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Points East Veterinary Specialty Hospital Now Offers 24-Hour Emergency and Surgical Services

Wilson, NC (October 22, 2019)Vets Pets, a North Carolina veterinary hospital network, announced the recent merger of two of the veterinary practices in its holdings. Points East Veterinary Specialty Hospital (Points East VSH), the first and only veterinary specialty hospital directly east of Raleigh, and Eastern Carolina Veterinary Emergency and Treatment Service (ECVETS), an after-hours veterinary emergency clinic, merged on October 1 to establish a 24-hour specialty and emergency veterinary hospital in Wilson.

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“Merging with ECVETS allows us to better serve pets in North Carolina,” said Dr. Sonja Szymeczek, DVM, MSpVM, Diplomate ACVS. “This move has enhanced our ability to deliver continuity of patient and client care with around the clock service and monitoring. It is exciting for our veterinary medical team and the pets of our region.”

Dr. Szymeczek grew up in Kannapolis, North Carolina. She attended North Carolina State University for both her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Her main interests include wound management, soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery. She has been a board-certified member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2004, and she has worked in private practice helping performs life saving surgeries on both dogs and cats since.

“Dr. Szymeczek joined the Vets Pets family in 2015 when she opened Points East VSH,” said, Steve Thomas, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Vets Pets. “In the years since, her practice has flourished, and the community’s demand for additional services, has led to this merger and the expansion of emergency services. We look forward to helping with their continued growth.”

Vets Pets handles the hospital’s practice management responsibilities, such as human resources, continuing education and equipment purchases, which allows on-site staff to focus on practicing medicine and the patients they love.

About Vets Pets

Vets Pets is a cooperative group of small-animal veterinary hospitals located in the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina. Based in Wilson, North Carolina, Vets Pets was created to address the changing needs in the veterinary industry. By providing hands-on operations management, HR support, continued education, advanced technology and resources, it enables veterinarians to focus on medical excellence in a supportive and healthy hospital culture.

Whether veterinarians are looking to join one of their existing practices, launch a new practice, acquire an existing practice or transition out of practice ownership, Vets Pets’ role in the business is flexible. It invests in people, equipment and facilities with the long-term in mind, and works with veterinary partners to match strengths and interests with the right business opportunity. For entrepreneurial veterinary leaders, Vets Pets forms partnerships where it co-owns practices with veterinarians. For more information, visit the Vets Pets website and Facebook page.

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