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.”


Lincoln Memorial University Partners With Community Veterinary Partners

Names Casey Hagg First Student Ambassador

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 20, 2018) – Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to announce its first University Relations partnership with Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM). Through this partnership, CVP hospitals will provide real-world clinical experiences for fourth-year veterinary students as part of LMU-CVM’s Clinical Year Hybrid Distributed Education Program Model.

LMU-CVM’s Clinical Year Hybrid Distributed Education Program Model includes clinical immersion and hands-on experiential learning. Students are required to take rotations in small animal general practice, specialty practice, diagnostic pathology and large animal practice and have the opportunity to select electives that enhance their professional goals and interests. CVP will provide clinical year experiences at select CVP sites for student rotations, including areas of interest in clinical trials, equine, mixed animal, small animal, and small animal with an exposure to exotics and wildlife.

CVP launched its University Relations Initiative earlier this year to develop partnerships with veterinary programs at some of the leading universities to provide students with clinical externship and leadership opportunities within CVP’s hospital network. Through the CVP program, students will be exposed to fast-paced, exciting and true entrepreneurial work environments alongside veterinary professionals delivering unparalleled patient and client care with uncompromising compassion.

“By partnering with universities like LMU, we will be able to offer students educational, professional leadership and career development opportunities,” said Kevin Ruffe, Community Veterinary Partners CEO. “We want to help prepare the next generation of veterinarians. LMU-CVM’s vision to produce the best veterinary professionals is well-aligned with what we want to accomplish at CVP.”

“Partnering with quality practices like CVP is an essential part of educating our students to become confident, competent, career-ready veterinarians to meet the needs of society,” said LMU-CVM Vice President and Dean Dr. Jason Johnson. “The experiences and mentorship our students will gain through working in these practices will give them the hands-on experience and skill set they need to be successful upon graduation. We appreciate our partnership with CVP and look forward to developing this relationship.”

CVP is also thrilled to announce Casey Hagg, a second-year student at LMU-DVM, has been named CVP’s first Student Ambassador. As a Student Ambassador, Hagg will work with CVP to develop student outreach programs and serve as an adviser to help CVP identify initiatives that will benefit veterinary students and the surrounding animal care community. The CVP Student Ambassador Program will provide Hagg with professional mentoring, career coaching, externships at CVP’s hospitals and leadership opportunities.

“We are thrilled to have Casey as part of the University Relations team at Community Veterinary Partners,” said Dr. Laura Strong, University Relations director at CVP. “Casey’s interest in assuming a leadership role and her interest in giving back to her community make her a natural fit to be a CVP Student Ambassador. I’m looking forward to working with her to bring this program to life.”

The CVP-LMU partnership will continue to evolve in the best interests of the veterinary student and the veterinary community. CVP believes future veterinary leaders will be an integral part of continuing to advance care for our patients and is committed to helping prepare them for that feat.

About Community Veterinary Partners

Community Veterinary Partners is a family of over 50 animal hospitals brought together to collaborate on the best way to deliver quality care to its patients and a first-rate experience for its clients. It is committed to investing in and partnering with leading hospitals, nurturing and developing the best people, and providing support services that are paramount in its industry. Quality of care is always foremost and will forever remain at the hospital level with CVP. More information is available at www.cvpco.com.

About Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine is located on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tenn., with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Va. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the university’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 800-325-0900, ext. 7150, or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu.


Seneca Hill Animal Hospital, Resort & Spa Joins Community Veterinary Partners

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 20, 2018)Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is happy to announce Seneca Hill Animal Hospital, Resort & Spa in Great Falls, Va., has joined the CVP family. Seneca Hill’s 27,000-square-foot facility is CVP’s second-largest animal hospital and the 55th hospital acquired by the company to date.

“Seneca Hill is an exciting addition to our network of hospitals in the D.C. area,” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO at CVP. “The commitment of Dr. Homan and her team to providing high-quality and compassionate care aligns well with CVP’s mission and makes them an ideal fit to join our growing network.”

Led by Dr. Janice Homan, Seneca Hill is an AAHA-accredited animal hospital that has grown from a small 1,200-square-foot farm house in 1981 to an expansive 27,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2014. Drs. Randy Custer, Katherine Newland, Jarrod Ludwig, Annie Welsh and Susan Sacks round off the veterinary team that holds the highest rating from Washington Consumers’ Checkbook.

“What Dr. Homan and her team have built at Seneca Hill is really impressive, and we are looking forward to working with them as they continue to provide the best veterinary care and resort services to the Great Falls community,” added Ryan Lindgren, VP of Business Development at CVP. “Seneca Hill is our 10th hospital in Virginia, and we hope to continue to add more hospitals like Seneca Hill from the state to our family in the near future.”

