Animal Hospital of Dauphin County Kicks Off Educational Campaign For Referral Services

The Animal Hospital of Dauphin County, a CVP family hospital, kicked off an educational campaign for its growing suite of referral services last week at an event with the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association.

More than 50 local veterinarians and technicians attended the continuing education event, held at the Hollywood Casino in Grantville, PA. AHDC showcased the new referral services now available at the hospital, based in Hershey, PA.

Dr. Jason Tomes spoke about ultrasounds, Dr. AJ Cooley discussed orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery, and Dr. Jonathon Goodwin detailed his work in cardiology.

“Years ago local veterinarians and their clients had to travel several hours to benefit from comprehensive referral services professionals,” said Dr. Bob Sarsfield, AHDC co-owner and medical director. “The leadership at AHDC recognized the need for these services on a local level and we are excited to be able to offer these services to our colleagues, their clients, and their patients throughout south central Pennsylvania.”

The event also served as one of PVMA’s District 6 Dinner Meetings.  The event was made possible through the generous sponsorships of Calico Group, Hills Pet Nutrition, and Zoetis.

PVMA’s Executive Director, Charlene Wandzilak, provided an update of PVMA activities in the areas of continuing education, advocacy, and practice management.  “We are very pleased to be able to promote this mission by partnering with our friends at AHDC and their Referral Services Team,” Wandzilak said. “Events like this are key to furthering our role as an effective resource to PVMA’s more than 1,900 members throughout Pennsylvania.”

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Calico Group ( provides loans to veterinarians and also purchases and leases back real estate from veterinarians.