Companion Pet Partners

The Best Place for Vets to Care for Pets


About Companion Pet Partners


Companion is the home for veterinarians seeking to sell their practices while remaining engaged in clinical decision making and care delivery at their hospitals. Based in Los Angeles, California, we provide ethical, intentional business support focused on driving clinical quality, client experience and leveraging innovation to create the premier platform for pet care in the western US.

Mission:  Empower our veterinarian partners to provide unparalleled service in caring for pets and their families.

Vision: To be the best place for veterinarians to care for pets.


Leadership Team

Nick Laperriere

Nick has nearly two decades of experience partnering with physicians to build thriving surgical delivery programs that maximize clinical quality, patient experience and deliver sustained, market-leading growth. Nick is thrilled to bring that expertise to Companion, where he partners with veterinarians to realize the value they have built in their practices and maintain a culture and clinical environment they can be proud of.

Bryan Olson

Bryan has 15 years of experience in the healthcare and veterinary industries. Bryan's career has centered around building market leading health care service platforms by improving outcomes and efficiencies in the clinical setting and identifying, completing and integrating acquisitions. Having managed over 100 partnerships, he is committed to building a strong culture, veterinarian satisfaction and driving sustained performance at Companion.

Jack Walter

Jack has over 20 years of experience as a leader in the veterinary industry, most recently as Chief Financial Officer, covering all facets of finance, accounting and Mergers & Acquisitions. Jack is passionate about partnering with veterinarians and their teams and is committed to utilizing his knowledge and expertise to drive the long-term stability and success of Companion and its hospitals.


Companion is backed by Cortec Group Fund VI, LP, an affiliate of Cortec Group, a private equity firm with a 35+ year track record of investing in and supporting businesses in a variety of industries, including animal health. Cortec previously supported the development of Community Veterinary Partners, growing the platform from 16 to 70 locations over a four-year period. The firm has in excess of $3.5 billion of committed equity capital under management, providing a solid basis for the growth and success of Companion.


The Companion Pet Pillars

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Clinical Quality

Empower the clinical decision-making of our veterinarians to deliver best-in-class outcomes and client experience.


Nurture a care delivery environment where compassion, integrity and community drive every decision and the experience of our veterinarians, clinical teams, clients and pets.

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Innovation & Efficiency

Strategically invest in technology and operating infrastructure to reduce administrative burdens for our veterinarians while improving efficiency and enhancing revenue opportunities.

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Intentional, capital-efficient marketing, recruitment and client engagement initiatives to drive robust, sustained growth and increased earnings for each hospital.


The Companion Pet Partners Advantage


Companion provides a compelling alternative to large, national aggregators for veterinarians looking to sell their practices while retaining their local branding and clinical care decision-making. The Companion team provides compassionate, collaborative business support in an increasingly crowded field, optimizing value and the experience gained by our veterinarians both at the time of investment and throughout our partnership.

Become a Partner

Join a community of veterinarians dedicated to supporting each other in delivering excellent care to our pets and their families.


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