Stronger together: Introducing our family of veterinary practices

The Mars Veterinary Health family of practices is continually growing and evolving. Together, we form a 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.

Our veterinary businesses



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AniCura joined the Mars Veterinary Health family in 2018. AniCura is a leading provider of veterinary care in Europe with nearly 500 clinics across 15 countries in Europe that provide high-quality care to more than 4.5 million pets each year. AniCura’s dedicated professionals provide peace of mind to millions of pet owners and strive 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 a broad spectrum of high-quality services have made AniCura a natural choice for pet owners throughout Europe.

AniCura’s services include a wide range of high-quality medical services covering preventive and basic health care as well as specialized care, including advanced diagnostics, internal medicine, intensive care, surgery, and orthopedics. AniCura also provides rehabilitation, physiotherapy, and dietary advice and offers selected pet food and care products.

Banfield Pet Hospital

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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.


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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 become one of the most highly respected veterinary groups in the UK and Ireland, offering specialist referral services as well as primary care across its family of practices. Together, Linnaeus is committed to excellence and delivering outstanding quality care to patients.

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

Through its flexible and supportive culture, Linnaeus teams can focus on delivering outstanding quality care and contributing toward our Purpose: A Better World for Pets.

Mount Pleasant

In March 2021, Mount Pleasant 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, China. 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 in China. 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.