Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
A small group of veterinary practices known as CityVet has grown by one with the opening of a hospital in Houston’s Uptown neighborhood.
The Galleria location offers veterinary care, boarding and grooming services, and a pet products store under the onsite management of general practitioner Jonathan Quan, DVM.
CityVet has eight other hospitals across Texas and is planning clinics in Colorado and Georgia. The company partners with practicing veterinarians who “enjoy the benefits of working for a larger company, while focusing on their patients and client base,” said CityVet’s chief veterinary officer, Paul Kline, DVM.
“As an all-in-one pet care provider, CityVet ensures every product on our shelves and every service we provide is healthy, effective and safe [and] at the most affordable prices,” Dr. Klein said.
The business model leaves a hospital’s systems, products, marketing and operational efficiencies to corporate overseers, “while the doctor has complete liberty to make day-to-day medical and business decisions and have equity as a partner,” according to CityVet.
Dr. Quan, a 2010 graduate of the University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine, will host a public grand opening Sept. 16. The hospital welcomed its first patients in late July.
Dallas-based CityVet was founded in 1999 by Chip Cannon, DVM, the company’s principal owner.