Innovetive Petcare Acquires Chattanooga Emergency Pet Hospital

Austin, Texas — August 19, 2015: Innovetive Petcare, Inc., today announced that it has acquired Chattanooga Emergency Pet Hospital (CEPH), an after-hours emergency veterinary hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn.

CEPH was founded by Tag Thompson, a local entrepreneur with extensive experience in veterinary medicine.  Mr. Thompson will remain on with Innovetive Petcare.  “I am excited to become part of the Innovetive Petcare team,” said Mr. Thompson.  “Innovetive Petcare’s resources will allow us to offer additional services to the referring veterinarians and pet owners in our community.”

CEPH will expand from an emergency-only hospital to a full specialty center that provides veterinary surgery, oncology, internal medicine, avian/exotic and other specialty services.  As part of the expansion of services, the hospital is being rebranded “Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga”.

“We are excited to build on the success of Innovetive Petcare’s Knoxville, TN, specialty center.  CEPH is a growing emergency practice and great entry point for us to bring a broader range of specialty services to Chattanooga,” said Mark Ziller, President & CEO.

Innovetive Petcare seeks to acquire other general practice and specialty/emergency veterinary as it continues to build the nations premier family of veterinary hospitals.

About Innovetive Petcare
Innovetive Petcare owns and operates veterinary hospitals.  Our clinics benefit from tools, resources, and a great support team dedicated to helping veterinary practices prosper and grow.

Our philosophy is to run a great business so veterinarians can focus on providing exceptional patient care.  We want veterinarians and their staff to enjoy a better life, with more work-life balance, a strong supportive community, and ongoing training and career development.  For more information, please visit