Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
SignalPET Expands Overseas
SignalPET, whose AI-backed software helps clinicians quickly interpret veterinary radiographs, is expanding into Hong Kong and South Korea through an agreement with hospital owner SAGE Healthcare. In addition, Dallas-based SignalPET will build a research and development center in Israel. “The R&D center will focus on new and advanced technology for the company’s products, further enhancing the AI capabilities and monitoring experience for clinics worldwide,” according to the company.
2 More Suveto Clinics Earn AAHA Accreditation
Suveto reported that 28 of its 65 network practices are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. The latest accredited practices are VO Vets in Fort Worth, Texas, and Triangle Animal Clinic in Conroe, Texas. “Getting our flagship VO Vets hospital accredited is a testament to our ownership model’s success and to the exceptional work of Dr. Russ Miller and his team,” said Marc Nathan, Suveto’s CEO and co-founder.
Cornell Starts Dental Diagnostics Program
The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine launched the Veterinary Dentistry Diagnostics Program, a three-course, self-paced online curriculum for educators and professionals. More information is at bit.ly/3wXLcb4.
Merck Manuals Offers One Health Resources
Merck Manuals developed a microsite, MerckManuals.com/OneHealth, “where visitors can read insightful commentary, watch informative videos and access relevant … resources related to One Health.”
Donate to a Good Cause by Feb. 12
Seattle-based Greater Good Charities is teaming up with Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Boehringer Ingelheim to provide pet food and thousands of doses of NexGard and Heartgard Plus to animal welfare organizations nationwide. Through Feb. 12, the companies will match up to $50,000 in donations at bit.ly/3YaEB99 as part of the annual Shelter Bowl.
Pet Industry’s Annual Impact Reaches $260 Billion
A study shared at the Pet Industry Leadership Summit revealed that the pet sector contributed $260.5 billion directly and indirectly to the U.S. economy in 2021. “The Economics of the U.S. Pet Food and Pet Supply Industry” also found that the pet sector supports nearly 2.78 million jobs nationwide, “with an estimated 1.09 million people working directly in pet-related businesses and another 1.68 million jobs linked indirectly to consumer expenditures for pets.”
Pet Food Institute Launches ‘Vet Talks’
The Pet Food Institute, a national trade group, introduced a video series for pet owners at bit.ly/3JQvEhb. “Vet Talks,” hosted by Dr. Danielle Conway of Rarebreed Veterinary Partners, covers topics such as reading a pet food label, feeding guidelines, pet food ingredients and nutrients, and maintaining a healthy body weight.