Warren Animal Hospital Joins the Growing CVP Family as the 5th New Jersey-Based Animal Hospital

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 4, 2019) – Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to announce Warren Animal Hospital has joined the growing CVP family. Warren is now the 5th New Jersey-based veterinary practice within the CVP community, continuing the company’s steady expansion on the Eastern side of the United States.

Dr. Vincent Zaccheo leads Warren Animal Hospital with associate veterinarians Dr. Nicole Zaccheo, Dr. Amber Bauer, and Dr. Stephanie Duffy. The practice comes to CVP with a 40-year focus on providing high-quality animal care for a wide variety of companion and exotic pets across the Phillipsburg area and surrounding communities. 

“Warren Animal Hospital’s longevity of service to their community, combined with their comprehensive care offerings to pets and their owners, are such tremendous benefits to the CVP family. All of us at CVP are excited to partner with Warren in continuing to offer their community the care they have come to expect from such a wonderful and valued pet care provider,” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO of CVP.  

Operating for more than four decades, Warren provides routine and preventative wellness, comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care, diagnostics, as well as a dedicated focus on reproduction planning to help pet owners decide if, when, and how to breed their pets. 

“It was important to everyone here at Warren to go through this transition in a way that allows us to maintain the 40-year legacy we’ve built for our hospital. In working through this process with CVP, we could see how our values and priorities aligned in providing the best care possible to pets and their families, and in ensuring that we will continue to deliver that care at the hospital level. I am tremendously grateful to CVP for their partnership, their flexibility, their guidance, and their commitment to this family and team throughout the entire process.”

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


West End Veterinary Office as the 8th New York-Based Animal Hospital to Join the Growing CVP Family

Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to announce West End Veterinary Office as the newest animal hospital to join the growing CVP family. West End is now the 8th New York-based veterinary practice within the CVP community, continuing CVP’s steady expansion on the Eastern side of the United States.

Led by Dr. Don Factor, with associate veterinarian Dr. Krysten Santiago, the Newburgh-based veterinary practice comes to CVP with a focus on providing animal care for a wide variety of exotic, avian, and household pets, as well as other small animals.

“At CVP, we know that people’s love for animals extends beyond the typical household pet. That is why we are so excited for West End to join us. With their focus on providing compassionate and comprehensive care for a wide variety of animals, West End’s dedicated veterinary staff’s experience will be a benefit to the entire CVP family,” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO of CVP. “We are looking forward to what we will be able to accomplish as we continue to build and grow together.”

Operating for nearly two decades, West End provides routine and preventative wellness, medical, surgical, and dental care, emergency services, labs and diagnostics, and a noninvasive cold laser therapy program to help reduce or avoid the use of drugs or surgical interventions for painful and inflammatory conditions. West End is certified as a cat-friendly practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), which sets guidelines and best practices on providing veterinary care to cats.

Additionally, West End is a proud practitioner of “Fear Free” techniques to help ensure that every pet experiences the most stress-free visit possible. From a variety of tools and techniques, including pre-treated blankets with natural cat pheromones to help felines relax, private, pet-friendly waiting rooms for cats, birds, exotic or small animals, ensuring that staff use dimly-lit exam rooms, low voices, and gentle handling, and offering toys and treats as rewards and distractions, every effort is taken to ensure both pets and humans look forward to and enjoy the entire veterinary experience.

“When I founded West End in 2001, I did so because I believe all animals should be treated with the care, compassion, and love they deserve, whether they have four paws, feathers, or scales,” Dr. Factor said. “Throughout the entire process of deciding to integrate our practice into CVP’s network, I focused on the people our veterinary staff would connect with as we continue to grow. We’re a big part of the special bonds people build with their pets over their lifetimes and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. We saw those values reflected in CVP and the CVP community.”

With the addition of West End, Community Veterinary Partners maintains its focus on providing quality care and compassion to animals and families in their communities.


