Every day people across our NVA community make lives better. Whether we practice medicine, care for pets, or support our business, we’re united by a common purpose: For the love of animals and the people who love them. Here’s a story from an NVA General Practice (NVA GP) hospital that’s inspired by our WHY.
National Veterinary Associates (NVA) is pleased to congratulate two NVA medical leaders on their elections to presidential roles at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): Dr. Sandra Faeh, Chief Veterinary Officer of NVA General Practice, will serve as the next AVMA President-Elect, and Dr. Rena Carlson, a distinguished mentor within NVA’s General Practice Mentorship program, will assume her role as current AVMA President.
At NVA, we support creating a community where everyone feels welcome and valued. In June, we celebrated Pride Month
We’re excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Sandra Faeh as the first Chief Veterinary Officer of NVA’s General Practice business and Dr. Stacy Burdick as Chief Medical Officer of Ethos Veterinary Health.
Veterinary students learn and grow through clinical experiences, and National Veterinary Associates
We’re pleased to announce Cheryl DeSantis as NVA’s new Chief People Officer. Cheryl will oversee
We’re excited to announce the appointment of Ryan Buck as President of Ethos Veterinary Health (Ethos)
We’re excited to confirm the appointment of Sohail Malad as President of NVA General Practice (GP)
Newly formed Ethos Veterinary Health will be anchored by 145 world-class specialty hospitals, while NVA will continue to oversee over 1,400 veterinary locations mainly comprised of general practice hospitals.
Long-time NVA CEO Greg Hartmann to assume the role of Chairman of the combined businesses; Industry veteran Larry Allgaier to become CEO.
In alignment with NVA's mission to improve the comfort and well-being of pets by providing progressive and compassionate care, NVA does not support the elective declawing of cats.
We are excited to welcome Luuk to the NVA family as we continue to grow and define the future of veterinary care. Luuk brings a significant track record in leading global finance functions and a deep understanding of our business.
NVA’s Lafayette Veterinary Care Center (LVCC) in Lafayette, Louisiana, was named the 2022 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Contribution to scientific incubator Ethos Discovery will support medical innovation to address unmet diagnostic and therapeutic needs and improve the lives of pets and their families
Back by popular demand, our fall education series returns with five live events carefully curated for the veterinary professional at any level and career stage.
NVA reaffirms commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and creating a welcoming culture where colleagues can bring their whole selves to work
NVA Compassion-First and Ethos Unite to Advance Medical Innovation in Specialty and Emergency Segment
Partnership Strengthens NVA’s Commitment to Meet the Growing Demand for Specialty Veterinary Care
Dolfato Joins NVA in Newly Created Role to Oversee the Company’s Global Business Development
Excitement and energy filled the air as hospital and Support Center staff came together for the NVA Compassion-First National Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. The gathering, which included more than 150 team members, marked the first meeting of the newly formed business line and the first in-person event for NVA’s Specialty and Emergency group since 2020.
We are excited to announce that Ethos Veterinary Health will join the NVA community, as we advance our shared commitment to delivering advanced medical care for pets and their families.
Together, our community has the singular opportunity to foster collaboration and accelerate innovation between two best-in-class specialty and emergency care organizations, NVA Compassion-First and Ethos Veterinary Health.
Thinking about the next chapter in your life can be overwhelming, exciting or something in between. At NVA, we know you have options when it comes to the future of your practice and we are here to make sure that you understand them.
With the veterinary market continuing to grow and the increasing investment of time, energy and resources needed to run a successful business, many owners may find themselves thinking about an exit strategy. Whether you are looking for a path to retirement or an opportunity to step back and focus on medicine, it's important to evaluate your options and understand the partnership process.
NVA Compassion-First, NVA’s specialty and emergency group, and SAGE Veterinary Centers (“SAGE”), a premier provider of specialty and emergency medicine, are excited to announce that SAGE has agreed to join forces with NVA Compassion-First.
Following a comprehensive review of potential partners, SAGE and Chicago Pacific Founders, SAGE's investor, selected NVA Compassion-First as the new home for the SAGE network of hospitals. Together, NVA Compassion-First and SAGE will further their shared purpose of delivering compassionate and exceptional medicine for pets and their families.
