Community Veterinary Partners expands into the state of Florida and Welcomes Village Animal Clinic!
Village Animal Clinic, located in North Palm Beach, Florida, joins Community Veterinary Partners as our 32nd veterinary hospital and first in the state of Florida on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017.
Village Animal Clinic is one of the oldest veterinary practices in Palm Beach County, Florida, opening in 1965. Dr. Michael Berkenblit and his wife, Dr. Melisa Degen, ACVIM, became owners of the practice in 1991. Both Dr. Berkenblit and Dr. Degen graduated from University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Berkenblit completed his internship at Louisiana State University in 1987. Dr. Degen completed her internship at North Carolina State University, her residency at UC Davis, and was a clinical instructor at Louisiana State University. When it comes to partnering with CVP, Dr. Berkenblit says: “I had negotiated with a number of buyers before I contacted CVP. From the very first conversation, there was a world of difference in CVP’s style. As the sole owner, I had a huge responsibility to find a partner that would continue the culture of quality medicine for our 4 legged patients, outstanding service to our clients, and caring for my staff as well as nurturing them to do bigger and better things. There were challenges that came up during my negotiations with CVP – and each and every time, CVP handled these challenges with fairness and grace. I am SO excited to join the CVP community of veterinary hospitals!”
Village Animal Clinic is a four doctor veterinary practice with a 6,500 square foot state-of-the-art veterinary facility and a vast list of veterinary services. “We are so excited to add Village Animal Clinic to our team and to expand into the state of Florida.” Says Lou Weihrauch, Vice President of Operation at Community Veterinary Partners. “The team at Village AC is so dedicated to their clients and the needs of their pets, which shows through their extensive suite of veterinary services and constant education for clients and general pet owner community. We look forward to working with the team to continue their culture while helping to grow well into the future.”
Village Animal Clinic offers clients services including veterinary dental procedures, internal medicine, on-site pharmacy, pain management, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional and behavioral consultations, digital radiography, in-house ultrasound and endoscopy. Welcome to the team Village Animal Clinic!
Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) owns and operates veterinary hospitals and is committed to providing world-class treatment and health services to animals. CVP is a family of 32 animal hospitals with a growing presence in seven states. CVP offers a fast paced, exciting and true entrepreneurial work environment. The company is backed by Cortec Group, a private equity firm, and continues on an accelerated growth path as it builds out its leadership team and operating platform.
Based in New York, NY Cortec Group makes control investments in middle-market specialty healthcare, consumer and business products, distribution and services companies with revenues of $40-$300 million, attractive margins and strong cash flows. Cortec has invested in over 75 companies since 1990.