Ted Sprinkle, DVM
Dr. Ted Sprinkle was a practicing veterinarian for almost 20 years before pioneering the idea of a veterinarian-led veterinary practice management organization with Dr. Butera. Ted oversees acquisitions and maintains direct contact with all of our practices through regular visits and town hall meetings, where he encourages feedback from all of the hospital staff. Ted is always available to anyone on the Pet Partners team.
After spending nearly two decades as a practicing veterinarian in the field of equine medicine and surgery, Dr. Ted Sprinkle founded Pet Partners from a unique perspective – he had experienced the opportunities and challenges, inspirations and frustrations that drive a veterinarian and private practice. He understood that, more often than not, the day-to-day details of managing a business got in the way of his passion for medicine. With this experience in mind, he created Pet Partners.
In the last ten years, Dr. Sprinkle has toured more than 500 veterinary hospitals and has learned that a practice is only as successful as its people. That is why he dedicates his time to finding practices with a talented team already in place and working with them to achieve even more great results.
Before creating Pet Partners, Dr. Sprinkle was the founder of Healthy Pet Corp., a consolidator and emerging player in the corporate veterinary industry which was acquired by VCA in 2007. He was responsible for much of the vision and creation of the concept behind Healthy Pet. Under his leadership, Healthy Pet acquired 24 practices with total gross revenue close to $30.0 million.
As a pioneer in bringing sophisticated medicine and surgery to companion horses, Dr. Sprinkle developed one of the largest equine veterinary practices in the Eastern United States. Additionally, he has owned, managed and sold three companion animal veterinary practices.
In 1987, Dr. Sprinkle left day-to-day veterinary practice to become CEO and President of Nedlaw Stable, Inc. Nedlaw Stable grew from start-up to national prominence as a leading thoroughbred management organization. In that capacity, he led a team that raised and invested over $10.0 million for the purchase, development, and racing of thoroughbred horses. He has selected and campaigned many stakes winners in the racing world for many sophisticated investors.
Dr. Sprinkle holds a B.S. from Cornell University. He graduated in 1969 from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University with four distinguished awards for excellence in small animal medicine and surgery. He has been a member and officer of many veterinary organizations over the years and served on the Board of Directors of the prestigious American Association of Equine Practitioners and The Society for Theriogenology. He has lectured before many professional and lay associations, including Veterinary Colleges at Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sprinkle is an author of two papers and was awarded a position in the first Who’s Who in Veterinary Medicine.