San Juan Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida Joins the Growing CVP Family

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 9, 2019) – Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to announce San Juan Animal Hospital has joined its growing family. With the addition of San Juan Animal Hospital, CVP’s network now includes two veterinary practices in the state of Florida, all focused on providing quality care and compassion to families in their communities.

Led by Dr. Gregory Bennett, with associate veterinarians Dr. Carl Guill, Dr. Rena Fulton, and Dr. Justin O’Keefe, the Jacksonville-based veterinary practice comes to CVP with an outstanding record of more than 75 years of service to the community. Dr. Bennett and his wife, Barbara, purchased the San Juan practice more than 20 years ago with the goal of providing compassionate care, exceptional customer experiences, and excellent veterinary medicine to Jacksonville-area pets and families. 

“The Bennetts and their team are a perfect addition to our community, and it was clear from our earliest of conversations that the compassion for their patients and their commitment to providing the best animal care possible is the reason they have been so successful,” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO of CVP. “We are excited about what we will be able to accomplish as we continue to build upon their legacy together.”

San Juan Animal Hospital provides routine and preventative medical, surgical, and dental care, emergency services, state-of-the-art diagnostics, client education programs, and nutrition programs for animals. Additionally, the veterinarians and professional staff at San Juan uniquely offer noninvasive laser therapy and acupuncture treatments to help aid pet patients in post-surgical healing, treatment for chronic illnesses and acute conditions, and pain management.

“When Barb and I took over ownership of San Juan, we did so because we wanted to nurture human-animal bonds within our practice and throughout the greater community. We accomplish that by providing care and compassion for pet patients, their families, and especially within our own team,” said Dr. Bennett. “Our team has been the cornerstone of our success as a practice and we wouldn’t be here without them. We decided to join the CVP network because we knew our veterinary staff would be taken care of throughout the transition and we saw shared values that we knew would be upheld. Quite honestly, we wanted to partner with someone who would let us remain a family unit – throwing nerf balls at each other, laughing together, arguing and then getting over it.”

With the addition of San Juan Animal Hospital, Community Veterinary Partners continues its steady expansion on the Eastern side of the United States.


Community Veterinary Partners Selects Heartland Veterinary Clinic in Virginia as the 60th Hospital to Join Its Growing Network

Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to announce Heartland Veterinary Clinic is the 11th hospital in Virginia to join the CVP family. With the addition of Heartland, CVP’s network now includes 60 animal hospitals as partners, all focused on providing quality medical care for every pet and compassion for every family.

Led by Dr. Brian Arneson, with associates Dr. Heather Beach and Dr. Martha Hunt-Estrada, the Harrisonburg-based veterinary practice comes to CVP with a strong passion for providing their patients with the best medical care in the area. The veterinarians and professional staff at Heartland have a unique focus on veterinary surgery and laser therapy, as well as providing routine care.

“Heartland’s demonstrated commitment to animal care in the Harrisonburg community makes them a natural fit within the CVP family, and a great addition to our growing network of hospitals in the state of Virginia” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO of CVP. “We are looking forward to working together with the doctors and staff at Heartland to build upon the great success they’ve already accomplished.”

Heartland provides routine preventative medical, surgical, and dental care, as well as offers an in-house diagnostic laboratory, specialized testing, radiology, ultrasound, and endoscopy services, as well as chemotherapy treatments for animals. Additionally, Heartland’s practice has taken a comprehensive and innovative approach to managing the pet fear, stress, and anxiety that can accompany vet visits and treatments. With their “Reduced Fear Initiative,” Heartland staff work to address and eliminate stress factors that significantly impact pet health and well-being, with the aim of making vet visits more pleasant for every pet and person involved.

“Within the entire Heartland team, animals hold a very special place in our hearts. We treat every single pet that walks through our doors just like the family members they are to their humans,” said Dr. Arneson. “We believe in providing pets with the highest quality care, medical services and treatments in ways that prioritize their emotional and physical well-being and delivered with the utmost compassion. We saw those same values reflected in the CVP community and feel confident we’re all working towards the same goals of compassionate, quality care for all animals. We are excited for the next chapter of the Heartland story with CVP.”

