Community Veterinary Partners Acquires Its 50th Hospital

PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2018)Community Veterinary Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired its 50th hospital. This milestone was reached through the purchase of Nassau Veterinary Clinic in New York.

Founded in 2009, CVP provides operational support to 50 hospitals in 10 states, allowing veterinarians to focus on practicing medicine.

“Our whole staff is very excited about this important milestone,” said CVP CEO Kevin Ruffe. “I saw an opportunity for growth when I joined CVP earlier this year, and I’m confident that we’ll continue to see this level of success throughout the rest of the year.”

Dr. Lisa Dietrich (Zimmerman) and Dr. Thomas Phillips are the lead doctors at Nassau Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Dietrich helped her father, Dr. Herbert Dietrich, at the practice as a small child by going on farm calls and helping out in all areas of the hospital. She was hired as a veterinarian at Nassau Veterinary Clinic in 1985 after graduating from Cornell University. She bought ownership in the practice in 1987 and led the planning and construction of its current facility.

“I am happy to be a milestone as the 50th hospital purchased by CVP,” Dr. Dietrich said. “We like having the ability to practice medicine and surgery the way we prefer and that CVP allows us to do so.”

After graduating from Cornell University, Dr. Phillips became a veterinarian at Nassau Veterinary Clinic in 1982 and a partner in 1985. In 2007, he became a member of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and now performs advanced dental procedures on patients from the larger Capital District area.

“We look forward to our partnership with CVP to strengthen and continue our mission of creating healthier bonds between pets and people,” Dr. Phillips said.

Nassau Veterinary Clinic consists of seven doctors: Dietrich, Phillips, Rose Broglio, Carolyn Sanford, Beth Ann Shane, William Zimmerman and David Rummel.

About Community Veterinary Partners

Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) owns and operates veterinary hospitals and is committed to providing world-class treatment and health services to animals. The company strives to maintain each hospital’s individual brand and reputation in its community. The CVP family currently consists of 50 animal hospitals in 10 states. More information is available at www.cvpco.com/.


Community Veterinary Partners Adds Two Virginia Practices

PHILADELPHIA (June 29, 2018) – Community Veterinary Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired Pet Medical Center of Springfield and Shirlington Animal Hospital in Virginia.

The purchase of these two practices brings CVP’s total practice group to 48 animal hospitals along the East Coast.

Dr. Barry Rosenbluth is owner and chief of medical services at Pet Medical Center of Springfield. He received his DVM degree from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated with highest honors. He was also inducted into the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society.

Pet Medical Center of Springfield

Pet Medical Center of Springfield offers a variety of services, including dental services, diagnostic laboratory testing, surgical care, spay and neuter, grooming, nutritional counseling, boarding, and comprehensive physical examinations.

 

The practice consists of three doctors: Rosenbluth, Diane Howells Nichols and James MacLean.

Shirlington Animal Hospital

Rosenbluth and MacLean are also doctors at Shirlington Animal Hospital, along with Adrienne Hergen and Amanda Snelgrove. This practice is a companion hospital to Pet Medical Center of Springfield offering preventive health care, surgical services, dental care and other services.

“After 30 years as a solo practice owner and five years in shared ownership, I am very excited to become part of the CVP Family,” Rosenbluth said. “This partnership will allow me to concentrate more directly on the medicine and client service aspect of practice without the huge time commitment needed for administrative responsibilities. I look forward to finally being able to focus on those parts of the practice I really enjoy!”

About Community Veterinary Partners

Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) owns and operates veterinary hospitals and is committed to providing world-class treatment and health services to animals. The company strives to maintain each hospital’s individual brand and reputation in its community. The CVP family currently consists of 48 animal hospitals in 10 states. More information is available at www.cvpco.com/.


