Dallas, TX (October 19, 2021) – CityVet, a leading network of veterinary-owned practices offering comprehensive pet care, announced their third San Antonio, TX practice acquisition. The addition of River City Companion Animal Hospital to CityVet’s expanding network brings the San Antonio footprint to four new locations this year, including the recent opening of CityVet in Alamo Heights.

River City Companion Animal Hospital is led by Chris Kohnen, DVM. “Joining CityVet was an easy decision to make—I was on the verge of burnout with the after-hours administrative work that needed to be done. I’m looking forward to the CityVet partnership and getting back to focusing on what I love—providing quality pet care for our clients,” said Dr. Kohnen.

“Dr. Kohnen is a great veterinarian and leader,” said David Boguslawski, CityVet CEO. “We are very selective in our pursuit of acquisitions; culture and fit are the most important criteria when selecting a partner. Dr. Kohnen and his team exemplify our company values and will make a great addition to the CityVet family.”

CityVet’s growth over the last 20 years has been focused on a de novo model, providing a unique opportunity for lead veterinarians to have ownership in their clinic. “We are in a distinctive position in the marketplace. We are experiencing rapid growth with our branded clinics and have the ability to create accretive partnership structures based on the needs of DVMs in non-branded clinics that provide opportunities for true value and wealth creation,” said Brian Jindra, CityVet Chief Development Officer.

The acquisition is effective October 18, 2021; the terms of the transaction were not disclosed. River City Companion Animal Hospital will continue to operate under its current name.

ABOUT CITYVET

CityVet is a leading network of 24 veterinary-owned practices providing exceptional pet care for more than 20 years. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Chip Cannon with the mission to create client-centered, quality pet care, CityVet is rapidly growing with clinics in Dallas, TX, San Antonio, TX, and Denver, CO, providing vet care, boarding, grooming, and healthy pet foods. cityvet.com

ABOUT RIVER CITY COMPANION ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Founded by Dr. Chris Kohnen, River City Companion Animal Hospital, located in San Antonio, TX, is a full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care.