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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 […]

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 […]