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Inauguration of the new Veterinary Hospital in Santo Tirso

The new Veterinary Hospital in Santo Tirso opened last 11th of January, result of a large private investment and has unique features as a veterinary hospital in the district of Oporto.

The opening ceremony was attended by the ONEVET Management and the Mayor of Santo Tirso, Alberto Costa, who affirms that "the construction of this hospital will be a great success and will continue to be at the forefront of animal protection and welfare".

The Santo Tirso Veterinary Hospital, located in the vicinity of the Municipal Pavilion, works 24 hours a day, always with external assistance and permanent monitoring of the hospitalised animals.

The unit has two operating rooms, four consulting rooms, several diagnostic rooms (radiography, ultrasound/endoscopy and complete laboratory) and, in addition, four hospitalisation areas differentiated by species: felines, felines with infectious diseases, canines and canines with infectious diseases. They also offer a specific care service for exotic animals.

Ricardo Baptista and António Rocha, founders of the Veterinary Hospital in Santo Tirso group, are very confident about this project, which they describe as a great challenge.

The CVST Group, founded 12 years ago, is composed of the Santo Tirso Veterinary Centre and the Santo Tomé Veterinary Centre, recently acquired by the ONEVET Group.

About UNAVETS Group

UNAVETS now has a total of 63 veterinary centres, 29 in Spain and 34 in Portugal, continuing its rapid expansion. UNAVETS is a veterinary group with nearly 550 professionals in Spain and Portugal. The UNAVETS Group (formed by the ONEVET Group in Portugal and UNAVETS in Spain) aims to become one of the largest veterinary healthcare groups in the Iberian Peninsula. To continue with its growth strategy in the Iberian Peninsula, the Group intends to develop new lines of services, innovating in digital communication and customer loyalty, and promoting collaboration between centres, clinical training and scientific development of its staff.

UNAVETS was financed in December 2019 with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. ("Oaktree"). Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specialising in alternative investments, with $140 billion under management in assets as of 30 September 2020. Oaktree Europe manages over €4.5 billion in assets under management.

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