Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
SAGE Veterinary Centers, a network of four Bay Area hospitals offering specialty and emergency care, has agreed to partner with the ophthalmology group Veterinary Vision.
The deal came three months after SAGE announced plans to expand with support from the private equity firm Chicago Pacific Founders Fund L.P. Details of the financial arrangement between SAGE and Veterinary Vision were not revealed.
Veterinary Vision operates clinics in San Carlos and San Francisco and employs five board-certified ophthalmologists. Each year the doctors treat over 3,100 patients and perform more than 12,000 examinations.
“Partnering with the SAGE team and incorporating ophthalmology into the wide range of specialty services provided at SAGE Centers is a natural evolution that will allow us to optimize outcomes for ophthalmic emergencies, coordinate care for patients presenting with ocular manifestations of diseases affecting other organs, and coordinate complicated patient management with anesthesia and surgery departments when needed,” said Veterinary Vision partner Cynthia Cook, DVM, Ph.D., DACVO.
SAGE’s CEO, Gina Del Vecchio, said the two groups “are uniquely aligned in cultural values.”
“Working as referral partners, SAGE and Veterinary Vision have become regarded as best-in-class specialty practices with an unwavering commitment to promoting medical excellence and quality care that has inspired the trust veterinarians have placed with both organizations for over two decades,” Del Vecchio said.