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
Map IVC international

IVC Group is the undisputed leader of veterinary care in Europe with 1155 clinics across 10 countries

Our principles

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People first

We believe the success of a practice is down to the individuals that work there. That's why we invest in continuous professional development of our staff.
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Purchasing power

We realise savings by aggregating purchasing volume and using that leverage to negotiate discounts with manufacturers, distributors, vendors and suppliers.
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Exceptional care

Delivering the best possible care is what makes our staff tick and our continued investment in training, equipment, and clinical guidelines help them deliver on that promise.
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Investments in practice

We invest in refurbishments, facilities, equipment and technology to continually improve our patient care.
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Clinical expertise

We're incredibly proud of the depth of talent amongst our staff. Investing in the highest level of clinical specialisation is one of our key areas.
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Powerful digital tools

Veterinary care continues to evolve in a digital world. With our investment in diagnostic equipment, reminder services and online booking functionality we strive to always stay at the forefront of this curve.

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

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

Looking for a new challenge or opportunity in Europe?
Meet us at SCIVAC International Congress, May 24-26. Stand B08 – Palacongressi di Rimini.