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VIP Wellness Center coming to Toledo, Ohio

The permanent veterinary clinic is the second in Ohio and the 10th nationwide.

VIP Petcare will open its 10th Wellness Center on Jan. 8 inside a Pet Supplies Plus store in Toledo, Ohio. The permanent location is different from VIP’s common approach: pop-up veterinary clinics at hundreds of feed and pet stores in 31 states. The short-term Community Clinics focus on vaccinations, microchipping and nail trims, while Wellness […]

LMU to host Simulation in Teaching Conference

The October 2018 event will attract researchers, developers and educators.

The growing use of simulation in veterinary education will be the focus of the sixth International Veterinary Simulation in Teaching (InVeST) Conference, scheduled for Oct. 17 to 19 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine reported Jan. 4 that it was chosen to host and organize the conference, which brings together […]

iVET360 moves to Portland’s Old Town

The company’s larger office will provide opportunities for better collaboration.

The practice management services company iVET360 has moved its office into Portland, Oregon’s historic Mason-Ehrman Building. The 9,800 square feet of space, double what iVET360 formerly occupied, is needed because of “tremendous growth” and to support the workplace culture, according to the company. “Our new office allows for increased collaboration, which is different from our […]

Pathway gets new HQ amid explosive growth

The Austin, Texas, location will “better leverage the city’s diverse, highly-skilled talent pool.”

Pathway has moved into a 15,500-square-foot office to support the veterinary hospital management company’s rapid expansion. The space in the historic Seaholm Power Plant in downtown Austin, Texas, is four times larger than the old headquarters. The move was deemed necessary as Pathway added nearly 100 hospitals to its roster in 2017, said CEO Stephen […]

Federal grants awarded to 6 rural practices

The recipients aim to improve veterinary services to equine and livestock owners.

Six veterinary practices have been awarded more than $100,000 each to expand and support services in rural areas where a shortage of veterinarians has been documented. The three-year grants, totaling $728,160, were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. They went to: Agrarian Veterinary Services in Buckingham, Virginia. Awarded […]

Deep-pocketed KKR buys PetVet chain

The Connecticut-based network will likely expand beyond 125 hospitals.

The global investment firm KKR & Co. has agreed to purchase the 125-hospital PetVet Care Centers network for an undisclosed price. The transaction, announced Dec. 27, is expected to lead to further expansion of PetVet, which has moved into 22 states since its founding in 2012. The Westport, Connecticut, company’s strategy is to purchase existing […]

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, […]

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