The leadership team at Ethos Veterinary Health today announced the formation of the new company, the result of a merger between IVG Hospitals, Premier Veterinary Group, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital and Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego.
Ethos will provide specialty and emergency care for pets through its 13 hospital locations across the U.S. The final merger documents were signed in December 2015.
Ethos works primarily through referral from primary care veterinarians, focusing on advanced medicine and compassionate care. Specialties include surgery, oncology, neurology, cardiology and internal medicine.
“Becoming one organization allows us to fully leverage our collective expertise,” said Ames Prentiss, CEO. “We’re building a national model that will leverage the regional investments we made over the years in education, compounding pharmacy and reference lab expertise.”
Those who led each of the hospital groups before the merger are all part of the new leadership team and the board of Ethos.
“Ethos is defining the future of veterinary medicine through innovative scientific advances,” said Dr. Chand Khanna, chief science officer. “It is my goal that our work will change the biology of many of the aggressive diseases that we deal with in the practice of specialty veterinary medicine, and in doing so, we will improve the lives and outcomes of our patients.”