Today's Veterinary Business

Medical laser symposium coming in April

The American Laser Study Club will host veterinarians, physicians and dentists.

Four veterinarians are among the scheduled speakers at the American Laser Study Club’s inaugural symposium. The meeting, set for April 6 to 8, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, will explore the use of laser dentistry and laser surgery in veterinary and human medicine. The target audience is made up of veterinarians, physicians and dentists. The veterinary […]

AVMA award nominations due by Feb. 15

The XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize is among a dozen honors reserved for AVMA members and others.

The American Veterinary Medical Association is looking for the next Dr. Andrew Clark and Dr. Valerie Ragan, just two of the recipients of 2017 AVMA Excellence Awards. The nomination period for the 2018 awards will close Feb. 15. The 12 categories are: XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize, which recognizes an AVMA member who contributed to […]

Southern Veterinary Partners enjoys growth spurt

The company acquired 22 hospitals in 2017, raising the total owned to 39.

Founded 39 months ago, Southern Veterinary Partners closed 2017 with exactly 39 hospitals under its control following a few late additions. The Birmingham, Alabama, company on Dec. 28 reported the purchase of five hospitals: Helena Veterinary Clinic in Helena, Alabama. Your Family Veterinarian in Orlando, Florida. Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital in Columbus, North Carolina. Block […]

Need to learn more about financial reports?

Two certified veterinary practice managers will host a workshop in five cities.

The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association has scheduled a one-day workshop designed to teach practice managers to better understand clinic financial reports. “Mastering the Profit and Loss Statement” will be presented in five cities by Carol Hurst, LVT, CVPM, CVJ, and Amy Kelley-Williams, MBA, CVPM. The program will kick off Jan. 10, 2018, in Fort Worth, […]

Vanguard Rapid Resp 3 receives one-year DOI

The canine vaccine comes in three antigenic options.

Vanguard Rapid Resp 3, a vaccine targeting three canine infectious respiratory diseases, has earned a one-year duration of immunity claim from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Vaccine maker Zoetis Inc. reported Dec. 18 that the product “is the first and only intranasal vaccine line in the United States” to offer 12 months’ protection against Bordetella […]

PuppySpot names 3 vets to advisory board

The company facilitates sales of purebred and designer dogs.

Three veterinarians have joined the scientific advisory board at PuppySpot, a start-up company that connects potential dog buyers with what it calls “responsible breeders.” The board members are: Ron DeHaven, DVM, MBA, the president of DeHaven Veterinary Solutions and former CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Peter Kirsten, DVM, a former supervisory animal care […]

A signature moment for Lincoln Memorial

An 85,000-square-foot veterinary academic building is about a year away from completion.

Lincoln Memorial University held a beam-signing ceremony Dec. 9 at the site of an 85,000-square-foot building that will serve the College of Veterinary Medicine. The three-story building, which is under construction on the main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, is expected to be completed by January 2019. It will contain: Two 500-person lecture halls. 24 communications […]

Henry Schein acquires software developer eVetPractice

eVetPractice’s cloud-based practice management system becomes part of Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions.

eVetPractice, a family-run provider of cloud-based practice management software for veterinary clinics, has been acquired by Henry Schein Inc. The transaction was announced Dec. 18. Terms were not disclosed. Headquartered in Athens, Georgia, eVetPractice was founded in 2011 by computer science engineer Eddie Heinz. His wife, Stephanie Heinz, is the company’s sales manager, and his […]

Community Veterinary Partners expands to 42 hospitals

The company ventures into specialty care for the first time.

The Community Veterinary Partners hospital network has grown by seven locations, to 42, with the acquisition of practices in Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia. The newest sites are: Eastside Animal Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Colony Park Animal Hospital and Park Veterinary Hospital and Urgent Care in Durham, North Carolina. Animal Eye Care Associates in Wilmington, […]

Want to learn more about drug compounding?

Five seminars will teach participants about customized medications in veterinary medicine.

Health care educator LP3 Network has scheduled five seminars in 2018 on veterinary drug compounding. Three of the two-day sessions, titled “Veterinary Compounding: A Customized Approach,” include a four-hour hands-on laboratory course. The lead facilitator is Lauren Eichstadt Forsythe, PharmD, FSVHP, a clinical veterinary pharmacist at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital […]