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Compassion-First acquires Long Island specialty hospital

The AAHA-accredited practice is seen as a “highly respected regional resource.”

Compassion-First acquires Long Island specialty hospital
Long Island Veterinary Specialists installed a 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging machine in 2008.

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals has acquired Long Island Veterinary Specialists, a 30,000-square-foot practice employing more than 180 people. Terms of the transaction were not revealed.

Long Island Veterinary Specialists, or LIVS, is known for its pioneering work in areas such as infrared imaging, retinal surgery, and nano and micro total hip replacements. The hospital opened in 1998 in Plainview, New York, and is open 24 hours a day.

The practice, which is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, will retain its culture and identity, Compassion-First reported.

“LIVS is such a highly respected regional resource that they continuously draw patients from the tristate region and from across the country, including Florida, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Alaska and California,” said Compassion-First President and CEO John Payne.

The LIVS chief of staff is founding partner Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS, DACCT, CCRP.

“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 said.

The practice specializes in surgery, cardiology, emergency and critical care, integrative medicine, internal medicine, interventional radiology, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, rehabilitation, and pain management.

Compassion-First is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and owns 43 specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals in 12 states.

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