Steve Smith, President of Rover Oaks, decided to sell to NVA in 2016 for two reasons; he loved NVA’s dedication to providing all the resources available on how they would support the business, well as the friendly and respectable NVA team that supported him during the sale. He felt confident that staff would be taken care of, that the care of the pets would still be most important priority and that great customer service would not be sacrificed. The additional resources NVA provided was vital in supporting the growth of the two resorts and ultimately a huge factor in selling to NVA.
Nashville, TN | Specialty + ER
Dr. Trey Calfee founded Nashville Veterinary Specialists as a mobile service out of a van in 2006. After 10 years of significant growth including evolution into a 24-hour specialty hospital, he partnered with NVA to take his growing hospital to the next level in a very competitive market.
Sherwood Park, AB | General Practice
Dr. Louis Kwantes is an experienced veterinarian dedicated to his practice in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. He decided to partner with NVA in 2016 in hopes of being able to better support his staff so that the practice could 'up their game' and put the utmost focus on the health and well-being of the animals, all while continuing the culture he had spent years building.
San Antonio, TX | General Practice
Dr. Daniel Holub and Dr. Robert Bauml wanted to cash in on their sweat equity with a partner that respected the way they practiced medicine. With NVA, the clinic’s business has almost doubled.
Waterville, NY | General Practice
Looking ahead to retirement, Dr. Dan Gilchrist wanted a partner that would honor his business culture and staff seniority, and allow his son, James, to take over the practice.
Tempe, AZ | General Practice
Dr. James Lindley started Countryside Animal Hospital in 1986 but always dreamed of his retirement life. Hiking, fishing and spending time with his family were very important to him and through a partnership with NVA, he has been able to do all of those things while Countryside remains active.
Durham, NC | General Practice
Dr. Gretchen Hutt’s passions include the practice she founded, spending time with her family and traveling the world. Her NVA partnership gives her more time off while maintaining a stable, growing practice.
Grand Rapids, MN | General Practice
Dr. John Howe always wanted to be a veterinarian. He has cared for over three generations of clients and is a fixture in the Grand Rapids community. He partnered with NVA as a means to be more economical, to have higher technology and have better access to training resources for his staff.
Fort Wayne, IN | General Practice
Dr. Dave Thoma and Dr. Roy Coolman were fraternity brothers at Purdue University and classmates through veterinary school. They founded Northern Indiana Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital in 1967 and retired after 40 years in practice. Their entire life was rooted in NIVES and saw NVA as a trusted partner that would honor their legacies.