We’ve Grown Our Family of Veterinary Hospitals into the State of Virginia!


We are thrilled to announce that we’ve grown our family to include the great state of Virginia. Two new hospitals joined Community Veterinary Partners earlier this year.

Crossroads Animal Care Center was founded by Dr. Olson in 1998 and is staffed with three veterinarians with over 30 years of combined experience. Treatment of pets is done with compassion and takes into consideration the individual needs of the pet and family. Dr. Olson is, “so excited to be the first hospital in Virginia to join CVP. It brought back the same emotions as when I started Crossroads so many years ago.” Before founding CACC, Dr. Olson earned his DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech (VMRCVM). He has a special interest in ultrasound and has completed more than 10 advanced training courses, accumulating over 200 hours of continuing education in ultrasound.

“Crossroads is aptly named – it was our first hospital in Virginia, helping us continue the expansion of Community Veterinary Partners,” said Michael Raphael, chairman of CVP Hospitals. “Dr. Kent Olson and his colleagues have a superior reputation and a great family community. We’re excited to learn more about the Old Dominion State from the Crossroads’ team.


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Great Falls Animal Hospital was started in 1963 and in 1982 was purchased by Drs. Richard Henshaw and William Goldsmith. “Great Falls has been one of the leading veterinary hospitals in Northern Virginia for a long time. CVP is thrilled to have them join us and we are particularly delighted to be working with Dr. Rick Henshaw and Dr. Bill Goldsmith,” Said CVP Chairman Daniel Eisenstadt.

Dr. Henshaw has been at Great Falls since he volunteered as a teenager. Before joining as a veterinarian, he received his DVM degree from the University of Georgia. Dr. Goldsmith was a competitive swimmer in both high school and college and graduated from Ohio State University with his DVM. “We are very pleased with the professional relationship that has developed between Great Falls Animal Hospital and CVP. It was time for us to secure the value we had accumulated in 35 years of practice ownership. We felt that CVP would maintain our high levels of care and take good care of our treasured clients and patients. In addition, their management assistance has taken the burden of day to day operations off our shoulders. We could not be happier with our choice.” Said Dr. Henshaw and Dr. Goldsmith.