The Premier Veterinary Group (PVG) has completed the sale of its Premier Buying Group (PBG) business to Animal Healthcare Services for £6.3 million.

Dog in arms
Animal Healthcare Services helps practices deliver own-branded patient health care plans.

Animal Healthcare Services is a subsidiary of Henry Schein.

Preventive focus

PBG offers enhanced discounts to member practices on pharmaceutical and consumable spending.

All related employees will be transferred to Animal Healthcare Services.

After starting life as a veterinary group in 1969, PVG disposed of all its own practices in 2015.

The company will now focus on its Premier Pet Care Plan services following the sale of the buying group.

Positive pipeline

A statement released by the PVG board said: “Given the strong pipeline of sales, the board of PVG remains confident the opportunity to access a significant segment of the available US market still exists.

“The total number of dogs and cats across the US is estimated at 70 million and 74 million, respectively [US Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, 2012].”

View your activity >

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of


related content

NexGard Spectra is now the only product that prevents lungworm and kills ticks.

3 mins

A leading canine charity is appealing for volunteers to act as temporary "foster carers" to help pets caught in the middle of their owners’ abusive relationships.

3 mins

More than 20 volunteers turned up to help a team from Whitstable Bay Veterinary Centre undertake a litter cleaning session on a nearby beach.

4 mins

Ellen Lavender discusses recharging the batteries and sampling the natural life in the Pacific Ocean national park.

13 mins

Analysing cytological specimens as part of a gastrointestinal endoscopy could aid veterinary diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study.

3 mins

Former vet Warwick Seymour-Hamilton has had his fifth attempt to be restored to the register dismissed by the RCVS disciplinary committee.

2 mins