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Pathway gets new HQ amid explosive growth

The Austin, Texas, location will “better leverage the city’s diverse, highly-skilled talent pool.”

Pathway has moved into a 15,500-square-foot office to support the veterinary hospital management company’s rapid expansion. The space in the historic Seaholm Power Plant in downtown Austin, Texas, is four times larger than the old headquarters. The move was deemed necessary as Pathway added nearly 100 hospitals to its roster in 2017, said CEO Stephen […]

Federal grants awarded to 6 rural practices

The recipients aim to improve veterinary services to equine and livestock owners.

Six veterinary practices have been awarded more than $100,000 each to expand and support services in rural areas where a shortage of veterinarians has been documented. The three-year grants, totaling $728,160, were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. They went to: Agrarian Veterinary Services in Buckingham, Virginia. Awarded […]

Deep-pocketed KKR buys PetVet chain

The Connecticut-based network will likely expand beyond 125 hospitals.

The global investment firm KKR & Co. has agreed to purchase the 125-hospital PetVet Care Centers network for an undisclosed price. The transaction, announced Dec. 27, is expected to lead to further expansion of PetVet, which has moved into 22 states since its founding in 2012. The Westport, Connecticut, company’s strategy is to purchase existing […]

Medical laser symposium coming in April

The American Laser Study Club will host veterinarians, physicians and dentists.

Four veterinarians are among the scheduled speakers at the American Laser Study Club’s inaugural symposium. The meeting, set for April 6 to 8, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, will explore the use of laser dentistry and laser surgery in veterinary and human medicine. The target audience is made up of veterinarians, physicians and dentists. The veterinary […]

AVMA award nominations due by Feb. 15

The XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize is among a dozen honors reserved for AVMA members and others.

The American Veterinary Medical Association is looking for the next Dr. Andrew Clark and Dr. Valerie Ragan, just two of the recipients of 2017 AVMA Excellence Awards. The nomination period for the 2018 awards will close Feb. 15. The 12 categories are: XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize, which recognizes an AVMA member who contributed to […]

Southern Veterinary Partners enjoys growth spurt

The company acquired 22 hospitals in 2017, raising the total owned to 39.

Founded 39 months ago, Southern Veterinary Partners closed 2017 with exactly 39 hospitals under its control following a few late additions. The Birmingham, Alabama, company on Dec. 28 reported the purchase of five hospitals: Helena Veterinary Clinic in Helena, Alabama. Your Family Veterinarian in Orlando, Florida. Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital in Columbus, North Carolina. Block […]

Need to learn more about financial reports?

Two certified veterinary practice managers will host a workshop in five cities.

The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association has scheduled a one-day workshop designed to teach practice managers to better understand clinic financial reports. “Mastering the Profit and Loss Statement” will be presented in five cities by Carol Hurst, LVT, CVPM, CVJ, and Amy Kelley-Williams, MBA, CVPM. The program will kick off Jan. 10, 2018, in Fort Worth, […]

Vanguard Rapid Resp 3 receives one-year DOI

The canine vaccine comes in three antigenic options.

Vanguard Rapid Resp 3, a vaccine targeting three canine infectious respiratory diseases, has earned a one-year duration of immunity claim from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Vaccine maker Zoetis Inc. reported Dec. 18 that the product “is the first and only intranasal vaccine line in the United States” to offer 12 months’ protection against Bordetella […]

PuppySpot names 3 vets to advisory board

The company facilitates sales of purebred and designer dogs.

Three veterinarians have joined the scientific advisory board at PuppySpot, a start-up company that connects potential dog buyers with what it calls “responsible breeders.” The board members are: Ron DeHaven, DVM, MBA, the president of DeHaven Veterinary Solutions and former CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Peter Kirsten, DVM, a former supervisory animal care […]

A signature moment for Lincoln Memorial

An 85,000-square-foot veterinary academic building is about a year away from completion.

Lincoln Memorial University held a beam-signing ceremony Dec. 9 at the site of an 85,000-square-foot building that will serve the College of Veterinary Medicine. The three-story building, which is under construction on the main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, is expected to be completed by January 2019. It will contain: Two 500-person lecture halls. 24 communications […]

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