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ProHeart 12

Zoetis launching 12-month heartworm preventive

ProHeart 12 will use the same RiskMAP associated with six-month ProHeart to ensure safety.

Zoetis Inc. has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of ProHeart 12 (moxidectin), an injectable heartworm preventive with a 12-month duration of action. The extended-release prescription drug is indicated for dogs at least 1 year old to prevent heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis and to treat existing larval and adult hookworm infections. The […]

supply chain

Heart + Paw chain partners with Covetrus

The young company expects to have five clinics operating by year’s end and many more in the years to come.

Covetrus  will serve as the chief supplier to Heart + Paw, a startup veterinary clinic chain headed by former Banfield Pet Hospital CEO Vincent Bradley. The multiyear agreement allows Covetrus  to team up with a company that opened its first location, featuring veterinary care and grooming, on June 22 in suburban Philadelphia and is planning […]

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BI veterinary scholars program marks 30th year

200 DVM students are immersed in research this summer.

Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim knows what more than 200 veterinary students are doing during their summer vacation: Conducting research into everything from cancer and diabetes to antibiotic resistance and emerging diseases. The Veterinary Scholars program, now in its 30th year, awards $5,000 stipends to rising second-year students from schools of veterinary medicine across North America […]

Bill Bishop

Blue Buffalo unveils second pet food plant

The Indiana factory can produce over 500 tons of dry food a day.

Blue Buffalo, the manufacturer of veterinary-exclusive dog and cat food as well as pet food brands sold in the mass market, has opened its second factory. The 400,000-square-foot Richmond, Indiana, plant is large enough to turn out more than 1 million pounds of dry food a day under the Life Protection Formula, Wilderness, Basics and Freedom brands. […]

Dr. Beth Eisenberg

Lincoln Memorial thanks Ethos Veterinary Health

The chain’s Mass Vet hospital helped train 17 students on clinical rotations.

Ethos Veterinary Health and the company’s Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital have been honored for hosting 17 Lincoln Memorial University veterinary students during their clinical rotations. The university’s Distinguished Clinical Affiliate Award was presented to Mass Vet staff veterinarian Beth Eisenberg, DVM, DACVECC, at a commencement ceremony that saw 102 students receive their degrees. The 17 […]

connected world

WSAVA schedules Virtual Congress 2020

Online learning will be available worldwide in collaboration with The Webinar Vet.

For veterinarians unable to attend the World Small Animal Veterinary Association convention in July, the organization will bring an online version of the event to them. Virtual Congress 2020 is scheduled for Feb. 1, 2020, and will be free for WSAVA members from developing countries and at a discount for other members. The offering is […]

overweight dog

Pet osteoarthritis cases continue to climb

Banfield’s State of Pet Health Report finds that about half of osteoarthritis patients are overweight.

The joint condition osteoarthritis was present in 6.1% of dogs and 1.1% of cats examined at a Banfield Pet Hospital in 2018, the company reported in its annual State of Pet Health Report. While the percentage of osteoarthritis patients rests in the single digits, the progressive and painful degenerative disease is on the rise and […]

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KindredBio partners with Veterinary Hospitals Association

The feline drug Mirataz and products still under development will be available at hundreds of member clinics.

Kindred Biosciences Inc. has reached an agreement to stock Mirataz and future biopharmaceuticals at more than 420 clinics represented by the Veterinary Hospitals Association. The South St. Paul, Minnesota, association acts as a group purchasing organization and provider of business services and continuing education for member clinics. “Partnering with an innovative pioneer in animal medicine […]

business purchase

Compassion-First owner to acquire National Veterinary Associates

JAB expands its veterinary hospital holdings with the purchase from two other investors.

One of the largest animal hospital chains, National Veterinary Associates, is getting a new owner. Ares Management Corp. and partner OMERS Private Equity have agreed to sell majority control of the 670-hospital network to another group, JAB Investors. Terms were not disclosed. Earlier in 2019, JAB Investors bought its way into the veterinary industry with […]

Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine

Texas Tech gets go-ahead for new veterinary school

More than $17 million in state funding will be spent on curriculum development, faculty recruitment and other needs.

Texas Tech University is on track to open the School of Veterinary Medicine after Gov. Greg Abbott approved a state budget containing $17.35 million in initial funding. The DVM program could enroll its first 60-student class in fall 2021 if remaining hurdles are cleared and public and private funding holds up. Texas Tech reported that […]

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