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5-part CE webinar series kicks off Oct. 19

Registration is free for Orivet clients.

Vet Webinar, an Australian provider of continuing education, has scheduled a five-chapter, RACE-approved series on a variety of topics. The one-hour webinars are open to veterinary professionals worldwide. Clients of the Australian genetic-testing company Orivet Genetic Pet Care may register for free at http://bit.ly/2wArotK. Vet Webinar and Orivet, which has an office in Ramsey, New […]

Do your fees need adjusting?

WMPB rolls out a service that looks closely at what a veterinary hospital charges.

The consulting partnership WMPB is offering a new service, “Fee Consult,” that is designed to optimize a veterinary practice’s fee schedule. “Effective fee schedules are one of the key factors that distinguish the industry’s top financial performers from their peers,” said Denise Tumblin, CPA, president of WTA Veterinary Consultants and founder of WMPB. “Recognizing that […]

Trupanion takes the ‘eek!’ out of e-collars

The pet insurer’s Cone of Joy contest seeks more stylish ideas for a medical necessity.

If dogs and cats could talk, they might ask for a more fashionable Elizabethan collar the next time they return from the veterinary office. Plastic e-collars serve an important purpose by preventing animals from licking wounds or injuries and by speeding recovery time, but they get a bad rap as “cones of shame” because of […]

WVC comments on Las Vegas massacre

CEO David Little: “Our local community has responded bravely, rapidly, efficiently and in full force.”

WVC is a Las Vegas-based organization that hosts one of the world’s largest veterinary conferences and holds year-round continuing education at the Oquendo Center. CEO David Little released this statement regarding the mass shooting Oct. 1. Friends of WVC, The terrible tragedy in Las Vegas Sunday night certainly caught us all by surprise. Our local […]

Denamarin Advanced limited to veterinary channel

New supplement supports liver health in dogs.

Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences Inc. has introduced veterinary-exclusive Denamarin Advanced, a chewable tablet formulated to support canine liver function. Available in separate strengths for large dogs and small to medium dogs, Denamarin Advanced contains the active ingredients S-Adenosylmethionine and Silybin-phosphatidylcholine complex. The blend has been shown “to be hepatoprotective by helping inhibit the inflammatory pathway […]

New in-clinic test checks for 3 feline diseases

Witness FFH helps identify heartworm infections and the leukemia and immunodeficiency viruses.

Zoetis Inc.’s growing line of point-of-care diagnostics products now includes Witness FFH, a three-in-one test for feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline heartworm and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). The introduction of Witness FFH, announced Oct. 3, follows the April 2017 launch of Witness Lepto, a test for leptospirosis in dogs. Combining a heartworm test with FeLV […]

ALLYDVM services now available through LifeLearn

The collaboration provides additional business tools for veterinary practice owners.

The client communications and consulting firm ALLYDVM has teamed up with the Canadian technology company LifeLearn Inc. The partnership, announced Sept. 27, is intended to “further strengthen practices’ ongoing ability to attract, communicate with and educate their clients,” said Scott Harper, CEO of ALLYDVM. ALLYDVM products were added to LifeLearn’s Veterinary Practice ECOsystem, a collection […]

Clients can book appointments on VitusVet app

The mobile app’s developers say veterinary teams save time when pet owners book directly.

VitusVet, a mobile app that connects veterinary practices to their clients, now allows pet owners to schedule appointments. The direct-booking feature frees up hospital receptionists “to focus on more important tasks,” said company co-founder Mark Olcott, DVM, MBA. The schedule function works in tandem with a practice’s computer system. “A pet parent pulls out their […]

Arkansas clinic benefits from creative funding

A $20,000 grant, combined with a loan, gets Hughes Animal Hospital off the ground.

Arkansas veterinarian Ricky Hughes, DVM, is a practice owner again, partly because of a $20,000 grant designed to create jobs and help small businesses like his. The Economic Development Program Plus (EDPPlus) grant supported the purchase of veterinary equipment and the hiring of three full-time employees at Hughes Animal Hospital in Malvern, Arkansas. The 4,800-square-foot […]

PetSmart expands into pet pharmacy business

The company will fill and ship prescriptions — with the primary veterinarian’s help.

Retail giant PetSmart, which has been challenged by growing online competition in the pet products arena, hopes to boost its bottom line by selling animal drugs over the internet. If successful, the Phoenix company’s initiative would cut into a major revenue stream for veterinarians. The market research firm Packaged Facts in August estimated that U.S. […]