From clinical care to resort services, Seneca Hill offers clients a complete commitment to total pet indulgence. Veterinary services like surgery, dentistry, an in-house pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, ultrasound, electrocardiograms and senior care are rounded out with resort services such as day care, training, grooming, physical therapy and swimming in the Aquatic Center’s indoor pool. During peak periods, the resort accommodates over 100 dogs and cats and has been rated best in the D.C. Metro area by the veterinary community.

About Community Veterinary Partners

Community Veterinary Partners is a family of over 50 animal hospitals brought together to collaborate on the best way to deliver quality care to our patients and a first-rate experience for our clients. We are committed to investing in and partnering with leading hospitals, nurturing and developing the best people and providing support services that are paramount in our industry. Quality of care is always foremost and will forever remain at the hospital level with CVP. More information is available at www.cvpco.com.


Community Veterinary Partners Launches University Relations Initiative

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 19, 2018) – Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to announce the launch of the CVP University Relations Initiative to further prepare veterinary students for the successful transition from study to veterinary practice. Dr. Laura Strong, a 25-year veteran of the veterinary industry, has been chosen to spearhead the initiative.

The CVP University Relations Initiative includes developing partnerships with veterinary programs at some of the leading universities, engaging student ambassadors to administer student outreach programs, offering externship and mentorship opportunities within CVP’s hospital network, and identifying new opportunities for tuition reimbursement. Through the CVP program, students will be exposed to fast-paced, exciting and true entrepreneurial work environments alongside veterinary professionals delivering unparalleled patient and client care with uncompromising compassion.

“We want to help grow veterinary learners into veterinary leaders. One of the ways for us to make an impact is to work with our university partners to offer students educational, professional leadership and career development opportunities while they are still in school,” Strong commented. “Through my years of practice, I felt it was our duty to prepare the next generation of veterinarians and am excited to be working with our hospitals and our students on this initiative.”

CVP’s mission is to be there for its clients by providing unparalleled medical care in a compassionate atmosphere so its patients can live long and healthy lives. CVP embraces the concept that clinical practices and pet care should remain with the veterinarians at the hospital level. The CVP University Relations Initiative will prepare its future veterinarians to make those decisions and deliver the highest quality of care to its patients.

“The veterinarians within our network of hospitals are some of the best in the industry. They are committed to providing quality clinical care to their patients. They are also committed to growing our family of veterinarians by preparing the next generation,” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO of CVP. “Through the University Relations program, we can begin to bring down the barriers related to the success of new graduates, including the lack of clinical experience, client communication skills and loan repayment. That’s a win-win for everyone.”

About Community Veterinary Partners

Community Veterinary Partners is a family of over 50 animal hospitals brought together to collaborate on the best way to deliver quality care to our patients and a first-rate experience for our clients. We are committed to investing in and partnering with leading hospitals, nurturing and developing the best people and providing support services that are paramount in our industry. Quality of care is always foremost and will forever remain at the hospital level with CVP. More information is available at www.cvpco.com.

 

 


Maywood Veterinary Clinic Joins Community Veterinary Partners’ Family of Animal Hospitals

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 16, 2018)Community Veterinary Partners is pleased to announce it has acquired Maywood Veterinary Clinic in Maywood, N.J. Led by Dr. Jay Buchholz, this clinic has served the Maywood community since 1987. In the winter of 2009, the clinic moved to a larger location on East Passaic Street, which it still calls home today. Accompanied by Drs. Faith Krausman, Jieun Kwon, Wendy Lim, Kimberly Pompo and Brett Swan, the Maywood Veterinary Clinic team offers AAHA-accredited care to a variety of animals.

“Partnering with CVP was a relatively easy decision. I worked hard to grow my practice and am proud of the culture that we have here. I found comfort that CVP will not change our culture and encourages us to go on doing what has worked, remaining our own, unique practice. I am looking forward to having a wealth of resources available to help us grow and to continuing to provide veterinary care to our community,” commented Dr. Buchholz. “CVP will allow me to take a step back from the administrative aspects of the business and devote more time to doing what I love – practicing medicine and doing surgery. And time to travel and pursue my love of photography.”

Maywood Veterinary Clinic represents the 54th hospital to join the CVP family and offers its patients a variety of services, including general pet wellness, laser surgery, dental care, behavior training, stem cell therapy, and exotic pet care for birds, reptiles, amphibians and pocket pets.

Community Veterinary Partners selects hospitals to join their network that have demonstrated a commitment to providing quality care and have established reputations within their communities. “Quality of care is paramount for every hospital we partner with at CVP. Dr. Buchholz and his staff’s attention to the needs of each one of their patients and clients makes them an ideal hospital to join the CVP family,” added Ryan Lindgren, VP of Business Development at Community Veterinary Partners. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them.”

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 54 animal hospitals in 10 states. More information is available at www.cvpco.com/.