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Application period opens for Henry Schein Cares Medal

Three winning organizations will be identified in January.

Veterinary products seller Henry Schein Inc. is looking for organizations that deserve special recognition for expanding access to health care to underserved and at-risk populations. The third-annual Henry Schein Cares Medal will be presented next year to three finalists in the animal health category and in two other business sectors: oral health and human medicine. […]

WVC traveling classroom to focus on pet eye care

Veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Mary Belle Glaze will lecture in Indianapolis.

How to best approach ocular disease in veterinary patients is the subject of WVC’s next “On the Road” continuing education course, set for Sept. 17 at the JW Marriott hotel in Indianapolis. “Ophthalmology in General Practice” will be presented by Mary Belle Glaze, DVM, DACVO, who practices at Gulf Coast Animal Eye Clinic in Houston. […]

WSAVA honors Blue Dog anti-bite campaign

Program founder Dr. Tiny de Keuster will be recognized at the World Congress in Denmark.

A multimedia program designed to prevent childhood dog bites has earned the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s 2017 Global One Health Award. Animal behaviorist Tiny de Keuster, DVM, DECVBM, founder of the Blue Dog Program, will accept the award in September at the WSAVA World Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. de Keuster thanked the late […]

Peru veterinary meeting earns RACE status

The Latin American Veterinary Conference is set for April 10 to 13, 2018.

The Latin American Veterinary Conference will offer RACE-approved continuing education for the first time during the 2018 annual meeting in Lima, Peru. U.S. and Canadian veterinary professionals can receive up to 18 hours of RACE-approved credits by attending English-language sessions on companion animal medicine or practice management. RACE, or Registry of Approved Continuing Education, accreditation […]

Newest Banfield hospital is one in a thousand

Homeless animals are treated to free care as part of the opening.

Banfield Pet Hospital celebrated a milestone Aug. 12 with the opening of the company’s 1,000th clinic, a mark achieved 62 years after the first practice was established in Portland, Oregon. The new clinic, located in the Nashville, Tennessee, suburb of Franklin, is a four-doctor general practice that, unlike many Banfield hospitals, is not housed inside […]

Ethos, American Veterinary Group purchase hospitals

Independent practices in California and Florida opt for corporate ownership.

Two hospital networks — Ethos Veterinary Health and American Veterinary Group — have grown by one practice each, the companies reported Aug. 15. Ethos, which operates specialty and emergency hospitals in Chicago, Denver, San Diego and the Northeastern United States, acquired Vista Veterinary Specialists of Sacramento, California.  The terms were not disclosed. “Their concern for […]

Southern Veterinary Partners acquires 5 hospitals

Expansion into South Carolina and Texas brings the number of corporate-owner practices to 26.

Southern Veterinary Partners has expanded its network of small animal practices with the purchase of two hospitals in South Carolina and three in Texas. The five additions give Southern Veterinary Partners a total of 26 hospitals in nine states. The existing practices retain their names and veterinary staff while the Birmingham, Alabama, parent company takes […]

Clavamox now available in chewable tablets

Like Clavamox Tablets, the new formulation is made in four dosage strengths.

Zoetis Inc. has launched a chewable formulation of its longstanding Clavamox antibiotic for dogs and cats. Clavamox Chewable (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets) is a pork-liver-flavored prescription medication that was tested for palatability with 112 client-owned dogs at VCA veterinary hospitals. Zoetis, a Parsippany, New Jersey, drug maker, reported a voluntary acceptance rate of 83 […]

Oklahoma vet encourages young readers to embrace rural practice

Dr. Rebekah Hartfield’s first book is “Rosie the Pig.”

Rebekah Hartfield, DVM, is doing her part, one book at a time, to bring more veterinary care to underserved rural areas. The 2016 Oklahoma State University graduate, who works as a mixed-animal practitioner in Cushing, Oklahoma, has published the first of six titles in what she calls The Doctor Hartfield Veterinary Book Series. The children’s […]

Vanguard crLyme earns 15-month immunity claim

Lyme vaccine provides extra reassurance to dog owners and veterinarians.

Zoetis Inc.’s Vanguard crLyme vaccine for dogs now comes with a 15-month duration of immunity claim, an improvement over the previous recommendation of annual revaccination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture granted the claim for a product that Zoetis promotes as the only multivalent recombinant Lyme vaccine formulated to ward off the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which […]