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Leiria Veterinary Hospital integrates Onevet (Unavets Group)

The Leiria Veterinary Hospital has joined the ONEVET Group (part of the UNAVETS Group), reinforcing the presence of the Group in Central Portugal, in Leiria city, which is located about an hour and a half north of Lisbon.

Managed by 2 partners, Ricardo Alves and Lara Antunes, and a practice manager Nelson Antunes, it is a Hospital characterized for being the largest Veterinary Hospital in Leiria and has a team of 17 professionals, including 9 veterinarians, 5 nurses and 2 veterinary assistants. It is a generalist practice, with an area of approximately 400m2, composed of three consulting rooms (one of which is dedicated exclusively to feline internal medicine), one operating room equipped to perform soft tissue surgery and orthopedics, imaging room with digital radiology and ultrasound, in addition to hospitalization areas arranged according to the species and type of disease diagnosed. The facility is well positioned to continue to grow veterinary activities in several areas such as internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, orthopedics, imaging, ophthalmology and chemotherapy.

Many synergies are expected from this collaboration, and both the Onevet Group and the owners are excited by the prospect of working together.

Ricardo Alves, clinical director of the Hospital, says: "With this process, we believe that the conditions will be met to advance and innovate the technical knowledge of the entire team through integration into a network of knowledge that is broad and consolidated at a national level. We will continue to develop our role at the scientific and community level in an increasingly updated and appropriate way to the current needs of Veterinary Medicine."

Guilherme Assis, Executive Director of ONEVET, says: Leiria is a successful and well growing practice in the Leiria area. We are extremely pleased that Ricardo, Lara and Nelson have chosen OneVet as the platform that will offer them helpful benefits ranging from clinical collaboration to additional business support for the practice.”


The UNAVETS Group (“UNAVETS”) is a leading veterinary healthcare group with 91 practices across Spain and Portugal. UNAVETS is comprised of reference/specialized centers, 24-hour hospitals, primary opinion clinics and vet offices, which guarantee a complete service offering. Its growth strategy started with a focus on Iberia but has since expanded to other European countries and the United States, as well as adjacent verticals synergistic with veterinary healthcare. UNAVETS differentiates via heavy investment in science-led clinical training, equipment and clinic business support; continuing to push the envelope in favor of advanced veterinary care. For more information please visit: https://www.unavets.com.


Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $163 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2022. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in credit, private equity, real assets and listed equities. The firm has over 1,050 employees and offices in 20 cities worldwide. For additional information, please visit Oaktree’s website at http://www.oaktreecapital.com/.


ONEVET was founded in 2012 by Inter-Risco, SCR, S.A., one of the leading private equity players in the Portuguese market. Over the last 20 years, Inter-Risco has developed a strong brand and an enviable network throughout the fragmented small and medium enterprise (SME) segment in Portugal, investing more than €200 million in more than 100 Iberian companies.

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