Innovetive Petcare Welcomes Virginia ER Hospital

Innovetive Petcare enthusiastically announces the addition of Greenbrier Emergency Animal Hospital to their family of hospitals. Lead by 2019 Distinguished Veterinarian of the Year, Dr. Tripp Stewart, Greenbrier Emergency Animal Hospital (GEAH) has been serving the people of Charlottesville, Virginia every night and weekend since 2009.

The relationship between IPC and GEAH began following a personal introduction to Dr. Tripp Stewart by IPC’s own Shannon Harlow, Hospital Administrator at Carolina Animal Specialty & Emergency, an Innovetive Petcare practice of several years. As we dug into what Dr. Stewart desired in a partnership, several key items floated to the top. First and foremost, he needed to make sure his staff would be comfortable, supported, and that his town would be covered for emergency care; he also knew he wanted a company that would help with human resources and back-office needs, allowing him to get out of management and focus on other ventures.

Dr. Stewart was encouraged by Innovetive Petcare’s humble leadership and his easy access to upper management; he liked that there were no top-down mandates on medicine – as well as the promise not to change clinic culture – all key points that were later validated not only by his personal friend, but by the many references he consulted. When asked to sum up the experience in one sentence Dr. Stewart chuckled. “So far, so good; but honestly, the easiest transition I could possibly imagine.”

Veterinary practice owners have many practice partners to choose from, which is why we appreciate Dr. Stewart’s decision to partner with Innovetive Petcare. We are delighted to be working with this highly skilled team of veterinary professionals at Greenbrier Emergency Animal Hospital and providing them resources to elevate their success.

About Innovetive Petcare: Innovetive Petcare, based in Austin, TX, provides best-in-class service to its growing network of 56 veterinary hospitals and pet boarding facilities across the country. Believing that excellent pet care comes from exceptional teams, Innovetive Petcare’s clinics benefit from tools, resources, and a supportive team dedicated to helping veterinary practices prosper, grow, and provide quality animal healthcare. Learn more at


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