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Vennesla Dyreklinikk becomes part of AniCura

Press release

AniCura, one of Europe’s leading providers of high-quality veterinary care for companion animals, acquires Vennesla Veterinary Clinic in Norway. The partnership provides the clinic with new opportunities to develop and expand and a wide network of veterinary colleagues and expertise.

Vennesla Veterinary Clinic was established in 2004 under the name Dyreklinikken Sør AS, but changed its name in 2007 when veterinarian Kirsti Bjørndal took over. In 2009 they also opened an affiliate veterinary practice in Hornnes.

Vennesla Veterinary Clinic has an excellent reputation. It is one of two small animal clinics in Sørlandet that is certified by the Norwegian Veterinary Association. Kirsti Bjørndal is a specialist in cardiology and among other things underwent four years postgraduate studies at the European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies. She is also a member in the Norwegian Association of Veterinary Cardiologists.

The clinic each year attends to ca 5,000 patients. Patients are referred from the whole of Sørlandet, primarily for cardiological examinations. In addition to cardiology, the clinic specializes in the fields of dental medicine and reproduction. The staff is also highly skilled in surgery, internal medicine and dermatology.

Vennesla Veterinary Clinic enjoys a central location and is well equipped. The modern, premises houses diagnostic tools such as x-ray, ECG, ultrasound and blood test equipment. Ethics and animal welfare are given the highest priority and the clinic constantly works with quality assurance and further education.

— Thanks to this collaboration, our relatively small clinic will become part of something much greater. We're really looking forward to it. We feel AniCura's extensive skills network and high-quality will help us ensure our patients and customers enjoy even better treatment and service today and tomorrow, says Kirsti Bjørndal, Practice Manager at Vennessla Veterinary Clinic.

— AniCura extends the warmest welcome to Vennesla Veterinary Clinic. It is a well-run clinic with great ambitions of making a positive contribution to our family of animal hospitals and clinics in Sørlandet in particular and Norway in general, says Øyvind Johnsen Brøgger, Business Area Manager for AniCura Norway.

For further information, please contact

Kirsti Bjørndal, Practice Manager, Vennesla Veterinary Clinic, +47 381 55 600

Øyvind Johnsen Brøgger, Business Area Manager AniCura Norway, +47 945 07 210