Texas Animal Hospitals and BluePearl Form Strategic Alliance

TAMPA, Fla., October 4, 2012 – South Texas Veterinary Specialists in San Antonio, North Houston Veterinary Specialists in Houston, and BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a national leader of specialty and emergency medicine for companion animals with 29 locations in 12 states based in Tampa, Fla., have formed a strategic alliance.

BluePearl is unique among larger industry participants in that its specialty and emergency hospitals are principally owned and operated by veterinarians and veterinary professionals who work at and serve in leadership roles at its hospitals. The teams at the Texas and BluePearl hospitals are known for having a strong appreciation for the preservation of camaraderie of veterinary specialty practice and partnership with primary care veterinarians.

South Texas Veterinary Specialists was founded in 2000 by C. Collins “Andy” Anderson, III, DVM, MBA, DACVS, and Fred A. Williams, Jr., DVM, DACVS. In 2010, STVS co-founded the North Houston Veterinary Specialists location with Justin D. Payne, DVM, DACVS. The Texas hospital’s founders will continue to provide local leadership and management of day to day operations. “As the veterinary specialty and emergency market continues to evolve a partnership with BluePearl Veterinary Partners provided material strategic, operational and capital advantages for our practices,” said Dr. Anderson.

“The regional alliance we’ve formed is exciting,” said Darryl Shaw, chief executive officer of BluePearl. “The Texas hospitals share the same passion for quality of medicine and business operations that BluePearl has had success with.”

The Texas hospitals have state-of-the-art equipment and offer appointments by referral for specialty treatment such as surgery, internal medicine, critical care, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, rehabilitation and dermatology.

The Houston hospital is located at 1646 Spring Cypress Road in the Woodlands/Spring area and the San Antonio hospital is located at 503 East Sonterra Blvd.