Vista is the 15th hospital owned and operated by Ethos. “Having Vista onboard adds to our growing set of veterinary hospitals and we are pleased to expand our presence in California,” said Ames Prentiss, CEO of Ethos.
For Ethos, partnering with hospitals that share its values, goals and commitment to innovation is paramount. Opportunities for growth and advancement of veterinary medicine, as well as individual growth, were of utmost importance for JT Vida, DVM, DACVS, owner of Vista. “When first contacted by Ethos, I was intrigued by the approach they are taking, which is very distinct from other veterinary groups,” said Dr. Vida. “Their concern for the individual coupled with a desire for the advancement of veterinary medicine really resonated with me. As discussions continued, it became apparent that Ethos could help Vista achieve so much more than we could by ourselves.”
Adding hospitals through mergers and acquisitions is part of Ethos’ long-term growth strategy. Having secured additional capital through a debt syndication, Ethos is looking to expand its hospital presence in current markets as well as new markets. “We are being selective and are in discussions with only those practices that best fit with Ethos – financially, geographically and culturally,” said Prentiss.
About Ethos Veterinary Health
Ethos Veterinary Health operates specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals with 15 locations cross the U.S. Ethos’ focus on team culture, professional growth of team members and scientific innovation leads to more fulfilled medical teams and improved care of patients and clients. For more information, visit ethosvet.com.
About Vista Veterinary Specialists
Vista Veterinary Specialists is a 24-hour emergency and referral practice in Sacramento, Calif., providing specialized and emergency care for companion animals. For more information, visit vistavets.com.