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The Corporate Take-Over of Veterinary Hospitals

Veterinarians in Oregon, Washington, and all over the U.S. are selling out to corporate care of your animals.
Have you noticed lately--that more and more veterinary hospital's names start with "VCA"? VCA Antech is a publicly owned corporation that has been rapidly buying up veterinary hospitals. They now own over 600 veterinary hospitals in 41 states and Canada. 11 in Oregon (8 in the Portland area) and 32 in Washington. This means that if you use one of the VCA veterinary hospitals, there is no local owner who cares about his/her business and clients. No local responsibility for bad practices or foul ups. Just a giant, faceless, corporation sucking up your money and no doubt protected by all those laws put in place to protect corporations from real people.