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Who We Are

Being part of VetStrategy is about being part of something bigger—an ever-growing community where we connect person-to-person and skill-to-need, united by a common purpose of healthy animals, happy owners.

Our Story

When VetStrategy co-founders Orin Litman and his wife, Dr. Michelle Cutler, decided to acquire McLean Animal Hospital in 2006, they focused on three promises – our Customer Promise of world-class veterinary care, delivered locally; our People Promise, to be a great place to work; and our Sustainability Promise to be a force for good for patients, people and our planet.

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Fast Forward To Today

Keeping our three promises led VetStrategy to become the leading veterinary network in Canada, with veterinary practices, 24-hour emergency care, and specialty hospitals coast-to-coast. We have developed and refined a model for supporting our practices across the country.

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Our Values

We are an ever-growing community, where we connect person-to-person and skill-to-need, united by a common purpose of healthy animals, happy owners. What keeps us grounded is living our core company values every day.

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We Care

We care for animals and people, keep our promises, treat each other with decency and respect.

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We Dare

We dare to innovate, encourage entrepreneurial thinking and identify opportunities to succeed in a changing world.

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We Share

We share knowledge, best practice and make decisions based on trust, dialogue, commitment and engagement.

Our Journey

From our humble beginning in 2006, to our present day, we continue to make a difference in the lives of people who have dedicated themselves to the veterinary industry. Below is a brief timeline outlining how we became the leading veterinary network in Canada:

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2006 – 2010

  • First Hospital in Ontario
  • Held First Medical Summit
  • First Hospital in Alberta
  • Held First Wet Lab
  • First 24-Hour Hospital
  • Official Introduction of Our Guiding Beliefs
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  • First Cat-Only Animal Hospital
  • Held First Manager’s Retreat
  • First Hospital in New Brunswick
  • Introduction of Network-Wide Newsletter
  • First Hospital in British Columbia
  • First Hospital in Saskatchewan
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  • The Launch of the OSCAR Fund
  • First Hospital in Nova Scotia
  • Roll Out of First Wellness Plan
  • First Hospital in Manitoba
  • First Alternative Veterinary Practice
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  • First Hospital Group in Québec
  • First Hospital in Newfoundland
  • First Dedicated HR Employee
  • Reached 100 Hospitals Across Canada
  • Relocation of Head Office to Larger Space to Accommodate our Growing Team
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  • Recognized Among Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies
  • VetStrategy merged with Global Leader IVC Evidensia