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Walmart teams up with Petplan and Rover

Customers can get discounted pet insurance and schedule services such as dog walking and pet sitting.

Retail giant Walmart is partnering with two companies to incentivize pet health insurance and at-home pet services. The first collaboration provides Walmart customers with up to a 10% discount on pet insurance through Petplan, a 17-year-old insurer based in suburban Philadelphia. The offering is branded as Walmart Pet Insurance. The second alliance is with Rover, […]

VMX

NAVC announces new dates for VMX 2021

The annual conference will take place live in Orlando and online everywhere June 5 to 9.

The North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, will host its annual VMX: Veterinary Meeting & Expo on June 5 to 9, 2021, instead of its previously scheduled dates of Jan. 16 to 20. VMX 2021 will be live and in person in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center and anywhere virtually. […]

Wagmo

Wagmo pet insurance can be found in 13 states

With Texas onboard, the insurer strikes a deal with an IaaS platform provider.

Wagmo pet health insurance is now available in Texas, raising to 13 the number of states where the company’s injury and illness coverage is sold to dog and cat owners. Wagmo, which expanded into California and New York in August, launched its insurance plans in 2020. Its other product, Wagmo Wellness preventive care coverage, was […]

veterinary education program

LMU offers training for aspiring veterinary educators

Lincoln Memorial’s new online master’s program will get underway next summer.

Veterinary professionals who contemplate going back to college — this time to teach — can improve their qualifications through a new online program developed by Lincoln Memorial University. The master of veterinary education (MVEd) program will be the first of its kind in the United States when it launches in August 2021. The only other […]

canine cancer

Investors pour $10 million into FidoCure

One Health Co. brings the latest advances in human oncology to veterinary medicine.

One Health Co., whose flagship product FidoCure uses genomic testing to identify possible cancer-causing mutations in dogs and recommend a personalized therapeutic treatment, has raised $10 million from investors. The money will be used to “accelerate the expansion” of FidoCure, the Palo Alto, California, company reported. Participating were Polaris Partners, Borealis Ventures and previous investors […]

employee benefits

Pathway’s employee benefits get even better

401(k) matching, fertility assistance and student loan refinancing are among the newest perks.

Responding to popular demand, Pathway Vet Alliance has sweetened employee benefits throughout its network of more than 270 veterinary hospitals. Starting Jan. 1, the Austin, Texas, company will match 25% of an employee’s 401(k) contribution over the first 4% of eligible pay. For example, if an employee earning $1,000 a week puts 4% of gross […]

Chewy Connect With a Vet

Chewy delivers free veterinary teleadvice

Autoship customers in 37 states can chat online with a veterinarian to discuss a pet health issue.

Pet owners who schedule periodic product deliveries through Chewy can get free veterinary advice under the online retailer’s new Connect With a Vet service. Live chats are available to autoship customers in 37 states and the District of Columbia from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday. “We know that caring for […]

Cornell veterinary scholarships

2 Cornell students enjoy a tuition-free year

Veterinary Emergency Group awards nearly $100,000 in scholarships.

Two fourth-year students enrolled in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine will have an easier time paying their bills this school year and finding a job. Veterinary Emergency Group, which operates 16 hospitals in six states, awarded full tuition scholarships to Ashley Newman and Yvette Huizar and offered each one full-time work as an […]

Hematuria Detection

New from Royal Canin: Hematuria Detection

Litterbox granules turn blue if a cat’s urine contains blood, a possible indicator of urinary disease.

Royal Canin USA has introduced Hematuria Detection, a litterbox product designed to identify early signs of urinary disease in cats. The product, launched in partnership with the Canadian company Blücare Lab, consists of white granules that are sprinkled over clean cat litter. The granules turn blue if blood is detected in the cat’s urine, a […]

burnout

Study: Burnout is worse in younger team members

Dr. Ivan Zakharenkov suggests that those suffering the most place more emphasis on the work-life balance.

Veterinary professionals under age 30 suffer the highest rate of burnout, according to a study conducted by the CEO of Veterinary Integration Solutions. Ivan Zakharenkov, DVM, used the widely recognized Professional Fulfillment Index (PFI) to measure the responses of 1,457 people, mostly veterinarians and veterinary technicians, in all age groups. The project was conducted as […]

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