Stronger together: Introducing our family of veterinary practices and labs

The Mars Veterinary Health family of practices and labs is continually growing and evolving. Together, we form an unrivaled and diverse global organization, delivering high-quality care for pets and exceptional experiences for the people who love them.

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United by our
inspiring Purpose

We are passionate about progress and united by our drive to use our resources, knowledge and capabilities to meet the individual needs of pets and people around the world.

United by our Purpose, innovation and the provision of care unlike any other, we are creating a bright and bold future for the veterinary profession and the pets, clients and communities we serve. All the while, we make it a priority to nurture and enhance the wellbeing of our Associates, the everyday heroes who devote their lives to fulfilling our Purpose.

AniCura

AniCura

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AniCura joined the Mars Veterinary Health family in 2018. With 350 animal hospitals and 7,500 veterinary professionals, AniCura is a leading provider of veterinary care in Europe. Since 2011, AniCura’s dedicated professionals have been providing peace of mind to millions of pet owners and striving to achieve the best outcome for every pet that comes into their care.

AniCura was born out of the philosophy that sharing resources can create opportunities for better veterinary care and outcomes. Their continued dedication to this cause and broad spectrum of high-quality services have made AniCura a role model in the veterinary industry and a natural choice for pet owners throughout Europe.

AniCura’s services include basic and preventive healthcare and also advanced diagnostics, intensive care, surgery, internal medicine and orthopedics. AniCura’s veterinary teams can also assist with services that further support their core pet care offering, such as physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and dietary advice.

AniCura

Antech Diagnostics / Sound

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Antech Diagnostics and Sound became part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of practices in 2017. For over 30 years, Antech and Sound have been a world-leader in the provision of high-quality diagnostic and imaging solutions for the veterinary industry. By providing the tools, data and training that veterinary professionals need to deliver exceptional pet care, Antech is helping to move the industry forward at an extraordinary pace.

Antech drives advancements in animal health and offers innovative and comprehensive diagnostic and laboratory services in many specialized areas, including chemistry, endocrinology, pathology, serology, hematology and microbiology. With more than 70 state-of-the-art reference laboratories across the U.S. and Canada, Antech’s same day / next day reference laboratory services consistently deliver high-quality comprehensive results that enable veterinary professionals around the world to deliver high-quality care to their patients. Sound’s unrivaled, end-to-end imaging solutions include a full range of imaging modalities with an industry-leading focus on ultrasound technology and education through its Academy of Veterinary Imaging, the gold-standard cloud-PACS, and Antech’s highly respected teleradiology service with over 70 specialists.

Antech will continue to be an innovation leader within the industry by introducing new diagnostic breakthroughs, exemplified by its recent successes in ways to predict chronic kidney disease in cats up to two years before it occurs, accelerating the non-invasive diagnosis of CE/IBD in dogs with a higher level of accuracy and by improving antibiotic stewardship, supporting the One Heath initiative with even faster rule-out and turn-around times for urine cultures in canines, felines and exotic species.

The pioneering, "can do" spirit in Antech's DNA has and will continue to be what defines us as the preferred partner in veterinary diagnostics, imaging and telehealth services.

Asia Veterinary Diagnostics (AVD)

Asia Veterinary Diagnostics (AVD) has been offering its veterinary specialty diagnostic services in Hong Kong and Singapore since its inception in 2013. More recently, the organization has expanded its services to Malaysia and the rest of SouthEast Asia.

Founded on the principle of providing diagnostic services to veterinarians, by veterinarians, all of whom are double-boarded veterinary pathologists supported by a global network of pathologist experts, AVD provides a best-in-class diagnosis service for its clients.

AVD joined the Mars Veterinary Health family of practices in 2020. Supported by Antech Diagnostics’ knowledge and resources, AVD provides results its clients can be confident in, fast turnaround times and world-class support.

Banfield

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Banfield Pet Hospital has been a Mars Veterinary Health practice since 2007. Founded in 1955, the company’s original brand purpose remains the same today — to provide high‐quality preventive health care for each pet, and to partner with every pet owner to ensure they have the resources to care for pets at home. Since its humble beginnings, Banfield now has 1,000 hospitals and clinics in the U.S., Mexico and Canada and over 16,000 passionate veterinary professionals working hard to improve the wellbeing of pets every day.

Banfield takes a proactive approach to medicine and has a primary focus on preventive veterinary care. From their innovative Vet ChatTM telehealth platform that gives pet owners 24/7 support and advice to their annual award-winning State of Pet Health® Report, Banfield is continually raising the bar when it comes to pet healthcare standards.

