PetWatch Animal Hospitals Inc. of Urbana, Md., has named Diane Levitan, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, its chief medical officer.
She will oversee medical operations, including university collaboration, continuing education programs, standards of care programs, medical advancement and community outreach.
Dr. Levitan built and served as the director of The Center For Specialized Veterinary Care on Long Island in Westbury, N.Y., a referral hospital that allows owners to stay overnight with their pet during hospitalization.
The center is also now partnering with PetWatch, which is building a network of 24-hour emergency, critical care and referral hospitals.
“Like [the center], we believe in working closely with pet owners and referring veterinarians and inviting them to be a part of their pet and patient’s care,” said L. Peter Smith, chief executive officer of PetWatch. “Taking Dr. Levitan from her role at CSVC and expanding it to the entire PetWatch network is a natural fit.”