The Independent Veterinary Practitioners Association (IVPA) is the first nonprofit association dedicated to uniting and empowering independent veterinarians in continuing to shape the business and practice of animal health care.
A decades-long trend toward consolidation and the introduction of new players (large corporations, acquisition groups, private equity investment firms, etc.) may have altered the landscape of veterinary medicine, but the game is far from over. Independent veterinarians remain a force to reckon with, comprising the majority of hospital ownership in the United States.
And as the saying goes, there is strength in numbers.
To unite independent veterinarians and empower them to shape the business & practice of animal health care.
To advocate exclusively for the needs of the independent practice. To Promote the value of the independent practice to both our communities and our profession.
WE BELIEVE INDEPENDENT PRACTICES:
Build enduring relationships with animals and their owners
Individualize veterinary care based on animal health needs
Deliver high-value veterinary care
Manage their practices to help clients manage the cost of animal ownership
Clients deserve to have a choice in veterinary practice
OUR VISION IS TO:
Advocate for the special needs of independent veterinarians
Promote our value to our communities and our profession
Increase utilization of locally owned practices
WE WILL DEVELOP MEMBER SERVICES:
Services to help elevate the business & medicine practiced by independents
Connect veterinarians who want to sell to veterinarians who want to buy practices
Support veterinarians, nurses and practice managers employed by independently owned practices
WE PLAN TO:
Build a network of owners, associates, nurses and practice managers
Finalize our association structure (board of directors, by-laws, non-profit tax status)
Raise money to fund services