Clinical Trial: To evaluate a new therapy for cats with anemia due to chronic kidney disease

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Ethos Veterinary Health is conducting a fully funded, FDA-regulated study to evaluate new therapy for cats with anemia due to chronic kidney disease.

We are currently enrolling cats in a study at a number of our hospitals involving the use of a unique gene therapy product. Products based on similar technologies (but not for this indication) are approved for use in human medicine in the U.S. and Europe, but this type of novel product has not yet been used for treating cats, making this an exciting treatment option.

Study Eligibility and Details:

  • Cats must be at least two years old and weigh at least 2 kg.
  • Eligible patients must have IRIS staged CKD and hematocrit of <28%.
  • The treatment is administered once by intramuscular injection at the beginning of the study (Day 0) and cats are monitored regularly for 70 days thereafter.
  • The study will include a placebo treatment group. Cats will be enrolled at a ratio of one placebo-treated cat for every four active-treated cats. Although the cats assigned to the placebo treatment group may not show improvement of their signs of anemia, they will still receive the benefit of free veterinary care and laboratory testing during the study.
  • Cats will receive physical exams, regular clinical pathology assessments and treatment at no charge to the client over the period of their participation in the study.
  • Owners who comply with study requirements will be compensated for costs associated with study.

Clinical Study for cats with chronic kidney disease

Enroll Today:

If you are interested in participating in this study, please refer to the list below and call the Ethos Veterinary Health hospital near you to learn more, or to schedule an appointment for a consult.

  • Boston West Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, Natick, MA: Dr. Hathaway Fiocchi, 508-319-2117
  • Bulger Veterinary Hospital, North Andover, MA: Dr. Annalisa Prahl, 978-682-9905
  • Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital, Latham, NY: Dr. Shelley Smith, 518-785-1094
  • Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Woburn, MA: Dr. Marion Haber and Dr. Kenneth Palladino, 781-932-5802
  • Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Portsmouth, NH: Dr. Karen Campbell and Dr. Tonya Brown, 603-433-0056
  • Premier Veterinary Group, Chicago, IL: Dr. Katie Simpson, 773-516-5800
  • Veterinary Specialty Hospital – Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA: Dr. Kate Arnell, 858-875-7500
  • Vista Veterinary Specialists, Sacramento, CA: Dr. Nathan Bailiff, 916-231-4445

 

AAHA, VetBloom to Launch Exclusive AAHA Member Learning Platform

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LAKEWOOD, Colorado – April 30, 2019 – In a move that brings a veterinary industry leader in online CE together with the only association to accredit companion animal hospitals in North America, VetBloom and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) are excited to announce the upcoming launch of the AAHA | Learning platform.

Provided as an exclusive AAHA member benefit, the new platform will be powered and hosted by VetBloom, a digital learning ecosystem from Ethos Veterinary Health (Ethos). At launch, it will include access to more than 50 hours of non-sponsored RACE-approved technical CE for veterinarians and technicians. But that’s only the start.

With courses available in a variety of formats ranging from interactive case-based learning modules and virtual simulations to podcasts, webinars, and more, VetBloom sets the industry standard for creating innovative and engaging content using cutting-edge learning technologies. The collaboration will open the door for AAHA to provide its own industry-leading educational resources to more than 4,400 accredited hospitals across Canada and the United States in fresh, relevant, and transformative ways.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with such an innovative and forward-thinking organization,” says AAHA Chief Executive Officer Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP (Emeritus). “VetBloom’s overall pedagogical approach combined with their aptitude for applying cutting-edge technologies in an easy-to-use and accessible manner makes them a true leader in the online learning space.”

Additional AAHA | Learning platform benefits include:

  • Continued access to high-quality existing AAHA CE, including AAHA’s guidelines
  • The option to upgrade to a premium-level subscription that provides access to hundreds of hours of CE for veterinarians and technicians as well as state-of-the-art, advanced courses
  • An easy-to-use, mobile-friendly interface and user experience that enables AAHA members to access their CE directly from their AAHA account
  • Customer support directly through the knowledgeable AAHA team

While these benefits will be available when the platform launches, new feature additions will be ongoing and content updates will occur regularly.

