Veterinary care, redefined

When we founded the group (under the name Independent Vetcare) in 2011, we started with just 20 practices. From the outset, we understood that our greatest strength was that these practices were run by motivated vets with a wealth of management experience.

It took a while for people to learn of us. Slowly, as word spread, new practices joined our initial 20. This trickle turned into a flow until, over the last several years, more veterinary practices joined us than any other group in the UK. In May 2017, we were fortunate to be able to combine with Evidensia, a reputed veterinary group already well established across Northern Europe.

In 2019, the combined group unified under the name IVC Evidensia.

The underlying strategy of IVC Evidensia has therefore been to create a framework that enables local management to thrive. Our role is to provide the greater resources, skills and procurement synergies that come from being part of a bigger group.

Our guiding principle has always been our conviction that the best way of achieving high-quality clinical care and exceptional client service is through local leadership.

Our mission

We bring people together to make animal care better. We are building the world’s best veterinary group with a single purpose – healthy animals and happy owners. We are IVC Evidensia.

Our values

We care

People are fundamental to the success of our business. We respect and reward our people with generous company benefits, CPD and a competitive salary.

We dare

We listen, and we speak up. We invest in our practices and are always looking to innovate in an ever-changing world.

We share

We exchange information and share best practice across the board. Regular Group Meetings, on a wide range of topics, are a crucial part of what we do.

"Set up by vets, for vets..."

Paul Cowling, IVC Evidensia UK's CEO, discusses how IVC Evidensia came to be, his early ambitions for the company and how we continue to support vets at every stage of their career.

Would you like to join us?

There's more than one way to join the group. Whether you're looking to sell your business or to take the next step in your veterinary career, we'd love to hear from you.