Merger with McKee Pownall Equine Services (Canada)

Published On: 15. January 2024

We proudly announce the merger with McKee Pownall Equine Services, a renowned practice at the forefront of innovation in equine veterinary medicine in the Greater Toronto area.

McKee Pownall Equine Services (MPES) operates as a general equine veterinary practice, primarily ambulatory with ship-in cases. With 16 veterinarians spread across three locations in the Greater Toronto area, MPES is notably recognized for their expertise in performance horse lameness and medicine, but they also specialize in dentistry, reproduction, general wellness, and emergency coverage; Offering standing MRI services and collaborating with board-certified specialists in ophthalmology, internal medicine and dentistry, MPES stands as a leader in the region.

McKee Pownall Equine Services is characterized by its innovative approach to equine veterinary medicine. With cutting-edge equipment, in-house specialists, and a creative culture fostering team growth, McKee Pownall aligns seamlessly with Altano’s vision. Their proficiency in social media marketing–including the EquiConnect Podcast–exemplifies a commitment to client education.

Through the partnership, McKee Pownall gains access to Altano’s global collaboration network. Altano’s expertise and international knowledge-sharing platforms, including AltanoNet exchange groups and Altano Academy case discussions, will further support McKee Pownall’s excellence in equine veterinary care and will create opportunities for new services.

The mission of Altano and McKee Pownall is united by their shared values of providing exceptional veterinary care, leading the way in equine medicine, sustainability, being the preferred employer of choice, and guaranteeing a remarkable client experience. McKee Pownall’s leadership position in North America adds value to Altano’s growing veterinary medicine platform. Dr. Victor Baltus, CEO of Altano Group, says, “As leaders, the Altano and McKee Pownall partnership is a great example of like-minded people coming together to create a better future for equine veterinary medicine.”

This collaboration reflects a shared commitment to advancing equine veterinary care, fostering knowledge exchange, and creating a positive impact on the global equine healthcare landscape. We and McKee Pownall Equine Services are poised to embark on a journey of mutual growth, innovation, and excellence in equine medicine.

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