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SunTech launches new BP monitors

The rechargeable Vet25 and Vet30 weigh less than 3 pounds.

SunTech Medical Inc. has updated its line of battery-powered veterinary blood pressure monitors with the introduction of the Vet25 and Vet30 models. Unveiled in July at the American Veterinary Medical Association convention, the portable monitors are virtually noiseless so as not to startle nervous patients, the Morrisville, North Carolina, company reported. Alarms and audible indicators […]

Jorgensen releases new tail dressing for dogs

Dog Ends prevents further injury to tail tips.

Veterinary equipment supplier Jorgensen Laboratories has launched Dog Ends, a lightweight tube dressing designed to protect the injured tips of canine tails. Traditional dressings and syringe cases can weigh down a tail and increase impact forces, especially when a dog is wagging its tail, the Loveland, Colorado, company stated. Each Dog Ends weighs 0.14 ounces […]

AAHA seminar to examine practice culture

The Veterinary Management Series program is set for Oct. 4 to 7 in suburban Denver.

Registration has opened for the American Animal Hospital Association’s newest veterinary practice management program, which will focus on practice culture, human resources and digital marketing. The intermediate-level program, part of AAHA’s Veterinary Management Series, will take place Oct. 4 to 7 at the Hampton Inn Denver West Federal Center in Lakewood, Colorado, a few blocks […]

Maryland vet honored as ‘cardiology pioneer’

Vetmedin maker Boehringer Ingelheim chooses Dr. Steven Wolchinsky for his approach to congestive heart failure.

Steven Wolchinsky, DVM, of Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital in Laurel, Maryland, has been named the inaugural winner of the Vetmedin Cardiology Pioneer Award. Dr. Wolchinsky was honored at the American Veterinary Medical Association’s convention in Indianapolis for his care of canine patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF). The award coincides with the 10th anniversary […]

Dr. Michael Topper takes over as AVMA president

Michael J. Topper, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, assumed the role of president of the American Veterinary Medical Association in late July during the organization’s convention in Indianapolis. Dr. Topper, a recently retired veterinary pathologist living in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, will serve as president for one year. He has held numerous leadership roles. They include representing the Pennsylvania […]

Bayer parasiticide plant to undergo expansion

Germany-based Bayer plans to spend more than $100 million to upgrade its factory in the northern city of Kiel as part of a strategy to grow the company’s animal health business. “The rising demand for collars against fleas and ticks requires further investments into new production facilities and sophisticated filling and packaging lines,” the company […]

Nextmune buys allergy products maker Spectrum

Spectrum Labs is now Spectrum Veterinary LLC after its purchase by the Swedish company Nextmune. Spectrum, based in Phoenix, provides tests and treatments for allergies in pets. The transaction terms were not disclosed. Spectrum founder Mervyn Levin, Ph.D., will leave the company within the next year. With the addition of Spectrum, “Nextmune goes from a […]

Mesa Labs cuts prices for AAHA member hospitals

Mesa Laboratories Inc. will provide discounts to American Animal Hospital Association members under the Lakewood, Colorado, organization’s Member Values Program. Mesa, also headquartered in Lakewood, offers spore-testing services.

Kansas veterinary hospital launches boarding facility

McPherson Veterinary Clinic, in central Kansas, is preparing to open a luxury boarding and day care center one block away, the McPherson Sentinel reported. McPherson Pet Resort will accept up to 50 dogs and exercise them in nearly four dozen 4-by-8-foot runs. Five luxury suites will have an at-home feel.

New Zealand vet erases ‘parenting’ comment

A New Zealand veterinarian looking for an internal medicine resident edited a help-wanted advertisement that stated the position would not suit “someone who plans to take long periods of time off for parenting.” Clinic owner Mark Robson, BVSc, DACVIM, deleted the offending line on the New Zealand Veterinary Association jobs web page. Left in place […]