Vet Innovations launches smart pet feeder
Vet Innovations Inc. has introduced the veterinary-exclusive PortionPro Rx, an automated feeder that dispenses precise amounts of pet food at scheduled times. The device, launched at VMX 2018 and distributed by Vetsource, is designed to help the owners of overweight dogs and cats comply with a veterinarian’s weight-loss recommendations, the Burlington, Connecticut, company reported. PortionPro […]
PetSmart Charities’ spay/neuter funding hits $100 million
More than $600,000 has been awarded so far in 2018.
PetSmart’s U.S. and Canadian charitable arms together have awarded $100 million since 1994, including $12 million last year, in support of spay and neuter programs. Phoenix-based PetSmart Charities announced the $100 million milestone Feb. 8. “A single spay or neuter procedure can prevent a lifetime of unplanned or accidental litters,” said David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., […]
Merial launches mucosal kennel cough vaccine
Recombitek Oral Bordetella is made for dogs 8 weeks or older.
Merial has introduced Recombitek Oral Bordetella, a vaccine that is delivered onto a dog’s inner cheek through a pipette. The vaccine is effective against canine infectious tracheobronchitis caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica, according to Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim. Administering the vaccine is simple, said Zach Mills, DVM, executive director of Boehringer Ingelheim’s U.S. Pet […]
First Veterinary Innovation Awards handed out
Dr. Kerri Marshall and veterinary nurse Lindsay Peltier are among the honorees.
The Veterinary Innovation Council and the North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, have announced the winners of the first-ever Veterinary Innovation Awards. Sponsored by Zomedica, the awards showcase innovators and organizations that have dedicated themselves to the betterment of the animal health industry. The individual winners were: Veterinarian: Kerri Marshall, DVM, MBA […]
Survey: The human-animal bond remains strong
Seminar attendees hear where the profession has been and where it's headed.
To naysayers who question the power of the human-animal bond, market analyst David Sprinkle says look at the facts. A new survey conducted by Sprinkle’s employer, Packaged Facts, found that pet owners overwhelmingly report that their cats, and more so their dogs, positively affect their physical and mental health. His numbers show that 87 percent […]
Veterinary Wellbeing Summit set for mid-April
The AAVMC, AVMA and Zoetis are teaming up to present the symposium.
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and Zoetis Inc. are partnering for the fifth time to present a symposium on mental health and wellness in the veterinary profession. The Veterinary Wellbeing Summit will be held April 15 to 17 in suburban Chicago. Registration is available at http://bit.ly/2o1WWFF. The three-day event will take place at […]
BVA urges ‘hugs, not Pugs’ on Valentine’s Day
Many pet owners are unaware of the health issues associated with brachycephalic breeds.
The British Veterinary Association is asking the greeting card industry to shun Pugs and other flat-faced dogs and cats for the good of the animals. The organization reported Feb. 12 that imagery of cute brachycephalic breeds has made them too popular among pet owners and that “the majority of owners were unaware of the breeds’ […]
Petplan reveals Veterinary Excellence Award winners
Arizona's Dr. Thomas Newland and the Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital are among six honorees.
Scottsdale, Arizona, practice owner Thomas Newland, DVM, has been named Petplan’s 2018 Veterinarian of the Year. The award was presented Feb. 2 in Orlando, Florida, during the pet health insurance company’s seventh annual Veterinary Excellence Awards dinner. Dr. Newland is a 1986 graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and the owner and […]
Zoetis to release Carysta HVC in March
The in-house diagnostic system is marketed to high-volume veterinary hospitals.
Zoetis Inc. is planning the March 2018 release of Carysta HVC, a tabletop diagnostic device for busy veterinary hospitals. The chemistry machine is designed to perform up to 37 tests individually or as fully customizable panels, the company reported Feb. 5. HVC stands for high-volume chemistry, a nod to high-volume veterinary clinics that desire “improved […]
Mental health study reveals good, bad news
The profession is not in crisis, but younger veterinarians need help.
A newly released study shows that the overall mental health of U.S. veterinarians is about the same as that of the general population, challenging long-held concerns that the industry is awash in depression and suicide. Still, the researchers cautioned that particular attention should be paid to younger veterinarians, whom the study found are more likely […]