With the addition of Heartland, Community Veterinary Partners continues its expansion in the eastern part of the country. 


Mayfair Animal Hospital of Cary, North Carolina is 59th Hospital to Join the Community Veterinary Partners Family

Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to announce Mayfair Animal Hospital as the 5th hospital in North Carolina to join the CVP family. CVP’s network now includes 59 animal hospitals as partners, all focused on providing quality medical care and compassion to every pet.

Led by Dr. Susan Bristol and Dr. John Santilli, with associates Dr. Laura Foster, Dr. Irene Rusnak, and Dr. Teri Smith, Mayfair Animal Hospital is one of the longest-standing animal hospitals located in the heart of Cary, North Carolina. The hospital comes to CVP with a strong reputation and a spirit of service to the community.

Mayfair Animal Hospital is one of only three animal hospitals in the Cary, North Carolina area to be certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and practices excellence in animal medicine in every area, every day. As a full-service animal hospital that provides routine medical, surgical, and dental care, as well as emergency treatments and services, diagnostics, nutritional counseling, and age-specific specialty care, the clinical team at Mayfair Animal Hospital treats each pet in the Research Triangle Park area with care and compassion, just like the family member they are to each one of their humans.

“Mayfair’s mission of service and community aligns so well with our focus on providing the best care for patients. We are excited to work with them to build on the legacy they have established within the Cary community,” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO of CVP. “Joining the outstanding reputations of the other CVP hospitals in North Carolina, as well as throughout our full network, we are thrilled to have Mayfair’s commitment to and outstanding record of enrichment, service, and love for their community as part of our growing network. Together, we are all in good company.”

As avid supporters of the Cary K-9 Police Dog Program, Mayfair Animal Hospital supports the community’s police canines to ensure they reach their full working potential. Because of the unique emotional and physical demands these canines encounter, Mayfair’s veterinary team work closely with each canine and their individual police handlers by providing K-9-specific preventative health care programs, as well as treatments for work-related injuries and illnesses that may arise during their service to the community. Additionally, Mayfair Animal Hospital proudly supports the WakeMed Hospitality Pets Program, which invites trained volunteers and their screened adult dogs to make in-room hospital visits to brighten patients’ spirits. Dr. Bristol provides the program-required bi-annual behavioral and medical examinations free of charge to program participants. These are just two examples of Mayfair Animal Hospital’s commitment to the Cary community.

“At Mayfair, we prioritize our patients, our pets, and our people, while providing the highest quality veterinary care in a compassionate, friendly, and family-oriented environment. We saw those same core values reflected in the CVP community,” said Dr. Santilli. “Knowing CVP will allow us to continue to provide our patients with the level of care they have come to know and expect from us gives us comfort as we embark on this transition. This is truly a step forward for our patients.”

“We are so proud of our Mayfair family, and that includes our team and our patients, as well as our longstanding role in taking care of our Cary community,” said Dr. Bristol. “Joining Community Veterinary Partners was the best way for us to keep our foundation of values in place while enjoying and benefiting from the support that comes from being part of a community of hospitals all working towards the same goals of compassionate, quality care for animals.”


Community Veterinary Partners Announces Hospital Partnership with Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City

Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to welcome Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City as the 58th hospital to join our growing community of animal hospitals. Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City has been providing quality, compassionate care to pets within their community for over 65 years.

Founded in 1953, the clinical care staff at Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City has a passion for pets and is dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care to their patients. Led by Dr. Lawrence Buchholz, Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City offers general veterinary care and other services including laser therapy, dermatology, dentistry and cardiology. Pet care services such as boarding and grooming are also offered at the 3,000-square-foot facility.

“The focus on providing the best care for their patients at Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City is so perfectly aligned with our mission here at CVP,” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO of CVP. “We are thrilled that Dr. Buchholz and his team are joining our community. We look forward to helping them continue what they have already built in the Jersey City community.”