“We’re tremendously excited to be partnering with an industry leading organization such as AAHA,” says VetBloom founder and Ethos Chief Knowledge Officer Patrick Welch, DVM, MBA, DACVO. “The AAHA and VetBloom teams share a passion for learning and growth, and this collaboration provides us with the opportunity to develop a learning ecosystem that makes a truly meaningful impact for the veterinary industry.”

The AAHA Learning platform will launch in July.

For more information about the American Animal Hospital Association, visit aaha.org.

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About AAHA

The American Animal Hospital Association is the only organization that accredits companion animal practices throughout the United States and Canada according to high standards of veterinary care. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire healthcare team.

About VetBloom

VetBloom is an innovative learning ecosystem featuring the expertise of the finest veterinary professionals in the industry, along with cutting-edge, online instruction. Team members learn through direct and virtual instruction, interactive case-based scenarios and 3D simulations. VetBloom allows veterinary professionals to advance their skills from anywhere in the world. For more information visit vetbloom.com.

About Ethos

Ethos Veterinary Health is a veterinary health company with hospitals across the U.S. providing advanced medical care for pets. Our approach includes a focus on transformative science, continuous learning and growth for team members and collaboration. For more information, visit ethosvet.com.

Ethos Veterinary Health LLC Recapitalization with Brown Brothers Harriman Capital Partners

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Brown Brothers Harriman Completes Investment in Ethos Veterinary Health LLC

New York, NY, JANUARY 9, 2019BBH Capital Partners (“BBHCP”) announced today that it has completed a recapitalization of Ethos Veterinary Health LLC (“Ethos” or the “Company”). Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Ethos is one of the largest pure-play independent providers of specialty veterinary health services, including 24/7 emergency care, surgical procedures, radiology services and internal medicine. Ethos operates 21 specialty and emergency hospitals and employs over 300 doctors of veterinary medicine. In addition, Ethos provides a complementary suite of reference laboratory and compounding pharmacy services and has developed a well-regarded continuing education and training platform to support the ongoing professional development of its veterinarians and technicians.

Ethos has earned a national reputation among veterinary professionals for providing exceptional quality-of-care, world-class professional development as well as a veterinarian-first culture. After the recapitalization, Ethos remains majority owned by its founders and professionals in the veterinary industry under the leadership of CEO and Co-Founder Ames Prentiss and is well capitalized to further accelerate a growth strategy that will continue to focus on expanding existing hospitals, acquisitions and growth of the complementary suite of services.

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About Ethos Veterinary Health

Ethos is a veterinary health company with 17 hospitals across the U.S. providing advanced medical care for pets. Our approach includes a focus on transformative science, continuous learning and growth for team members, and collaboration. For more information, visit ethosvet.com.

About BBH Capital Partners

BBH Capital Partners (“BBHCP”), a private equity strategy of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., provides friendly capital solutions to growth-oriented middle-market companies. Our flexible investment mandate gives us the ability to act as a control or non-control investor and to structure our investments as a combination of equity and subordinated debt securities as needed. BBHCP typically invests between $30 million and $125 million per platform investment, and our capital is used to support a variety of transactions, including management or leveraged buyouts, growth financings, recapitalizations (including dividend recapitalizations), buy-and-build strategies and acquisitions.

Western Reserve Partners Advises Ethos Veterinary Health

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Western Reserve Partners Advises Ethos Veterinary Health in its Growth Equity Recapitalization

CLEVELAND, OH (December 18, 2018)Western Reserve Partners, a division of Citizens Capital Markets, Inc., is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Ethos Veterinary Health, LLC (“Ethos” or the “Company”) in its recapitalization by Brown Brothers Harriman Capital Partners (“BBHCP”). Through the recapitalization, Ethos remains independently owned by its veterinarian professionals and, under the leadership of founding CEO Ames Prentiss, is well capitalized to further accelerate its acquisition-focused growth strategy.

Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Ethos is a leading provider of specialty veterinary health services with over 300 doctors of veterinary medicine throughout the United States. The Company’s unique integrated clinical model includes 21 specialty & emergency hospitals and a suite of complementary reference laboratory, compounding pharmacy and SaaS-based training services. The Company, formed in 2015 through the merger of four veterinary hospital systems, has since acquired six additional hospital systems and also earned a national reputation among veterinary professionals for providing exceptional quality-of-care, world-class professional development and a veterinarian-first culture. Through this minority equity recapitalization with Brown Brothers Harriman, Ethos has provided liquidity to its owners, gained a partner with significant experience scaling multi-unit healthcare businesses and positioned itself for future organic and acquisitive growth.

