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March 11, 2013 | Stuart Pfeifer
The business People love their pets. VCA Antech Inc. has been banking on that for more than 25 years. The company owns or manages more than 600 veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, with more than 3,000 veterinarians on staff. It also owns a network of diagnostic laboratories and sells radiography and ultrasound imaging equipment to veterinarians. Launched in 1986, VCA has grown through a series of acquisitions, helping to boost revenue even as visits to existing hospitals fell.
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November 12, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
All the amenities of modern medicine are available at a new West Los Angeles hospital. There's 24-hour emergency care, a team of surgeons, psychology and physical therapy units, MRI and CT machines, one of the top oncologists in the country. Medical assistants busily roam the halls, soothing patients' fears with smiles, kind words or gentle touches. But they have to watch out: The patients can bite. They're dogs, cats and other pets being treated at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, which at 42,000 square feet is the largest pet hospital west of the Mississippi River.
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November 12, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
All the amenities of modern medicine are available at a new West Los Angeles hospital. There's 24-hour emergency care, a team of surgeons, psychology and physical therapy units, MRI and CT machines, one of the top oncologists in the country. Medical assistants busily roam the halls, soothing patients' fears with smiles, kind words or gentle touches. But they have to watch out: The patients can bite. They're dogs, cats and other pets being treated at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, which at 42,000 square feet is the largest pet hospital west of the Mississippi River.
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March 11, 2013 | Stuart Pfeifer
The business People love their pets. VCA Antech Inc. has been banking on that for more than 25 years. The company owns or manages more than 600 veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, with more than 3,000 veterinarians on staff. It also owns a network of diagnostic laboratories and sells radiography and ultrasound imaging equipment to veterinarians. Launched in 1986, VCA has grown through a series of acquisitions, helping to boost revenue even as visits to existing hospitals fell.
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March 10, 2013
The company: VCA Antech Inc. Headquarters: Los Angeles Ticker: WOOF Employees: 10,500 Leadership: Robert L. Antin, chief executive since the company was founded in 1986 2012 revenue: $1.7 billion 2012 net income: $50.7 million Stock price: $22.73 at Friday's close 52-week range: $17.56 to $26 P/E ratio: 15.15, based on 2013 earnings estimate Annual dividend: none ...
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April 20, 2007 | Tom Petruno, Times Staff Writer
Stan Creighton's goal of building a major veterinary-hospital chain got a big boost on Thursday: His Westlake Village-based company, National Veterinary Associates, was sold to Summit Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Summit said the deal amounted to a $128-million investment in National Veterinary, which Creighton formed in 1996 and which now owns 96 animal hospitals in 29 states. The company says it's the largest private owner of veterinary hospitals.
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January 15, 2003 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles buyout firm Leonard Green & Partners said Tuesday that it had reached a deal in principle to obtain control of Rand McNally & Co., the world's largest commercial mapmaker, as it seeks to broaden its lineup of consumer-oriented companies. If completed, the deal would finish a process Green began a year ago when it started buying Rand McNally debt. Peter Nolan, a managing partner at Leonard Green, called the 147-year-old mapmaker, which is also publisher of Thomas Bros.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2013
The company: VCA Antech Inc. Headquarters: Los Angeles Ticker: WOOF Employees: 10,500 Leadership: Robert L. Antin, chief executive since the company was founded in 1986 2012 revenue: $1.7 billion 2012 net income: $50.7 million Stock price: $22.73 at Friday's close 52-week range: $17.56 to $26 P/E ratio: 15.15, based on 2013 earnings estimate Annual dividend: none ...
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