Covetrus invests in Veterinary Study Groups

Covetrus announced that it made a strategic investment in Veterinary Study Groups, a provider of peer-to-peer learning experiences for veterinary practice leaders.

VSG manages more than 50 Veterinary Management Groups in North America. The groups comprise more than 1,100 members who together own more than 1,500 practices.

VSG will operate as a standalone company within Covetrus, with the entire team joining Covetrus.

The expanded partnership will bring Covetrus’ scale and portfolio to VSG’s members, as well as help identify potential new members. VSG brings Covetrus opportunity to accelerate its strategy to drive increased customer alignment, according to the announcement.

“We have long admired VSG, as it is an iconic veterinary organization that shares our mission around enabling veterinarians in the pursuit of clinical, operational and financial success,” said Ben Wolin, Covetrus’ president and CEO. “The VSG leadership team is critical to continuing the success of VMG members, and we look forward to collaborating as colleagues while driving increased value for veterinary practices and advancing our industry.”

“VSG and Covetrus share a common vision and set of values, all in support of helping veterinary practices in their pursuit of extraordinary success and advocating for the veterinary profession,” said Link Welborn, board chair, president and CEO of VSG. “We are excited about moving forward with this expanded strategic relationship, as we look to help current and future VMG members further improve their clinical outcomes and achieve greater success in their practices.”