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BluePearl Ranked 36 Out of Top 100 Job Creators in U.S.


TAMPA, Fla. – BluePearl Veterinary Partners has been ranked #36 on the list of top 100 job creators in the U.S. in the December issue of Inc. Magazine.

This was Inc. Magazine’s inaugural Hire Power Awards, which focused on job creation.

BluePearl Veterinary Partners is headquartered in Tampa, Fla., and employs more than 1,200 people including approximately 250 veterinarians at 30 hospitals in 12 states. BluePearl hospitals are referral-only and most offer 24-hour emergency services. BluePearl hospitals do not provide primary care, but partner with family veterinarians who provide those types of services.

Since 2008, BluePearl Veterinary Partners has added 523 jobs through growth, demand and acquisition.

According to Inc. Magazine, the Hire Power Awards measure how many jobs a company added from 2008 through 2011. Qualified companies had to have been founded prior to January 1, 2008, and be independent, privately held, U.S. based companies. Companies must have had at least 50 full-time U.S. based employees in 2011. Employees were defined as those who work a minimum of 30 hours per week and receive benefits from the company. Qualified full-time and part-time employees were included, but independent contractors were not.

“We’re thankful to be able to provide people with opportunities for employment, especially when our country has struggled with job growth since the recession began,” said Darryl Shaw, CEO of BluePearl Veterinary Partners. “Our success and growth has been directly related to those employees and as our company grows, so do their opportunities.”

BluePearl was also recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., making #1695 out of 5000 U.S. companies measured.


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