Located in the northern part of the state, Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City is the fourth hospital from the state of New Jersey to join CVP’s growing family of hospitals.

“The reason I became a vet was to care for animals,” commented Dr. Buchholz. “Our partnership with CVP will allow me to get back to practicing medicine and caring for my patients, while knowing they are taking care of our people. We’ve already experienced increased benefits for everyone at the hospital. We are excited about this next chapter for our hospital.”

CVP will continue to look for opportunities for additional hospitals to join their growing network. CVP’s mission is to be able to help their hospitals bring more joy and quality care to pets and the families that love them.


Animal Emergency Center in Watsontown Joins Growing Family of Hospitals at Community Veterinary Partners

Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to welcome Animal Emergency Center as the 57th hospital to join our growing community of veterinary hospitals. Located in Watsontown, Pennsylvania, Animal Emergency Center is CVP’s 22nd hospital in the state focused on providing high-quality medical care and compassion to every patient.

An AHAA Accredited Hospital, Animal Emergency Center was founded in 1999 with the sole purpose of providing emergency veterinary care to the many pet owners in the surrounding community when their family veterinarian was unavailable. Lead Veterinarian Dr. Thomas Haas, along with Associate Veterinarians Dr. Craig Stanton and Dr. Michael Fullmer, provide overnight, weekend and holiday urgent care services when families often need it the most.

 “Animal Emergency Center is one of a number of CVP hospitals offering the important service of after hours or emergency care for our patients and their families,” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO of CVP. “Dr. Haas and his team exemplify the exceptional level of care and compassion that differentiates each of our partner hospitals, making them a perfect addition to our growing community.”

Animal Emergency Center is well-known for their state-of-the-art equipment, including a CT Scanner. They also offer leading-edge services such as ultrasounds, endoscopies, blood/plasma transfusions and ophthalmology, often supplementing the services of neighboring veterinary practices.

“Our neighboring veterinarians rely on us to be there for their patients when they can’t be, and we don’t want that to change,” commented Dr. Haas. “CVP’s commitment to keep medical care decisions at the hospital level gave our team comfort that we will always be able to be there for the community with the same level of quality care and respect they have expected from us for the last 20 years.”

CVP’s growth is expected to continue with additional hospitals joining our community from our home state of Pennsylvania, as well as the 9 other states where we already have a presence. Our goal is to be able to help our hospitals provide quality care to more pets and their families.


Community Veterinary Partners Selects Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic to Join Its Network

Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to announce Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic is the second animal hospital in the state of Indiana to join the CVP family. CVP now has 56 animal hospitals as partners in its network focused on providing quality medical care and compassion to every patient.

Led by Dr. Vince Karsteter, Dr. Adam Miller and Dr. Jason Burcham, Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic has been providing walk-in veterinary services to the Lawrenceburg, Indiana community for over 40 years. Dr. Adam Miller is a second-generation veterinarian in the practice, working with Dr. Karsteter and Dr. Burcham to continue his family’s legacy of providing loving care to all animals, while keeping them healthy year-round.

“The way Dr. Karsteter, Dr. Miller and Dr. Burcham deliver care to their patients fits so well with CVP’s commitment to provide the best care,” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO of CVP. “Many of our hospitals are led by second or even third-generation veterinarians. Our goal is to help them continue the legacies they have been entrusted with in the same way it was expected of them.”

Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital that provides routine medical, surgical and dental care, as well as emergency treatment services to pets in the tri-state area at its 3,300-square-foot facility on Highway 50. Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic treats each patient like the valued family member they are to each one of their clients.

“Knowing that CVP will allow us to continue to care for our patients and provide them with the level of medical care they have come to expect from us gives us comfort as we embark on this transition,” commented Dr. Burcham. “Having a partner that will allow us to focus on what is most important to our patients and our practice is a blessing for everyone involved. We are looking forward to taking this journey with CVP.”