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December 22, 2017

Chocolate Poisoning Risk In Dogs Peaks At Christmas, Study Finds

Dr. Greg Nelson is featured in an article by Forbes, where he gives his professional advice on what pet owners should do...
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August 21, 2017

My Pet Gets Very Anxious During External Load Noises. Is There Anything I Can Do?

Does your pet get anxious from loud noises? Talk to Central Veterinary Associates (CVA) about non-medicinal remedies that could help....
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March 15, 2017

When should I restart my pet’s flea and tick medications?

CVA responds to reader inquiry on Long Island Herald.com. A: You should NEVER have to restart flea, tick, and heartworm...
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November 11, 2016

CVA Practice Manager Mary Smith to Receive Honor at Businesswomen Awards

News of the upcoming event provided by Queens News and Community (QNS)* Network and learn with the top businesswomen on...
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November 10, 2016

Pop Sugar Interviewed Dr. DeFeis

Pop Sugar interviewed CVA's Dr. Frank DeFeis for an article on feeding your cat. Read the full article here. CVA...
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September 12, 2016

Central Veterinary Associates Continues its Tradition of Offering Low-Cost Microchipping Services during the Mineola Street Fair

For a Donation of just $25, Attendees Can Ensure a Lifetime of Security for their Pets. As part of its...
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February 25, 2016

The Hometown Shopper Shared CVA’s Tips for Pet Dental Month

The Hometown Shopper shared CVA's tips for Pet Dental Month article. Read the article.
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February 12, 2016

Fios1 News Interviewed Dr. Nelson

Fios1 News interviewed CVA's Dr. Greg Nelson about tips to keep your pets warm during the frigid winter storms. If...
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December 28, 2015

The Queens Courier Featured Central Veterinary Associates’ Holiday Safety Article

The Queens Courier featured Central Veterinary Associates' article on holiday pet safety on Thursday, December 17. Read the Article
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December 17, 2015

Dr. John Charos Was Interviewed By Fios 1 News to Discuss Holiday Pet Safety

Dr. John Charos appeared on Fios News 1 Wednesday, December 16 to discuss his tips for keeping pets safe this...
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November 5, 2015

CVA’s Principal Doctors Honored as “Veterinary Heroes” by Long Island Business News

Long Island Business News (LIBN) honored Central Veterinary Associates President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. John Charos and Chief Operating...
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September 23, 2015

Central Veterinary Associates Provide Low-Cost Microchip Services at the Mineola Street Fair

As part of its continued commitment to community service, Central Veterinary Associates (CVA) staff members hosted a low-cost microchip clinic...
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July 20, 2015

Dr. John Charos Attends Screening of New York Vet at Long Island International Film Expo

Short Film Documentary Profiles Veterinarian Working at Central Veterinary Associates, Volunteering His Time during 9/11 and with Suffolk County SPCA....
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June 22, 2015

CVA Takes Part in 11th Annual “Family Fun Day”

Low-Cost Microchip Clinic Benefits Friends of Fort Totten Parks and NYC VERT. Dr. Greg Nelson (left), Senior Vice President, Central...
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June 19, 2015

Dr. John Charos Featured in Short Film Documentary New York Vet

Central Veterinary Associates is proud to announce that Dr. John Charos, CVA president and CEO, will be featured in the...
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April 23, 2015

CBS2 Exclusive: Rescued Exotic Bird Tests Positive For Contagious Parrot Fever; Other Families Could Be At Risk

Dr. John Charos was interviewed by Channel 2 News about a rare outbreak of psittacosis, or parrot fever, that has...
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April 21, 2015

Central Veterinary Associates Joins Annual “Pets & Pals” Party by Offering Low-Cost Microchip Clinic

Low-Cost Microchip Clinic Proceeds to Benefit Alley Pond Environmental Center, NYC Veterinary Emergency Response Team, and Bobbi and the Strays...
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March 16, 2015

Dr. Greg Nelson to Appear on The Weather Channel’s “Wake Up with Al Roker”

Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Dr. Greg Nelson, Senior Vice President, will appear on The Weather Channel’s “Wake Up...
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November 24, 2014

Yahoo News: “What Caused Woman’s Odd Liver Problem — Dog or Cat?”

Dr. Greg Nelson, CVA’s senior vice president, was featured in an article in Yahoo News. To read the article, click...
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November 19, 2014

Dr. Greg Nelson of Central Veterinary Associates Interviewed by Forbes: “Can Your Pet Transmit Ebola?”

