About Us

About Us


About VSPA

The Veterinary Specialty Practice Alliance (VSPA), established in 1999, is a non-profit association representing veterinary specialty and emergency hospitals working in private practice throughout North America. Membership includes owners, administrators, and doctors of these facilities. The VSPA is a collective voice for issues related to specialty veterinary medicine, including sharing best practices related to hospital management and patient care.
The purpose of the VSPA is to be leaders in and advance the delivery of specialty veterinary services. The VSPA is a defined membership of privately owned, independent, veterinary specialty and emergency hospitals, where members actively participate in creating benchmarks and tools through communication and collaboration.

The independent practices in our alliance share a common philosophy…

That a successful practice creates a positive team atmosphere through shared passions, mentorship opportunities, exceptional patient care, and competitive salary and benefits, all while being proactive about the emotional well-being of the team. We’re also committed to staying privately owned. Our alliance of independently owned hospitals throughout North America support and learn from each other.
Our Mission
To ensure the sustainability and optimize prosperity of independently owned veterinary specialty hospitals.
Our Vision
To nourish leadership and optimize organizations health within independently owned emergency specialty veterinary hospitals, utilizing the development of relationships, benchmarks, and shared innovations.
Our Values

NOURISH Private Ownership & FLOURISH with Independent Referral Practices