National Veterinary Associates, a global community of nearly 1,200 veterinary hospitals, has acquired Ethos Veterinary Health, a veterinary organization. NVA is backed by JAB Investors.

“We are excited to welcome Ethos to the NVA family,” said Greg Hartmann, CEO of NVA. “Ethos’ passion and commitment to transforming medicine through a diverse offering of clinical research and education programs create a compelling growth opportunity for our community. Our shared purpose promotes NVA’s vision to build the leading veterinary community rooted in compassion, innovation, and advanced medicine, enabling veterinary teams to offer best-in-class care to pets and their families.”

“Today marks an incredibly exciting milestone for Ethos Veterinary Health as we join the NVA family to combine knowledge and resources to better serve our clients, partners, and local communities,” said G. Ames Prentiss, CEO of Ethos. “With a science-driven focus and shared passion for providing patients with unsurpassed veterinary healthcare, our two organizations uniquely complement one another. We look forward to working with NVA to continue advancing animal health as we execute on our multi-faceted growth strategy in the years to come.”

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Crowell & Moring LLP provided legal counsel to NVA. BofA Securities Inc. served as exclusive financial advisor, and Proskauer Rose LLP served as legal counsel to Ethos Veterinary Health. Citizens Capital Markets, Inc. also served as a special advisor to the Board of Managers of the Company in connection with the transaction.