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Locally owned veterinary group passes major growth milestone

Tampa-based American Veterinary Group now boasts more than 100 clinics in its network.

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American Veterinary Group CEOÂ Craig Niebur. (Courtesy photo)
American Veterinary Group CEOÂ Craig Niebur. (Courtesy photo)
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American Veterinary Group, a Tampa-based company that owns and operates a network of veterinary hospitals, recently surpassed the 100-practices mark. 

According to a news release, AVG has a footprint in 10 states, including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. It provides a range of services for members of its network, including operational support and medical expertise, as well as recruiting, training, marketing, finance and human resource functions.

“It’s been an honor to be at the helm for this period of tremendous growth for AVG,” CEO Craig Niebur states in the release. “Beyond the numbers and figures, including more than 1,600 employees and 1.4 million pets treated and protected last year alone, are the people. As we grow, so does the AVG network of caring, hardworking professionals who have the opportunity to expand their expertise, reach new heights within their professional careers and serve even more animals.”

AVG’s leadership team, the release states, boasts three doctors of veterinary medicine, and its network includes 20 UrgentVet locations, facilities that bridge the gap between veterinary hospitals and 24-hour emergency clinics. Open nights, weekends and holidays, UrgentVet offers treatment for mild illnesses and injuries, with rates up to 40% less than comparable services at an emergency facility.

“The veterinary profession is an amazing profession to be a part of, and I couldn’t be more proud to be affiliated with AVG,” Chief Medical Officer and COO Dr. Christopher Smith states in the release. “Veterinarians are the strongest when we’re together, and each practice within our growing network of hospitals fuels our strength and translates to phenomenal patient care for pets.” 


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