Today's Veterinary Business


NaVetor mobile app accomplishes even more

Curbside care, from checking in patients to taking payments, is supported through a mobile app.

Patterson Veterinary has upgraded the NaVetor mobile app to make curbside and in-clinic patient care even easier. NaVetor is a cloud-based practice management software system introduced in 2018. According to Patterson, veterinary team members carrying a connected mobile device can: Check in patients. Create an invoice. Accept payments from clients waiting in an exam room […]

Long Island Veterinary Specialists

Compassion-First acquires Long Island specialty hospital

The AAHA-accredited practice is seen as a “highly respected regional resource.”

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals has acquired Long Island Veterinary Specialists, a 30,000-square-foot practice employing more than 180 people. Terms of the transaction were not revealed. Long Island Veterinary Specialists, or LIVS, is known for its pioneering work in areas such as infrared imaging, retinal surgery, and nano and micro total hip replacements. The hospital opened in […]

NAVC opens registration for VMX 2021

The world’s largest veterinary conference will take place live in Orlando and online everywhere else.

The North American Veterinary Community announced that the annual Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) 2021, the veterinary industry’s largest global conference, will take place Jan. 16 to 20 in person in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center and, for the first time, virtually anywhere through its new VMX Virtual platform, which features interactive educational […]

Elanco and Bayer animal health merger

Elanco completes acquisition of Bayer Animal Health

The $6.89 billion cash and stock transaction joins two big producers of drugs for pets and livestock.

Bayer Animal Health is no more. The one-time subsidiary of Germany-based Bayer AG has been absorbed by Elanco Animal Health in a merger that creates the world’s second-largest manufacturer of pet and livestock medicines and vaccines. Elanco announced the closing of the acquisition Aug. 3. The price tag of $6.89 billion was down from the […]

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Chapter 15: Tales from the COVID-19 front lines

“In the face of the current normal, being busy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The busyness is not necessarily good for business.”

This week: Dr. Peter Weinstein on the best and worst of times, Dr. Wendy Hauser on communicating lifetime cost of care, Wendy S. Myers on credit card fees, and much more. Read the first 14 installments in this series: Chapter 1  Chapter 2  Chapter 3  Chapter 4  Chapter 5  Chapter 6 Chapter 7  Chapter 8  Chapter […]


Cardalis heart drug for dogs wins approval

The Ceva-produced prescription medication is indicated for use in AVVI cases.

Ceva Animal Health has received U.S. approval of Cardalis, a chewable tablet formulated for the management of clinical signs of congestive heart failure in dogs due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency. The prescription drug is an alternative to the off-label use of human-approved products containing benazepril and spironolactone. “Today’s approval is novel because the drugs are […]


Telehealth service provider Petriage shuffles leadership

Joseph Coury takes the reins from co-founder Allon Freiman, who was named chief strategy officer.

Petriage, whose mobile app connects pet owners with veterinarians, has brought in a new CEO to lead the 4-year-old company. Joseph Coury, former CEO of the business services firm Omni Practice Group, took over from Petriage co-founder Allon Freiman, who became chief strategy officer. The appointment is effectively immediately. The Bellevue, Washington, company also announced […]

Midmark Multiparameter Monitor

Midmark releases 12-inch Multiparameter Monitor

A pre-procedure checklist and waveform libraries are among the features.

Midmark Corp. has launched the Midmark Multiparameter Monitor for use during patient exams, treatment, surgery and recovery. The monitor includes a 12.1-inch LCD touch-sensitive screen, Cardell blood pressure technology, veterinary-specific algorithms, a pre-procedure checklist, a carbon dioxide soda lime absorbent reminder, and ECG and CO2 waveform libraries. “When you question a waveform, you can quickly […]


New Cubex software automates PMP reporting

Integration with veterinary practice management software smooths the process of complying with Prescription Monitoring Program rules.

Cubex LLC has released software designed to automate the recording and submitting of prescriptions under state-run Prescription Monitoring Programs. The new platform, CubexPMP, can stop prescription drug misuse by preventing multiple pharmacies from filling the same prescription, the company stated. “Now, more and more states are requiring veterinarians, who have traditionally been exempt, to report […]

VHMA survey

Veterinary clinics report double-digit growth in June

Revenue and new-client numbers rose sharply compared with 12 months earlier, a VHMA survey shows.

Companion animal practices fared well in June despite the pandemic and economic recession, according to the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. A survey of 644 member practices revealed average revenue growth of 14.6% in June compared with the same month in 2019. The number of new clients jumped by 14%. June 2020 had one additional workday […] Protection Status