Dutch referral clinic de Tweede Lijn takes cooperation further by joining AniCura

AniCura, a European leader in high quality specialised veterinary care for companion animals, acquires De Tweede Lijn referral centre in Wilhelminaoord, Drenthe. For de Tweede Lijn the partnership means access to a comprehensive network of specialised veterinary care providers and support from a large and professional partner, whilst for AniCura the acquisition means a broadening of around-the-clock, advanced veterinary care services for pet owners in the Netherlands and Germany.

De Tweede Lijn was founded by its current Practice Manager, veterinary surgeon drs. Hans Nieuwendijk. The clinic offers specialised veterinary care for referral patients only, both by pre-appointment or in case of emergency.

Drs. Nieuwendijk and his colleagues provide advanced veterinary care services in orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery, as well as in oncology, ophthalmology, dentistry and internal medicine. Anaesthesia is a special area of expertise, and drs. Nieuwendijk is a long-standing lecturer in anaesthesia for veterinarians and technicians. The clinic facilities are located in a 500 square metre site which has recently been extended and refurbished and now comprises two fully equipped operating rooms with advanced anaesthetics technology, high-end modalities for diagnostic imaging, including CT (Computed Tomography), and nursing wards for dogs and cats.

─ I am convinced that the type of development of the animal health care industry that AniCura embodies is a gigantic step forward for veterinary medicine. This partnership provides us with a higher perspective, better means for further development and most importantly, wider opportunities for cooperation and sharing of knowledge between veterinarians and clinics across various countries, says drs. Nieuwendijk.

─ We are very pleased to extend a warm welcome to de Tweede Lijn as they join our veterinary family. We look forward to continuing to shape and develop the future of veterinary care together, to the benefit of animals, pet owners and veterinary care professionals alike, says Peter Dahlberg, CEO AniCura.

For further information, please contact

Drs. Hans Nieuwendijk, Practice Manager de Tweede Lijn, +31 521 383 659

Peter Dahlberg, CEO AniCura, +46 730 505 050

About AniCura

AniCura is a family of well-known animal hospitals and clinics specialised in veterinary care for companion animals. Born out of the idea that sharing resources creates opportunities for better veterinary care, the company was established in 2011 as the first merger of companion animal hospitals in the Nordic region. Today, AniCura is a role model within specialised veterinary care and a valued partner for pet owners and referring veterinarians across Europe.

The company offers a wide range of high quality medical services covering preventive and basic health care as well as advanced diagnostics, internal medicine, intensive care, surgery and orthopaedics. AniCura also provides rehabilitation, physiotherapy and dietary advice and offers selected pet food and care products.

AniCura provides modern, high-quality veterinary care for pets at 130 European locations and creates peace of mind for pet owners through excellent access and patient safety. Every year, AniCura’s 2 500 passionate veterinary professionals attend to more than one million companion animal patients. AniCura is a trusted training and referral body.

For information on how AniCura is working to shape the future of veterinary care, please visit our website www.anicuragroup.com

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AniCura is a family of well-known animal hospitals and clinics specialised in veterinary care for companion animals. Born out of the idea that sharing resources creates opportunities for better veterinary care, the company was established in 2011 as the first merger of companion animal hospitals in the Nordic region. Today, AniCura is a role model within specialised veterinary care and a valued partner for pet owners and referring veterinarians across Europe. The company offers a wide range of high quality medical services covering preventive and basic health care as well as advanced diagnostics, internal medicine, intensive care, surgery and orthopaedics. AniCura also provides rehabilitation, physiotherapy and dietary advice and offers selected pet food and care products. For information on how AniCura is working to shape the future of veterinary care, please visit our website www.anicuragroup.com

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I am convinced that the type of development of the animal health care industry that AniCura embodies is a gigantic step forward for veterinary medicine. This partnership provides us with a higher perspective, better means for further development and most importantly, wider opportunities for cooperation and sharing of knowledge between veterinarians and clinics across various countries.
Drs. Hans Nieuwendijk, Practice Manager de Tweede Lijn
We are very pleased to extend a warm welcome to de Tweede Lijn as they join our veterinary family. We look forward to continuing to shape and develop the future of veterinary care together, to the benefit of animals, pet owners and veterinary care professionals alike.
Peter Dahlberg, CEO AniCura