VCA was founded in 1986 under the name "Veterinary Centers of America", with the goal of creating a company that would be the leader in providing veterinary care for pets across the country.
VCA started with the purchase of one premier animal hospital - VCA West Los Angeles.
Acquires the first veterinary diagnostics laboratory, soon to be known as Antech Diagnostics.
Veterinary diagnostic laboratories consolidate under the nation brand: Antech Diagnostics
VCA became a publicly owned company for a second time (first in 1991) as VCA Antech, Inc. VCA stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol WOOF.
The company establishes a Medical Technologies division with the acquisition of Sound Technologies.
VCA acquires Associate Veterinary Clinics, a group of 85 hospitals located in five provinces in Canada.
Company name officially changed to VCA, Inc.
VCA acquires Camp Bow Wow, a dog daycare and boarding business with over 130 franchise locations in 35 U.S. States.
Associate Veterinary Clinics in Canada rebrands to become VCA Canada
VCA joins the Mars family of companies
VCA acquires Companion Animal Practices of North America (CAPNA), bringing an additional 82 practices to the VCA family.
VCA now operates over 900 animal hospitals in United States and Canada, and provides diagnostic services to over 17,000 independent hospitals nationwide, supplies high-tech imaging, and now offers doggy day care & boarding at over 130 locations.
VCA has an incredible history of helping pets just like me! You can learn all about it here.
- Co-Founders of VCA
Bob Antin (center), Arthur Antin (right), Neil Tauber (left)
The co-founders of VCA, Inc. are Bob Antin,Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman; Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary and Director; and Neil Tauber, Senior Vice President of Development. All have served since the inception of VCA in 1986.
- Credentialed Vet Tech, Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center
- Hospital Manager, Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center
- Technician Supervisor, VCA Chesire Animal Hospital
- Hospital Manager, VCA Capital Area Vet Specialists
- Vice President, Knowledge & Learning, VCA Support Office
- Hospital Supervisor, Veterinary Specialists of the Valley
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