SAVES and IVG Hospitals: Dedicated to Becoming a Trusted Resource for Pet Owners in the Upper ValleyOctober 03, 2014

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The Veterinary Treatment Space at SAVES

WOBURN, MA and LEBANON, NH,  October 3, 2014 – The teams at IVG Hospitals and SAVES (Small Animal Veterinary Emergency Services) are pleased to announce that our two organizations have joined forces. Together, we will work towards expanding veterinary services for pet owners in the Upper Valley.  Located at 63 Evans Drive in Lebanon New Hampshire, SAVES represents the second 24 hour emergency and specialty hospital owned and run by IVG Hospitals in New Hampshire. It is the fifth 24 hour emergency and specialty hospital for IVG overall.

Under IVG Hospitals’ ownership, SAVES will be slightly renamed to SAVES – Small Animal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty, to reflect the shift in the types of services SAVES will provide the pet owning community.  As the new name implies, SAVES will continue to provide 24 hour emergency veterinary care, with the goal of adding a board certified surgeon and an internal medicine specialist over the course of the coming year.

Small Animal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital“We are very excited about becoming a member hospital of the IVG network and look forward to continuing to provide excellent veterinary care with the same staff you have grown to trust” said Jodi Kelly, Co-owner and Practice Manager at SAVES.


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Standards of care in veterinary medicine have kept pace with those available to people, as attitudes towards our animal companions have changed. Today,  general practitioner veterinarians rely on the advanced diagnostic modalities, treatment options, and 24 hour monitoring provided by specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals. While a pet may be referred to an emergency/specialty hospital for diagnosis and a treatment plan, many pet owners will continue to manage their pet’s ongoing treatment and care through their family veterinarian. For this reason, “some of the most rewarding medical relationships are characterized by open lines of communication between the pet owners, emergency practitioners and their family vets,” said G. Ames Prentiss, CEO of IVG Hospitals, Inc. He went on to say: “IVG is committed to developing SAVES as a trusted resource for the Upper Valley pet owning community.”

The entire staff at SAVES is devoted to providing an environment that treats both you and your pet with respect and empathy. Dr. Dan Kelly and wife Jodi Kelly will continue to provide guidance and support to the medical team at SAVES in their new roles as Medical Director and Hospital Director, respectively.

Reception Area - SAVES

The SAVES reception area

“IVG’s values and commitment to patient care and customer service mirror those that we, at SAVES, have striven to provide for the last four years” said Dr. Dan Kelly, co-owner and senior veterinarian at SAVES. “This collaboration between our hospitals will be a huge benefit to the pets, pet owners and veterinary community in the region, as IVG has the resources to provide specialty services to the area” he added.

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About IVG Hospitals, Inc.

Established in 1979, IVG is comprised of a team of accomplished veterinary professionals dedicated to providing pet owners with the most comprehensive and advanced medical care available today. With three veterinary hospitals serving the greater Boston area, and one in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, hospitals in the IVG network provide board-certified specialty services, emergency/critical care and general care – staffed by some of the country’s most highly trained veterinary professionals and supported by sophisticated diagnostic capabilities. IVG is committed to maintaining the highest standards of medical care for the benefit of its clients, colleagues and the greater community of pet owners. For more information visit us at


We are Vermont and New Hampshire’s premier veterinary emergency care facility.  Our mission is to provide exceptional veterinary emergency and critical care for the dogs and cats of the Upper Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. We are available 24 hour a day, 365 days a year to assist you and your pet with the most advanced after-hours care.  Dr. Kelly and his wife Jodi opened Stonecliff Animal Clinic as a full service small and large animal veterinary facility in Bradford, Vermont in 1990. For nineteen years the Kellys provided veterinary care to their patients. After many years of deliberation, the Kellys sold the Bradford clinic in order to facilitate the opening of SAVES, a 24-hour critical care veterinary hospital in 2010. SAVES is located off I-89 at exit 18 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

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