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NORWALK, Conn. (June 17, 2013) – Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists, a leading multi-disciplinary veterinary hospital in the Houston area, has joined the Best Friends Total Pet Care Group. The acquisition was completed June 1, 2013.

Sugar Land provides emergency and critical care services 24 hours a day, 365 day a year. The hospital’s referral-based practice comprises internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, surgery, oncology, radiation therapy and a radio-iodine treatment center. The hospital’s large team of board-certified specialists is led by Chief of Staff Charles B. Quick, DVM, MS, DVCAR. Its state-of-the-art facility is located at 1515 Lake Pointe Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77478.

This development is in line with the strategy developed by the new management team formed by Webster Capital, which acquired Best Friends in April of this year. “We are delighted to add Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists to the Best Friends family,” said Best Friends CEO Shane Kelly. “Since the change of ownership in April, we’ve made substantial progress towards establishing Best Friends as a wholly integrated pet care company and the premier provider of pet services in the markets where we operate.”

“The addition of Sugar Land to the Best Friend family is an important step towards our vision,” he added. “With this relationship, we not only add one of the best veterinary specialty centers in the country to our group, but also bring in a talented and compassionate staff that shares our core values.”

Best Friends now operates seven veterinary facilities in the greater Houston area, including:

  • Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe;
  • Animal Emergency Clinic NE, in Humble;
  • Animal Emergency Urgent Care of the Woodlands;
  • Creekwood Veterinary Hospital, in Friendswood;
  • Loving Care Animal Hospital, in Santa Fe; and
  • Best Friends Veterinary Hospital, in Spring, Texas.

In addition, Best Friends operates pet care centers that offer boarding, grooming and doggy day camp in Houston and Spring, Texas.

Best Friends Pet Care, Inc. ( is a leading pet care services provider, offering a full range of pet care services including boarding, grooming, day care, training and veterinary care. With the addition of Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists, the company operates 48 locations across 18 states.

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Media Contact:
Debra Bennetts

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