CVP Partner Hospital, Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital, Proudly Helps The Wildlife of Bergen County

Last year alone, our partner hospital, Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital, cared for over 1,300 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. They are the only CVP Partner Hospital who is able to care for wildlife. The wildlife they provide veterinary care for ranges from tiny birds to deer and even hawks. With no one else in the area to care for wildlife, they have partnered with Animal Friends of Franklin Lakes (AFFL) a full-fledged tax-exempt charity to provide this much needed veterinary care. AFFl works hard to procure funds and supplies to pay for the needs of all the wildlife brought into Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital.  Last summer, AFFL was even able to help fund the salaries for two full-time college students to assist with the wildlife feeding and care at our hospital.

Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital and Community Veterinary Partners are proud to support the wildlife in Bergen County, New Jersey and will continue to work with Animal Friends of Franklin Lakes to help our furry friends. To learn more visit or . Also, check out some photos of wildlife at FLAH below!

Dr. Alan Pomerantz With A Fawn
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A Baby Raccoon! Look How Small!
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A Baby Raccoon Sleeping
Dr. Viktoriya Zilberman With A Fawn
A Baby Owl
A Baby Owl!

Welcome to the Family Shippensburg & Winding Hill (We Tripled in Size This Year)

In the last few weeks we’ve added four new hospitals to the CVP family, bringing the total number of partnerships to nine. We’ve now tripled the number of CVP hospitals in 2012.

“This has been an exciting year for us at Community Veterinary Partners,” said Daniel Eisenstadt, president of Community Veterinary Partners. “We’ve added six terrific hospitals to the family this year. These are long-standing businesses with deep ties to their local communities. They are a perfect fit for CVP because they share our commitment to excellent medical care and strong business results.”

The four newest locations are in central Pennsylvania. The partnerships are consistent with CVP’s operating philosophy to operate non-competitive hospitals in regional geographies. The hospitals are:  Shippensburg Animal Hospital, Mount Rock Animal Hospital, Allen Road Veterinary Clinic and Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic.

Shippensburg, Mount Rock and Allen Road are part of the Shippensburg Animal Hospital family, which has been serving the Cumberland Valley region of Pennsylvania for the past 60 years. CVP’s partner and director of medicine for the hospital group is John D. Stoner DVM, who has operated the hospitals for 24 years. The partnership with Dr. Stoner closed last month.

“We provide a personal approach to the medical care of our patients,” said Dr. Stoner. Our three small-animal locations deliver comprehensive veterinary care including outpatient medical and routine surgical as well as more advance orthopedic surgical care and diagnostics.”

Shippensburg Animal Hospital and its dedicated staff are active members of the Cumberland Valley community and support the local shelters and animal rescues in a variety of ways. They participate in discount spay and neuter programs and help raise money and increase support for needy and unwanted animals.

“We are excited about our partnership with CVP and the opportunity it provides us to continue to grow and better serve the Cumberland Valley’s animal health needs,” said Dr. Stoner.

Winding Hill Veterinary Clinic is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa.  It has been owned and operated by Drs. Steve Tagg and Doug Brenner since 1982. The hospital is a nine-time and current winner of the “Simply the Best” award, as chosen by Harrisburg Magazine. CVP’s investment in Winding Hill closed earlier this month.

“Partnering with CVP was a big step and an important decision for us,” said Dr. Tagg. Being a partner rather than an employee was a big factor in our decision. We are looking forward to having less administrative responsibilities so we can concentrate on medical management.”

Earlier this year we welcomed Paradise Animal Hospital and Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital to the family.

About Community Veterinary Partners

Community Veterinary Partners ( co-owns and manages nine hospitals within 150 miles of Philadelphia. CVP works with veterinarian owners who want to continue running the medical side of their practices, but want help with the day-to-day administrative and team management tasks. CVP creates a long-term strategy and develops sustainable methods for veterinary practices to continue thriving — well into the future. Our staff includes management professionals and veterinarians who bring the resources that busy practices need to flourish. We take care of the important business work and staff management tasks that veterinarians simply don’t have the time to manage.

Welcome to the Family Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital

Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital, a five-doctor practice in Bergen County New Jersey, is the newest member of the Community Veterinary Partners family. CVP invested in the hospital in May 2012, partnering with Dr. Alan Pomerantz to co-operate the hospital.

Franklin Lakes is a full-service veterinary hospital with a strong caseload of internal medicine, oncolgy and exotics. The hospital has a special connection to its clients and its community. Each year it hosts a well-known Adoption Day supporting dozens of local rescues and shelters.

Dr. Pomerantz was born and raised in New Jersey. He has worked in zoos, on farms, in shelters and for more than two decades in small animal medicine. He received his masters degree and DVM from Cornell University.

“Having someone like Community Veterinary Partners to handle the daily tasks of financial management, allows me to practice the type of veterinary medicine that I want to the best of my ability,” said Dr. Pomerantz. “CVP is helping to streamline the inefficiencies in my practice so that more resources will be available for clients, patients and staff.”

Dr. Pomerantz is joined by four other DVMs: Dr. Wendy Kozak, Dr. Jack Mastrascusa, Dr. Kristin Onesios and Dr. Jill Shiffman.

Franklin Lakes is the fifth hospital to join the CVP family and the first New Jersey hospital. It’s an important part of the CVP’s strategy to invest in hospitals with excellent medical standards. “Dr. Pomerantz has a stellar reputation and we are thrilled to partner with him,” said Daniel Eisenstadt, president of Community Veterinary Partners.