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The Veterinary Medical Institute of Álava (IMVA) Joins the UNAVETS Group

The Veterinary Medical Institute of Álava is the most recent addition to the UNAVETS Group. Including IMVA, the UNAVETS Group now has 8 veterinary centers in the Basque country. The center, located in the town of Amurrio, has advanced equipment that makes it a diagnostic reference for the Basque Country.

IMVA is directed by Joseba del Valle, the Clinical Director and Founder of the center. The main hospital facilities have an area of ​​800 m2, integrating a thorough array of technological equipment in diagnostic imaging (including CT, MRI, digital radiology, dental radiology, Doppler ultrasound, rigid and flexible endoscope, arthroscope, etc.) allowing the centre to perform neurosurgery, traumatology, soft tissue interventions. Its facilities consist of three consultation rooms, an operating room, a laboratory, independent feline and canine hospitalization, a rehabilitation area, a conference room, a library and a specialized pet shop. The team is made up of three veterinarians and three vet assistants, two receptionists and one groomer.

Miguel Casado Business Manager declares, "The equipment that IMVA possesses and its equidistant geographical location from Bilbao, Vitoria and the province of Burgos allows the center to offer diagnostic and surgical specialist collaboration and expertise for the other existing centers in the región."

Joseba del Valle, Technical Director of the IMVA, states, "Our incorporation into UNAVETS will allow us to continue to expand in the región and to further enhance our diagnostic services and increase the level of training for our team of veterinarians and auxiliaries".

About the UNAVETS Group

The UNAVETS Group occupies a leadership position in the veterinary healthcare market in Iberia (through UNAVETS in Spain and Onevet in Portugal), developing in 2.5 years a group that offers shared services and commercial development support to its 91+ veterinary centers and more than 900 team members. The group is made up of reference/specialized centers, 24-hour hospitals, primary opinion clinics and doctor's offices, which guarantee a comfortable and complete service. The company plans to continue with its growth strategy in Iberia and other European countries, while developing new lines of services, innovating with digital commitment internally and with its customers, and promoting training and development scientist within the clinical team. For more information visit: www.unavets.com.

About Oaktree

UNAVETS was financed in December 2019 with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. 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/.

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