Jurox schedules August release of Alfaxan Multidose

Unlike original Alfaxan, the new formulation has a shelf life of up 28 days.

Jurox Animal Health has won U.S. approval of an alternative product for veterinarians left with partially filled vials of the Alfaxan injectable anesthetic drug. The Australian company reported July 11 that the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine authorized Alfaxan Multidose, whose preserved formulation permits its use up to 28 days after the […]

KindredBio begins shipping feline weight-gain ointment

Approved in May 2018, Mirataz is available from veterinary distributors.

Kindred Biosciences Inc. has made good on the planned release of its new transdermal medication for the management of unintended weight loss in cats. The Northern California biopharmaceutical company reported July 11 that preorders for Mirataz (mirtazapine transdermal ointment) are being shipped to veterinarians and that additional orders may be placed through animal health product […]

U.S. dominates global veterinary services market

A research firm estimates the pet and livestock total at $41 billion in 2017.

The United States is home to the world’s largest pet care veterinary services market, according to a new report from the international firm The Business Research Co. The report, “Veterinary Services Global Market 2018,” set the U.S. segment at $13.5 billion in 2017. The pet care number was far short of the $27.5 billion U.S. […]

Blue launches vet-exclusive weight, mobility dog food

The W+M formula was found to dramatically cut body fat and body weight.

Blue Buffalo Co. is releasing a therapeutic diet formulated to support canine weight loss and mobility. The multifunctional dry food, part of the Blue Natural Veterinary Diet line, is “clinically proven to reduce body fat in dogs by 39.6 percent and body weight by 16.3 percent within two months, and to improve arthritic scores over […]

VetVance videos now available on mobile app

Zoetis provides online learning in areas such as professional development, financial literacy and personal wellness.

Zoetis Inc. has introduced a mobile app version of its VetVance educational website. The launch, announced July 10, offers free video lectures on professional development, business skills, professional stewardship, financial literacy and personal wellness. The content is designed for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses. VetVance has nearly 17,000 registered users. “This new mobile app […]

Fuzzy rolls out subscription-based telemedicine app

$10 a month buys unlimited live chatting with a veterinarian.

Fuzzy Pet Health is expanding beyond the San Francisco Bay Area with the release of a $10-a-month telemedicine app that offers unlimited chat time with veterinarians. The company, which started as an in-home veterinary care provider in 2015, is now targeting U.S. pet owners who want a veterinarian’s advice before they commit to a trip […]

ACVO steps up to serve service animals

7,625 patients received free eye exams from board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists.

Just over 300 board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists teamed up in May to check the eyesight of 7,625 service and working animals. The 11th annual National Service Animal Eye Exam Event was organized by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Stokes Pharmacy. The service is an important money saver for charitable groups like Florida Service Dogs, […]

Personal finance webinar set for July 26

The AVMA’s Bridgette Bain and Caroline Cantner will lead the one-hour class.

Personal finances is the topic of an upcoming American Veterinary Medical Association webinar. The speakers for the one-hour session, which starts at 1 p.m. EDT July 26, will be Bridgette Bain, Ph.D., a statistical data analyst with the AVMA, and Caroline Cantner, VMD, the AVMA’s assistant director for student initiatives. Participants will learn to: Understand […]

Tuskegee, Auburn embark on diversity program

A Tuskegee graduate will train as a radiologist at Auburn and return as a faculty member.

Alabama’s two veterinary colleges — Tuskegee and Auburn — have launched an initiative designed to increase diversity at both institutions. The collaboration calls for a graduate of Tuskegee’s College of Veterinary Medicine to train as a radiology resident at Auburn’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital and then return to Tuskegee as a board-certified faculty member. Tuskegee will […]

Community Veterinary Partners purchases 2 hospitals

The acquired Virginia practices raise the consolidator’s ownership stake to 48 clinics.

Hospital owner Community Veterinary Partners has grown to 48 locations after the acquisition of two Virginia clinics. The newest network members are: Pet Medical Center of Springfield, a three-doctor practice led by chief of medical services Barry Rosenbluth, DVM, and supported by Diane Howells-Nichols, DVM, and James MacLean, DVM. Shirlington Animal Hospital in Arlington, a […]