Welcome Southeast Veterinary Oncology and Internal Medicine
(SEVO-Med) To Our Family
Founded in 2004 by double-board-certified veterinary oncologist Tracy LaDue, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR, Southeast Veterinary Oncology (SEVO) was one of the first oncology-specific veterinary specialty practices in the country. In 2011, with the addition of internal medicine, they changed their name to SEVO-Med to reflect their growing specialty capabilities. Today, with two locations in Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida, SEVO-Med’s facilities offer an in-house linear accelerator with SRT capabilities and CT to offer a full-continuum of unmatched health services including, internal medicine, medical and radiation oncology, electrochemotherapy, I-131 therapy, and palliative care.
Welcome to the NVA Compassion-First family, SEVO-Med!
Tails from the Field: Stories from Across our Specialty & ER Hospitals

Our "Tails from the Field" blog is a glimpse into the heart of our hospitals - the compassionate care, the medical advancements, and most importantly - the amazing people who heal pets with their heads, hands, and hearts each and every day.

Featured hospitals this month include:
  • Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (Deerfield, MA)
  • Care Center (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Arizona Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center (Gilbert, AZ)
  • Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas (Grapevine, TX)
  • Dogs And Cats Veterinary Referral & ER (Bowie, MD)
  • Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals (Tinton Falls, NJ)
  • Avets (Monroeville, PA)
These are their stories.
Nashville Veterinary Specialists (NVS) and NVA Compassion-First – A Perfect Fit!

From humble beginnings in a van as a mobile practice to two hospital locations in Nashville and Clarksville, TN, hear Drs. Trey Calfee and Beau House, founders of Nashville Veterinary Specialists, explain how they knew that it was time for a partnership and why NVA Compassion-First was the perfect fit. “We knew a partner who understood the profession, our unique demographic landscape, and personalized needs—with a road map for the future—would be the key in furthering our success.”

Learn more about how joining the NVA Compassion-First family may be your perfect fit.
Preventing Pet Toxicity – What You Need to Know

We love our pets’ inquisitive nature, but sometimes it can land them in trouble—or, in the emergency room. In our latest blog, learn all about common household pet toxins and how to recognize and prevent pet toxicity.

Stacy Burdick, DVM, DACVIM, Clinical Advisor for NVA Compassion-First, and Brandi Mattison, DVM, DACVECC of Arizona Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center discuss how early intervention is key and that with advanced treatment options, such as therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), our hospitals can treat a wide variety of toxin ingestions. Pet-proofing your home and yard is always ideal but should your pet’s penchant for mischief land them in trouble despite your best efforts, our NVA Compassion-First hospitals are always here.
Get to Know VRC in Malvern, PA!

We love shining a light on our family of specialty and ER hospitals. In this month’s hospital spotlight, learn more about VRC, located in Malvern, PA, a western suburb of Philadelphia. VRC joined NVA Compassion-First in 2014.

Founded in 1972, Veterinary Referral Center (VRC) was one of the first specialized veterinary hospitals in the country to offer advanced orthopedic surgery.

⭐ VRC is one of only four hospitals in the U.S. to offer Percutaneous Laser Disc Ablation (PLDA) to prevent thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniation in dogs. Dr. Gaemia Tracy is the only doctor on the East Coast trained to perform this revolutionary procedure.

Ken Sadanaga, VMD, DACVS is one of the region’s leading soft tissue surgeons and was one of the first in the nation to specialize in soft tissue surgery in private practice and is recognized for pioneering a surgical technique to treat laryngeal paralysis in dogs that reduces the risk of post-surgical aspiration pneumonia.

Hospital Director, Libby Landry, AAS, BA, CVT was inducted as one of Mainline Today's 2018 Women on the Move for her impact on the industry.

At NVA Compassion-First, we spend every day dedicated to empowering specialty and ER hospitals like yours with new possibilities.

Explore the world of career opportunities we offer at our 90 specialty and ER hospitals across the country.