Dr. Greg Nelson, CVA’s senior vice president, was interviewed by Forbes magazine for an article on whether dogs can transmit...
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October 21, 2014

CVA Provides Advice for Pet Owners During “Ask the Vets” at 2nd Annual Nassau Barkfest

As part of a community service, Central Veterinary Associates provided free medical advice to pet owners during its “Ask The...
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September 29, 2014

CVA’s Dr. Charos Discusses Rabies Awareness on NBC 4

Dr. John Charos, president and CEO of Central Veterinary Associates, appeared on the September 29 episode of “News 4 New...
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September 25, 2014

Central Veterinary Associates Receives “Best of the Boro” Award

Central Veterinary Associates has once again received The Queens Courier’s 2014 “Best of the Boro” Health & Beauty Award in...
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September 11, 2014

CVA Provides Low-Cost Microchipping Clinic at Mineola Street Fair

As part of a community service, Central Veterinary Associates provided low-cost microchipping services for visiting dog owners at the Mineola...
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July 30, 2014

Central Veterinary Associates Offers Low-Cost Microchip Clinic at Second Annual Pet Adoption Fashion Show

Central Veterinary Associates offered a low-cost microchip clinic at the second annual Pet Adoption Fashion Show, which was held in...
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May 15, 2014

Forest Hills vet is now in the ‘loop’

Dr. Greg Nelson, a veterinarian at Boulevard Animal Clinic in Forest Hills, recently received a portable countertop hearing loop on...
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May 14, 2014

Coverage of the Pellet Gun Shooting of a Federally and State-Protected Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

Dr. John Charos and Dr. Greg Nelson, Veterinarians from Central Veterinary Associates, joined Detective Bob Sowers from the Nassau County...
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May 9, 2014

Central Veterinary Associates Hosts Low-Cost Microchip Clinic during “Pets and Pals” Party

On May 4, Central Veterinary Associates, along with the Bayside Animal Clinic and the Boulevard Animal Clinic, held a low-cost...
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April 30, 2014

Central Veterinary Associates to Offer Low-Cost Microchip Clinic at 10th Annual “Family Fun Day”

Proceeds Will Benefit Friends of Fort Totten Parks and New York City Veterinary Emergency Response Team. Central Veterinary Associates (CVA)...
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April 8, 2014

Central Veterinary Associates Joins Annual “Pets & Pals” Party by Offering Microchip Clinic

Proceeds to Benefit Alley Pond Environmental Center, NYC Veterinary Emergency Response Team, and Bobbi and the Strays. VALLEY STREAM, NY...
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March 13, 2014

Dr. John Charos appeared on News 12’s “Animal Island”

Dr. John Charos appeared on News 12's "Animal Island" on March 13 to discuss "National Pet Poison Prevention Week" and...
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January 29, 2014

CVA’s Super Bowl Safety Tips Featured in Modern Dog Magazine

Read CVA's Super Bowl Safety Tips Featured in Modern Dog Magazine.
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January 29, 2014

CVA’s Super Bowl Safety Tips Featured in Modern Cat Magazine

Read CVA's Super Bowl Safety Tips Featured in Modern Cat Magazine.
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December 28, 2013

Media Coverage on Abandoned Chicks Brought to CVA

View media coverage on abandoned chicks brought to CVA. Videos: Riverhead News Review: Abandoned chicks find home in Riverhead myfoxny.com:...
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December 19, 2013

Mind Your Pet This Holiday Season

MineolaAmerican | Christmas trees, poinsettias and tinsel. All three are signs that the holiday season is here and while they...
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November 12, 2013

Central Veterinary Associates Provides Microchipping and Rabies Clinic at Merrick Jewish Centre

On October 27, Central Veterinary Associates hosted a microchipping and rabies clinic at the Merrick Jewish Centre. Veterinarians from Central...
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September 13, 2013

Central Veterinary Associates Takes Part in Mineola Street Fair

Members of Central Veterinary Associates took part in the Mineola Street Fair on September 8. During the event, they spoke...
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June 7, 2013

Central Veterinary Associates Offers Low-Cost Microchip Clinic during “Family Fun Day” at Crocheron Park

Proceeds Benefit Friends of Fort Totten Parks and NYC Veterinary Emergency Response Team. VALLEY STREAM, NY — Central Veterinary Associates...
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May 20, 2013

Central Veterinary Associates Hosts Low-Cost Microchip Clinic during “Pets & Pals Party”

Proceeds Benefit Alley Pond Environmental Center, NYC Veterinary Emergency Response Team and Bobbi and the Strays. Central Veterinary Associates —...
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May 1, 2013

Dr. Charos Appears on News 12, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, and WPIX to Discuss the Plight of Midnight

Central Veterinary Associates' own Dr. John Charos appeared on News 12, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, and WPIX to discuss the plight...
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April 30, 2013

Central Veterinary Associates to Offer Low-Cost Microchip Clinic during “Pets & Pals” Party

