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VCA offers free post-hurricane pet boarding

Limited space is available in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and New Orleans.

VCA Animal Hospitals across parts of Texas and Louisiana are promoting free boarding services for the pets of Hurricane Harvey victims. “Our thoughts are with the many families who are being impacted by this devastating hurricane and severe flooding,” said Art Antin, CEO of the Los Angeles-based VCA hospital chain. “We are extending free boarding […]

Disaster communication tools available for download

Veterinary hospitals can educate stranded pet owners and issue online status reports.

Digital marketing guru Eric D. Garcia is inviting veterinary practices to download a free resource kit designed to help them communicate with pet owners during a natural disaster like the one that struck Texas in late August. The offerings include a client letter, in English and Spanish, that explains how to care for pets when […]

Hurricane devastates some vet clinics but spares others

TV star Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists suffers a big loss.

Veterinarians across the Houston area are assessing damage to their hospitals — or counting themselves lucky — in the days after Hurricane Harvey carved a deadly path through southern Texas. Amy Garrou, DVM, DABVP, who practices at Memorial-610 Hospital for Animals in Houston’s Memorial Close neighborhood, reported minimal damage to the property. “I know there […]

What you might see soon from animal health industry

The ninth annual Investment Forum will showcase 18 emerging companies and what they are working on.

Four companies headquartered in the KC Animal Health Corridor are among 18 young businesses that will present their innovative ideas and growth plans to hundreds of potential investors and partners during the annual Investment Forum. The event, now in its ninth year, will take place Aug. 29 at the Kansas City Convention Center. A representative […]

These women lead by example

12 female executives reflect on life in the KC Animal Health Corridor.

A dozen women who hold leadership roles in the KC Animal Health Corridor, home to more than 300 animal health companies, gathered Aug. 27 to talk about their careers and corporate life. The panel discussion was held in Overland Park, Kansas, as part of Global Animal Health Week. Tiffany Fairchild, pet channel business manager at […]

K.C. Corridor continues to lure animal health companies

Thousands of jobs are tied to the KC Animal Health Corridor.

The KC Animal Health Corridor is experiencing a growth spurt, with about 20 more companies putting down roots over the past three years. Corridor President Kimberly Young reported at a news conference Aug. 25 that 52 companies overall have set up in the region since the agency was established in 2006. Today, more than 300 […]

CVC fetches new conference name

Fetch applies to annual meetings in Kansas City, San Diego and Virginia Beach.

CVC Kansas City, an annual veterinary convention expected to draw 5,500 attendees Aug. 25 to 28, will sport a new name starting in 2018: Fetch, a dvm360 conference. The rebranding, announced Aug. 25, will be in full view in December when CVC San Diego becomes Fetch San Diego. That will be followed by Fetch Virginia […]

New app streamlines ASPCA insurance claims

Bill paying and a vet finder are among other features benefiting policyholders.

Policyholders with ASPCA pet health insurance can pay their bill and submit and manage claims through a new mobile app. Designed to work with Apple and Android mobile devices, the app also allows policyholders to read explanation of benefit documents, sign up for direct-deposit claims reimbursement and find local veterinarians. “We’re committed to further simplifying […]

IDT Biologika to open another Canadian vaccine plant

A sister company, Gallant Custom Laboratories, operates nearby in Cambridge, Ontario.

Contract vaccine maker IDT Biologika will bulk up its North American product pipeline when a second Canadian plant comes online, possibly as early as next summer. The German company on Aug. 21 announced the purchase of a 32,000-square foot building in Cambridge, Ontario. The location, west of Toronto, is inside an area known as Canada’s […]

18 companies vie for exposure, cash at Investment Forum

The animal health world will get a look at Vet Innovations’ smart feeder and BabelBark’s mobile app.

Eighteen young companies with innovative ideas for improving animal health will lay out their plans to potential investors and business partners Aug. 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. The ninth annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum will give Vet Innovations Inc. the chance to showcase PortionPro Rx, which is programmed to dispense the appropriate amount of […]