Veterinary Care Redefined

IVC Group is Europe’s leading veterinary care provider based across 10 countries. We invest in our people, premises and processes to provide clinical excellence across the continent.

We believe the best veterinary practices are those led by local teams, which is why we invest in continuous professional development of our staff whilst offering clinical independence to allow them to deliver the highest quality pet care possible.


Clinics and hospitals

Veterinarians and nurses

Pets helped each year
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IVC Group is the undisputed leader of veterinary care in Europe with 1283 clinics across 10 countries

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Our people and principles define who we are

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Belief in people

The success of a practice is down to the individuals that work there. That's why we invest in continuous professional development for all our staff.
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Investment in practices and hospitals

We invest our money in refurbishments, facilities, equipment and technology so our vets can provide the best possible care.
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Exceptional care

Our primary concern is delivering the best possible care. That's why our practices always put their patients first
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Clinically-led practices and hospitals

We believe that the best practices are led by our vets. That's why we have created the role of Clinical Director and our Clinical Advisory Boards.
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Sharing expertise

We're incredibly proud of the depth of talent among our referral clinicians, as well as their state-of-the-art facilities. We have set up robust networks for sharing the best practices across the Group.
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An independent spirit

A clinic is the heart of the community and we want to stay that way. We always keep the spirit of the original practice intact.

David Hillier


Our aim is to build the strongest and most respected veterinary group in Europe, founded on principles which are common to all of our practices: A passion for clinical care, a belief in teamwork, respect for the individual and entrepreneurship. The strong geographical presence of Evidensia in Northern Europe and of IVC in the United Kingdom is likewise complementary and will enable us to develop a dynamic network of leading clinical facilities which will benefit from our shared best practice and our improved purchasing power.

Meet IVC Group

Management team


David Hillier


Russell Trenter

Group Chief Operating Officer

Amanda Davis


Stuart Caton

Commercial Director

Richard Parker

Director of Human Resources

Graham Avent

Director of Marketing

Karl Skarman

Chief Digital Officer

Nicklas Mathiasson

Business Development Director

Ashley Hewson


Neil Fitzpatrick

CEO, Pet Drugs Online

Kaveh Madjlessi

Expansion team

Johan Gillbro

Procurement Team

Catharina Burch

Head of Communications

Country managers


Paul Cowling

CEO, United Kingdom
Cecilie Ryan Yttreeide

Cecile Ryan Yttreeide

Country Manager, Norway

Johan Wiklund

Country Manager, Sweden
Christoph Dänzer

Christoph Dänzer

Country Manager, DACH

Jukka Toivanen

Country Manager, Finland

Michiel van Silfhout

Country Manager, Netherlands

Ulla Pless

Country Manager, Denmark

Patrick Govart

Country Manager, France