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Compassion-First Pet Hospitals Welcomes Advanced Veterinary Internal Medicine

Oct 01, 2020

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals Welcomes Advanced Veterinary Internal Medicine

The First California Hospital to Join the Family of Hospitals

TINTON FALLS, N.J., – Compassion-First Pet Hospitals announced today the addition of Advanced Veterinary Internal Medicine (AVIM), Orange County’s only specialty veterinary practice dedicated to providing expertise in internal medicine, to its growing family of specialty and emergency hospitals.

Founded in 2011, AVIM, located in Tustin, CA, offers comprehensive internal medicine services with over 50 years of combined experience from six veterinarians treating various illnesses and diseases affecting pets’ internal organs and bodily systems.

“Internal Medicine is what we’re passionate about; it’s our calling to help companion animals achieve long, healthy, and happy lives!” says owner Cindy Duesberg, DVM, DACVIM. “We’ve entered an age where medical advancements are occurring daily. To help us to continue our commitment to advance veterinary medical care, we need a partner like Compassion-First Pet Hospitals.”

Founded in 2014, Compassion-First is a unique service organization, comprised of 45 specialty and emergency hospitals across the country. Founder, John Payne, views the collaborative group of hospitals as a family united by a shared passion: to put pet owners and their pets at the center of care. The hospitals benefit by working together and maximizing their resources. Each hospital owner retains their equity, uniqueness, integrity and medical decisions.

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is stewarding a new way of practicing veterinary medicine, where medical collaboration occurs seamlessly on a daily basis, with experts across the United States.

According to Payne, “The incredible expertise of AVIM will help us further our vision to deliver the highest quality of veterinary medicine, in a way that is in the best interests of the clients and patients.”

For more information on Advanced Veterinary Internal Medicine, please visit 

About Compassion-First Pet Hospitals 

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is a family of specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals throughout the United States, dedicated to changing the veterinary landscape and elevating patient outcomes. Founded in 2014, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals places priority on local care with national support by partnering with more than 14,000 referral partners and 7,500 referral hospitals. Today, the family of 45 hospitals across 14 states has more than 3,500 professionals, including more than 300 specialists and 200 ER doctors to provide care across a wide range of medical disciplines. For more information, visit Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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