Today's Veterinary Business

Help wanted: Texas A&M telehealth director

The veterinary college plans to launch a telemedicine program.

Texas A&M University is looking for a veterinarian to develop and implement a telemedicine program within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The person filling the newly created faculty position will work closely with colleagues in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to promote the use of digital tools to remotely examine and diagnose […]

Mars Petcare buys Finnish genetics lab

Genoscoper Laboratories partnered with Mars on the Wisdom Panel Health and Optimal Selection Feline tests.

Mars Petcare, whose Wisdom Panel test identifies the ancestry of mixed-breed dogs, is venturing deeper into the science of detecting inherited health conditions through the acquisition of Genoscoper Laboratories. The transaction, announced Jan. 11, expands on Mars’ recent introduction of Wisdom Panel Health, which combines canine breed ancestry with the detection of genetic health markers. […]

Embrace Pet Insurance launches claims app

Embrace360 is touted as a way to save time and paper.

Embrace Pet Insurance is offering electronic claims submissions for veterinary practices through a new web-based app called Embrace360. Integrated into practice management systems such as Cornerstone, AVImark, ImproMed and IntraVet, the app is designed to eliminate paperwork. The app also emails pet insurance quotes to clients. The Cleveland-based insurer reported Jan. 8 that it is […]

Nutramax updates Cobalequin, launches Quinicarn

Both supplements are formulated for dogs and cats.

Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences Inc. has tweaked one supplement’s formula and launched another supplement containing L-carnitine. Cobalequin, made for dogs and cats, now contains the biologically active form of folate, or vitamin B12, the Lancaster, South Carolina manufacturer reported. “Many cobalamin-deficient patients also lack total serum folate, and when being supplemented with cobalamin, their folate […]

AAVMC to honor 4 for professional excellence

Virginia-Maryland’s Dr. Jennifer Hodgson will receive the Distinguished Teacher Award.

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges will pay tribute to four educators during the organization’s 2018 annual conference in Washington, D.C. The awards, which recognize professional excellence, achievement and service in academic veterinary medicine, and the honorees are: 2017 AAVMC Distinguished Teacher Award: Jennifer Hodgson, BVSc, Ph.D., DACVM, of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary […]

AAHA releases guidelines for managing pet diabetes

The first update in eight years emphasizes how veterinary technicians can help with diabetes management.

Veterinary technicians can play a key role in educating pet owners about feline and canine diabetes, according to the American Animal Hospital Association’s newly updated Diabetes Management Guidelines. The 21-page document, available at, includes the latest information about diabetes mellitus and offers new online tools and educational resources for pet owners and veterinary teams. […]

2018 Investment Forum accepting applications

Young companies in need of funding will be given a chance under the spotlight.

Emerging companies looking to impress the animal health industry and potential financial backers are invited to participate in the 10th annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum. The event, scheduled for Aug. 21 in Kansas City, Missouri, is open to companies seeking funding of $500,000 to $20 million and projecting revenue of $20 million within five […]

State of the Profession Seminar set for Feb. 5

Practice owners, veterinarians, practice managers and team leaders are invited to hear presentations on market and consumer trends.

Today’s Veterinary Business, the North American Veterinary Community and Vetalytix will bring together leading experts in the fields of veterinary economics, animal health market intelligence, and pet owner and consumer insights to present the most significant market and consumer trends impacting the companion animal veterinary practice. The Industry Insight & State of the Profession Seminar […]

PetIQ to buy VIP Petcare for $220 million

The sale will bring VIP’s mobile clinics and PetIQ’s pet products under one owner.

PetIQ, a manufacturer and distributor of retail pet products, is entering veterinary care with the $220 million takeover of VIP Petcare. The transaction was announced Jan. 8 and is expected to close by late January. VIP Petcare’s community clinics provide low-level services such as vaccinations and microchipping at hundreds of feed and pet stores in […]

Zoetis hires Animal Medical Center’s CMO

Dr. Richard Goldstein will serve as executive director and chief medical officer of U.S. Diagnostics.

A top administrator at New York’s acclaimed Animal Medical Center is moving into the corporate world as Zoetis Inc.’s executive director and chief medical officer of U.S. Diagnostics. Richard E. Goldstein, DVM, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, spent the past six years as the chief medical officer at Animal Medical Center and for 12 years before that was a […]