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Compassion-First Pet Hospitals Names Val Washington as Vice President of Customer Development

Dec 11, 2017

TINTON FALLS, NJ – December 12, 2017 – Today, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals announced Val Washington has joined the family of animal hospitals as the Vice President of Customer Development. Since its inception, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals has been committed to elevating referring veterinarian relationships. With the addition of Washington, Compassion-First will further enhance their ongoing partnership between specialists and referring veterinarians.

Washington is a tenured animal health professional with more than 22 years of experience in the industry. Most recently, she led the Hill’s Pet Nutrition veterinary sales force in the eastern region, building relationships with more than 11,000 veterinarians and technicians. Her role will include overseeing the Referral Relationship Managers, and she will be responsible for developing the strategic approach to optimizing those relationships most critical to specialists and the referring community.

“Val has been in hospitals across the country for greater than two decades, she understands the importance of building, enhancing and sustaining relationships,” John Payne, CEO of Compassion-First Pet Hospitals said, “Our outreach to the referring community helps connect and bridge a true partnership between specialists and referring veterinarians.”

About Compassion-First Pet Hospitals

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is a family of well-known and respected emergency and specialty veterinary hospitals across the United States. Founded in 2014 by John Payne, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is comprised of hospitals working together through collaboration to advance veterinary medicine and increase access to multidisciplinary expertise. Compassion-First Pet Hospitals focuses on placing pet owners and their pets at the center of care. For a list of Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, visit


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