Community Veterinary Partners Expands in South Carolina as Animal Eye Care of the Lowcountry Joins its Hospital Community

PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 25, 2020) – Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is delighted to announce Animal Eye Care of the Lowcountry has joined its growing family, expanding CVP’s community in South Carolina with practices in Mount Pleasant, Myrtle Beach and Ladson. Animal Eye Care of the Lowcountry raises the increasing number of ophthalmology specialty practices within the CVP community, including locations in North Carolina and Virginia.

“Like most specialty practices in veterinary care, animal ophthalmology is a small, tight-knit community,” said John Tramontina, Vice President of Business Development at CVP. “Knowing both Dr. Brad Nadelstein of Animal Eye Care Associates VA and Dr. Bob English, Animal Eye Care Associates NC, have a tremendous amount of respect for Dr. Anne Cook and her team makes us even more excited to welcome them into our CVP family.”

Dr. Anne Cook is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, and was the owner of Animal Eye Care of the Lowcountry. In addition to Dr. Cook, as part of Animal Eye Care of the Lowcountry CVP also welcomed board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Dr. Kristin Fischer, and Dr. Hannah Visser to their community of veterinarians. Animal Eye Care of the Lowcountry specializes in treating diseases of the eye. In addition to full-service client-based patient care, the trio of veterinary ophthalmologist work closely with the South Carolina Aquarium, The Center for Birds of Prey, the Charleston Animal Society, and numerous other local rescue organizations.

“After expanding our veterinary ophthalmology services along the coast of South Carolina, we wanted to place the practice into the hands of a partner that understood our long-term commitment to our relationships with our clients, referring veterinarians, team, and community,” said Dr. Anne Cook. “We appreciate that CVP honors our close-knit collaboration and ties to the local community. We are very excited to be part of Community Veterinary Partners and look forward to continuing to build our practice in the state of South Carolina in partnership with CVPs.”

CVP mirrors this enthusiasm as it welcomes Animal Eye Care of the Lowcountry with open arms and continues to embrace new hospitals who share the same core values of bringing joy to families by providing the best care possible to the pets they love.


New Hampshire-Based Animal Hospital Welcomed as One of the First in the State to Join the Growing CVP Family

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 13, 2019) – Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) is pleased to announce The Animal Hospital of Barrington as one of the first hospitals to join our community in the state of New Hampshire.

Founded in 2003 by Dr. David Harriton and his wife, Dr. Michelle Harriton, The Animal Hospital of Barrington provides general and preventative full-service veterinary care for small companion animals, with specialty focuses including orthopedics, ultrasound technology and acupuncture. The Animal Hospital of Barrington was built to provide compassionate, quality, family-centered care, which complements perfectly the CVP community of veterinary hospitals.

“At CVP, we took note of how The Animal Hospital of Barrington has demonstrated high standards of continuous, quality animal care over their 17 years in practice,” said Kevin Ruffe, CEO of CVP. “Working with Dr. David Harriton and Dr. Michelle Harriton to continue to serve the Barrington community and deliver that same level of care is why CVP exists.”

In addition to Dr. David Harriton and Dr. Michelle Harriton, Associate Veterinarians Dr. Hannah Wells and Dr. Sara Hodgdon round out the veterinary staff at The Animal Hospital of Barrington. The veterinarians, along with the entire hospital team, work together to keep their patients healthy and to be there for their Barrington community when needed.

“At The Animal Hospital of Barrington, we’ve always believed that our job is not only to treat a pet when it isn’t feeling well, but more importantly to help families keep their best friends and companions happy and healthy for their entire lives,” said Dr. Michelle Harriton. “We saw that belief system reflected in CVP and their family of animal hospitals.”

“Michelle and I worked hard to build and maintain a positive culture that resonated with our team and out in the Barrington community,” said Dr. David Harriton. “We needed a partner that would prioritize what we’ve built over the years, and one that would also understand our commitment to maintaining and continuing to foster strong relationships with our local community.”

With the addition of The Animal Hospital of Barrington, Community Veterinary Partners maintains its focus on providing quality care and compassion to animals and families in their communities and is proud to expand the CVP family to the state of New Hampshire.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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