News & Noteworthy

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals Announces New Appointments to Senior Leadership

August 15, 2017

TINTON FALLS, NJ – Compassion-First, a family of 29 specialty, emergency, and general medicine veterinary hospitals across the United States, is proud to announce two key appointments to senior leadership: Alison A. Cornell as Chief Financial Officer and Jean Clifton as Chief Business Development Officer. As a family of dedicated veterinary hospitals, Compassion-First has always […]


WARNING: Rodent Poisons Containing Bromethalin are Deadly for Cats and Dogs

June 19, 2017

Do you or your neighbors use rodenticide (mouse and rat poison)? Here’s something to think about—your dog or cat may also be at risk! Rodenticides containing bromethalin severely impair the neurologic functions of animals. What makes this over-the-counter rodenticide so dangerous is that there is no antidote, meaning, there is no specific treatment designed to […]


Compassion-First Opens AirHeart, The First-Ever Airport-Based Pet Hospital at JFK in New York

June 15, 2017

TINTON FALLS, NJ – Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is proud to announce the first-ever airport veterinary hospital. AirHeart Pet Hospital is staffed by dedicated veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants to provide exemplary veterinary care to pets and service animals in an airport setting. Located in The ARK at JFK at the John F. Kennedy International […]


Compassion-First Pet Hospitals Adds New Roles to Help Boost Hospital Collaboration and Improve Medical Outcomes

March 6, 2017

TINTON FALLS, NJ – As a family of hospitals dedicated to building the future of veterinary medicine and putting pets and their owners at the center of care, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is proud to announce the addition of three new roles to its leadership team in order to better serve its patients and partner hospitals. […]


Compassion-First Welcomes Three New Pet Hospitals to its Growing Family of U.S. Based Hospitals

February 10, 2017

TINTON FALLS, NJ – Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is proud to announce the addition of three new locations to its growing family of pet hospitals across the country. The latest additions to the Compassion-First family are the Animal Emergency & Specialty Center (AESC) of Parker, Colorado and Upstate Veterinary Specialists (UVS), with locations in Greenville, South […]


Compassion-First Pet Hospitals Committed to “Fear Free” Care for Pets at all 26 U.S. Hospitals

January 26, 2017

TINTON FALLS, NJ – Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is proud to announce its commitment to the Fear Free training and certification initiative designed to reduce the fear, anxiety, and stress that pets so often experience when receiving veterinary care. As a family of veterinary practices committed to offering the most compassionate care for pets at all […]



September 8, 2016

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) in Houston, Texas, is one of the most respected — and busiest — animal hospitals in the world, with more than 200 staff treating over 50,000 patients a year. Nat Geo WILD’s new series Animal ER goes behind the scenes at the hospital to follow cases on the cutting edge […]


Welcoming Three Texas Specialty Hospitals To The Family

August 3, 2016

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals announced today the addition of three new hospitals into the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals family: Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists of Houston, Texas; Mission Veterinary Specialists of San Antonio, Texas; and The Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center of Austin, Texas. “We’ve been approached by several potential partners over the years, and we’ve never […]


Compassion-First Pet Hospitals Welcomes 10 New Hospitals To Its Family

July 20, 2016

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals announced today, the addition of 10 new hospitals to its growing family of well-known veterinary hospitals. Representing Colorado, Connecticut, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, these hospitals represent Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, first expansion outside of the Northeast and an increased presence in Pennsylvania. Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists (AMVS) is located in Longmont, Colorado, with […]


Compassion-First Family Expands to 13

May 18, 2016

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, a chain formerly known as Veterinary Specialists of North America, has grown to 13 clinics with the opening of Cherry Hill Animal Hospital. The general practice treated its first patient Tuesday in the Philadelphia suburb of Cherry Hill, N.J., and was preceded four days earlier by the company’s acquisition of Animal Health […]