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IVC Evidensia acquires PawSquad

The European veterinary group purchased the telemedicine provider for an undisclosed sum

IVC Evidensia has announced its acquisition of PawSquad, the telemedicine provider for vets.

The European veterinary group purchased the company, which operates in 12 countries, for an undisclosed sum.

PawSquad clients include many customers in the pet care industry, including Direct Line Insurance, and charities, such as the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).

Stuart Caton, chief commercial officer at IVC Evidensia, said: “Telemedicine will support the
efforts of the group to make high quality veterinary care more accessible to pet owners, lowering the barriers to engagement with the veterinary profession.

“It’s an excellent acquisition that will further complement the group as pet services grow and evolve in the future. We are delighted the entire PawSquad team will continue with the business supporting their corporate and private clients as before.”

Dr. Mark Boddy, PawSquad’s CEO, said: “Our network of experienced veterinarians has already helped many thousands of pets in the UK, providing medical advice, emergency triage and preventive health plans.

“Being part of IVC will allow us to help even more pets and to continue to work positively and collaboratively with the veterinary profession, as well as expand geographically.”

Diwaker Singh, PawSquad’s chairman and founder, said: “We are pet lovers and launched PawSquad with the objective of making sure that pet owners have instant 24/7 access to quality pet care, accessible from their homes.

“Towards this end, PawSquad is a great success. The service has grown significantly, confirming there is a clear need for this service. IVC Evidensia’s extensive network will help the business strengthen and grow to even greater heights.”

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