BluePearl

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Remarkable pets need remarkable care. This is the philosophy that BluePearl, a provider of specialty and emergency veterinary care throughout the United States, lives by every day. Using innovative procedures, the latest treatment methods and advanced equipment, BluePearl is able to provide comprehensive medical care to pets and peace of mind to pet owners.

BluePearl was founded in 1996, born from the dreams of a collective of veterinarians who believed that all pets should have access to advanced healthcare. They honor the strength of the human-animal bond by transforming the delivery of veterinary care through specialty and emergency medicine. Today, there are over 100 specialty and emergency hospitals across the country.

In 2015, BluePearl joined the Mars Veterinary Health family, a relationship that has helped to provide BluePearl with brand new, unprecedented opportunities for growth and support.

Founded in 2014, Linnaeus has grown to become one of the most highly-respected veterinary groups in the UK. The group employs over 4,000 associates (including around 900 vets and 1,650 nursing team members), with 16 referral practices and 46 primary care practices within the family.Together they are committed to excellence and delivering top quality care to their patients.

The future of veterinary medicine is at the heart of everything they do and this is demonstrated through investment in their teams, facilities, equipment and continual professional development of its clinical and non-clinical staff.

Through its flexible and supportive culture, their teams can focus on delivering top quality care and contributing towards making A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus joined the family of Mars Veterinary Health businesses in June 2018. Their dedication to providing the best care to pets and nurturing of its thousands of veterinary professionals makes Linnaeus the perfect fit for our family of veterinary businesses.

Mount Pleasant Veterinary Group

In March 2021, Mount Pleasant Veterinary Group joined the Mars Veterinary Health family after more than 30 years providing exceptional and compassionate veterinary care to pets and the community across Singapore. Mount Pleasant operates eight island-wide clinics, including a 24-hour tertiary care centre for patients requiring intensive and critical care.

The Mount Pleasant team consists of a veterinary specialist in small animal internal medicine, senior vets with memberships in small animal internal medicine and surgery, as well as vets with various special interests including ophthalmology, oncology, dermatology, advanced imaging, avian medicine and veterinary acupuncture. The Mount Pleasant Blood Donor Programme launched in 2016 to save more pet lives.

VCA Animal Hospitals

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With more than 1,000 small animal general, specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals in neighborhoods across the U.S., Canada and Japan, VCA Animal Hospitals is dedicated to continuously improving the standard of care for our patients and hospitals, and for veterinary medicine as a whole. VCA joined the Mars Veterinary Health family in 2017. Since its founding in 1986, VCA has grown to over 4,500 compassionate veterinarians, 600 of which are Board-certified, and more than 17,000 skilled pet care providers working across its hospitals and clinics.

VCA has prioritized building a culture of learning. Together with its internship and mentorship programs, VCA has also established the world’s largest small animal private practice post-graduate education program for veterinarians.

Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (VES) Hospital Singapore

Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (VES) Hospital Singapore

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Veterinary Emergency & Speciality (VES) Hospital Singapore joined the Mars Veterinary Health family of businesses in 2020. In its capacity as the first specialty and emergency hospital in Singapore, VES provides specialized, expert veterinary care for complex medical and surgical problems and strives to deliver a compassionate, friendly and ethical service to pets, pet owners and partners.

VES is a full-service veterinary hospital offering a broad range of care and a large team of veterinary specialists and highly skilled veterinary nurses. VES believes in the strong bond between pet owner and pet and the important relationship between pet owner, primary veterinarian and specialist. The practice takes a collaborative approach to veterinary medicine, harnessing specialist expertise and care and state-of-the-art technology that allows veterinary professionals to deliver advanced care to patients.

VSH Hong Kong

VSH Hong Kong

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Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong (VSH Hong Kong) provides specialized, expert veterinary care and is the first specialty referral and emergency practice in Hong Kong. The group joined the Mars Veterinary Health family in 2020.

VSH Hong Kong was founded as a specialty and emergency hospital as a way to introduce specialty referral medicine to Hong Kong’s veterinary community. The practice is now an essential resource for local pet owners whose pets require emergency or specialized care or complex medical problems. VSH’s investment in state-of-the-art technology and their team-focused approach helps the company to provide the highest standard of care to companion animals.

The VSH Hong Kong vision is for its hospitals to provide an extension of the family practice to pet owners, somewhere where their pets can be referred when they need the highest standard in specialist or emergency care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.