Growth spurt puts Pathway on Inc. 500 list

Southern Veterinary Partners places even higher among the fastest-growing U.S. companies.

Growth spurt puts Pathway on Inc. 500 list
Employees at Pathway Vet Alliance headquarters celebrate placing No. 427 on the Inc. 500 list.

Pathway Vet Alliance has leapfrogged hundreds of privately held firms to earn a spot on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.

Pathway, which manages more than 200 veterinary hospitals in 33 states, was ranked No. 1,094 in 2018 and now sits at No. 427. The Austin, Texas, company achieved a tenfold increase in revenue over three years, reaching $374.2 million in 2018.

“It is an absolute honor to continue experiencing the kind of growth necessary to be included amongst the most successful companies in America for two consecutive years,” said CEO Stephen Hadley, DVM, MS, MBA. “Accelerating our pace of growth has been a significant undertaking for our entire team, and without their efforts this achievement wouldn’t have been possible.”

Inc. magazine compiles an annual list of the top 5,000 companies — the Inc. 5000. The leading 500 enjoy extra bragging rights.

Also making the list were:

  • 286: Southern Veterinary Partners, a Birmingham, Alabama, operator of 89 hospitals in 12 states. The company was No. 235 in 2018.
  • 1,409: PetWell Partners, a Houston-based network of 35 locally managed veterinary hospitals in eight states.
  • 1,859: Vetsource, a Portland, Oregon, provider of pharmacy management services and a source of home delivery of pet medications and food. Protection Status