CVP Welcomes Two New Hospitals To Our Family!

Community Veterinary Partners is growing our family once again! We’re thrilled to welcome Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital and Liverpool Animal Health Center. CVP now has 11 veterinary hospitals spanning five states.

Liverpool Animal Health Center

Located just outside Syracuse, N.Y., Liverpool is fully accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and the New York State Veterinary Medical Society.

The practice was founded in 1960 and moved to its current location on Oswego Road in 1988, the same year co-owner Dr. David Clegg joined the hospital staff.  Dr. Clegg was the sole owner since 2005.  The practice has five exam rooms and employs six veterinarians and 22 dedicated support staff.  The facility also has non-medical kennel capacity of about 35 animals. Services include complete dental care, soft-tissue surgery, radiology (dental and digital), laser therapy, ultrasound and hospice care.

“We are very excited about partnering with CVP and look at it as an opportunity for the practice and staff as well as CVP to benefit from the relationship.  The partnership will allow us to further develop the medical, dental and surgical care and services we provide for our clients and their pets with CVP focusing on the day to day administrative responsibilities for the hospital,” said Dr. Clegg. “They have given me the opportunity to refocus on what I love to do.  I feel this will be a great win-win situation allowing Liverpool Animal Health Center to help serve our local community with outstanding veterinary care in the future.”

Chippens Hill Veterinary Hospital

Chippens Hill takes care of dogs, cats and exotics for clients in the Bristol, Conn., community. Dr. Larry Linnetz founded the hospital in 1976 and ran it for the next 31 years. His son, Dr. Eric Linnetz, grew up in the practice and eventually took over for his dad in 2007. Together, both father and son practice today, along with a lead veterinarian and two associate veterinarians.

“Chippens Hill has always emphasized high quality patient care and client service in a professional yet family friendly setting,” said Dr. Eric Linnetz, co-owner of Chippens Hill. “What appealed to me most about CVP were the similarities in their approach to their partner hospital relationships. CVP is a relatively small, familiar group with an inclusive philosophy to management. It just felt like the perfect fit.”

Dr. Emily Elliot leads the day-to-day clinical activities at Chippens Hill. She joined the staff in 1997 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

“Having just marked the first anniversary of Chippens Hill joining the fleet of CVP hospitals, I can attest to their sound financial management in support of medical freedom,” said Dr. Elliot, lead veterinarian at Chippens Hill. “In fact, the increased purchasing power and improved staff benefits, make practicing quality medicine more affordable and even competitive with internet pharmacies. We are able to maintain our family-friendly service and help our clients be able to buy locally from us.”