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 Officer Dr. Frank DeFeis as part of the publication’s annual Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony. The doctors were each presented with the Veterinary Medicine/Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Hero award, which applauds their significant contributions in their field, during a ceremony at Crest Hollow Country Club on Thursday, November 5.

One of the oldest continuous veterinary practices in the region, CVA prides itself on providing outstanding veterinary medicine and for serving as a philanthropic and educational leader throughout local and international communities.

CVA’s doctors have taken active roles in their communities to keep residents informed of pet recalls, product updates and enhanced animal safety procedures. As part of its continued commitment to community service, the CVA team recently hosted a low-cost microchip clinic during the Mineola Street Fair.

When it was announced that Hurricane Joaquin might potentially strike the East Coast, the Central Vets team alerted families of emergency pet preparedness tips and the availability of their Valley Stream location, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, even in the event of a natural disaster.

“Everyone at Central Veterinary Associates extends a big round of congratulations to our colleagues, Dr. Charos and Dr. DeFeis, for these latest honors,” says Dr. Aaron Vine, vice president of Central Veterinary Associates. “I’m proud to work alongside those who prioritize their animal patients and their veterinary care.”

LIBN’s Health Care Heroes recognizes people and organizations for exhibiting excellence, innovation, and contributions to the enhancement of the value and quality of health care whose efforts ensure the well-being of Long Island residents.

Pictured are Dr. Frank DeFeis and Dr. John Charos at the Long Island Business News annual Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony at Crest Hollow Country Club on Thursday, November 5.

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