BluePearl Veterinary Partners To Expand Tampa Headquarters
December 31, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. / BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a national leader in veterinary medicine, today announced plans to expand its headquarters with the construction of a 4,800 square foot building to accommodate the fast-growing company’s needs for additional office space for its support services team. The company is investing $1 million in the project, and up to 50 new jobs within three years are expected to result from the expansion.
“We’re very excited to be adding more talented people and a brand new building at our headquarters,” said Darryl Shaw, BluePearl Veterinary Partners CEO. “Tampa has always been our home, and we are happy to be creating new jobs and opportunities with our support services team as we continue opening veterinary hospitals across the United States.”
BluePearl Veterinary Partners was founded in Tampa by Darryl Shaw and his brother, Neil Shaw, DVM, DACVIM, in 1996. The veterinary specialty and emergency medical practice grew rapidly and expanded nationwide, with much of that growth occurring since 2008. BluePearl currently employs 50 at its headquarters at 3000 Busch Lake Boulevard and more than 1800 at 40 other veterinary hospitals in 14 states.
Hillsborough County will assist Blue Pearl with an expedited permitting process that is designed to save businesses time and money.
“BluePearl Veterinary Partners has been a valuable member of our community for nearly two decades, providing exceptional care for the beloved pets of thousands of people in Hillsborough County and beyond,” said the Hon. Sandra Murman, Chair of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. “We’re committed to promoting the growth of outstanding local headquarter companies like BluePearl and will do all we can to support their continued success.”
BluePearl Veterinary Partners joins a growing list of companies headquartered in Tampa that have recently made the decision to expand their workforce in Hillsborough County, including Laser Spine Institute, Tribridge, LabTech Software, and ConnectWise.
The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Hillsborough County and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.
“The expansion of BluePearl highlights the support and resources that our local partners are providing to help existing businesses stay here, prosper, and build an exciting future for their companies, their employees, and Hillsborough County,” said Rick Homans, President and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.
Individuals interested in open job opportunities may refer to the company’s website at www.bluepearlvet.com/careers.
About the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation:
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation is the lead economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace. Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention and expansion of high wage jobs and capital investment within targeted industry sectors. Working with C-level executives, site selection consultants, commercial real estate professionals, and other influential decision makers, the EDC provides customized, confidential relocation services to domestic and international companies interested in growing within Hillsborough County. Locally, the EDC helps existing businesses access the tools and resources they need to succeed, now and in the future.
About BluePearl Veterinary Partners:
BluePearl Veterinary Partners employs 1,800 team members including more than 450 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals offer referral-only, specialty care services and most offer 24-hour emergency care. BluePearl does not provide primary care. The company is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship programs. BluePearl also participates in clinical trials that investigate the effectiveness of new veterinary drugs and treatments, providing pet families access to cutting-edge medicine that is not yet commercially available. BluePearl is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.