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The Independent Veterinary Practitioners Association (IVPA) is the first nonprofit association dedicated to uniting and empowering independently owned and locally operated veterinarians in continuing to shape the business and practice of animal health care.

There's no doubt the veterinary industry has changed. A decades-long trend toward consolidation and the introduction of new entrants (large corporations, acquisition groups, private equity investment firms, etc.) has altered the competitive landscape. IVPA exists to ensure a level playing field remains, one where independent veterinarians not only survive but thrive, where the next generation of veterinary professionals has the same opportunity to experience the joy and fulfillment of opening and managing their own practices — and where the most passionate voices in animal medicine continue to be heard.

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We believe that, as with other industries, veterinary clients should have the option to support small business and local ownership when seeking medical care for their pets, and to build solid, lasting relationships with their providers based first and foremost on patient health, well-being and longevity. If you agree...

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