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About Western Reserve Partners

Western Reserve Partners, a division of Citizens Capital Markets, Inc., provides M&A, capital raising and other financial advisory services to middle market companies across a focused set of industry verticals. We deliver thoughtful advice, keen market insight and superior execution to our clients, both nationally and internationally, and our managing directors average nearly 30 years of experience and have directly executed more than 700 transactions throughout their careers.

Western Reserve Partners is a part of Citizens Financial Group, one of the oldest and largest financial institutions in the U.S. Also, as a member of Oaklins, the world’s most experienced mid-market M&A advisory organization, Western Reserve Partners has unparalleled access to global companies and investors.

Ethos Supports Initiative to Establish Standard Title and Scope of Practice for Veterinary Technicians

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Woburn, Mass., August 24, 2018 –Ethos Veterinary Health (Ethos) has developed a position statement in support of NAVTA’s Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI). The initiative by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America is aimed at establishing a national credential for Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN).

Ethos fully supports this work given its importance in improving patient care. “Ethos has a strong commitment to the continuous growth and development of our team members, and we believe the Veterinary Nurse Initiative provides a crucial guiding framework to help us achieve this goal,” said Patrick Welch, DVM, MBA, DACVO, Chief Knowledge Officer of Ethos Veterinary Health.“We are excited to take an active role in supporting NAVTA in their efforts around this initiative.”

The statement reads as follows:

Ethos Veterinary Health mission is to provide unsurpassed veterinary health care for patients and their human companions. We recognize the vital role that veterinary technicians play in the integrated veterinary healthcare team, and that this collaborative approach to care is essential to achieving this mission.

We support the goals of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) to unite the profession with one standard title and scope of practice. The VNI will increase public awareness of the profession and elevate and align practice standards, leading to better patient care and consumer protection. These goals are consistent with our core values of collaboration, continuous development, innovation, quality, and teamwork. Ethos Veterinary Health is proud to support the Veterinary Nurse Initiative.

For more information about Ethos’s support of this initiative please contact Ed Carlson at ecarlson@ethosvet.com.

About Ethos Veterinary Health

Ethos is a veterinary health company with hospitals across the U.S. providing advanced medical care for pets. Our approach includes a focus on transformative science, continuous learning and growth for team members and collaboration.

 

Ethos Continues to Show Strong Growth in Q1 2018

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WOBURN, Mass. (BUSINESS WIRE) — Ethos Veterinary Health (Ethos), a leading independent veterinary health company, just finalized its third acquisition since December 2017, expanding its presence across the U.S. Integrative Pet Care in Chicago, Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center of Hawaii, in Honolulu, and Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital Pet Emergency Center in Roseville, CA, have recently joined Ethos.

Ethos has significantly expanded its scope and now operates 17 veterinary specialty hospitals, which includes a team of more than 360 clinicians, and a suite of complementary services. These include Ethos Diagnostic Science, a San Diego-based reference lab with new locations in Boston and Denver; Ethos Veterinary Compounding, a compounding pharmacy; and VetBloom, an innovative online learning platform.

With its unique approach of integrating clinical medicine with science and education, and focus on vision, values and culture, Ethos is a great option for veterinary practice owners who are looking to join a larger organization or for a retirement option. A contributing factor to Ethos’ momentum is the increase in practice owners seeking out Ethos.

“It was very important for us to be part of a growing organization that respects the veterinarian and the practice. Ethos was the right partner for us.”

Will Coleman, DVM
Associate Medical Director and former owner of Veterinary Emergency + Referral Center of Hawaii

Ethos is currently an active buyer and interested parties can contact Brian Cassell at bcassell@ethosvet.com for more information.

About Ethos Veterinary Health

Ethos is a veterinary health company with 17 hospitals across the U.S. providing advanced medical care for pets. Our approach includes a focus on transformative science, continuous learning and growth for team members, and collaboration. For more information, visit ethosvet.com.