First Veterinary Innovation Awards handed out

Dr. Kerri Marshall and veterinary nurse Lindsay Peltier are among the honorees.

The Veterinary Innovation Council and the North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, have announced the winners of the first-ever Veterinary Innovation Awards. Sponsored by Zomedica, the awards showcase innovators and organizations that have dedicated themselves to the betterment of the animal health industry. The individual winners were: Veterinarian: Kerri Marshall, DVM, MBA […]

Survey: The human-animal bond remains strong

Seminar attendees hear where the profession has been and where it's headed.

To naysayers who question the power of the human-animal bond, market analyst David Sprinkle says look at the facts. A new survey conducted by Sprinkle’s employer, Packaged Facts, found that pet owners overwhelmingly report that their cats, and more so their dogs, positively affect their physical and mental health. His numbers show that 87 percent […]

Veterinary Wellbeing Summit set for mid-April

The AAVMC, AVMA and Zoetis are teaming up to present the symposium.

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and Zoetis Inc. are partnering for the fifth time to present a symposium on mental health and wellness in the veterinary profession. The Veterinary Wellbeing Summit will be held April 15 to 17 in suburban Chicago. Registration is available at The three-day event will take place at […]

BVA urges ‘hugs, not Pugs’ on Valentine’s Day

Many pet owners are unaware of the health issues associated with brachycephalic breeds.

The British Veterinary Association is asking the greeting card industry to shun Pugs and other flat-faced dogs and cats for the good of the animals. The organization reported Feb. 12 that imagery of cute brachycephalic breeds has made them too popular among pet owners and that “the majority of owners were unaware of the breeds’ […]

Petplan reveals Veterinary Excellence Award winners

Arizona's Dr. Thomas Newland and the Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital are among six honorees.

Scottsdale, Arizona, practice owner Thomas Newland, DVM, has been named Petplan’s 2018 Veterinarian of the Year. The award was presented Feb. 2 in Orlando, Florida, during the pet health insurance company’s seventh annual Veterinary Excellence Awards dinner. Dr. Newland is a 1986 graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and the owner and […]

Zoetis to release Carysta HVC in March

The in-house diagnostic system is marketed to high-volume veterinary hospitals.

Zoetis Inc. is planning the March 2018 release of Carysta HVC, a tabletop diagnostic device for busy veterinary hospitals. The chemistry machine is designed to perform up to 37 tests individually or as fully customizable panels, the company reported Feb. 5. HVC stands for high-volume chemistry, a nod to high-volume veterinary clinics that desire “improved […]

Mental health study reveals good, bad news

The profession is not in crisis, but younger veterinarians need help.

A newly released study shows that the overall mental health of U.S. veterinarians is about the same as that of the general population, challenging long-held concerns that the industry is awash in depression and suicide. Still, the researchers cautioned that particular attention should be paid to younger veterinarians, whom the study found are more likely […]

Power of Pink winner: Dr. Debra Horwitz

Germinder and Associates is recognizing inspiring stories.

The public relations firm Germinder and Associates has named veterinary behavior consultant Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, DACVB, its first Power of Pink honoree. The award was launched in January to mark Germinder’s 20th anniversary and 20 leaders whose stories have touched and inspired people. “[Dr. Horwitz’s] ultimate goal has always been to help the public […]

Hurry! Sign up for VMX market seminar

Practice owners, veterinarians, practice managers and team leaders are invited to hear presentations on industry trends.

A limited number of tickets remain available for the Industry Insight & State of the Profession Seminar taking place Feb. 5 during the VMX conference in Orlando, Florida. Today’s Veterinary Business, the North American Veterinary Community and Vetalytix will bring together leading experts in the fields of veterinary economics, animal health market intelligence and consumer […]

Petco buys pet insurance information website

The national retailer acquires

Months after opening its first in-store veterinary clinic, Petco is expanding further into pet health care through the purchase of The website compares insurance plans for cats and dogs, generates quotes and sends pet owners to providers. The Columbus, Ohio, company states that it has generated more than 1 million quotes since its 2011 […]