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Bob Capobianco

Insurance veteran takes over at Crum & Forster

Bob Capobianco, formerly of American Modern Insurance, replaces longtime executive and NAPHIA co-founder Dennis Rushovich.

Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group, provider of the ASPCA, Hartville and PetPremium insurance brands, has a new leader: Bob Capobianco, MBA. Capobianco replaced Senior Vice President Dennis Rushovich, who spent 15 years at Crum & Forster until his retirement and was a founding member and past president of the North American Pet Health Insurance […]

embrace

NAVC launches national advocacy program

“embrace” starts with a call to action in support of National Animal Rescue Day and two other initiatives.

The North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, announced “embrace,” an advocacy program that gives veterinary professionals and pet owners a platform to advocate for animals everywhere. “What makes ‘embrace’ and the NAVC so unique is we bring together all members of the pet-loving community — veterinary professionals and pet owners — to […]

new parents

Pathway provides 8 weeks of paid parental leave

New employee benefit covering mothers and fathers could help with recruitment, the company says.

Employees of Pathway Vet Alliance and its 225 hospitals are now eligible for eight weeks of paid parental leave to help care for a newborn or an adopted or foster child. The new policy applies not only to birth mothers but also spouses, domestic partners and cases where a surrogate mother was involved. “With the […]

Scil and Heska

Heska to acquire Scil Animal Care for $125 million

Covertus is selling a business unit inherited from Henry Schein Animal Health.

Heska Corp., a manufacturer of point-of-care diagnostics equipment and imaging devices, will expand its reach across Europe with the $125 million purchase of Scil Animal Care Co. The seller, Covetrus Inc., will shed a division acquired by Henry Schein Animal Health in 2015. Henry Schein Animal Health later merged with Vets First Choice to create […]

animal health

Apply now to present at 2020 Investment Forum

Young animal health companies with a product to pitch are encouraged to share the idea with potential investors.

The K.C. Animal Health Corridor is looking for a dozen or so emerging companies that could use investment dollars and expert advice. Selected companies will each send a representative onstage Sept. 1 at the Kansas City Convention Center to introduce a promising animal health product and talk about its financial prospects. In the audience will […]

Compensation and Benefits

AAHA updates ‘Compensation and Benefits’ guide

The newly released book explores what veterinary hospitals are paying employees and reveals other inside information.

The American Animal Hospital Association has released the latest version of its benchmarking guide “Compensation and Benefits,” a detailed look at pay and perks for all members of the veterinary practice team. The findings in the ninth edition were based on surveys returned by more than 600 U.S. clinics — AAHA accredited or not. Among […]

Essentials PetCare

Essentials PetCare expands Walmart connection

Seven of the company’s nine preventive care practices are in Texas.

Essentials PetCare has opened its sixth and seventh walk-in veterinary clinics inside Dallas-area Walmart stores. The newest practices, in the cities of Fort Worth and Weatherford, provide preventive care, lab work, exams and treatment of minor illnesses in dogs and cats. Patients needing emergency care or surgery are referred to nearby full-service veterinary hospitals. Essentials […]

State of the Veterinary Profession

Coming Jan. 21 at VMX: State of the Veterinary Profession

Register for free to attend a session on industry trends and forecasts.

The State of the Veterinary Profession, an exclusive annual event that brings together leading experts in the fields of veterinary economics, animal health market intelligence, and pet owner and consumer insights, will take place Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Orlando, Florida, during the VMX conference. The session, which will reveal the latest industry trends and forecasts, […]

Retriever

Retriever upgrade makes job search easier

A new web platform incorporates Google’s search engine to identify work opportunities available to veterinary professionals of all types.

The North American Veterinary Community and guavaVet have announced the launch of a new web platform that utilizes Google’s search engine, enabling users to search for job opportunities in the veterinary industry unlike ever before. This feature enhances the NAVC Retriever app, giving veterinary professionals the ability to browse hiring organizations and opportunities that interest […]

TeleVet

Investors shower TeleVet with $2 million

The company’s telemedicine app connects pet owners with veterinarians.

TeleVet has secured an additional $2 million in funding as the 4-year-old company looks to further develop its veterinary telemedicine app and hire additional employees. The seed round was co-led by Dundee Venture Capital of Omaha, Nebraska, and Houston-based Mercury Fund. TeleVet had raised $300,000 before the latest investment. The Austin, Texas, company’s mobile app […]

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