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WVC honors top conference educators

Six speakers and a moderator earned the highest marks at the 2018 convention.

After listening for hours, WVC conference attendees have spoken up and picked their favorite continuing education presenters. WVC, which held its 90th annual conference in March in Las Vegas, announced the 2018 Continuing Educators of the Year. The categories and honorees are: Avian and exotics: Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP, DECZ, DACZM Equine: Vanessa Cook, […]

Schedule set for Global Animal Health Week

The Market Insight Seminar, Homecoming Dinner and Investment Forum are on the agenda in Kansas City.

Veterinary industry leaders and investment professionals will gather again in Kansas City, Missouri, for a series of events marking Global Animal Health Week. The organizer, the KC Animal Health Corridor, has opened registration for: The Market Insight Seminar (3-5 p.m. Aug. 20): Presenters will identify major market trends shaping the animal health industry. The session […]

WSAVA gains support in effort to widen drug access

Restrictions on therapeutics are “a critical issue for companion animal veterinarians in many parts of the world,” one expert says.

Three more organizations have joined with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association in a campaign to improve global access to veterinary drugs. WSAVA and its Therapeutics Guidelines Group launched the effort in early 2018 because of roadblocks in many countries to veterinary diagnostics and therapeutic modalities. The newest co-signatories of WSAVA’s position statement are the […]

Manna Pro buys Fruitables manufacturer

The acquisition of VetScience gives Manna Pro more lines of pet treats and supplements.

Manna Pro Products has added to its holdings with the acquisition of VetScience LLC, the manufacturer of Fruitables dog treats and food supplements. Manna Pro expanded into the pet wellness, grooming, oral care, and flea and tick categories over the past year with the takeover of companies such as Corta-Flx Inc. and PetzLife Products Inc. […]

Food allergies are overblown, Banfield finds

Flea and environmental sensitivities are common causes of skin issues, according to patient data.

It’s probably not the food. Banfield Pet Hospital says food allergies in dogs and cats are not as common as some people seem to believe. After examining the medical records of more than 3 million patients seen in 2016, the operator of more than 1,000 veterinary clinics reported that just 0.2 percent of dogs and […]

Trupanion Express software is now patent-protected

The system speeds reimbursement to veterinary hospitals.

Pet health insurer Trupanion reported May 29 that the company received a utility patent for a software system that reimburses veterinary service providers within minutes. “Our technology eliminates the financial barrier to care by enabling Trupanion to pay veterinarians directly before the pet owner even leaves the hospital,” said chief veterinary officer Steve Weinrauch, BVMS, […]

Great Ideas Conference to take place June 20-22

The meeting will focus on practice management and personal wellness education.

The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association is partnering with the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association to present the Great Ideas Conference, a three-day event covering practice management and personal wellness topics. The conference is scheduled for June 20 to 22 at the Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. VHMA representatives will hold an information session for […]

Maine emerges as a center for animal health

Companies like Idexx and ImmuCell are investing tens of millions of dollars in their East Coast businesses.

Maine is quickly becoming a hub for animal health businesses, according to the Portland Press Herald. The animal health industry has been expanding rapidly in southern Maine through major developments such as: The $62 million expansion of Idexx Laboratories Inc. in Westbrook. The 2016 acquisition of Portland pet drug maker Putney Inc. by Britain’s Dechra […]

Calling all veterinary student inventors

$17,500 is at stake in The Idea competition. Applications are due July 1.

Here’s an idea for veterinary students who want to bring a product concept to market: Enter a competition sponsored by the NAVLE-preparation service VetPrep. The contest, fittingly called The Idea, will award $17,500 in prize money to three individuals or teams that propose a problem-solving product designed for use in the veterinary profession. The cash […]

VIP Petcare expands to 4 more states

The company’s pop-up clinics can be found now in Kansas, Louisiana, Maine and Washington.

VIP Petcare, which offers vaccinations and other low-level services in non-traditional settings, has added Kansas, Louisiana, Maine and Washington to its location map. Now doing business in 38 states, VIP Petcare reported that the new clinics will be held at three retailers: Tractor Supply, Pet Supplies Plus and Petsense. “As always, we are excited to […]