Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, in Lexington, Kentucky, has announced that it has merged with Mixed Animal Veterinary Associates of North America (MAVANA).

MAVANA is comprised of 22 equine, mixed animal, and companion animal veterinary practices across 11 states.

Other hospitals that operate as a MAVANA partner include Teigland, Franklin and Brokken, an equine sports medicine practice based in Florida that specializes in Thoroughbreds, and the Chicago Equine Medical Center, which is a full-service veterinary hospital serving racing and sport horse clients in the greater Chicago, Illinois, area.

“Hagyard with its excellent doctors and staff will continue as it has for the past 140 plus years, managed and operated in Lexington, Kentucky,” said Luke Fallon, DVM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. “Our commitment to our clients and their success by providing excellence in veterinary care for their horses will continue as it has for the past nearly 150 years.”

Each veterinary practice under the MAVANA banner operates independently and benefits from a corporate structure to deliver cost efficiencies, leverage economics of scale for improved purchasing power, offer more options for liquidity, and increase relevancy in the rapidly consolidating animal health industry while continuing to deliver veterinary medicine and customer service.

“Hagyard’s partnership with the other MAVANA veterinary practices and veterinarians will only allow us to elevate our ability to offer our clients and their horses the highest level of care,” said Stuart Brown, DVM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. “Furthermore, our practice and its members have long been committed to developing and mentoring the next generation of equine medical professionals, and our inclusion in MAVANA will allow us to continue to expand those efforts.”