Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
BetterVet Gets $40 Million to Fund Expansion
Mobile veterinary care provider BetterVet Inc. reported raising $40 million in Series A financing to “deepen its presence in existing markets, add new markets and launch additional services.” The Boston company now operates in 25 metropolitan areas. Among its founders are VetCor founder Bruce Herzfelder and former American Veterinary Medical Association president Dr. John de Jong.
VCA Impact Report Looks Inside and Out
VCA Animal Hospitals released its fourth Impact Report, detailing how the company and its 35,000 employees “are caring for the future of veterinary medicine by empowering thriving people, supporting a healthy planet and ensuring pet well-being.” More than 4.56 million North American pets received veterinary care at VCA’s 1,000-plus locations in 2021. More details from the “Joy of Caring” report are at vcaimpact2021.com.
CityVet Enters the Houston Market
The 27-hospital CityVet network will expand into Houston with the opening of a practice in the Kingwood neighborhood in early 2023. “With over 20 locations in Dallas and San Antonio, Houston felt like the next natural step,” CEO David Boguslawski said.
CodaPet Euthanasia Services Are Available in Oklahoma
CodaPet, which provides in-home pet euthanasia and aftercare services, expanded to Oklahoma City after launching in Fresno, California, earlier this year. The new local operator is Dr. Cristina White. Pet owners may book appointments and receive price quotes at codapet.com/pricing.
Vet Sustain Launches the Veterinary Carbon Calculator
The volunteer-led group Vet Sustain released what it called the first carbon calculator for veterinary practices. Launched at the London Vet Show, the dashboard tool “breaks down carbon emissions into various elements of business activity, such as utilities, travel and veterinary care waste. Once a baseline carbon footprint has been calculated, practices can set a baseline and track measurable progress.” The Veterinary Carbon Calculator may be purchased at bit.ly/3V6Swv9.
Purina Nutrition Center Opens at Texas Tech
Nestlé Purina PetCare opened the Purina Nutrition Center at the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo. According to the university, the center allows veterinary students “to experience a variety of pet food options, ensuring they understand optimal nutrition for their patients while making sure the school’s animals are receiving proper nutrition.”
Torigen Receives Another Cash Infusion
Veterinary immunotherapy developer Torigen Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed a $13 million Series A1 funding round, bringing the total raised by the Connecticut-based startup to $18 million. “Our goal is to create the industry’s first oncology toolbox for veterinarians,” said CEO and co-founder Ashley Kalinauskas. “This round of funding will allow us to continue to develop new products and leverage our pipeline.”
Vets Plus Appoints a New Executive Team
Nutraceutical manufacturer Vets Plus Inc. refreshed its executive team with the appointments of Paul R. Hays as CEO, Dave Nelson as chief operating officer, Adam Mrozowsky as chief financial officer and Colette McCharen as vice president of sales. Hays returned to Vets Plus after serving nearly two years as the company’s chief commercial officer. He was the president and CEO of Virbac US from 2014 to 2018.