Charleston Veterinary Referral Center Joins Compassion-First Pet Hospitals

Charleston, SC – April 2, 2018 – Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) of Charleston, South Carolina announced today that it is joining the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals family of well-known veterinary hospitals. CVRC has served the Charleston community since 2011.

Founded by Drs. Alan Green and David Sachs, CVRC is the only Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Level 1 certified hospital in South Carolina and the Southeast. CVRC is also one of the few hospitals in the country offering electrochemotherapy for oncology patients. CVRC has been recognized for their surgical, neurology/neurosurgery, internal medicine, critical care, cardiology, theriogenology, rehabilitation/sports medicine, oncology, and 24/7 emergency care.

According Dr. Sachs, “To take our patient care to the next level, we needed to find a partner who aligned with our goals and values. We found that in Compassion-First. They believe the culture and individuality of hospitals is vital to success, in addition to investing in their people and medical/surgical care.”

Founded in 2014, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is revolutionizing how veterinary practices connect with one another. The more than 36 hospitals across the country are driven by a mission to provide the very best medicine and services to pets and their owners. Founder John Payne, President and CEO of Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, views the collaborative group of hospitals as a family, working together and maximizing their resources. Hospital owners retain their equity, uniqueness, integrity, and medical decisions.

“CRVC is an incredible addition to our family. They have created a hospital where a collaborative team mentality is pervasive, enabling them to provide some of the best medical and surgical care being offered in the profession today,” said John Payne, President and CEO of Compassion-First. “We look forward to sharing expertise and elevating the profession.”

Dr. David Sachs will continue to lead the medical and operational needs of Charleston Veterinary Referral Center. Dr. Alan Green, who has committed 36 years to the veterinary profession, will now enjoy his retirement. For more information, please visit

About Compassion-First Pet Hospitals
Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is a family of well-known and respected specialty, emergency, and general medicine 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 Hospitals focuses on placing pet owners and their pets at the center of care. For a list of Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, visit