Animal Emergency Clinic of Washtenaw County changes name after acquisition
The Southfield-based Michigan Veterinary Specialists recently acquired the Animal Emergency Clinic of Washtenaw County, located at 4126 Packard St. east of Carpenter Road.
Under new management, the clinic changed its name to BluePearl Veterinary Partners and will introduce specialty services, including ophthalmology, internal medicine and surgery.
The acquisition, which closed Nov. 16, came as a group of shareholders were looking to sell the Animal Emergency Clinic of Washtenaw County, said Jennifer Weaver, Michigan Veterinary Specialists hospital administrator.
“It was an opportunity to help expand our already expansive services, and it just made sense for Michigan [Veterinary Specialists] to assume responsibility for it,” she said.
She said the changes at the clinic will make it a more “well-rounded” hospital.
The new BluePearl Veterinary Partners is keeping the same employees from the Animal Emergency Clinic, and will probably look to hire more employees in the future, she added.
“Because we’re adding specialty services, there will be opportunities to seek new employees as well,” she said.
Michigan Veterinary Specialists, which is a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital, has four emergency and specialty medicine hospitals, located in Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids, Southfield and Ann Arbor.
The clinics work in partnership with a pet’s primary care veterinarian, where the animals are referred to Michigan Veterinary Specialists for diagnostic evaluation or treatment.