Pathway Vet Alliance

Pathway Vet Alliance repeats on Inc. 500 list

The corporate practice owner joins four other fast-growing companies in the veterinary industry.

Five corporate practice owners have made Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States. Pathway Vet Alliance, which operates more than 300 practices in 37 states, is No. 431 on the Inc. 5000 list and a top 500 company for the second year in a row. The magazine’s newly released roster credited […]

ProCyte One

New from Idexx: ProCyte One blood analyzer

The point-of-care device will begin shipping in 2021.

Idexx Laboratories Inc. is taking orders for ProCyte One, a new hematology analyzer that is scheduled for release in early 2021. According to Westbrook, Maine-based Idexx, ProCyte One is designed to produce point-of-care test results in less than five minutes. Among other features of the tabletop device are: Reticulocyte counts with every complete blood count. […]


WVC delays 2021 conference by seven months

The Las Vegas event is now scheduled for autumn instead of winter.

The annual WVC veterinary conference will take place seven months later in 2021 because of public health concerns. The organizer, Viticus Group, announced the date change, which will see the Las Vegas event move from mid-February to Sept. 6 to 9, 2021, at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Parts of the conference will […]

Veterinary Virtual Care Summit

Who’s speaking at the Virtual Care Summit

Register now for the Aug. 18 virtual meeting. Content will be available on demand after the event.

The speaker lineup has been set for the Veterinary Virtual Care Summit, a free online event taking place Tuesday, Aug. 18. Registration is continuing at bit.ly/VVCS2020. The summit, which has 2,000 early registrants, will offer up to 5½ continuing education credit hours. Content will be available on demand after the event. “We are thrilled at […]


NaVetor mobile app accomplishes even more

Curbside care, from checking in patients to taking payments, is supported through a mobile app.

Patterson Veterinary has upgraded the NaVetor mobile app to make curbside and in-clinic patient care even easier. NaVetor is a cloud-based practice management software system introduced in 2018. According to Patterson, veterinary team members carrying a connected mobile device can: Check in patients. Create an invoice. Accept payments from clients waiting in an exam room […]

Long Island Veterinary Specialists

Compassion-First acquires Long Island specialty hospital

The AAHA-accredited practice is seen as a “highly respected regional resource.”

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals has acquired Long Island Veterinary Specialists, a 30,000-square-foot practice employing more than 180 people. Terms of the transaction were not revealed. Long Island Veterinary Specialists, or LIVS, is known for its pioneering work in areas such as infrared imaging, retinal surgery, and nano and micro total hip replacements. The hospital opened in […]

AVMA president candidates

2 AVMA veterans will run for 2022 presidency

Drs. Grace Bransford and Lori Teller are seeking a seat that only three women have ever held.

Two women are vying to become president of the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2022, raising the likelihood of only the fourth female president in the organization’s nearly 160-year history. Grace Bransford, DVM, the AVMA’s immediate past vice president, and Lori Teller, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline), who chairs the board of directors, declared their candidacies July […]

NAVC opens registration for VMX 2021

The world’s largest veterinary conference will take place live in Orlando and online everywhere else.

The North American Veterinary Community announced that the annual Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) 2021, the veterinary industry’s largest global conference, will take place Jan. 16 to 20 in person in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center and, for the first time, virtually anywhere through its new VMX Virtual platform, which features interactive educational […]

Elanco and Bayer animal health merger

Elanco completes acquisition of Bayer Animal Health

The $6.89 billion cash and stock transaction joins two big producers of drugs for pets and livestock.

Bayer Animal Health is no more. The one-time subsidiary of Germany-based Bayer AG has been absorbed by Elanco Animal Health in a merger that creates the world’s second-largest manufacturer of pet and livestock medicines and vaccines. Elanco announced the closing of the acquisition Aug. 3. The price tag of $6.89 billion was down from the […]

veterinary care

Chapter 15: Tales from the COVID-19 front lines

“In the face of the current normal, being busy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The busyness is not necessarily good for business.”

This week: Dr. Peter Weinstein on the best and worst of times, Dr. Wendy Hauser on communicating lifetime cost of care, Wendy S. Myers on credit card fees, and much more. Read the first 14 installments in this series: Chapter 1  Chapter 2  Chapter 3  Chapter 4  Chapter 5  Chapter 6 Chapter 7  Chapter 8  Chapter […]

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