People, Pets & Vets Grows to 28 Hospitals

People, Pets and Vets has expanded into Texas with the acquisition of five clinics, raising to 28 the number of veterinary hospitals that make up the Olympia, Washington-based network.

The chain’s newly purchased clinics are Frisco West Animal Medical Center in Frisco, Kingsgate Animal Hospital in Lubbock, Cross Timbers Animal Medical Center in Flower Mound, and North Carrollton Veterinary Hospital and Josey Ranch Pet Hospital, both in Carrollton.

Company founder and chief pet officer Mike Murphy, DVM, opened his first clinic, Steamboat Animal Hospital in 1992 after serving in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps and acquired another Olympia clinic, Healthy Pets Animal Hospital, a year later.

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