Community Veterinary Partners Adds Wellesley Animal Hospital to Practice Group

PHILADELPHIA (June 11, 2018) – Wellesley Animal Hospital in Massachusetts is the newest member of the Community Veterinary Partners family. The purchase of the practice brings CVP’s total group to 49 animal hospitals along the East Coast.

Dr. Elizabeth Hartman is the founder and owner of Wellesley Animal Hospital. She’s a Boston native and graduated from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.

“We are excited to join the CVP family and look forward to our new partnership adventure!” Hartman said.

Wellesley Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital offering a wide range of veterinary services, including physical examinations, diagnosis and treatment, spay and neuter, vaccinations, dental care, surgical care, radiology, blood work, and parasite prevention. The practice consists of five doctors: Hartman, Janet Tast, Christopher Kennedy, Anne Keesler and Julie Graves.

About Community Veterinary Partners

Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) owns and operates veterinary hospitals and is committed to providing world-class treatment and health services to animals. The company strives to maintain each hospital’s individual brand and reputation in its community. The CVP family currently consists of 49 animal hospitals in 10 states. More information is available at www.cvpco.com/.


Community Veterinary Partners Adds Nazareth Veterinary Center to Practice Group

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2018) – Nazareth Veterinary Center is the newest member of the Community Veterinary Partners family.

The purchase of the Nazareth, Pa.-based veterinary practice brings CVP’s total practice group to 46 animal hospitals along the East Coast.

Dr. John Yaswinski started Nazareth in 1994, and after years of growth, the practice moved into a larger space in 2005. Yaswinski graduated from Ross University in 1989. He received his bachelor’s degree from Allentown College and his master’s degree in biology from East Stroudsburg University in 1986.

Nazareth Veterinary Center offers a number of services, including routine surgeries, X-rays, dental procedures, microchipping and wellness exams. The hospital also contains an in-house laboratory and a grooming facility. Yaswinski will even make house calls in special circumstances. The practice consists of four doctors: Yaswinski, Kelly Mullen, Lori Bankowski and Stacy Scanlon.

About Community Veterinary Partners

Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) owns and operates veterinary hospitals and is committed to providing world-class treatment and health services to animals. The company strives to maintain each hospital’s individual brand and reputation in its community. The CVP family currently consists of 46 animal hospitals in 10 states. More information is available at www.cvpco.com/.


Community Veterinary Partners Appoints Kevin Ruffe as Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Ruffe, CEO of Community Veterinary Partners
Kevin Ruffe is the new CEO of Community Veterinary Partners

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Kevin Ruffe as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 12, 2018. He will also join CVP’s Board of Directors.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, CVP manages 46 veterinary hospitals in 10 states. “Kevin’s appointment is a reflection of CVP’s tremendous growth over the past few years and more importantly CVP’s positioning for even stronger growth in the coming years,” said Daniel Eisenstadt, CVP co-founder and Board member.

“I look forward to being a part of this exciting time of expansion for CVP,” Ruffe said. “Throughout my career, I’ve had success managing health care companies as they grow and scale over time, and I see a lot of opportunity for CVP in the coming years.”

Founded in 2009, CVP’s mission is to provide operational support to its hospitals, enabling veterinarians to focus on practicing medicine and providing high-quality pet care. CVP’s hospitals have the benefit of accessing a variety of business tools, such as marketing, leadership development, HR support and finance, while keeping local control of clinical practices.

“What makes us different is that we provide support to our vet partners, but at the same time we allow them to maintain their brand and vision,” Ruffe said. “This means the customers at each of our partner hospitals see even greater levels of service since our partner vets have more time to focus on pet care and worry less about the challenges of running the day-to-day business…”

Prior to joining CVP, Ruffe was the Chief Growth Officer at MedExpress, where he was instrumental in building MedExpress into a national leader of urgent care services with nearly 250 locations caring for almost 4 million patients per year. Ruffe earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in business management from Rider University. He will be relocating to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh.

CVP is controlled by an affiliate of Cortec Group, a private equity firm based in New York, that invests in middle market health care, specialty service, consumer and distribution businesses.

