The Netherlands

AniCura entered the Dutch market in 2015 when many of the country’s most prominent and specialized referral clinics joined AniCura.

Background

AniCura's history in the Netherlands began in 2015 when a number of the country’s most prominent and specialized referral clinics joined AniCura. Today, AniCura has a countrywide veterinary care offering including the most specialized referral only clinics in the country.

Position today

Many of AniCura’s board-certified European specialists (Diplomates) are active in the Netherlands and several of them are well-renowned lecturers throughout the world. Specialist fields include soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, internal medicine, dermatology, radiology, emergency care and neurology. AniCura in the Netherlands is the only organization besides the country’s universities that is entitled to train residents (veterinarians undergoing training to become Diplomates).

Since spring 2017, the nationwide veterinary care group Sterkliniek Dierenartsen BV is part of AniCura. Sterkliniek Dierenartsen BV comprises 80+ veterinary clinics located across the Netherlands and is unique in Europe with its ISO-certified veterinary organisation. The clinics within Sterkliniek Dierenartsen BV operate under their own brand in the Netherlands.

Facts AniCura in the Netherlands (excluding Sterkliniek)

  • Patient visits per year: 304 000
  • Animal hospitals and clinics: 48