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SAGE Veterinary Centers and Adobe Animal Hospital Announce Strategic Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO – December 30, 2019 – SAGE Veterinary Centers (SAGE) and Adobe Animal Hospital (Adobe) announced a strategic partnership to provide our patients with a comprehensive veterinary care model that encompasses preventative primary care, specialty, emergency, and critical care.

Headquartered in Los Altos, California, Adobe is the largest primary/emergency/urgent care veterinary practice in the San Francisco Bay area with two hospital locations, Los Altos and Los Gatos, and a Veterinary Medical Marketplace.  Founded in 1964, the practice grew to 40 veterinarians with a support staff of 130 to provide primary and 24/7 urgent and emergency care. 

SAGE is the leading veterinarian owned and medicine led specialty and emergency veterinary provider on the West Coast.  With over 550 dedicated veterinarians and supporting staff members across Northern California, Washington and Alaska, SAGE is committed to providing the highest standard of clinical veterinary care to over 60,000 patients annually.  SAGE provides a full range of specialty services and treatments for pets, including oncology, cardiology, neurology, internal medicine, and surgery, as well as 24/7 emergency care.  SAGE’s state-of-the-art hospitals, which rival those of human health, are equipped with the most advanced technology and veterinary diagnostic, treatment, and surgical tools. 

Since the mid-90s, the veterinarians and staff at SAGE and Adobe have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship to provide the best comprehensive care possible for their patients.  Adobe’s culture and values align with SAGE and both are committed to providing a high standard of care to pets.  For SAGE’s first foray into general practice, Adobe offers tremendous and trusted expertise that SAGE may rely on as they continue to expand.

“We consider Adobe’s veterinary services to be its own specialty and an integral portion of the continuum of care.  We recognize and respect the ‘triad of care’ between a pet parent, primary veterinarian and emergency/specialty veterinarian.   This continuity of care between all three ensures the best possible outcome for the pet. Our core philosophy has always been to improve care coordination and create a collaborative, integrated care approach focused on improving overall pet care,” stated Wendi Velando Rankin, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), SAGE’s Chief Medical Officer

Adobe President Summer Burke-Irmiter, MBA added, “Our partnership is based on a shared passion to offer the best comprehensive pet care to all of the pets in the Bay Area.  Together SAGE and Adobe are dedicated to promoting the highest quality of care along with a compassionate pet parent experience.  Our two amazing teams will combine our knowledge, passion and experience to make us the premier vet hospitals in our communities and in our industry.”

“SAGE is beyond excited to partner with the talented, experienced and dedicated leadership team at Adobe.  The Adobe team brings primary care expertise, efficient operational experience and an outstanding reputation that will assist in fostering new and innovative growth opportunities,” said Gina Del Vecchio, Chief Executive Officer at SAGE.  “Together, we establish ourselves as the premier independent veterinary practice in the country, well along the path of becoming the Mayo Clinic of veterinary medicine.”

About Adobe Animal Hospital:

Adobe is the largest primary veterinary care practice in the San Francisco Bay area, operating at two hospital locations– on the SF Peninsula in Los Altos and in the South Bay in Los Gatos.  Adobe also operates a Veterinary Medical Marketplace, offering pet parents a convenient option to purchase prescription diets, pet treats and toys, and other products. They offer virtual veterinary care via video visits, an open hospital concept, and are a Gold Certified Cat-Friendly practice, established by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the International Society for Feline Medicine (ISFM).  For more information about Adobe Animal Hospital, please contact Summer Burke-Irmiter, President, at (650)-209-9343.

About SAGE Veterinary Centers:

SAGE is the leading veterinary specialty and emergency group on the West Coast. SAGE operates four state‐of‐the‐art hospitals, open 24/7/365 in Northern California, located in Campbell, Concord, Dublin, and Redwood City, two ophthalmology clinics in San Carlos and San Francisco, an emergency center in Yakima, WA, and a specialty hospital in Anchorage, AK.  Since its inception in 1992, SAGE has embodied a patient‐first philosophy and commitment to collaboration that has led to a reputation for delivering innovative veterinary medicine using the most advanced technologies available.

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