BodeVet picks partners for launch of StablePlate RX

The blood product is made to treat acute canine hemorrhaging.

BodeVet has established a distribution channel for what the company calls the world’s first injectable, freeze-dried, platelet-derived product. Partnering with BodeVet on the launch of StablePlate RX Canine are: Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank in Purcellville, Virginia. HemoSolutions in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Northwest Veterinary Blood Bank in Bellingham, Washington. StablePlate RX Canine, BodeVet’s first product, […]

Ethos assists Lincoln Memorial with student training

Lincoln Memorial University is partnering with the Ethos Veterinary Health hospital network to supplement veterinary student education. The long-distance arrangement, announced March 20, will see Ethos clinicians conducting virtual case-based rounds with students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine. “These rounds allow the LMU students to gain proficiency in clinical reasoning through case discussions,” […]

Bravecto Plus earns preliminary Europe approval

MSD Animal Health is awaiting authorization from the European Commission.

MSD Animal Health has moved a step closer to releasing the topical parasiticide Bravecto Plus for cats into the European market. The Madison, New Jersey, company reported March 21 that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use “adopted a positive opinion recommending marketing authorization” for Bravecto Plus (fluralaner plus moxidectin). The […]

Animal health called ‘meaningful economic driver’

The entire industry employs more than 1 million people in the United States and is responsible for hundreds of billions of dollars in annual output.

Just how large is the U.S. animal health industry? A study produced by NDP Analytics on behalf of the Animal Health Institute found that $11.4 billion worth of medicines for small and large animals was produced by U.S. manufacturers in 2016. They employed 21,257 people and paid more than $1.2 billion in wages. Other segments […]

New videos promote pets’ influence on people

The HABRI-Zoetis effort highlights the health benefits behind pet ownership.

Veterinary drug maker Zoetis Inc. has stepped up its involvement in “The Pet Effect” campaign by releasing two videos designed to raise awareness about how pet ownership can benefit human health. The first one-minute video, “Comrade,” depicts the “pains veterans go through during post-traumatic stress disorder episodes and how service dogs can help them defeat […]

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 […]