Proceeds to Benefit Alley Pond Environmental Center, NYC Veterinary Emergency Response Team and Bobbi and the Strays. Central Veterinary Associates...
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March 28, 2013

Dr. Charos Appears on News 12’s “Animal Island”

Dr. John Charos appeared on News 12’s “Animal Island” segment on March 28 to offer tips on keeping your pet...
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December 16, 2012

Times Ledger: Vets help four-legged friends affected by Sandy

The impacts of Hurricane Sandy have reached beyond only humans, leaving some animals at risk of becoming stranded or abandoned....
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December 16, 2012

Vets help four-legged friends affected by Sandy

The impacts of Hurricane Sandy have reached beyond only humans, leaving some animals at risk of becoming stranded or abandoned....
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December 12, 2012

Valley Stream Veterinarian Retires After 32 Years

A familiar face to many of Valley Stream’s pets and pet owners has said goodbye to a veterinary practice that...
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December 10, 2012

Central Veterinary Associates Returns to Island Park to Assist Local Pet Owners Affected by Hurricane Sandy

For the second time this month, Central Veterinary Associates will be joined by the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention...
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December 6, 2012

ASPCA Sets Up Clinic For Pets In Queens Shelter

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sent out a mobile clinic Thursday to check pets of...
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November 30, 2012

Central Veterinary Associates Joins in Inter-Agency Effort to Help Local Pet Owners Affected by Hurricane Sandy

In an effort to assist pet owners who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, Central Veterinary Associates will be involved in...
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November 29, 2012

Dr. Steven B. Fox, DVM Retires from Central Veterinary Associates after More Than Three Decades of Service

Introduced Hub-and-Spoke Model in Providing 24-Hour Animal Care. Dr. Steven B. Fox has retired from his position as President and...
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November 19, 2012

Central Veterinary Associates Accepting Donations to Help Local Pet Owners Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Far Rockaway Clinic Offering 20% Discount off Veterinary Services, Including Boarding. In an effort to provide relief to pet owners...
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November 2, 2012

Veterinary Hospitals See Surge

Veterinary hospitals are struggling to keep up with demand from pet owners who’ve lost their homes as well as from...
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October 31, 2012

Dr. Aaron Vine Interviewed by News 12 on Pet Safety during Hurricane Sandy

Dr. Aaron Vine of Central Veterinary Associates was interviewed by News 12 on how to keep pets safe during Hurricane...
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October 5, 2012

CBS & TV 55 Interview Dr. John Charos for story on Loyal Dog

Dr. John Charos of Central Veterinary Associates was interviewed by Channel 2 News and WLNY TV55 for a story about...
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July 5, 2012

Dr. John Charos Appears on FiOS1’s “Push Pause”

Dr. John Charos of Central Veterinary Associates was interviewed for an episode of FiOS 1’s “Push Pause” about the grand...
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May 31, 2012

Central Vets Mineola Is Now Open

Opens Seventh Location to Better Serve Pet Owners in Nassau and Queens Counties As of May 31, Central Vets Mineola...
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May 31, 2012

Dr. Ernest Vine Appears on News 12’s “Animal Island”

Dr. Ernest Vine, executive vice president and practitioner of veterinary medicine for Central Veterinary Associates, was featured on News 12’s...
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May 22, 2012

CVA Offers Low-Cost Rabies Vaccinations and Microchipping during “Dog Day at the Green”

In celebration of the grand opening of the Valley Stream Dog Park, Central Veterinary Associates offered a low-cost rabies vaccination...
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May 9, 2012

Winners of Cutest Dog Contest Announced

Central Veterinary Associates announced the winners of the “Cutest Dog Contest” at the “Dog Day at the Green” on May...
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April 27, 2012

Central Veterinary Associates Receives “Friend of the Environment” Award from Alley Pond Environmental Center

On April 21, Central Veterinary Associates’ doctors and staff attended Alley Pond Environmental Center’s Earth Day reception in Douglaston, Queens...
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March 2, 2012

CVA Named Outstanding Veterinary Contributor Award by ImproMed, LLC

ImproMed, LLC has announced that Central Veterinary Associates has been named Outstanding Veterinary Contributor during its annual Customer of the...
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February 28, 2012

Central Veterinary Associates Wins “Best of the Boro” Award

Central Veterinary Associates has announced that it has won The Queens Courier’s 2011 “Best of the Boro” Health & Beauty...
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January 17, 2012

“Mr. Popper’s Penguins” Now Available on DVD & Blu-Ray

Central Veterinary Associates Performed Weaning and Routine Health Screenings on Penguins during Filming. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” a movie starring Jim...
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January 13, 2012

