We have some exciting news to share!

Written on February 09, 2016 by Sommer Aweidah Hospital: IVG Hospitals, Inc.

Our Big News

IVG Hospitals has recently merged with three other hospital groups that we have worked closely with in the past: Premier Veterinary Group in Chicago, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver and Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego.

Together, we have formed Ethos Veterinary Health, an organization that will provide specialty and emergency care for pets through our 13 hospital locations across the U.S. We will continue to provide veterinary wellness care, and 24-hour emergency and board certified specialty services, through our team at Bulger Veterinary Hospital, as we have in the past.

Our Priorities

As an organization, our priority is to provide the most advanced, innovative care, while working collaboratively with our referring veterinarians and clients in the communities we serve. Becoming one organization enables us to accomplish more for you, your pet and our teams. Examples include:

  • Pursuing advances in novel diagnostics and therapies as a tool for improving treatment options and earlier diagnosis of disease for our patients.
  • Developing training tools through our online learning platform (VetBloom.com) to ensure our medical and client care teams have more options in continuing education and on-the-job training.
  • Launching new services such as a veterinary compounding pharmacy, where sterile and non-sterile prescriptions are prepared by an experienced pharmacy team. Prescriptions can be tailored to a preferred flavor or delivery method, so necessary medications can be administered without anxiety for either the owner or the pet.

How Will This Affect My Pet’s Hospital and Medical Team?

The same people who led each of the hospital groups before the merger are all part of the new Ethos Veterinary Health leadership team. This is truly a merger of four companies with the same people in place, both locally and nationally.

We are committed to providing the same high quality medicine, excellent communications and high level of service you and our clients have come to expect.

Locally, we will remain Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital, IVG MetroWest, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital and SAVES.  Over the next few months you will start to see the name Ethos Veterinary Health and our new logo along with the IVG Hospitals brand that you know and trust.


We encourage you to contact us (select “other” in the drop box) with any questions or concerns.

24 Hour Emergency & Specialty

Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty

Natick, MA 01760


Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital

Latham, NY 12110


Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Woburn, MA 01801


Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Portsmouth, NH 03801



Lebanon, NH 03766


General Practice, Emergency & Specialty

Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905