Blue River PetCare is a growing community of veterinary practices and dedicated professionals working together to better the lives of the patients we treat and those who love them.
Who We Are
Blue River PetCare is more than a company, it’s a community.
From coast-to-coast, we offer a long-term home and welcoming community where veterinary practices can continue to grow and thrive. We take pride in welcoming veterinary professionals who share our commitment to medical excellence to the Blue River family and are dedicated to enriching the careers of our team members across the country.
We provide a seamless transition for practice owners looking to alleviate the burdens of practice ownership
We honor each hospital’s unique culture and legacy, with clinical teams retaining full medical autonomy following a sale
We invest in our clinical team members through ongoing education and development programs designed to enhance and enrich careers
A growing community of passionate veterinary professionals
We understand that every practice is built on trusted one-on-one relationships and outstanding patient care—and everything we do is in service of enhancing that bond.
THE RIGHT DECISION
”We first became aware of Blue River 6-7 years prior to our sell to them in 2019, because they had bought my husband's vet school classmate's clinic in Houston. I called Roy Jain way back then and I was so impressed that he just took 30 minutes to give me some advice to prepare for a sell whenever it might arise.Linda Welch - Former Practice OwnerHutto Veterinary Clinic, Hutto, TX
Then when we did start negotiating seriously with them, it was painless and professional. Also, speaking as the wife of the vet, I very much appreciated that Roy, Ferdie and Dan all came to visit the clinic and meet the staff, to assure them that nothing would change except they'd get better benefits.
Two and a half years later, the same basic staff is still at the clinic, and we still are very sure we made the right decision to sell to "those guys from Chicago."
”When you're a solo practitioner, you have a lot of independence, which I thought I would lose some of it working at the setting of a corporate practice. But it actually was not the case. One of the things that I enjoy about working with Blue River is the fact that we have autonomy in the things we do, the decisions we make at the local level. In other words, yes, we are a corporate practice, but the decisions we may make on a daily basis are not mandated by corporate. I’m able to focus on medicine and the things that I enjoyed the most, the ones that I'm most passionate about, which is what keeps me going despite being in the business for 26 years.Heriberto Martinez, DVM - Medical DirectorHeights Hospital for Animals, Houston, TX
”My career has grown substantially since I joined Blue River Pet Care. I started in 2015 as Practice Manager of two locations in the Houston area. And in 2019, I was offered a position as a Regional Manager overseeing all of Texas. And then afterwards more states. That was always a dream of mine. And I had voiced that early on and Blue River Pet Care immediately started to invest in me and support me and my goals. And I'm so grateful.Krystal Law, LVT, CVPMDirector of Field Operations
”When I joined the Blue River family, I honestly didn't really know what to expect, but I have been pleasantly surprised by all the positive things I was told about them are true. And my career has gone further than I thought possible because of them. Blue river absolutely understands the importance of continuing education and really pushes for not only the doctors to allow the time to give them for that, but practice managers, team members, if, as long as we're learning, we're growing.Lindsay Nettles, LVT - Practice ManagerHeights Veterinary Clinic, Houston, TX