Echo Healthcare to Present at Roth Capital Partners New York Conference

Monday, August 13, 2007 General News
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VIENNA, Va., Aug. 13 Echo Healthcare AcquisitionCorp. ("Echo" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: EHHA), a blank checkcompany, announced today that the Company will be presenting at the RothCapital Partners 5th Annual New York Conference. The conference is being heldSeptember 5-6, 2007 at The Westin New York at Times Square in New York Cityand the Company is scheduled to present at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday,September 6, 2007. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gene Burleson,President and Secretary, Joel Kanter, and Chief Financial Officer, KevinPendergest will be joined by Robert Wallace, Chief Executive Officer andSteven Johnson, President and COO of XLNT Veterinary Care, Inc.

The Company recently filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with theSecurities and Exchange Commission, which contains a preliminary proxystatement/prospectus in connection with its proposed acquisition of XLNTVeterinary Care, Inc., a provider of veterinary primary care and specializedservices to companion animals through a network of fully-owned veterinaryhospitals. The presentation will include a discussion of XLNT's recentfinancial and operational performance, an introduction of the key new membersof the management team and overview of the acquisition strategy following thecompletion of the merger.

The Company will provide a live webcast of the presentation. Interestedparties may tune in to the live presentation by visiting Echo Healthcare's website at or by visiting A replay of the webcast will beavailable for 90 days and a transcript will be filed with the SecuritiesExchange Commission.

About Echo Healthcare Acquisition Corp.

Echo Healthcare Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company that was formedon June 10, 2005 to serve as a vehicle for the acquisition of one or moredomestic or international operating businesses in the healthcare industry. OnMarch 22, 2006, Echo consummated its initial public offering ("IPO") of6,250,000 Units. On March 27, 2006, the Company consummated the closing of937,500 additional Units subject to the underwriters' over-allotment option.The 7,187,500 Units sold in the IPO (including the 937,500 Units subject tothe underwriters' over-allotment option) were sold at an offering price of$8.00 per Unit, which together with the private placement of the 458,333warrants to certain stockholders and directors of the Company at an offeringprice of $1.20 per share, generated total gross proceeds of $58,050,000. Ofthis amount, $54,947,000 was placed in trust. Echo common stock trades on theOTC Bulletin Board under the symbol EHHA.OB. To learn more about Echo, visitthe website at

About XLNT Veterinary Care, Inc.

XLNT Veterinary Care, Inc. is a provider of veterinary primary care andspecialized services to companion animals through a network of fully-ownedveterinary hospitals. XLNT currently owns and operates 26 veterinaryhospitals in the state of California.

Additional Information about the Merger and Where to Find It

Echo has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the Securitiesand Exchange Commission ("SEC") in connection with the merger, and expects tomail a Proxy Statement/Prospectus to stockholders of Echo concerning theproposed merger transaction after the Registration Statement is declaredeffective by the SEC. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF ECHO ARE URGED TO READTHE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND THE OTHERRELEVANT MATERIALS CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILLCONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ECHO, XLNT, THE MERGER AND RELATEDMATTERS. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the documentsfree of charge at the SEC's web site at In addition,investors and security holders may obtain free c

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