Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Galaxy Vets Study Sheds Light on Burnout
Burnout in the veterinary profession has returned to pre-pandemic levels, and a significant contributing factor is economic euthanasia, according to a study by Galaxy Vets. The report, available at bit.ly/3mNEUZZ, also found that veterinary professionals who feel less financially stable reported higher burnout. “This finding suggests that more research is needed to learn what compensation models would be most beneficial to mental health, teamwork and motivation,” said Galaxy Vets CEO Ivan Zak, DVM, MBA.
CareVet Invites Its Doctors to Take a Vacation
CareVet, which operates clinics in more than 35 states, expanded its Ultimate CarePackage to give veterinarians additional opportunities for paid vacations. Through the St. Louis company’s year-old Carebnb program, “Network veterinarians can now enjoy their paid time off at one of Carebnb’s top-rated properties … or receive a generous travel credit to choose their own adventure.” CareVet expects more than 90% of eligible veterinarians to take advantage of Carebnb in 2023.
Veterinary Interns Can Win $10,000
Bond Vet is accepting nominations at bit.ly/3ZPtnrx for its inaugural Intern of the Year Award, a $10,000 prize given to a veterinarian enrolled in a 2022-2023 internship program anywhere in the United States. The deadline is March 31. “It’s important to me that we’re constantly building a pipeline of excellent practitioners and supporting their growth in the veterinary space,” said Zay Satchu, DVM, the co-founder and chief veterinary oﬃcer of Bond Vet. The company operates 19 East Coast clinics and plans to open three hospitals this spring in Chicago’s Gold Coast, Lakeview and Wicker Park neighborhoods.
Members-Only Clinic Is Set to Debut in D.C.
The veterinary startup Parker & Ace this month will open its first location, a full-service, membership-based clinic, in Washington, D.C.’s H Street neighborhood. For a one-year price of $159 per pet, founding members get same-day and next-day appointments, complimentary exams, and 24/7 telehealth services. Adam Chung, VMD, will oversee the clinic on behalf of owner Redesign Health, a company with roots in human health care.
AVI Launches Interoperability Committee
The Association for Veterinary Informatics formed an Interoperability Committee with the intent to “analyze and publish recommendations on standards which the veterinary community can adopt to improve the data within electronic medical records.” The committee may be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the nonprofit group at avinformatics.org.
Covertus Hires Two Executives
Veterinary product and service provider Covetrus appointed Matt Yordy as president of Covetrus North America and Scot Gillespie as the chief technology officer within the company’s Global Technology Solutions group. Yordy previously worked as president of strategic accounts and senior vice president of U.S. operating strategy for McKesson, a distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. Gillespie was an executive vice president at Salesforce.
VetCT Expands Into Canada
The veterinary teleradiology and teleconsulting company VetCT established a Canadian branch called VetCT Corp. “Canada presents a huge opportunity to make a real difference for radiologists and specialists through providing flexible, remote working options,” said Katie Booth, VetCT’s director of people. “Our teleradiology and teleconsulting services are already providing Canadian veterinary practices with clinical advice and support for their diagnostic imaging and case management.”