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"Our mission is to help you become a practice owner by assisting with acquisition, start-up capital, and financing. We aim to provide mentorship that teaches you how to operate a high-quality, service-driven, and fiscally sound veterinary practice. We want to help you successfully operate a practice so you can enjoy work-life balance and financial success."


The Partners Philosophy: Job satisfaction
is the greatest reward.

At Partners Veterinary Group, we believe in energizing our team members through shared values, while helping them create value for our clients and patients. Knowing we can help make pets’ and people’s lives better motivates us to continually strive for excellence and love what we do.

Our team consistently works to build educational, supportive, AAHA accredited, and cooperative work environments that cater to positive experiences and professional growth. We’re constantly evolving, creating innovative ways to deliver cutting-edge medicine to our patients. We equip our teams with tools to enhance their skills and improve their knowledge.

Become a Managing Partner with Us

Partners Veterinary Group is growing rapidly. We are looking for motivated veterinary professionals who resonate with our values, and who want to provide the best medicine for their patients and clients. Be a part of something exciting as we open up new, cutting-edge hospitals in major cities around the country. If there’s a place where you dream of setting down roots and practicing outstanding veterinary medicine, we can help you get there.

Partners Veterinary Group gives you the tools and support to:

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Create the practice
and culture you desire

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Practice in a way that’s compatible with your preferred work-life balance

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Accelerate your

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Increase your
personal income

If you’re interested in owning a practice, we want to hear from you!

Our Practice Locations

Partners is building practices in the following cities—and we’re just getting started. Click below to learn more about our current Partners Animal Hospital locations.

Charlotte, NC      Asheville, NC   •  Chicago, IL       & more

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Providing Insight Through Speaking Engagements

We’re passionate about educating vet students, young associates, and future vet practice owners. One way we provide high-value insight is through speaking engagements. Dr. Joe Whalen has given speeches on a variety of veterinary topics to prepare his listeners for the journey ahead.

Some of his talks include:

Your 5-Year Plan to Financial Success Starts Today
How to Find the Ideal First Job
How to Start a Practice

Dr. Whalen has decades of practice ownership experience, combining veterinary expertise with sharp business acumen. Find out more about his lectures and how they can help you become a practice owner.


"There are many advantages to working at Partners Animal Hospital. Since each managing partner owns and operates their own practice, each practice is unique. This gives you a small animal hospital feel with more support, resources, and growth opportunities."


Become a Part of Our Talent Network

Partners Veterinary Group is currently opening multiple locations throughout the US and will soon be hiring for veterinary professionals for a wide range of positions – from doctors and techs to practice managers and beyond. If you’re interested in applying your skills at one of our locations across the country, submit your resume today to join our talent network!

Recent Blog Posts


The Path to Becoming a Veterinary Practice Owner: An Introductory Guide

Are you dreaming of becoming a veterinary practice owner after graduation? While the path to practice ownership may be challenging, the rewards are immense if you’re willing to put in the effort. You’ll get to practice outstanding medicine the way you want to practice it, experience a better quality of life, and potentially retire earlier…

Mentorship for Veterinary Practice Ownership: How to Benefit from Experienced Guidance

Owning a veterinary practice is a dream for many veterinarians. It offers the opportunity to be your own boss, set your own hours, and make a difference in the lives of animals and their owners. However, owning a practice can also be a lot of work and responsibility. That’s why it’s important to get mentorship…
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Financing Your Veterinary Practice: Options and Strategies for Success

Owning a veterinary practice is a dream for many veterinarians. However, it can be expensive to start and run a practice. That’s why it’s important to understand your financing options and develop a strategy for success. There are several different financing options available for veterinary practices. Some of the most common options include: Bank loans:…
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How to Start a Veterinary Practice

Want to Own a Veterinary Practice? Here’s What You Need. As a veterinarian, do you ever find yourself entertaining the idea of practice ownership, but you’re not quite sure you’re ready? Are you eager to learn more about becoming a practice owner and taking that next big step? Partners Veterinary Group is dedicated to helping…