LET PET PARTNERS JOIN YOUR TEAM
we want to build the community
Pet Partners wants to become a part of your veterinary practice. We understand selling your practice is a once in a lifetime business decision that is emotional and financial. We often hear that veterinarians would love to be free of the business management responsibilities of owning a practice, but are hesitant because they don’t want their practice to lose its identity in the sale. We are not here to change you. You have built a successful practice and it is our hope to become a part of your family and help you reach your goals.
Would You Like More Information?
If you’re interested in learning more, please feel free to contact our office via phone or email. You are also welcome to call Dr. Ted Sprinkle at 518-581-3293. All inquiries will be kept in complete confidence.
HOW DOES THE BUYING PROCESS WORK?
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will the name of my hospital stay the same?
- Will I be able to continue practicing medicine the way I always have?
- Will I be forced to use a formulary or specific drugs?
- Will my staff be kept intact and respected?
- Will the transition of ownership be invisible to my clients?
- Will I have to use ‘Pet Partners’ branding on marketing collateral?
At Pet Partners, the answers to these questions are up to you. We choose to work with veterinary hospitals that are proven to be successful on their own merits. It’s not our style to make unnecessary changes that may be detrimental to your continued success. We rely heavily on your input as to how your hospital will continue once our affiliation is in place. That being said, we have established some criteria for the type of hospital that we feel would be a good match with our organization.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A PARTNER
we want to make sure we join the right practice
Pet Partners is a national company, looking at practices in all areas of the U.S., from large cities, to clinics in small neighborhoods. We welcome practices of any size.
medicine & leadership
Pet Partners welcomes practices who correlate with our high standards of medicine. We also welcome leaders and staff who agree with our community-based, non-branded philosophy and possess a culture that mesh’s well with ours.
We look for Veterinary practice owners who want to be involved with the practice after the sale. Remember, you are the biggest reason for your veterinary hospital’s success, and we will work with you and your associates to continually grow and reach new milestones together.
Pet Partners looks at practices that are financially stable, and offer a favorable mix of products and services. Selling veterinarians should want to stay involved in their practice long after the selling process.
Pet Partners’ Partnership Development Team
Dr. Leslie MacLean
Dr. Leslie MacLean graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2002 with her doctorate in veterinary medicine. She is an area medial director and helps facilitate communications with other emergency hospitals and general practices.
Dr. Bob Bergantino
Dr Bergantino’s professional interests include soft tissue and general surgery and ear disease. His time spent out of the office revolves around golf, travel, sampling tasty craft brewed beers, and working on his home and pinball machines.
Dr. John Pierce
Dr. Pierce graduated in in 2009 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pierce’s wife, Danielle, is also a practicing veterinarian. The Pierce family lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with their two young children, Evie and Lucas.
Dr. Jerry Waddle
Dr. Waddle is part of a small group of veterinarians that hold board certification in two specialties. His specialties are oncology and internal medicine, with greater than 95% of his caseload at VSH being oncology patients.
Dr. John Pierce
Dr. Pierce graduated in in 2009 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.Dr. Pierce met his wife Danielle who is also a practicing veterinarian. In order to escape the frigid winters and to be closer to family, the Pierce family with their two young children, Evie and Lucas, moved to sunny St Petersburg in 2015.
Dr. Jerry Waddle
Dr. Jerry Waddle is one of a small group of veterinarians who hold board certifications in two specialties. His specialties are oncology and internal medicine, with greater than 95% of his caseload at VSH being oncology patients.