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Pet King Brands

20-year-old Pet King Brands still growing

The company adds a marketing director and veterinary channel representative.

Pet King Brands Inc., the maker of Zymox skin care and Oratene brushless oral care products, has created two more jobs: director of marketing and veterinary channel business development manager. The company in January 2019 celebrated 20 years in business and in February announced the hiring of Debra Decker as marketing chief and Michaela Kosmis […]

GoodVets

GoodVets targets Kansas City area for expansion

The Chicago-based chain will open a hospital in Lee’s Summit.

GoodVets, which operates two hospitals in downtown Chicago, plans to open a 5,300-square-foot clinic in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City. Antonio DeMarco, DVM, a 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, will manage the hospital. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2019 in the New Longview […]

MedVet Dallas

MedVet specialty chain expands into Dallas

A 50-year-old building was remodeled to accommodate a 28,000-square-foot hospital.

MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets has opened its 22nd location, a 28,000-square-feet referral hospital north of downtown Dallas. Board-certified specialists in internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, oncology and surgery are on staff, utilizing 10 exam rooms, four surgical suites and a laboratory. The hospital, which opened Feb. 11, is housed in a remodeled 50-year-old […]

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Get Your Pet partners with Thrive Vet Care

The adoption website provides clients with a free veterinary exam.

Thrive Affordable Vet Care is making veterinary care more affordable for people who adopt an animal from the online service Get Your Pet. Adoption packages now include a free first exam at Thrive, which operates 50 clinics in 10 states. “We hope this joint effort allows more pets to get the preventative care they need […]

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Covetrus answers bell as new public company

90 percent of U.S. veterinary practices are customers.

Covetrus, formed in the merger of Henry Schein Animal Health and Vets First Choice, began regular trading Feb. 8 on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The new public company does business with 90 percent of U.S. veterinary practices, acting as a distributor and provider of veterinary products and services. Henry Schein Animal Health and Vets First […]

Jason Kwicien

App developer VitusVet hires chief operating officer

The company looks to expand under technology expert Jason Kwicien.

Mobile app developer VitusVet has named Jason Kwicien its new chief operating officer in charge of the sales, marketing, customer support and data divisions. Kwicien co-founded the online food-ordering and delivery company OrderUp, which was acquired by Groupon in 2015, and he was later a consultant to technology start-up companies. “Jason’s experience and incredible track […]

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AVMA Life health plans returning in July

Association-provided insurance will be available initially to members and practices in 10 states.

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s insurance arm starting in July will again offer health coverage for AVMA members and practices employing from two to 50 people. AVMA LIFE health insurance policies ended in 2013 because of regulatory changes, but the federal government last year cleared the way for the re-emergence of association-provided health plans. The […]

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New BVA survey focuses on discrimination

British veterinary professionals are asked to share details about bias cases they experienced or witnessed.

How prevalent is discrimination in the veterinary profession? The British Veterinary Association wants to find out through a questionnaire. Anonymous feedback is being sought from veterinarians, nurses, students and other veterinary professionals “regarding incidents where they have witnessed discrimination or felt discriminated against,” the organization reported. “The veterinary profession should be open, welcoming and supportive […]

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Cat Friendly Practices have no regrets

An AAFP survey finds many benefits to being more accommodating to feline patients and their owners.

Becoming a Cat Friendly Practice is well worth the effort as the designation attracts new patients and increases revenue, according to an American Association of Feline Practitioners survey. “The survey results tell the story that [Cat Friendly Practices], their clients and cats are benefiting from the program in vital ways,” said AAFP’s CEO, Heather O’Steen, CAE. […]

WellHaven Pet Health

WellHaven hires COO, promotes 2 other women

Chief operating officer Jenni Jones last worked as an executive with a human dental group.

WellHaven Pet Health has promoted or appointed three women into leadership positions at the 40-hospital practice management company. Jenni Jones joined WellHaven as chief operating officer, while Jennifer Bruns, DVM, MPVM, was promoted to chief veterinary officer and Michelle Phuong to director of systems and projects. “[Jones and Dr. Bruns] will make a powerful team […]

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