With the integration of Clinica Veterinária de São Pedro (CVSP) ONEVET enters the veterinary market of the Azores Archipelago through the largest and most reputable veterinary unit of the archipelago, located on Terceira Island, in Angra do Heroísmo. Founded in 1997 by the veterinarians Luciano Costa and Jorge Dinis, CVSP has always been responsible for providing a veterinary service of quality, dedication and commitment of the entire team as revealed in its signature "Nobody Loves Him as You, Nobody Cares of Him Like Us".
Luciano Costa, founder and Clinical Director of CVSP says, ”The integration of Clinica Veterinária de São Pedro in Onevet is a guarantee in the continuity of healthcare services centred on pets, that it bets on the best means of diagnosis and medical training of the team to raise the quality of the services provided and thus repay the trust placed in us by pet parents.“
Junko Sheehan, the CEO of UNAVETS Group, comments, “CVSP joining OneVet (and the broader UNAVETS Group) is a reflection of the partnerships we have forged with our clinical directors and our focus on being real partners and consistent supporters of excellent veterinary healthcare and of our clinical teams over time.”
UNAVETS Group has a leadership position in the veterinary healthcare market in Iberia (Spain and Portugal), developing in 2 years a group which offers shared services and commercial/development support to its more than 67 practices. This includes referral/specialist centres, 24-hour hospitals, first opinion clinics, and local veterinary offices, thus ensuring a convenient and complete service.
UNAVETS Group’s approximately 600 professionals in Spain and Portugal are focused on providing quality veterinary healthcare, ranging from first opinion to specialist and referral, to pets and their families. In addition, the corporate team supports and collaborates with clinical practices to provide commercial shared services, professional development, clinical training and overall ongoing support in areas like marketing, finance, purchasing, operations and human resources.
Plans are in place to continue its growth strategy in Iberia and other European geographies, while developing new lines of service, innovating with digital engagement internally and with its customers, and promoting veterinary healthcare training and scientific development within the clinical team.
UNAVETS was funded in December 2019 with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. ("Oaktree"). Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with €158 billion under management in assets as of September 30, 2021. Oaktree's European Principal strategy manages € 5.6 billion in assets under management, as of September 30, 2021.