Today's Veterinary Business

Mizzou to develop national bovine reproduction center

Producers, veterinarians and students will learn more about beef cattle reproduction and genomics.

A $300,000 federal grant will be used to help the University of Missouri create the National Center for Applied Reproduction and Genomics in Beef Cattle. The project is a collaboration between: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. MU’s Division of Animal Sciences within the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural […]

Catalyst SDMA Test available for in-clinic use

The canine and feline kidney test previously was done at Idexx reference labs.

Idexx Laboratories Inc. has announced the North American rollout of the point-of-care Catalyst SDMA Test, a check of kidney health in dogs and cats. The Westbrook, Maine, company reported Jan. 8 that it shipped 2,731 preorders of the 12-test box and was about to ship an additional 1,762 preorders. The test is designed to be […]

Henry Schein buys majority share of Brazil’s ABASE

The purchase gives Henry Schein a firmer sales foothold in the South American nation.

Henry Schein Inc. has acquired a 60 percent ownership stake in ABASE, a Brazilian veterinary products distributor. The transaction was announced Jan. 8. Financial terms were not disclosed. “This ownership investment strengthens our position in Brazil’s animal health market, which we established earlier this year in the state of Rio de Janeiro with our investment […]

Restructuring of AVMA insurance plans is underway

An umbrella trust will administer AVMA PLIT and AVMA LIFE pending a possible merger.

AVMA PLIT and AVMA LIFE — the American Veterinary Medical Association’s two insurance programs — will be restructured under an umbrella trust, the organization announced Jan. 5. “We are adapting to match the changing needs of AVMA members and how they do business,” said Andrew Clark, DVM, MBA, who heads AVMA PLIT. “The umbrella trust […]

VIP Wellness Center coming to Toledo, Ohio

The permanent veterinary clinic is the second in Ohio and the 10th nationwide.

VIP Petcare will open its 10th Wellness Center on Jan. 8 inside a Pet Supplies Plus store in Toledo, Ohio. The permanent location is different from VIP’s common approach: pop-up veterinary clinics at hundreds of feed and pet stores in 31 states. The short-term Community Clinics focus on vaccinations, microchipping and nail trims, while Wellness […]

LMU to host Simulation in Teaching Conference

The October 2018 event will attract researchers, developers and educators.

The growing use of simulation in veterinary education will be the focus of the sixth International Veterinary Simulation in Teaching (InVeST) Conference, scheduled for Oct. 17 to 19 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine reported Jan. 4 that it was chosen to host and organize the conference, which brings together […]

iVET360 moves to Portland’s Old Town

The company’s larger office will provide opportunities for better collaboration.

The practice management services company iVET360 has moved its office into Portland, Oregon’s historic Mason-Ehrman Building. The 9,800 square feet of space, double what iVET360 formerly occupied, is needed because of “tremendous growth” and to support the workplace culture, according to the company. “Our new office allows for increased collaboration, which is different from our […]

Pathway gets new HQ amid explosive growth

The Austin, Texas, location will “better leverage the city’s diverse, highly-skilled talent pool.”

Pathway has moved into a 15,500-square-foot office to support the veterinary hospital management company’s rapid expansion. The space in the historic Seaholm Power Plant in downtown Austin, Texas, is four times larger than the old headquarters. The move was deemed necessary as Pathway added nearly 100 hospitals to its roster in 2017, said CEO Stephen […]

Federal grants awarded to 6 rural practices

The recipients aim to improve veterinary services to equine and livestock owners.

Six veterinary practices have been awarded more than $100,000 each to expand and support services in rural areas where a shortage of veterinarians has been documented. The three-year grants, totaling $728,160, were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. They went to: Agrarian Veterinary Services in Buckingham, Virginia. Awarded […]

Deep-pocketed KKR buys PetVet chain

The Connecticut-based network will likely expand beyond 125 hospitals.

The global investment firm KKR & Co. has agreed to purchase the 125-hospital PetVet Care Centers network for an undisclosed price. The transaction, announced Dec. 27, is expected to lead to further expansion of PetVet, which has moved into 22 states since its founding in 2012. The Westport, Connecticut, company’s strategy is to purchase existing […]