Today's Veterinary Business

News briefs:
Week of March 19

Mars Petcare sets its sights on the future Mars Petcare unveiled two programs designed to support innovation and the next generation of disruptors in the pet care industry. Leap Venture Studio, created in partnership with the Michelson Found Animals Foundation and R/GA Ventures, is a start-up accelerator focused on the future of pet care. The […]

Coming in November:
New York Vet

The New York City veterinary conference will offer two days of CE and an exhibit hall.

Some 3,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors are expected to occupy New York City’s Javits Center this fall during the second annual New York Vet conference. Attendees can earn up to 16 hours of continuing education credits. New in 2018 will be a veterinary nursing track covering clinical education and career guidance. “New York Vet delivers […]

20 Walmart stores to host VetIQ clinics

PetIQ, the new owner of the VIP Petcare network, reported March 13 that it will open 20 veterinary clinics inside Walmart stores. The first two clinics will open the week of March 18 and all 20 will debut within 90 days, said Cord Christensen, PetIQ’s chairman and CEO. The 20 locations were not publically identified, […]

Vetsource catalog adds Wedgewood compounded drugs

Customized medications can be shipped to a veterinary client's home.

The home-delivery service Vetsource will make compounded medications available to veterinarians and their clients through Wedgewood Pharmacy, the companies announced. Under the partnership, Portland, Oregon-based Vetsource will manage orders for customized drugs and forward them to Wedgewood for preparation and shipping. Veterinarians can submit and review orders through Vetsource’s ScriptRight ePrescribing tool, and pet owners […]

News briefs:
Week of March 12

Some hospital salaries rose in 2017 The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association announced the results of its 2017 Compensation and Benefits Survey. In general, the 2017 results showed a rebound in salary and hourly wages for office managers. Practice managers reported no change, and hospital administrators registered an increase in both salary and hours worked. From […]

Get certified in infectious disease management

A program co-sponsored by Merck Animal Health aims to teach veterinary professionals the right way to clean and disinfect hospitals.

Merck Animal Health is partnering with Clorox Healthcare to launch the Heroes for Healthy Pets infectious disease management certification program. Veterinary professionals can earn two hours of RACE-approved continuing education credit as they learn about cleaning and disinfecting protocols designed to stop the spread of infectious diseases inside clinics and pet businesses. The program consists […]

Elanco veteran is named AVMA economics chief

Dr. Matthew Salois will take over from Veterinary Economics Division founder Dr. Michael Dicks.

A former chief economist for the Florida Department of Citrus has been named director of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Economics Division. Matthew J. Salois, MA, Ph.D., will replace the division’s chief economist, Michael R. Dicks, who is retiring. Dr. Salois most recently was director of global scientific affairs and policy at Elanco Animal […]

WVC schedules summer veterinary programs

Las Vegas will host veterinary technicians, practitioners and the Women's Veterinary Summit.

WVC’s Oquendo Center will be extra busy this summer when it hosts separate events for veterinary technicians, new and returning veterinarians, and women. The schedule kicks off in Las Vegas on June 25, when the fourth annual Veterinary Technician Symposium begins a three-day run with a focus on behavior, anesthesia and diagnostics. A second symposium, […]

AVMA helps United revise pet flight document

The Veterinary Health Form requires a licensed veterinarian's signature and contains other recommended changes.

United Airlines’ new Veterinary Health Form, which acts as a permission slip for psychiatric service and emotional support animals onboard flights and is intended to help fight the fraudulent transport of pets, has been rewritten following input from the American Veterinary Medical Association. The AVMA reported March 2 that the form, set to go into […]

Pathway hospital group is now Pathway Vet Alliance

The Texas company has an ownership stake in more than 125 hospitals nationwide.

The veterinary management group Pathway has renamed itself Pathway Vet Alliance. The change is intended to “better convey the company’s unique people-focused culture,” the company reported March 2. “This rebrand is an amazing opportunity to better communicate our company culture and values,” said CEO Stephen Hadley, DVM, MS. Pathway Vet Alliance added nearly 100 hospitals […]