Founded in 1992, SAGE Veterinary Centers is one of the leading veterinary groups, providing business and clinical support services to veterinary hospitals in Alaska, California, Texas, and Washington. Committed to the advancement of quality veterinary care, SAGE has established itself as a tight-knit community of talented and thriving veterinarians with a stellar reputation for clinical expertise and a culture of collaboration.
We are excited to announce that Veterinary Care Group (VCG) is joining National Veterinary Associates (NVA). Founded in 2015, VCG is an innovative veterinary care company of 14 animal hospitals located in New York and Colorado.
We are excited to announce that PetWell Partners has signed an agreement to join National Veterinary Associates (NVA).
By day, NVA Marketing Manager (and former veterinary technician) Cindy Hoffman works in the support center, helping practices with training and workflow. But in her off-hours, Cindy is a wife and mother, as well as the pet parent to a cat, two dogs and a bay American Saddlebred named Laser.
Sometimes a patient enters a hospital and touches the hearts of everyone on the team. For the doctors and staff at Animal Urgent Care in Arvada, CO, that patient was Rocko, a four-month-old lab mix with floppy ears.
NVA’s marketing experts understand the unique challenges of promoting veterinary care. That’s why we built a marketing team dedicated entirely to our practices.
NVA understands that veterinary professionals often put the needs of others ahead of their own. This selflessness can lead to physical exhaustion, mental fatigue, and emotional and spiritual burnout.
That’s why NVA offers our veterinary community several programs that focus on their well-being.
"I wanted to make sure, when we sold our business, we would put the position of our staff as priority. I’ve since been able to step back from the management aspect of work. That’s given me more time to focus on the veterinary aspect and working with the animals, which I love. "
That’s why Dr. Kwantes from Park Veterinary Centre says his practice decided to join NVA.
There is an abundance of proof out there that pets improve your health in many ways. Here are my five favorite benefits of having a pet.
Hiring the right veterinary professional for your practice doesn’t just mean finding the candidate with the strongest resume. You’re looking for someone who will mesh seamlessly with your team and culture while exemplifying your values with passion through their profession. This is why the sole purpose of NVA’s dedicated recruitment team is helping our 900+ veterinary hospitals and pet resorts connect with their ideal candidates, placing even the most specialized, hard-to-fill positions from our robust candidate pool in record time.
Maybe you’ve been having a tough time getting to sleep lately, or you wake up in the middle of the night with your mind racing. Perhaps you find yourself “doomscrolling” on social media. If so, you’re not alone. At NVA we learned being an essential worker can be rewarding, it also poses extra challenges, especially nowadays: wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), added disinfection protocols, longer hours. So it’s easy to let negativity creep in. In fact, humans have something called a negativity bias. This means that we tend to register (and focus on) negative events, information or emotions more than positive ones. Psychologists theorize that this bias may have provided an evolutionary benefit; once upon a time, humans survived by continuously scanning their surroundings for life-threatening danger. So even though most people no longer have to fend off wild animals, humans remain hardwired to focus on threats — real or perceived.
Animals have greater emotional sensations when compared to humans, so it’s only natural that, during crisis or moments of pause, our beloved pets choose to sidle up to us even more with their innate trust and loyalty. How this affects the overall well-being of both animal and their person depends on the health and relationship of connection. Once a dog, cat or horse feels the positive reinforcement from the person they spend their lives with, it resonates with their human in a mutual relationship.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, pet resorts across NVA are stepping up to assist pet parents working on the front lines. First responders, medical care professionals and foodservice providers everywhere are working long hours to pull us through these tough times, and many are struggling to find care for their pets. To help, NVA pet resorts have begun offering significant discounts to essential employees.
With personal protective equipment (PPE) in short supply, local communities everywhere are working to ensure their human health workers have the tools they need to fight COVID-19. NVA hospitals are doing their part but, as an essential service, protective gear remains a necessity for animal care professionals. To help offset shortages, hospitals across NVA are finding innovative ways to conserve and create PPE.
Closed lobbies. Patients in parking lots. Pet parents greeted from six feet away. As COVID-19 forces us all to adapt to a new way of life, NVA hospitals have taken creative, new approaches to providing crucial care while keeping staff and clients safe.
A few years ago, while serving as MDVM at Ridgetop Animal Hospital, we found our practice slightly overrun with urgent calls from clients. Most weren’t actual emergencies, but they wanted to see a doctor immediately. When they tried to make an appointment, we were booked – sometimes for weeks. If we were booked, they’d walk in.