LaVale Veterinary Hospital Joins the Growing CVP Family as the 2nd Maryland-based Animal Hospital

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 6, 2019) –Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to announce LaVale Veterinary Hospital is the 2nd Maryland-based practice to join the growing CVP family. Founded in 1986 by Dr. Ian MacFawn, LaVale Veterinary Hospital is the only 24-hour hospital serving the surrounding LaVale community.

Led by Dr. Jim Cosgrove and Dr. Jason Griffith, LaVale Veterinary Hospital comes to CVP with a focus on providing services to communities that have limited access to emergency and specialty animal clinics. The hospital is a lifeline to high-quality, accessible pet care for many families. 

“Joining CVP was more than just a business decision—this was personal,” said Dr. MacFawn. “I started this practice in 1986, and it has grown over the last 30 years into an eight-doctor practice, with 40 family members on our support staff and our own families, including my daughter, Lauryn, working alongside us. We’re excited to join a compassionate family of fellow veterinary providers that understands our commitment to pets, pet families, and our own family at LaVale.”

For more than 30 years, LaVale Veterinary Hospital has been committed to providing the best in routine care, emergency care, and preventative wellness. In addition, the practice also provides medical, surgical, dental and critical care, radiology, chemotherapy and palliative care, cold laser therapies, and more. CVP has a long-standing reputation of helping hospitals with the same commitment to continue their legacies.

“The LaVale team’s commitment to providing accessible, comprehensive, and high-quality care to every pet in their community is so at home within the CVP community, our mission, and our values. All of us at CVP are excited to partner with the entire team at LaVale to ensure every pet and every pet family continue to receive that same great care,” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO of CVP.  

“It was critical to all of us at LaVale to maintain our long legacy of care to LaVale and our surrounding communities,’ said Dr. Cosgrove. “We are thankful for CVP’s partnership, guidance, and the ability to maintain our values throughout the entire process.” 

“LaVale is a family of veterinarians who care deeply about the work we do,” said Dr. Griffith. “Partnering with CVP has been a positive experience and we’re excited to continue to grow within CVP and our local community.” 

With the acquistion of LaVale Veterinary Hospital, Community Veterinary Partners maintains its focus on providing quality care and compassion to animals and families in their communities.