Georgia Veterinary Specialists (GVS) and Michigan Veterinary Specialists (MVS) have joined BluePearl Veterinary Partners. There are now 12 BluePearl veterinary specialty, referral and emergency facilities in seven states.
GVS, which was founded in 1995, employs about 150 veterinarians, technicians and support staff. The Atlanta-based facility has more than 10,000 annual patient visits.
“This partnership represents a unique opportunity for us at GVS to collaborate with some of the veterinary industry’s best and brightest around the country,” said Mark Dorfman, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, medical director of GVS. “Because BluePearl is owned and operated by veterinarians and veterinary industry professionals, we share a focused commitment to improving outcomes for pets.
“Another unique strength of BluePearl is the operating structure. Each hospital retains and operates with existing local leadership enabling the team, which knows its patients, pet-owning community and referring veterinarians best, to continue to provide quality medical care efficiently and effectively.”
MVS, which was founded in 1990, includes three hospitals in the state, one in Southfield, one in Auburn Hills and another in Grand Rapids. Collectively, MVS has a staff of 120 doctors, technicians and support staff, and sees more than 15,000 patients each year.
“The focus of each BluePearl hospital is to provide state-of-the-art specialty medicine,” said Dan Lorimer, DVM, Dipl. ACVO, founder and hospital director of MVS. “BluePearl hospitals operate on a referral-basis with a culture of collegiality and professional advancement. This mirrors the culture and passion of MVS and GVS, and is the primary reason both facilities were interested in merging with BluePearl."