1st Pet Veterinary Centers

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1st Pet Veterinary Centers began small, as so many great things do, when Dr. Randy Spencer purchased American Pet Center in August 1989. After changing the name to Companion Care Animal Hospital in 1990, and eliminating the pet store that had been part of the original business, the veterinary business began to take off. As the specialty and emergency centers continued to grow, Dr. Spencer began to develop his vision of 24-hour veterinary care utilizing emergency, specialty, and primary care – all working together for the benefit of pets, clients, and referring veterinarians. His goal was to develop 24-hour hospitals that offered progressive veterinary medicine with an approachable, friendly, and warm family atmosphere. With that in mind, Dr. Spencer and several interested staff members developed 1st Emergency Pet Care in Mesa, opening their doors in January 2003. Within six months, 1st Emergency moved from weekend and overnight care to full 24-hour emergency care. In 2013, Dr. Spencer decided to combine the three hospitals into one brand – one name, all offering the same quality care and compassion, in the emergency, specialty, and primary care services that pet owners had come to appreciate. 1st Pet Veterinary Centers was born. Today, Dr. Spencer and the dedicated team that makes up 1st Pet Veterinary Centers continues to offer sophisticated and compassionate veterinary care to pets and their families in the Phoenix metro area, as well as specialty referral services to primary care veterinarians.

1st Pet Veterinary Centers is an employee-owned company headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

1st Pet Veterinary Centers is an employee-owned company.

While they are not certified, based on Department of Labor 5500 fillings and other third-party data sources, we believe their ESOP meets our standards of significant and broad-based employee ownership.

While they are not certified, based third-party data sources, we believe their Worker Cooperative meets our standards of significant and broad-based employee ownership.

While they are not certified, based third-party data sources, we believe their Employee Ownership Trust meets our standards of significant and broad-based employee ownership.

While they are not certified, we believe they meet our standards of significant and broad-based employee ownership.

Location:

Chandler, AZ

Employee Ownership Type:

ESOP

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