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 (www.cvpco.com) 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.

Paradise Animal Hospital: Welcome to the Family

Last month we welcomed another amazing hospital to the CVP family. Paradise Animal Hospital has been serving the western Baltimore communities for more than 20 years. Dr. Cheryl Burke, our CVP partner, founded Paradise in her hometown of Catonsville, Md., in 1990.

“After 25 years of solo ownership it is exciting to have the support, expertise and energy that CVP brings to the table,” Dr. Burke said.

In addition to the great veterinary care provided by Dr. Burke and her colleagues, the hospital also offers canine rehabilitation services and sports medicine. And the hospital’s pet hotel is state-of-the-art and a great place to board pets — they walk their guests five times a day!

One of the great things that Dr. Burke and her team do every year is the “Spay-A-Thon.” Every spring since 1996, the staff of Paradise Animal Hospital, and local colleagues, gave gathered on a Saturday to examine, spay and neuter more than 60 cats. The hospital offer this service free-of-charge to financially strapped members of the community. The goal is to make a dent in the national problem of unwanted pets.

We’re thrilled to have Paradise as part of the CVP family.