About Community Veterinary Partners

Community Veterinary Partners owns and operates veterinary hospitals and is committed to providing world-class treatment and health services to animals. The company strives to maintain each hospital’s individual brand and reputation in its community. The CVP family currently consists of 45 animal hospitals in 10 states. More information is available at www.cvpco.com.

About Cortec

Founded in 1984, affiliates of Cortec invest in high value-added, middle-market healthcare, specialty service, consumer, and distribution businesses from owners and management teams who want to work with Cortec to drive growth and improve business fundamentals. Additional information about Cortec can be found at www.cortecgroup.com.


Horsham Veterinary Hospital Joins CVP as our 44th Hospital!

Welcome the newest addition to the Community Veterinary Partners family, Horsham Veterinary Hospital in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Located 30 miles outside of center city Philadelphia, the veterinary practice consists of six doctors and joins CVP’s extended family in PA as its 44th hospital overall.

Dr. Joseph DiMauro, the founder and proprietor of Horsham Veterinary Hospital, graduated (Dean’s List) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and went on to earn a Master’s of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Administration from Temple University.  He founded Horsham Veterinary Hospital in 1986 and has been an advocate for animals and actively involved in community affairs ever since. “We are excited to be a part of the network of CVP Veterinary hospitals.” Says Dr. DiMauro, “We had an opportunity to join a number of companies, but we chose to partner with CVP because of the uniqueness that they bring to the veterinary profession. We look forward to enhancing the services that we provide to our clients and patients because of our association with CVP.”

Horsham Veterinary Hospital’s mission has been providing care for the pets of thousands of people in Eastern Montgomery and Southern Bucks Counties. Their modern, state- of-the-art hospital and other facilities make them the best choice of care for pets. In addition to wellness, clients can find services such as Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Dentistry, Laser Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Behavior Medicine. Horsham Veterinary Hospital is also AAHA-accredited and provides ultrasounds, echocardiographs, endoscopies and more. They also care for ferrets! In addition to their medical services, Horsham Veterinary Hospital also offers boarding, grooming, training, food and supplies!

“The addition of Horsham Veterinary Hospital to our already ever-growing presence in the state of Pennsylvania is truly a testament to the type of wonderful practices and staff that our family encompasses. You can feel the compassion they have from the moment you walk in to the second you leave and that’s how you know that they practice what they preach” says Lou Weihrauch, Vice President of Operations at Community Veterinary Partners. “Dr. DiMauro has built a wonderful hospital and reputation over the last 30 years and we will strive to uphold their mission in the community and care in which we all provide”.


Rocky Point Animal Hospital joins CVP as the fourth in the state of New York.

 

Community Veterinary Partners is excited to announce the addition of our most recent hospital, Rocky Point Animal Hospital in Rocky Point, NY! The four-doctor practice joins CVP as the 43rd hospital overall, and the fourth in the state of New York.

Rocky Point Animal Hospital Team

Dr. Richard Caputo, one of two owners of Rocky Point Animal Hospital, earned his doctor of veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 1991. He is well known in the community for his friendly, gregarious nature and his ability to make people feel special. Dr. Caputo is highly respected among his peers in the Long Island veterinary community and the public at large. He has a special interest in animal behavior, particularly working with owners to help them raise well behaved, emotionally balanced puppies as yhe i

Dr. Chris Cangeleri, co-owner of Rocky Point Animal Hospital, earned his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He was inspired to become a veterinarian after spending time as a wildlife rehabilitation. He has worked closely with local wildlife organizations, providing medical, surgical, and diagnostic support, as well as participation in fundraising efforts on behalf of those organizations.

Rocky Point Animal Hospital has been serving its clients with the highest level of medical care in their current location – prioritizing the comfort and well-being of all pets — since the late 1970s. In 2003, Drs. Cangeleri and Caputo purchased the practice with the goal of bringing a more progressive approach to medicine, while retaining the personal, compassion-driven level of service their clients had grown to expect.

