BluePearl merger creates 1st multi-specialty, emergency hospital for pets in Oklahoma City

OKALHOMA CITY – The Veterinary Surgery Center (VSC) of Oklahoma City and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Associates (VECCA) have merged with BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a national leader in specialty and emergency veterinary medicine, to create the first multi-specialty and emergency veterinary hospital in Oklahoma City.

VSC and VECCA will continue to operate at their current locations while a new, BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospital for pets is built adjacent to the existing buildings. In addition to emergency and surgery services, other specialty services will be offered at the combined practice.

Internal medicine and ophthalmology are scheduled to be added this December, while veterinary oncology is scheduled to be added by summer of 2015.

“We’re pleased to welcome the teams at VSC and VECCA to the BluePearl family,” said Dr. Jennifer Welser, chief medical officer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners. “By merging our services together and bringing in more specialties, we’ll be better equipped to continue to offer the most remarkable care for pets in the Oklahoma City area.”

VSC was founded in 1986 by Dr. C.H. “Skip” Tangner, a board-certified veterinary surgeon and VECCA was founded in 1994 by Dr. Gary Kubat.

About BluePearl Veterinary Partners
BluePearl Veterinary Partners employs 1,800 team members including more than 450 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals offer referral-only, specialty care services and most offer 24-hour emergency care. BluePearl does not provide primary care. The company is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship programs. BluePearl also participates in clinical trials that investigate the effectiveness of new veterinary drugs and treatments, providing pet families access to cutting-edge medicine that is not yet commercially available. BluePearl is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.