CDC finds improper handling of chemotherapy drugs
An ongoing research project aims to develop a training prototype for veterinarians, nurses and students.
Veterinary professionals have higher exposure to chemotherapy drugs than counterparts in human medicine because they are not taking proper precautions, say researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC research project — “Bridging the Gap between Human and Veterinary Medicine: Different Patients, Same Hazardous Drugs” — identified the challenges veterinary professionals encounter […]
SAGE hospitals partner with Veterinary Vision
Two Bay Area groups reach agreement on specialty and ophthalmology services.
SAGE Veterinary Centers, a network of four Bay Area hospitals offering specialty and emergency care, has agreed to partner with the ophthalmology group Veterinary Vision. The deal came three months after SAGE announced plans to expand with support from the private equity firm Chicago Pacific Founders Fund L.P. Details of the financial arrangement between SAGE […]
Pathway grows to 175 hospitals in 33 states
The management company in 2018 partnered with its first clinics in South Carolina, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
The hospital management company Pathway Vet Alliance signed agreements to oversee 55 additional practices in 2018, increasing its roster to more than 175 clinics in 33 states. Newcomers in the fourth quarter included 17 hospitals in states such as Colorado, Illinois, Florida, New York, Oregon, Utah and Texas. During the year, Pathway expanded into South […]
Nutramax releases Imuquin Cat supplement
The product is formulated to support feline immune health.
Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences Inc. is expanding its Imuquin line with the launch of Imuquin Cat, an immune health supplement for cats 6 weeks or older. The introduction of Imuquin Cat, which can be sprinkled on food, comes weeks after the unveiling of Imuquin and Imuquin Puppy. Imuquin Cat contains NMX580, a combination of beta-glucan […]
Elevet offers ‘intelligent’ veterinary stethoscope
The HD StethVET reads cardiac waveforms, EKG and body sounds.
Elevet Technologies has reached an agreement to distribute a stethoscope designed to provide veterinarians with real-time visualization of a patient’s cardiac waveforms, EKG and body sounds. The HD StethVET, manufactured by HD Medical Inc., is available to veterinary practitioners while it awaits U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use with human patients. The stethoscope, […]
MightyVet campaign unveils board of directors
Drs. Barry Kipperman and Laura Strong join Chris Dollar of Covetrus in leadership roles.
MightyVet, a nearly year-old initiative designed to help veterinary professionals with their careers and personal wellness, has appointed three industry veterans to the founding board of directors. They are: President Barry Kipperman, MS, DVM, DACVIM, who founded a 24-hour referral/emergency practice in the San Francisco Bay area and teaches veterinary ethics at the University of […]
Fear Free followers see benefits of certification
Revenue, patient care, safety and morale all improved, a survey discovers.
Veterinary and pet professionals say earning Fear Free certification and using the knowledge gained to reduce fear, anxiety and stress in animals has paid off handsomely. An online survey of 960 people revealed that 80 percent noticed an increase in gross revenue at their veterinary or pet services business and that nearly everyone — 96 […]
Bridge Club dues cut to $20.19 in 2019
Online and in-person events unite professionals from across the veterinary industry.
The Bridge Club, which has brought together more than 1,200 veterinary professionals for conversation and networking, is celebrating its one-year anniversary by offering a $20.19 yearlong membership. Founded by marketing veterans Catherine Haskins and Brenda Andresen, The Bridge Club holds 30-minute virtual meetings on current topics and schedules get-togethers at industry events. “We resonate with […]
BI makes long-term commitment to Georgia
Pharmaceutical giant will spend $120 million, generating 225 more jobs.
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., the maker of NexGard, Frontline and other popular veterinary medications, will invest more than $120 million in its Georgia operations. The announcement came 13 months after BI acquired animal drug manufacturer Merial Ltd. and then moved BI’s headquarters from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Merial’s hometown of Duluth, Georgia. The […]
Trupanion insured record number of pets in 2018
More than 521,000 dogs and cats were enrolled, sending revenue skyward as well.
Revenue and the number of enrolled dogs and cats jumped sharply in 2018 at Trupanion Inc., helping the nation’s second-largest pet health insurer to cut its net loss. The Seattle company reported covering a record 521,326 pets as of Dec. 31, 2018, a 12-month increase of 23 percent. Revenue swelled by 25 percent, to an […]