Design, build and co-own a Heart + Paw center

Let us help you create the future you want through co-ownership.

Why Partner with Heart + Paw?

Whether you're new to practice ownership or are looking for the next step in your career, we're here to help you reach your goals.

Through a flexible joint venture structure, we'll leverage years of experience building and owning veterinary practices to help you succeed. Together, we will provide a tailored physical space and digital experience designed for the dynamics between pets, their parents, and the care team.  

Fells Point Grand Opening

Operational Support

Imagine being able to take things like accounting, marketing, client retention, payroll, and human resources off your plate. As a Heart + Paw co-owner, we’ll handle the business side of your veterinary practice so you can have the freedom to focus on what matters most—taking care of your animal patients. 


Client acquisition and retention programs to keep pet parents happy

Operations & Planning

Budgeting, goal setting, and more

HR Services

Payroll and benefits administration, employee resources


Investing in cutting-edge technology, access to technical support


Finding the right team members to help your practice grow


General accounting and financial management, accounts payable, tax support

Care Coordinator At Desk

More for Your Team

We know that vet techs, receptionists, and other staff are more than just employees—they’re family. We work with you to provide benefits, professional development opportunities, and other resources so that you and your staff can have a happy, healthy work-life balance. 

Framework That Drives Success

Our leadership approach has been developed through years of leading hospitals to achieve their highest potential. We believe in the idea of freedom in a framework, meaning that we empower what makes your people and practice unique while also supporting frameworks that drive success. Our veterinarian-led operations team believes that people are at the heart of success, and we are committed to building lasting relationships and providing your team with training, support and resources. 

“You’ll never have someone dictating how to treat your patients. We encourage our veterinarians to interact and share their ideas, so we can all grow and improve outcomes for pets.”

Dr. George Melillo Co-Founder + Chief Veterinary Officer

Who We Want to Partner With:

We're partnering with veterinarians to design, build, and co-own veterinary practices together. You'll be the leader of your team backed by our veterinarian-led operations team and Support Center. Together, we can grow your practice to meet the increasing demands of running a pet care business and leave you more time to do what you love. 

Based in greater Philadelphia, Heart + Paw is focused on finding partnerships along the East Coast and as far west as Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee

The Heart + Paw Partnership Process

Our process ensures that we’re both making the right decision when you choose to join the Heart + Paw family.

Value Of Co-Ownership

Step 1: Let’s Talk

We’ll sit down with you to discuss your goals, our business values, and practice support strategy to determine if we are a good match for a joint venture.

Step 2: Let’s Make a Plan

We'll work with you to find a deal structure that works for all parties and even help you secure financing if needed. Then, we’ll get to work planning the location, design, and construction. 

Step 3: Let’s Be Partners

You’ll become part of the Heart + Paw family and have the freedom to care for your furry patients without the burden of day-to-day business management. In as little as 16 months, your practice can be open for business. We'll throw a Grand Opening to celebrate! 

Get Started Now

Tell us a little about yourself. We’ll reach out to you.

Grow With Us

Grow With Us

Our team focuses on providing clients with the highest level of care and medical excellence. We will empower your team to do their best work through operational support, training, mental/physical health benefit packages, and attractive financial incentives. We are builders of value for you, for pets, and for pet parents looking for something more.

Ready to Partner with Heart + Paw?

Ready to fulfill your dream of practice ownership with Heart + Paw? Join the Heart + Paw family and watch your practice thrive. Fill out the form, and we’ll reach out to you to start the process.