, said: “We are so proud that these three amazing practices have chosen to join us because they are so respected in Ireland. They are a great cultural fit for VetPartners and they share our values in the way they support and care for people.
“They have really bought into VetPartners as a family of practices that wants to support them to deliver the best possible care for their patients and a great service for their clients, as well as being a great place to work. Practice life is very special and we really value the people that make them so.
“Our growth in Ireland is exciting and I believe the addition of Riverview, Avondale and All Creatures show how highly regarded we are and how much people trust in what we are building.”
Led by vets, VetPartners was established in 2015 with three practices. It now have has 11,000 employees working in more than 700 sites across Europe and from its headquarters in York. Following European expansion in 2019, the group now has practices in Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands and the Channel Islands.
Avondale Vets clinical director Declan Ryan said: “We are very excited to join VetPartners as we love their business model, especially the fact that we retain our independence as Avondale Veterinary while having the back up of a large company. Avondale Veterinary is at a stage now where it needs big investment in premises, equipment and, most of all, the team. VetPartners are in a better position to make this a reality than we were. We are really looking forward to this new venture.”
All Creatures Veterinary Group clinical director Christopher Cronin said: “We are happy to announce we have joined the larger VetPartners family of practices. We made this decision to secure the future of our veterinary services and the future of our loyal employees. Together, we will establish a prime service for the farming community of Monaghan and Cavan, and our small animal clients. The investment of VetPartners will allow us to achieve our shared values and we feel the future looks bright.”
Riverview Veterinary Group (RVG) clinical director Michael Sexton said: “We are delighted to be joining up with similar, like-minded practices within the VetPartners group. We believe this will enable RVG to continue on the strong growth we have achieved over the last few decades in general and the last five years in particular. We are excited about the plans for the future and the benefits this will deliver for our clients and team members.”
Dublin-based commercial law firm, Beauchamps, advised VetPartners on the three acquisitions.
Beauchamps Partner Shaun O’Shea said: “We were delighted to work with VetPartners on these three latest acquisitions, and are proud to support such a dynamic business and brand on their continued growth and expansion in Ireland.”
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