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New Brakke report explores veterinary telehealth

Survey results are included in “The Companion Animal Veterinary Telehealth Landscape” study.

Telehealth and possible impediments to its continued growth are the focus of a new Brakke Consulting study. “The Companion Animal Veterinary Telehealth Landscape,” available for $5,500, also profiles more than 20 telehealth providers and reveals what hundreds of veterinarians and pet owners had to say in surveys. “There are a lot of questions about veterinary […]

Humane Pennsylvania puts donation to good use

A “21st century vision” of low-cost veterinary services gets major financial support.

A $3.1 million grant from the Giorgi Family Foundation is helping to fund discounted or free veterinary services for southeastern Pennsylvania pet owners. Humane Pennsylvania, a coalition of animal welfare groups, reported that the gift will permit the expansion of community veterinary services in the Reading area. The first Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives clinic took […]

Survey: Kids favor rats over other pets

‘Creepy cute’ animals that drive parents nuts appeal to young people.

Who knew that rats were so popular with kids? The website RightPet says a survey of registered users found that children and teenagers get more satisfaction from owning a domesticated rat than they do from a cat or dog. “Small pets like rats are often the first living creatures, not counting goldfish, a young person […]

Coming soon from the NAVC: Retriever job app

The free service will match veterinary job seekers with employers.

In the coming weeks, the NAVC’s app Retriever will be released to veterinary job employers and candidates. Retriever is transforming the way veterinary professionals find new opportunities and how practices discover, hire and develop talent. It’s a free and easy-to-use service that provides simple functionality and personalized job matching with real-time notifications. While you eagerly […]

Hill’s takes ownership of Vetrax monitor

The pet food maker plans further development of the behavior-sensing device.

AgLogica Holdings Inc. has transferred its interest in the Vetrax wearable sensor to partner Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. Hill’s, which has worked with AgLogica on the device’s development for three years, announced the acquisition Oct. 10. Financial terms were not announced. Worn on a dog’s collar, Vetrax measures a number of behaviors, such as shaking, […]

The smart money is on smart pet products

“Pet tech is big business,” Packaged Facts says in a new report.

“Smart” pet products such as self-cleaning litterboxes, automated feeders and Bluetooth-enabled collars make up a $400 million a year U.S. market, according to Packaged Facts. The Rockville, Maryland, market research firm reported in a new report that smart pet products are expected to “play a far greater and more multifaceted role in 2018 and beyond.” […]

Pathway continues 2018 hospital buying blitz

The Texas-based consolidator now owns more than 150 practices.

The hospital management group Pathway Vet Alliance has surpassed 150 locations with the acquisition of more clinics in the third quarter of 2018. Supported by a deep-pocketed investment firm, Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity, the company reported that 15 veterinary practices were added from July through September in Arkansas, California, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Mexico, […]

Registration opens for annual AAVMC conference

The forum’s 2019 theme is diversity and inclusiveness.

Diversity and inclusiveness will be examined in depth during the Association of American Veterinary Medical College’ 2019 annual conference. Early registration for the Washington, D.C., event is underway at The meeting, set for March 8 to 10, will explore “strategies and benefits from incorporating appropriate levels of diversity and inclusiveness in working groups and […]

Veterinary college is a popular choice, again

More than 8,000 students apply for acceptance to the Class of 2023.

Admission to veterinary school has gotten more competitive. The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges reported that 8,151 people submitted 40,522 applications by the Sept. 21 deadline, a jump in both numbers from the prior year. Would-be members of the Class of 2023 applied to an average of five schools each. Forty institutions in the […]

At Lincoln Memorial, clinical rotation can come with a bonus

Two students a year will receive a $25,000 tuition reduction in exchange for training at a Southern Veterinary Partners hospital.

Two Lincoln Memorial University students completing their clinical training at Southern Veterinary Partners hospitals will each receive a $25,000 tuition credit under a program designed in part to address the student debt burden. The partnership between the Birmingham, Alabama, hospital chain and the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine is “a win-win for everyone,” […] Protection Status