Highland Ventures Finalizes Sale of Family Vet Group and Solidifies Strategic Real Estate Partnership with Heartland Veterinary Partners

Glenview, IL - Keith Hoogland, President and CEO of Highland Ventures announced the sale of Family Vet Group to Heartland Veterinary Partners. Family Vet Group, founded in 2019, provides full-scale general veterinary services in major metropolitan areas in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina and Indiana.

As part of the transaction, Highland Ventures will retain the underlying real estate of the practices and will serve as a strategic real estate partner to support Heartland’s expansion strategy. “The sale of Family Vet Group provides Highland Ventures the opportunity to continue our growth plans within real estate development, aligned with a partner with the expertise to expand and develop veterinary practices. ” said Keith Hoogland.

"I am so proud of all the people in our organization that have helped build this company together with the Hoogland family. This partnership represents yet another tremendous opportunity for our entire team to make a profound impact in our industry." said President Chase Michalek.

About Highland Ventures

Highland is a national venture management company focused on strategically developing and operating businesses centered around our real estate foundation. Highland Ventures is the parent company of Hoogland Foods (dba Marco’s Pizza) and Legacy Commercial Properties. Highland owns over $800 million in commercial real estate located in 21 states.  For more information, please visit

About Family Vet Group

Founded in 2019 by Highland Ventures and Chase Michalek, Family Vet Group ("FVG") has become one of the fastest growing providers of general practice veterinary care in the US. With locations in major metropolitan areas across the South and Southeast, FVG supports over 40 veterinarians and roughly 200 employees who take a high-touch approach to delivering exceptional care, value, and service to the pets and pet parents in their communities. For more information, please visit

About Heartland Veterinary Partners

Heartland Veterinary Partners is one of the highest-quality and fastest-growing veterinary support organizations in the United States, with practices located across a wide swathe of the country. Heartland's mission is to improve the lives of veterinarians and those that support them, which they accomplish through their values-focused approach to veterinary practice acquisitions and partnerships with independent practicing veterinarians. For more information, please visit www.heartland

July 22, 2022