SAGE Veterinary Centers join the NVA family to advance their shared goal of world-class specialist and emergency veterinary care

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Veterinary Associates (“NVA”), a leading global pet care organization and community of more than 1,400 veterinary hospitals and pet resorts, is proud to announce that SAGE Veterinary Centers (“SAGE”), a leading provider of specialty services and emergency medicine, has officially joined the NVA family, having completed the previously announced acquisition. SAGE joins NVA Compassion-First, NVA’s specialist and emergency care group. Together, they will reinforce our commitment to providing progressive, compassionate and exceptional medicine.

“We are thrilled to welcome SAGE and its exceptional teams to the NVA Compassion-First family, expanding our ability to exceed the growing demands of pet owners for world-class specialty and emergency medicine,” said Greg Hartmann, CEO of NVA. . “Known for its collaborative and tight-knit community, SAGE is a great complement to NVA as we both share a philosophy of supporting our teams so they can deliver world-class patient care.

“We are thrilled to join the NVA Compassion-First family as like-minded partners committed to driving the future of specialty and emergency veterinary medicine,” said Gina Del Vecchio, Chief Executive Officer of SAGE. “NVA Compassion-First is the perfect partner for the next chapter of SAGE, providing our physicians and teams with greater opportunities to collaborate, grow and thrive. I am confident that our talented veterinary, clinical and support teams, as well as patients and their families, will see significant benefits by joining NVA Compassion-First.

Founded in 1992, SAGE operates in the western United States, with veterinary hospitals in Alaska, Arizona, California and Washington. SAGE joins the NVA Compassion-First family of more than 100 specialty, emergency and surgical hospitals, which have distinguished themselves as innovative and compassionate leaders. Reflecting the strongly aligned approach of SAGE and NVA Compassion-First to veterinary care, SAGE management, their founding veterinarians and the founders of Chicago Pacific transferred a portion of the proceeds from their equity investment in NVA as part of the transaction.

About NVA and NVA Compassion-First

NVA is a leading global veterinary community of more than 1,400 independently run veterinary hospitals and pet resorts providing specialist, emergency and general medical care united in the love of animals and people who love them. Rooted in a culture of compassion and innovation, NVA Compassion-First is NVA’s specialty and emergency care group of more than 1,800 board-certified specialists and emergency physicians in more than 100 veterinary centers offering a full range of advanced medical, surgical and specialized services. NVA Compassion-First champions each hospital’s unique culture and opportunities by enabling innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to providing exceptional care for pets and their families. For more information, visit