Southern Veterinary Partners network hits animal hospital No. 40

AAHA-accredited Friendship Veterinary Hospital provides care to companion animals and exotic pets

Pictured from left: Southern Veterinary Partners team members Chase Whitworth, DVM, regional medical director – Texas; Jay Price, DVM, founder and CEO; and Barron Lake, vice president business development.

Southern Veterinary Partners (SVP), based in Birmingham, Ala., has acquired its 40th animal hospital with Friendship Veterinary Hospital in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Veterinarian owned and operated SVP regional network of animal hospitals is the largest veterinary management company based in the South.

Friendship Veterinary Hospital is an American Animal Hospital Association-accredited hospital that provides care to companion animals and exotic pets.

SVP provides centralized support for the animal hospitals in its network, including marketing, HR, finance, inventory, and purchasing management, and enhanced benefits to team members, according to the organization.

The hospitals retain their names, culture, and local commitment to their communities as well as veterinarians and staff that provide their clients with high-quality veterinary care. SVP believes that leveraging its infrastructure allows the hospitals in its network to focus on medicine and their patients to facilitate best-in-class veterinary services and exceptional client experiences, the company stated.

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