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Merial launches mucosal kennel cough vaccine

Recombitek Oral Bordetella is made for dogs 8 weeks or older.

Merial has introduced Recombitek Oral Bordetella, a vaccine that is delivered onto a dog’s inner cheek through a pipette. The vaccine is effective against canine infectious tracheobronchitis caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica, according to Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim. Administering the vaccine is simple, said Zach Mills, DVM, executive director of Boehringer Ingelheim’s U.S. Pet […]

First Veterinary Innovation Awards handed out

Dr. Kerri Marshall and veterinary nurse Lindsay Peltier are among the honorees.

The Veterinary Innovation Council and the North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, have announced the winners of the first-ever Veterinary Innovation Awards. Sponsored by Zomedica, the awards showcase innovators and organizations that have dedicated themselves to the betterment of the animal health industry. The individual winners were: Veterinarian: Kerri Marshall, DVM, MBA […]

Veterinary Wellbeing Summit set for mid-April

The AAVMC, AVMA and Zoetis are teaming up to present the symposium.

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and Zoetis Inc. are partnering for the fifth time to present a symposium on mental health and wellness in the veterinary profession. The Veterinary Wellbeing Summit will be held April 15 to 17 in suburban Chicago. Registration is available at The three-day event will take place at […]

BVA urges ‘hugs, not Pugs’ on Valentine’s Day

Many pet owners are unaware of the health issues associated with brachycephalic breeds.

The British Veterinary Association is asking the greeting card industry to shun Pugs and other flat-faced dogs and cats for the good of the animals. The organization reported Feb. 12 that imagery of cute brachycephalic breeds has made them too popular among pet owners and that “the majority of owners were unaware of the breeds’ […]

Petplan reveals Veterinary Excellence Award winners

Arizona's Dr. Thomas Newland and the Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital are among six honorees.

Scottsdale, Arizona, practice owner Thomas Newland, DVM, has been named Petplan’s 2018 Veterinarian of the Year. The award was presented Feb. 2 in Orlando, Florida, during the pet health insurance company’s seventh annual Veterinary Excellence Awards dinner. Dr. Newland is a 1986 graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and the owner and […]

Zoetis to release Carysta HVC in March

The in-house diagnostic system is marketed to high-volume veterinary hospitals.

Zoetis Inc. is planning the March 2018 release of Carysta HVC, a tabletop diagnostic device for busy veterinary hospitals. The chemistry machine is designed to perform up to 37 tests individually or as fully customizable panels, the company reported Feb. 5. HVC stands for high-volume chemistry, a nod to high-volume veterinary clinics that desire “improved […]

Power of Pink winner: Dr. Debra Horwitz

Germinder and Associates is recognizing inspiring stories.

The public relations firm Germinder and Associates has named veterinary behavior consultant Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, DACVB, its first Power of Pink honoree. The award was launched in January to mark Germinder’s 20th anniversary and 20 leaders whose stories have touched and inspired people. “[Dr. Horwitz’s] ultimate goal has always been to help the public […]

Hurry! Sign up for VMX market seminar

Practice owners, veterinarians, practice managers and team leaders are invited to hear presentations on industry trends.

A limited number of tickets remain available for the Industry Insight & State of the Profession Seminar taking place Feb. 5 during the VMX conference in Orlando, Florida. Today’s Veterinary Business, the North American Veterinary Community and Vetalytix will bring together leading experts in the fields of veterinary economics, animal health market intelligence and consumer […]

Petco buys pet insurance information website

The national retailer acquires

Months after opening its first in-store veterinary clinic, Petco is expanding further into pet health care through the purchase of The website compares insurance plans for cats and dogs, generates quotes and sends pet owners to providers. The Columbus, Ohio, company states that it has generated more than 1 million quotes since its 2011 […]

Banfield updates anesthesia and analgesia guides

Veterinary teams may download an array of resources on canine and feline health care.

Banfield Pet Hospital’s anesthesia and pain-management guidelines and protocols have been updated and made available to all veterinary professionals. The downloadable standards and other tools are available at “We are passionate about and feel a responsibility to share our insights and resources with the broader veterinary profession to help promote quality-care practices and build […]