Our very own Steve Thomas recently sat down with Shawn Wilkie and Dr. Ivan Zakharenkov…
Wilson, NC (April 6, 2020) – Vets Pets, a North Carolina veterinary hospital network, is once again expanding in the Triangle with a land purchase to broaden emergency veterinary services for the greater Fayetteville area. Expected to open in early 2021, the new emergency and critical care facility will be built in the entryway of Fayetteville’s Military Business Park along Bragg Boulevard.
“We are committed to the Fayetteville community and furthering our investment by expanding operations in the region,” said Steve Thomas, CEO of Vets Pets. “Our new facility will allow us to provide a far superior client and referral experience, and will enable us to care for even more animals in 2021.”
Currently, Vets Pets’ manages Animal Urgent Care of Fayetteville located at 3635 Sycamore Dairy Road. After acquiring Animal Urgent Care of Fayetteville in 2014, the after-hours emergency veterinary hospital has continued to grow and is ready to move into a larger facility with an advanced veterinary ICU unit, surgical suites, and advanced imaging capabilities. The dedicated team, including four doctors and a staff of client service representatives and veterinary technicians, works around the clock including weekends, holidays and during natural disasters like Hurricane Florence.
“We’re excited to have Vets Pets on board,” said James Rose, Vice President of Broadwell Land Company. “They’ll fit in nicely with the blend of industry and support businesses we’re bringing to the park as they serve the needs of our growing community.”
Animal Urgent Care of Fayetteville is one of 24 locations managed by Vets Pets throughout North Carolina. Broadwell Land Company is one of the owners of The Military Business Park, Inc., which was formed in February 2010 to develop 230 acres contiguous to Fort Bragg.
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.