Rocky Point Animal Hospital places a strong emphasis on preventive care and early detection of disease at every stage of a pet’s life. Employing modern digital radiography, ultrasound, dental radiology and comprehensive laboratory services, along with their long-standing relationships with local veterinary specialty centers, and a vast network of national resources, RPAH is able to provide the most advanced diagnostic capabilities.

The clinic also provides in a wide array of surgical options (taking the approach that no surgery is ever “routine”), as well as complete pain management before, during, and after surgery. In addition RPAH takes a modern, proactive approach to dental care, comprehensive, lifestyle-based vaccination protocols, and medical management of chronic diseases like diabetes, special needs and senior care. An on-site boarding facility is available for client pets with special medical needs.

“The thing that really stands out about Dr. Cangeleri and his team, and the reason why Rocky Point Animal Hospital is such an outstanding addition to the CVP family, is the level of compassion that they have for the pets that they serve,” says Lou Weihrauch, Vice President of Operation as Community Veterinary Partners. “It’s not just about serving the role of a doctor, but they are also an advocate for these animals, making them feel as if they are part of a larger family. They are on the cutting edge of advanced medical care, but they never lose that personal touch that their clients have always loved. We are so excited to have them as one of our own at CVP.”

Learn more about Rocky Point Animal Hospital HERE 


CVP is Hiring a Data Analyst in Philadelphia

Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) owns and operates veterinary hospitals and is committed to providing world-class treatment and health services to animals. CVP is a growing family of animal hospitals with a presence across many states on the East coast. With an accelerating rate of acquisitions, CVP offers a fast paced, exciting, and true entrepreneurial work environment.

The Data Analyst will work with CVP’s financial and operations teams as well as third-party vendors to maximize the usability of and value derived from the available data sets. The Data Analyst will lead data aggregation and cleanup efforts across the various source systems and develop and implement scalable processes for data analytics, benchmarking, ad hoc and standard reporting, decision support, predictive modeling, and metric/KPI development. The Data Analyst will play a key role in defining and automating CVP’s data and reporting strategies, while collaborating with key CVP stakeholders to understand the heart of the business and provide recommendations for improvement.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with management to prioritize the company’s business and information needs
  • Aggregate data from multiple primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases to ensure data reconciliation
  • Explore current and past operational and financial data and performance to identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns
  • Use statistical techniques to interpret data and analyze results
  • Conduct root cause analysis and collaborate with vendors to diagnose data inconsistencies and develop strategies to improve data accuracy
  • Drive Data Governance and Data Quality initiatives to maximize data value and address required data corrections as appropriate
  • Determine best methods to reliably produce desired financial and operational metrics/KPIs from available data
  • Assemble and summarize data to structure sophisticated financial and operational reports and dashboards
  • Collaborate with finance and operations functions to review findings, further explore identified performance trends, and assist with supplemental data gathering and analysis needed to formulate recommendations for improvement
  • Drive continuous improvement in data structure and reporting to support a rapidly scaling business

Preferred Education & Experience

The ideal candidate should have knowledge of complex statistical analysis and familiarity with large complex data sets. Desired experience includes:

  • 2-4 years of data management, analysis, and reporting experience
  • Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, Management, Mathematics/Statistics, Computer Science, or Engineering
  • Experience in SQL and/or SQL Server, including data modeling and ETL principles, is a MUST
  • Experience developing use cases or user stories and translating business needs into technical solutions
  • Ability to collect, organize, and analyze significant amounts of information quickly
  • Technical skills in data mining, segmentation, and statistical modeling
  • Experience building reports and dashboards that include complex logic and calculated fields using standard BI tools
  • Attitude of continuous improvement with ability to incorporate knowledge of industry trends in Analytics & Information Management
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to identify, analyze, and resolve issues with minimal direction or oversight
  • Curiosity, drive, and critical thinking skills to dig deep and make connections between data trends and business outcomes
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present findings, communicate complex topics, and translate data into digestible formats for many different audiences
  • Ability to build a compelling business case and influence stakeholders at various levels
  • Experience is the following is also a Plus: Payroll & Time Keeping systems, Microsoft Office (particularly Excel & Access), NetSuite, one or more leading BI Solutions (PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik, Business Objects, etc), OLAP, Visual Basic Programming, Databases, ERP systems and related technologies

