Leesville Animal Hospital Joins Community Veterinary Partners

PHILADELPHIA (July 23, 2018)Community Veterinary Partners (“CVP”) is pleased to announce it has purchased Leesville Animal Hospital located in Raleigh, NC. The addition of Leesville brings CVP’s total network of hospitals count to 52.

Dr. Harold Pearce has been the lead doctor at Leesville since the hospital opened in 1988. He received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois in 1984 and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. Leesville has expanded to almost five times its original size since Pearce opened its doors 30 years ago.

“Leesville’s focus on patient care and their commitment to the Raleigh community make them an ideal fit for the CVP family of hospitals,” said Ryan Lindgren, VP of Business Development. “We are looking forward to working with them to grow their practice and serve more families in the Raleigh area.”

“After considering over 12 companies, we decided on CVP due to the consistent responses we heard from their current partners about the way CVP has handled their hospitals since being purchased,” Pearce said. “We heard over and over again how CVP became an asset to their hospitals rather than a roadblock to their growth. We are excited to be considered part of the CVP family and look forward to the years ahead!”

Leesville Animal Hospital offers a comprehensive list of services, including preventive care, behavioral counseling, dental care, diagnostics, microchipping and surgical services. The hospital also houses one of the only hydrotherapy tanks in the area, allowing the practice to offer patients water therapy services. It has an in-house pharmacy and a laboratory. Leesville Animal Hospital currently has three practicing doctors: Dr. Pearce, Dr. Amy Neligon and Dr. Read Tull.

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


Community Veterinary Partners Purchases Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital

PHILADELPHIA (July 17, 2018) – Community Veterinary Partners continues to grow its network by adding Branford, Conn.-based Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital.

The purchase of Mill Pond brings the CVP network to 51 hospitals. Partner Veterinarian Dr. Deborah Yarrow graduated from St. Michael’s College in 1978 and Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. She started her veterinary career by beginning a house-call practice while searching for a location for her own hospital. In 1997, she opened the doors to Mill Pond.

Lead Doctor Kevin Wray will lead the medical team at Mill Pond.  Dr. Wray graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2004 from Bucknell University and then went on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.

Open 7 days a week, the Mill Pond team offers a comprehensive list of services ranging from video otoscopy, dentistry, surgery and radiology to an in-house pharmacy. Mill Pond currently has four practicing doctors: Yarrow, Wray, Chelsea Markleski and Kenton Moore. Moore joined the Mill Pond team in 2017, adding acupuncture and cold laser therapy to the practice’s list of services. Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital is accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is certified feline-friendly.

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


Manhattan Cat Specialists Hires Top Doctor

NEW YORK (July 6, 2018) – Manhattan Cat Specialists is pleased to welcome Dr. Nicola Painter to its veterinary team.

Painter, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, comes to Manhattan Cat Specialists with more than 11 years of veterinary experience. Following graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, she worked in small-animal private practice and feline medicine exclusively for several years.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Manhattan Cat Specialists team and am delighted to be part of such an outstanding group of veterinary professionals,” Painter said. “I chose to be a feline veterinarian because caring for cats and partnering with families in ensuring happy and healthy lives for their feline companions brings me such joy and a true sense of purpose.”

Painter has interests in dentistry, internal medicine and feline behavior issues.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She prioritizes staying up-to-date on the most current therapeutic options and actively engages in continuing education. She also is an active community member and values partnerships with local organizations and animal rescue groups.

In her spare time, Painter loves to garden and play tennis. She shares her home with a menagerie of animals, including several rescue cats.

“I feel lucky to have found my calling and privileged to meet and care for so many wonderful feline patients and their incredible families,” Painter said.

 

About Manhattan Cat Specialists

Manhattan Cat Specialists’ job is to provide the best possible cat care and advice to clients regarding the health and well-being of feline patients while practicing the highest standard of veterinary care. Learn more at www.manhattancats.com.


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.


Community Veterinary Partners Adds Granville Small Animal Hospital to Growing Portfolio

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Community Veterinary Partners Adds Granville Small Animal Hospital to Growing Portfolio

 PHILADELPHIA (March 21, 2018) – Community Veterinary Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired Granville Small Animal Hospital.

The purchase of the Middle Granville, N.Y.-based veterinary practice brings CVP’s total practice group to 45 animal hospitals along the East Coast.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Meyer, owner of Granville Small Animal Hospital, graduated from Cook College of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned his Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He joined the Granville Veterinary Services team in 1984 and developed a small animal service within the existing practice. The two hospitals separated in 1996, establishing Granville Small Animal Hospital as its own practice. “The staff at Granville Small Animal Hospital is very excited about partnering with Community Veterinary Partners. We feel it will enable us to continue practicing medicine at a high level and serve our clients as we always have.” Says Dr. Meyer, “I will be able to stay on and provide the continuity of care and service that may not have been possible had the practice been sold to a private buyer. The folks at CVP have been great, very helpful and supportive throughout the transition, greatly alleviating what could have been an extremely stressful time for us. We look forward to a long and productive partnership.”

Granville Small Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility and offers a variety of services, including emergency and clinical care, dental care, boarding, nutritional counseling, and wellness exams. The practice consists of three doctors: Meyer, Holly Baker and Beth Kissack.

“We are so excited to expand our footprint in New York state with the addition of Granville Small Animal Hospital,” said Dennis McMichael, director of Integration at CVP. “Their emphasis on the human–animal bond and state-of-the-art veterinary medicine makes them a welcome addition to the CVP family.”

 

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

 

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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”.