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Purina EL Elemental

Purina Pro Plan Launches Enteral Diet for Dogs

EL Elemental can be used to diagnose and nutritionally manage dogs with adverse food reactions.

Nestlé Purina PetCare has released a therapeutic dog food formulated to assist in elimination diet trials and the nutritional management of dermatological and gastrointestinal conditions. Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental is an amino acid-based dry food containing omega fatty acids, vitamin A and zinc to support skin health and prebiotic fiber for the […]

burnout

Study Sheds Light on a Rise in Burnout

Setting professional goals is one way to reduce the threat, the survey finds.

Burnout is highest among veterinary technicians and younger veterinary professionals and significantly less prominent among team members who are goal-setters or over age 61, according to a new study. The survey, conducted by Veterinary Integration Solutions, also revealed that the overall burnout rate rose from 2020 to 2021 and was higher among women than men. […]

student applicants

Veterinary School Applications Rise 5.5%

The average student selected five schools for consideration.

Veterinary medicine remains a popular field of study, according to the AAVMC, which reported a record 10,834 applicants seeking enrollment in 2022. The total was a 5.5% increase over the 10,273 applicants last year. The 2021-22 Veterinary Medical College Application Service admissions cycle, which closed Sept. 29, saw students apply to an average of 5.37 […]

CVPM

VHMA Nears 1,000-Credential Milestone

The organization has awarded the CVPM to 906 people over the years and expects to hit four figures in 2022.

The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association anticipates awarding the 1,000th CVPM credential in 2022 after surpassing 900 this fall. Practice managers and hospital administrators who sit for the certified veterinary practice manager test must meet several requirements. Among them: Three years of practice management experience. 18 semester hours of management courses at a college or university. […]

Rarebreed execs

Rarebreed Fills Several Leadership Positions

The consolidator names a chief veterinary officer, chief growth officer and marketing officer.

The 40-hospital Rarebreed Veterinary Partners network has hired two executives, including the former chief medical officer of the American Animal Hospital Association, and promoted a third. Heather Loenser, DVM, who was named Rarebreed’s chief veterinary officer, served nearly three years as AAHA’s CMO. “Dr. Loenser’s commitment to veterinary medicine and teaching others about companion animal […]

Bond Vet

8-Clinic Chain Gets $170 Million Investment

Bond Vet, with financial backing from Warburg Pincus, looks to expand beyond New York.

Bond Vet, which operates eight clinics in the New York City area, has received a $170 million investment from private equity giant Warburg Pincus to fund further expansion. The financing came nearly a year after a private investment firm, Talisman Capital Partners, provided $17 million to Bond Vet. “The new partnership with Warburg Pincus and […]

ZimmVet Winner

ZimmVet Wins AAHA Practice of the Year Award

The Minnesota hospital and three other finalists successfully navigated the pandemic.

A rural Minnesota veterinary hospital that, like three other finalists, demonstrated resilience during the pandemic has been named the 2021 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year. ZimmVet opened in 1993 in Zimmerman, a city of 5,600 people, and earned its American Animal Hospital Association accreditation four years ago. “Throughout the pandemic, ZimmVet and all our applicants […]

survey staffing

Staffing Issues Frustrate Practice Managers

An iVET360 survey recommends that clinics make “a better effort to keep the people they have.”

Recruiting and scheduling are the top two challenges of veterinary practice managers surveyed by iVET360. The company’s inaugural Practice Manager Report, available at bit.ly/3oBY9Ev, also revealed that 27% of the respondents earn from $40,000 to $50,000 annually. Experience matters, too, as the survey found that 29% of practice managers on the job for more than […]

yoga

Vet’s Best Friend Starts Employee Yoga Series

A veterinary technician suggested the classes as a way to counter burnout and exhaustion.

A veterinary practice consolidator is bending over backwards to support its employees’ mental health by launching online yoga classes. Vet’s Best Friend, which owns practices in seven Northeast states, liked veterinary technician Desiree Roussin’s idea so much that the company is rolling out the program on Wednesday nights. “Our mission ‘to take care of the […]

Vethelpline

Nationwide Offers Telehealth Service to All Pet Owners

The Vethelpline subscription program remains free to insurance policyholders.

Nationwide pet insurance has launched a subscription-based, around-the-clock telehealth service, Vethelpline, for non-customers. Pet owners can register for one-, three- or six-month subscriptions that start at $9.17 a month. Good for up to 10 pets, the service provides subscribers with unlimited 24/7 access by app or phone to a veterinary expert, Nationwide reported. “In addition […]

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