BVA offers refresher course for returning vets

Practitioners who take a break from work might need help with their skills and confidence.

If you stopped practicing veterinary medicine for a couple of years or even a few months, would you return to work completely certain of your abilities? The British Veterinary Association thinks that some veterinarians who take an extended break — whether to raise a family, work abroad, deal with a health issue or for another […]

E.I. Medical updates Ibex EVO firmware

Enhanced image resolution and functionality are among the improvements to the portable ultrasound system.

E.I. Medical Imaging has released a firmware update, version, for the Ibex EVO portable ultrasound system. The Loveland, Colorado, company called the EVO update the “most significant” to date. “Many of the enhancements included in this update are the direct result of customer requests,” President Charles Maloy said. “We will continue to provide our […]

Free download: Merck Veterinary Manual

The Merck Veterinary Manual, a key reference guide for veterinary professionals around the world, is now available for free to everyone — the public included — through a mobile app. The updated, digitally enhanced app version can be downloaded to Apple devices at the App Store and to Android devices at Google Play. But beware: […]

UF student wins National Business Aptitude Award

The Simmons Educational Fund recognizes Cynthia Kathir, whose goals include practice ownership.

A University of Florida veterinary student has won the Simmons Educational Fund National Business Aptitude Award and its $15,000 prize. Cynthia Kathir also received a paid trip to Orlando, Florida, where she was honored at the Veterinary Business Management Association’s national meeting. Kathir, the Class of 2018 president in UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine, was […]

Oregon State vet school gets $50 million donation

The Gary R. Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine will be named after a human dermatology specialist.

A record-breaking $50 million gift from alumnus Gary R. Carlson, M.D., will be used to expand Oregon State University’s Small Animal Hospital and establish an endowment fund within the College of Veterinary Medicine. The gift, announced Jan. 17, is the largest in OSU history and comes from a physician who graduated from the university in […]

Elanco unveils fast-acting tick and flea killer

Credelio (lotilaner) is made for dogs weighing at least 4.4 pounds.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Credelio, a beef-flavored chewable tablet for dogs that starts to kill ticks and fleas within four hours of administration. The manufacturer, Elanco Animal Health, stated that the monthly preventive is effective against the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) […]

Hagyard Equine joins MAVANA practice group

The Lexington, Kentucky, equine practice was founded in 1876.

Kentucky’s 142-year-old Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has merged with MAVANA, a network of equine, mixed animal and small animal practices. The transaction, announced Jan. 19, gives MAVANA 23 practices in 11 states, ranging from Florida to Washington. The terms were not disclosed. “Hagyard’s partnership with the other MAVANA veterinary practices and veterinarians will allow us […]

Redonyl Ultra coming to North America in May

The nutraceutical is promoted as part of a multimodal approach to canine atopic dermatitis.

North American veterinarians in May will gain access to Redonyl Ultra, a nutraceutical formulated to support skin function and the treatment of atopic dermatitis in dogs. Dechra Veterinary Products will distribute Redonyl Ultra under an agreement signed with Premune, a Swedish-based animal health company. The companies noted that Redonyl Ultra contains palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), a naturally […]

VitusVet upgrade supports in-clinic product sales

The app’s online store is linked to a practice’s available inventory.

Mobile app developer VitusVet has launched an online store designed to keep medication sales within the veterinary practice. In addition to communication, appointment and analytic tools, the VitusVet app can be programmed to allow clients to place orders for in-stock drugs and preventives. The products are then shipped to the client or prepared for pickup. […]

Petition: Make pets eligible for federal food aid

A petition says food stamp recipients should be permitted to purchase pet food, too.

Should federal food stamps go toward pet food? An Isola, Mississippi, dog owner has started a petition drive asking that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients be allowed to use food stamps to purchase food for their pets. The federal anti-hunger program, known as SNAP, restricts purchases to bread, cereal, fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry and […]