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Investors pour $4.5 million into BabelBark

Software developer is focused on overseas growth.

BabelBark Inc., a developer of software products for use inside and outside of veterinary practices, has raised $4.5 million to help the company expand internationally and fund other initiatives. The Series A funding, announced Aug. 15, exceeded the initial goal of $2.9 million. “We are excited for this strong financial support from both of our […]

Kansas City prepares for Global Animal Health Week

Events calendar includes the Homecoming Dinner and the Investment Forum.

The eyes of the veterinary world will be on Kansas City, Missouri, in the days ahead as the region celebrates Global Animal Health Week. A series of related events includes the Fetch (formerly CVC Central) veterinary conference, the Market Insight Seminar, the KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Dinner and the Investment Forum. Kansas City sits […]

Scratchpay introduces interest-free client financing

Pet owners have three months to pay off loans of up to $10,000.

Veterinary clients looking for payment options can get three months of interest-free financing, Scratchpay announced Aug. 14. The Los Angeles-based financial technology company reported that its loans of $200 to $10,000 may be repaid early without penalty. “Besides being yet another opportunity to help our customers get care for their furry family members, the major […]

Walmart dominates mass-market pet channel

Two-thirds of pet-holding households do their shopping at Walmart.

Walmart is cleaning up in the retail pet aisles. The market research firm Packaged Facts reported in early August that the merchandising giant has a stranglehold on its mass-market competitors in the sale of pet products. Walmart counts 43 million pet-owning U.S. households in its customer base, easily besting the combined 35 million households claimed […]

Tomlyn launches third Equistro supplement for horses

Chrysanphyton is formulated to support circulation and vascular function.

Tomlyn has released the third and final product in its line of Equistro equine supplements. Chrysanphyton, formulated to support circulation and vascular function, joins Artphyton and Secreta Pro Max. The two earlier supplements promote joint mobility and respiratory health, respectively. “Launching and growing our line of health supplements for horses has been a major focus […]

Virbac introduces multifunctional dog chew

C.E.T. Veggiedent Fr3sh fights tartar, reduces bad breath and supports digestion.

Virbac Corp. has released C.E.T. Veggiedent Fr3sh, a canine chew treat formulated to support digestion and freshen breath. The chew is vegetable based, gluten-free, “easily digestible” and “moderate in calories,” Virbac reported. “At Virbac, we’re committed to supporting the dental needs of pets, and this latest addition to our robust dental portfolio does just that,” […]

Iowa State chooses MSU’s Grooms as veterinary dean

The chairman of Michigan State’s department of large animal clinical sciences will take over in October.

Longtime Michigan State University veterinary professor Dan Grooms, DVM, Ph.D., DACVM, has been named the Stephen G. Juelsgaard dean of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He will start in Ames, Iowa, on Oct 1. “Dr. Grooms is an accomplished scientist, teacher and leader who will build on the college’s reputation for excellence […]

Today’s Veterinary Business releases resource library

Find product information, detailers, videos and more all in one central location.

The North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, has created a centralized database of the industry’s most up-to-date product information, including product detailers, videos, promotional fliers, white papers and more. Designed to prevent veterinary personnel from having to go to multiple websites to find the information they need, the resource center will be […]

Texas clinic encourages clients to watch and learn

Pet owners can peer into the treatment room and observe the advanced diagnostics.

A visit to Firehouse Animal Health Centers’ newest hospital serves as a healing experience for pets and a learning experience for their owners. The Austin, Texas, hospital — the fifth in the Firehouse network — allows clients to watch from behind a glass wall as their dog or cat is treated. The exposed treatment room […]

Zoetis concludes $2 billion acquisition of Abaxis

The deal will speed Zoetis growth in the diagnostics arena, its CEO says.

Zoetis Inc. has completed its $2 billion takeover of diagnostic equipment maker Abaxis Inc., the companies announced July 31. The acquisition helps Zoetis, the world’s largest veterinary drug and vaccine maker, to expand other product lines. “Abaxis, with its VetScan family of diagnostic instruments, brings Zoetis experienced colleagues and a proven, competitive platform for growth […]