Compassion-First adds 43rd veterinary practice

August 14, 2020
dvm360 Staff

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals welcomes a large New York practice, furthering its mission of creating long-term partnerships and elevating veterinary medicine.

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals this month announced the addition of AAHA-accredited Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in Plainview, New York, to its chain of emergency and specialty hospitals. LIVS is known for advancing key research studies and for pioneering medical infrared imaging, retinal surgery, and nano hip replacement.

Founded in 1998, the 30,000-square-foot LIVS facility offers emergency and critical care, integrative medicine, internal medicine, interventional radiology, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, radioiodine therapy, rehabilitation, pain management, and surgery, according to a Compassion-First press release. The hospital is open 24 hours a day with a staff of 180 veterinary professionals.

LIVS Chief of Staff Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS, DACCT, CCRP, says the hospital is fortunate to have found a similar vision in Compassion-First, with quality of care being elevated consistently. With broadened access to a collaborative mix of experts, LIVS is excited to expand care on a local level. “Compassion-First is a true partner who will help in growing our hospital by providing access to cutting-edge technologies, logistical support and management expertise,” Dr. Marino says.

With a growing network of 43 specialty and emergency care veterinary hospitals throughout the country, CEO of Compassion-First John Payne says he views the collaborative group of hospitals as a family that is united by a common passion: to put pets and their owners as the center of their care as the hospitals maximize resources while working together. 

Payne adds that each Compassion-First hospital brand maintains its own equity, uniqueness and integrity, and medical decisions—committing to a collective goal lead with compassion. “The incredible expertise of LIVS will help us further our vision to deliver the highest quality of veterinary medicine,” says Payne.

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