To apply visit ZipRecruiter HERE


Community Veterinary Partners expands into North Carolina and Indiana adding 3 three new primary and urgent care veterinary hospitals and 4 animal eye clinics.

December 11th, 2017

Community Veterinary Partners, a family of veterinary practices based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has added seven members to its family of practices on December 11th, 2017. This year alone CVP has  added partners in Florida, Massachusetts, Indiana and North Carolina as well as increasing their existing presence into Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Maryland and Virginia, for a total of forty-two hospital partners. While their focus has been primary care medicine for small animal (and two large animal practices), this growth spurt also includes four animal eye clinics making it their first venture into the veterinary specialty practices. 

 

Additions to the CVP family, in this December activity, include 2 primary care veterinary practices in Durham, North Carolina; Colony Park Animal Hospital and Park Veterinary Hospital and Urgent Care, Eastside Animal Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and four members of the Animal Eye Care Associates ophthalmology hospitals located in Chesapeake, Newport News and Virginia Beach, VA and in Wilmington, NC.

“We are thrilled to be growing here at CVP. Expanding into new territories allows us to partner with top notch veterinary care professionals into North Carolina and Indiana with the addition of some amazing hospitals.” says Fali Sidhva, President & Chief Operating Officer at Community Veterinary Partners.  “With the addition of Animal Eye Care Associates, we now have board certified animal ophthalmologists to refer to and consult with which is a huge asset to the community of CVP hospitals.”


Allentown Animal Hospital is CVP’s 20th Veterinary Hospital in Pennsylvania!

Community Veterinary Partners is thrilled to announce the addition of our newest hospital, Allentown Animal Clinic in Allentown, PA. The veterinary practice consists of four doctors and joins CVP as its 35th hospital overall, 20th in the state of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Judy Rutkowski, owner of Allentown Animal Clinic, received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 from Ohio State University after earning a B.S. in Biology at the University of Maryland. In addition to her post-graduate education, she completed a large animal surgical internship and residency in 1988 at the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious New Bolton Center. “I chose to partner with CVP because I felt that it was the best option to gain external resources without changing the culture and philosophy of our hospital,” said Dr. Rutkowski. “I’m looking forward to partnering with other CVP sister practices to share success strategies and foster an internal network of knowledge.”

Allentown Animal Clinic serves its clients with the highest quality of patient care and treats each patient as if they were their own. Aside from custom wellness plans for all ages, they offer a variety of different services including advanced dental procedures, digital radiology and come equipped with a fully stocked pharmacy. The clinic also sees reptiles, birds, ferrets and small mammals. They offer specialty services and have helped hundreds of families in the Lehigh Valley with the difficult process of relocating their pets to Hawaii, Europe, South America and dozens of other countries and continents.

“Seeing how dedicated the team at Allentown Animal Clinic is not only to their patients but to their community is what gets us so elated to have them join the family!” says Lou Weihrauch, Vice President of Operation as Community Veterinary Partners. “Dr. Rutkowski and her team have worked diligently to get the reputation they have and we hope to only add to that. Their great location, wide variety of services and impeccable veterinary care is why they were the recipient of the 2017 YELP ‘People Who Love Us’ award. Being a staple in the community, Allentown Animal Clinic is a wonderful addition to the CVP family as we expand even further into Pennsylvania.”

 

Visit Allentown Animal Clinics website at https://aacexotics.com