Central Veterinary Associates Receives Long Island Business News’ Health Care Heroes Award

On November 10, Central Veterinary Associates was named winner of the Long Island Business News Health Care Heroes Award in...
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December 22, 2011

Dr. Aaron Vine Appears on News 12’s “Animal Island”

Dr. Aaron Vine, Central Veterinary Associates’ practitioner of veterinary medicine, appeared on a December 22 episode of News 12’s “Animal...
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December 19, 2011

Dr. Ernest Vine Interviewed on FiOS1

Dr. Ernest Vine of Central Veterinary Associates was interviewed by FiOS1 about ways to keep your pet safe this holiday...
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November 29, 2011

Dr. Thanh Dang Joins Central Veterinary Associates

Dr. Thanh Dang has joined Central Veterinary Associates as its Associate Doctor. As part of a group of 17 doctors...
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November 14, 2011

Dr. John Charos Interviewed on News 12

Dr. John Charos was interviewed by News 12 on November 14 on the importance of getting a flu shot for...
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November 3, 2011

Dr. Ernest Vine Appears on News 12’s “Animal Island”

Dr. Ernest Vine appeared on a November 3 episode of News 12’s “Animal Island.” He talked about the importance of...
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November 1, 2011

Three Doctors Join Central Veterinary Associates’ Staff

Dr. Colleen Clark, Dr. Jenna Heusi, and Dr. Virginia Jurgens have joined Central Veterinary Associates as its Associate Doctors. As...
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September 26, 2011

Dr. Frank J DeFeis Achieves Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture

Dr. Frank J DeFeis, Central Veterinary Associates’ Senior Vice President and Director of Oncology, Acupuncture and Homeopathic Medicine, has achieved...
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August 3, 2011

Teaming Up to Save an Animal’s Life

When Arlene Zuckerman headed back toward the Long Island Rail Road station after visiting her parents in Valley Stream on...
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July 21, 2011

Central Veterinary Associates Appeared on News 12’s “Animal Island” Segment

Dr. John Charos of Central Veterinary Associates brought a sulcata tortoise on News 12's "Animal Island" segment.
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July 13, 2011

Central Veterinary Associates Offers Low-Cost Microchip Clinic at “Family Fun Day”

On June 25, veterinarians from Central Veterinary Associates and Bayside Animal Clinic held a low-cost microchip clinic during the Friends...
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July 11, 2011

Dr. Greg Nelson, DVM, DVABM, was interviewed by FiOS1

Dr. Greg Nelson, DVM, DVABM, was interviewed by FiOS1 on how to take care of your pets during the hot...
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June 17, 2011

Central Veterinary Associates Worked on the Set of the Film “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” Starring Jim Carrey

PRESS: LI Herald: July 6 | Valley Stream Vet Cares for Mr. Popper's Penguins YourNabe.com: June 23 | Bayside Vet...
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June 8, 2011

Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. Offers Free Rabies Vaccinations for Over 100 Pets

As a public service, veterinarians from Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. came to Pet Works in Lawrence to provide free rabies...
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June 6, 2011

Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. Cares for Alligator Found at Mill Pond

Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. announces that an alligator has been in its care after it was brought in by a...
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May 18, 2011

Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. Offers Low-Cost Microchip Clinic at “Pets & Pals Party”

On May 15, 2011 veterinarians from Central Veterinary Associates, P.C., Terrace Animal Clinic in Great Neck and Bayside Animal Clinic...
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April 26, 2011

Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. Takes Care of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”

Veterinarians Performed Weaning, Routine Health Screenings on Penguins during Filming April 26, 2011 | Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. announced that...
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April 15, 2011

Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. and Alley Pond Environmental Center Present “A Salute to NYC Biodiversity” Photo Contest

Winners to be Announced at Saving Urban Biodiversity Conference April 15, 2011 | Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. will join Alley...
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March 21, 2011

Dr. John Charos Interviewed by Channel 2 News

March 21, 2011 | Dr. John Charos, Chief Operating Officer, Central Veterinary Associates, P.C., was interviewed by Channel 2 News...
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February 23, 2011

Boa Constrictor Abandoned in Springfield Park Available for Adoption

February 23, 2011 | Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. announces that a snake that was placed in its care after being...
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January 19, 2011

Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. Receives Accreditation from New York State VFAP

January 19, 2011 | Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. has received accreditation from the New York State Veterinary Facility Accreditation Program...
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January 3, 2011

Dr. Greg Nelson Board Certified as General Practitioner

January 3, 2011 | Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. announced that Dr. Greg Nelson, Senior Vice President, has been named a...
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February 18, 2010

Vets Heal Owl, Return Her to Wild

February 18, 2010 | The Alley Pond Environmental Center has an extra pair of wings in its skies, thanks to...
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