IVC Evidensia

Becoming part of our group

Whether you’re looking to strengthen your clinic or require support with the business side of your practice so you can focus on being a veterinarian again, we are here for you every step of the way to support you and your staff.

Joining IVC Evidensia

Many businesses have a top-down philosophy – that’s not us at all. We believe the best veterinary practices are led by local teams. We encourage and enable you to maintain a healthy work-life balance and support you with your own development.

Veterinary clinics and hospitals join IVC Evidensia because their owners feel at home with us for many reasons. They weigh their options and carefully consider all aspects of their business including the future of their staff and ensuring that the legacy they have built over the years will be preserved, sustained and further developed.

We enable local clinics to retain their independence while centralising administrative functions and support services at the group level, allowing vets to focus on delivering high-quality care. We offer clinical freedom, personal development and an exceptional network.

A focus on people and independence

The fast growth by acquisitions that we have experienced in the past few years has been achieved with a people-focused attitude. While other businesses may struggle to combine the cultures of two companies, IVC Evidensia works differently as we have established shared values and principles across our group while maintaining the independent spirit of each clinic.

“The greatest advantage of being part of a bigger group is definitely the access to a network of specialists. Being a major player in the market, IVC Evidensia has the ability to make a big difference”.

Magnus Andersson, Small Animal Clinic Chief Veterinary Officer, Karlskoga in Sweden.

“Introducing your own practice to a larger group is a big step, yet an exciting change for your entire staff and the clinic. After a short transition period, we immediately experienced the benefits of collaboration between clinics.”

Ko Schoenmakers, Veterinarian and Clinical Director, Veterinary Clinic Ijsselstein in The Netherlands.

How it works

  1. A member of our team will contact you to arrange a free, no-obligation valuation at a time that suits you best.
  2. You’ll be in good hands. As fellow vets, we understand that this is a sensitive time for you and will treat the process with the utmost respect to you and your business.
  3. If you agree to join our group, we will work with you closely throughout the due diligence and completion process. If you would like a free, no-obligation valuation or simply an informal chat, please contact our team today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will IVC Evidensia change the way I run the clinic or hospital?

The veterinary skills, local knowledge and established teams that come with every new practice are more important to the group than the bricks-and-mortar of each site. Because we know that you know what’s best for your practice, we like to keep it that way.

The group offers support – handling procurement, marketing and offering HR advice, for example – but regardless of whether you’re an independent owner or a group clinical manager, you are still running the practice the way you see fit.

How will my staff be impacted?

In the short-term, they might not even notice it. The decision to become part of IVC Evidensia is for you as the practice owner to make, so you can talk to your staff about that in your own way. Once the practice has joined the group, they may only notice that their monthly payment notification looks different.

In the medium- to long-term however, staff will enjoy the benefits of being part of a larger group, with access to extra training and career advice. Through the group’s intranet, they will also be able to seek advice and share ideas with other teams across the UK and Europe.

What support will I get?

As soon as your clinic or hospital joins the group, you will be assigned a Business Support Manager for on-site help whenever it is needed. These managers won’t dictate how you should run things but they can offer assistance and access to the services the group offers. There is a wealth of group expertise in areas such as health & safety, human resources, finance, marketing and continuous personal development for every staff member.

Regional meetings also allow staff from local IVC Evidensia clinics to meet their colleagues in a relaxed environment. We really must stress this point – the group doesn’t force anything upon a practice. The group’s resources are there for anyone to access should they need them.

Will joining affect our clients?

In our experience, the majority of clients rarely realise that a practice has joined the group. Your clients have always come, and will continue to do so, because they value the service they get from you and your team. Joining IVC Evidensia shouldn’t change that – we don’t rebrand practices, change everyone’s uniforms or interfere in your local culture.

It is important to us that you carry on being a local practice employing people from the local community and offering the same care you always have. We are there in the background to help you with the administrative side of running a practice, allowing you to focus on providing excellent patient care. Ideally, any effects will be positive ones.