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Veterios, Referral and 24-Hour Veterinary Hospital, Opens in Madrid

On Monday, June 27th 2022, Veterios, the new referral and 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital opened its doors. Veterios, with a 1750 m2 footprint, has state-of-the-art technological equipment and is led by European Diplomat specialists, thus becoming the standard of the veterinary group that has more than 73 veterinary centers in Spain and Portugal.

Veterios offers specialized services and treatments exclusively for patients referred by other veterinary centers, in addition to an emergency services 365 days a year and 24 hours a day open to the whole public. The goal is to complement and help first-opinion veterinary clinics with more complex services and specialties, as well as to provide support with overnight hours and emergencies. The initial team is comprised of 27 professionals including veterinarians, assistants and receptionists who are coordinated by a team of European specialists in the disciplines of soft tissue surgery, traumatology/orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery, internal medicine, anesthesia and analgesia management, rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging, all committed to providing the highest levels of veterinary healthcare and treatment.

Felipe de Vicente, Hospital Director of Veterios, comments, "The opening of Veterios with the extensive international experience of the specialists of the group, together with the rest of the professionals of the team, represents a qualitative step in the application of the highest standards of veterinary care to companion animals".

Junko Sheehan, CEO of the UNAVETS Group, shares, “Post COVID we see many vets struggling with burn out, lack of resources, etc., Veterios can offer a reliable extension to the healthcare that first opinion clinics offer. Veterios has been a vision shared jointly with Felipe de Vicente and our team of European Diplomats – our goal is to continue to elevate and extend the level of healthcare available and inspire continued innovation for the benefit of the entire vet sector.”  

The Facilities & Architectural Design

Veterios’ facilities include 8 differentiated consultations for canines and felines, 4 fully equipped operating rooms for advanced surgeries and minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopy and arthroscopy, independent hospitalizations for animals with infectious diseases, a complete laboratory, a pharmacy area, separate rooms for CT, MRI, x-ray and ultrasound diagnostics, , physiotherapy and hydrotherapy area, a large training and conference room, an outdoor area for dogs and dedicated parking.

The hospital has been designed by the prestigious UK architectural firm, Jo Cowen, and adapted and executed for the site by Dobleese. Ana Sumastre, Unavets’ architect and project manager for the construction comments, “Building Veterios, which was formerly a warehouse site, and transforming the space to what it is today in the span of less than a year has been a huge challenge. We at UNAVETS have had the opportunity to continue to innovate and push the envelope in the design of our hospitals, turning them into places of veterinary healthcare for our clinical teams, places of healing for all animals, and places of care and comfort for our pet parents.”

Felipe de Vicente has also ensured the hospital was designed in a sustainable way and in order for the animals, their pet parents and the staff to find a comfortable, calming and operationally efficient design which offers professional veterinary healthcare in a welcoming environment.

 Central Location and Scalable Facilities

Veterios is located in the northeast of Madrid, next to the Plenilunio shopping center. In the area of the Mercedes polygon at the exit of the A2 at the height of the M-40, with easy access from the M40, A2 and M21. Jaime Díaz, director of Marketing at UNAVETS, comments: "Given its central location, highly qualified team and the extensive facilities, Veterios offers excellent support for all veterinary centers in the broader Madrid community and neighboring provinces, an advance in the veterinary care of companion animals and a training platform to be shared by the vet sector and the members of the UNAVETS Group.”

About the UNAVETS Group

The UNAVETS Group occupies a leading position in the veterinary health 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 management support to its 73 veterinary centers and more than 650 team members. The group is made up of reference/specialized centers, 24-hour hospitals, first opinion clinics and offices, thus guaranteeing a comfortable and complete service. Recently, UNAVETS has also expanded its portfolio of veterinary services to the United States (through investments in EasyVet and Petabyte).

The group's plans are to continue with its growth strategy in Iberia, the United States and other European countries, while developing new lines of services, innovating with digital commitment internally and with its customers, and promoting training and scientific development within the clinical team. For more information visit: www.unavets.com. info@unavets.com

UNAVETS was funded in December 2019 by Oaktree, a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $164 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 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 1,000 employees and offices in 20 cities worldwide. For additional information, please visit Oaktree’s website at http://www.oaktreecapital.com/.



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