Veterinary Innovative Partners and Valley Veterinary Care Join Forces 


By Veterinary Innovative Partners

Partnership grows VIP to nearly 70 veterinarian-owned-and-operated hospitals nationwide, furthering commitment to exceptional veterinarian-led care. 

NASHVILLE, TENN. (June 08, 2024) Veterinary Innovative Partners (VIP), a network of veterinarian-owned-and-operated hospitals across nine states, has announced its acquisition of Valley Veterinary Care, a veterinary care group with 24 clinics across Texas, California and Colorado. The partnership marks a significant expansion of VIP’s network, now comprising nearly 70 veterinarian-led hospitals nationwide. 

As a part of VIP’s network, all Valley Veterinary Care general and emergency practices will continue to operate under their legacy names. VIP guides its hospitals to deliver the best patient outcomes by balancing hospital-level autonomy and centralized support to enhance hospital operations and management while also providing veterinarians and their teams with a best-in-class work environment. 

“Valley Veterinary Care’s commitment to excellence aligns with VIP’s commitment to elevating animal health care and empowering Life-first veterinary teams,” said Chris Bishop, CEO of VIP. “Their leadership team’s core values – integrity, accountability and a genuine passion for the families they serve – resonate deeply with our own. Together, we will continue fostering an environment where every team member feels valued with customized educational services to support their career growth and shared passion for providing the best possible vet care for clients and their pets.” 

Pet families in Texas, California and Colorado will continue to see the friendly faces they know and trust across all Valley Veterinary Care clinics. Each location offers the care needed to help pets live long, healthy lives with cutting-edge medicine in a compassionate and caring environment. 

“Partnering with VIP represents an exciting step forward in our ability to continue to deliver exceptional care to pets and their families,” said Wesley Godwin, CEO of Valley Veterinary Care. “We are excited by VIP’s commitment to ongoing professional support and collaboration as we build and preserve our practice’s legacy together. Our goal with this new chapter is to enhance our practices to ensure high-quality veterinarian-led care is available for pet families for years to come. I will work closely with Chris and the VIP leadership team in my advisory capacity to see this vision realized.” 

VIP was founded by four veterinarians who believed they could create a better veterinary medicine experience for those experiencing burnout due to unrealistic work expectations, difficult administrative load, and lack of compassion in the industry. The company was created to provide the highest standard of care to pets and the people who choose to work at VIP. Its network now spans nearly 70 hospitals across Florida, Tennessee, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Texas, Colorado and California.  

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About Veterinary Innovative Partners 

Veterinary Innovative Partners (VIP) is a network of veterinarian-owned-and-operated hospitals across nine states. VIP is guided by a mission to provide veterinarians and their teams with all the resources, mentorship, and autonomy they need to thrive personally and professionally while giving pets the best possible care. Join the VIP family, where our team members are our top priority to ensure best-in-class personalized care, ownership and accountability, trust, and an exceptional work environment. Visit our website, and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook to learn more.