Tuskegee, Auburn embark on diversity program

A Tuskegee graduate will train as a radiologist at Auburn and return as a faculty member.

Alabama’s two veterinary colleges — Tuskegee and Auburn — have launched an initiative designed to increase diversity at both institutions. The collaboration calls for a graduate of Tuskegee’s College of Veterinary Medicine to train as a radiology resident at Auburn’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital and then return to Tuskegee as a board-certified faculty member. Tuskegee will […]

Community Veterinary Partners purchases 2 hospitals

The acquired Virginia practices raise the consolidator’s ownership stake to 48 clinics.

Hospital owner Community Veterinary Partners has grown to 48 locations after the acquisition of two Virginia clinics. The newest network members are: Pet Medical Center of Springfield, a three-doctor practice led by chief of medical services Barry Rosenbluth, DVM, and supported by Diane Howells-Nichols, DVM, and James MacLean, DVM. Shirlington Animal Hospital in Arlington, a […]

Patterson teams with software developer Cure Partners

The two companies introduce the NaVetor practice management software system.

Patterson Veterinary Supply has joined practice management software developer Cure Partners in launching a joint venture called Technology Partner Innovations. The partnership centers around a new cloud-based practice management software system called NaVetor. “This joint venture will leverage Patterson’s expertise in sales, marketing, training and support, combined with the intelligent design of NaVetor and ongoing […]

Henry Schein updates AVImark, ImproMed software

A new offering, Axis-Q Lens, is a cloud-based solution that provides the diagnostic history of a particular patient.

Everyday users are responsible for some of the new features offered in the latest versions of the AVImark and ImproMed practice management software platforms. The developer, Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions, reported July 2 that one addition, the cloud-based Axis-Q Lens, shows a patient’s complete diagnostic history, making it “easier to identify outliers in a patient’s […]

Vets Plus collects 2 NASC awards

The supplement maker is making a habit of earning the NASC Visibility Award.

Nutritional supplement contract manufacturer Vets Plus has won the NASC Visibility Award for the sixth year in a row and received another honor, the MVP Supplier Award. The awards were handed out during the National Animal Supplement Council’s annual conference. Among the NASC’s programs is the Quality Seal, which supplement makers can place on products […]

North Carolina researchers earn Global One Health Award

Drs. Ed Breitschwerdt and Christopher Woods will be formally honored at the WSAVA World Congress.

Two U.S. professors who developed better tests for the diagnosis of the bacterial infection commonly called cat scratch disease have won the 2018 Global One Health Award. The award, presented by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s One Health Committee, went to Ed Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM, of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary […]

Pathway Vet Alliance to use Heska analyzers

The multiyear partnership involves more than 140 Pathway hospitals.

Heska Corp. will supply point-of-care diagnostic services at more than 140 Pathway Vet Alliance hospitals nationwide. The partnership, announced June 14, gives Colorado-based Heska a foothold into another veterinary hospital network. The company in late 2017 reported that it would provide diagnostic equipment to more than 100 veterinary hospitals operated by PetVet Care Centers. The […]

AVMA convention to host LGBTQ events

Presentations and live entertainment are on tap in Denver.

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention, taking place in July, will highlight diversity, inclusion and personal well-being through a number of scheduled events. “We believe diversity fosters a climate conducive to success for all members of the veterinary medical community and affirms the value of human diversity for the enrichment of our communities,” said […]

17 vet students earn Morris research grants

$85,000 is funding projects supporting animals of all kinds, from dogs to African lions.

Morris Animal Foundation is financially supporting 17 projects that allow veterinary students to take part in mentored research that advances the health or welfare of companion animals or wildlife. “We are proud to once again provide this research opportunity for some of the best veterinary professionals of tomorrow,” said Kelly Diehl, DVM, DACVIM, the senior […]

BVA members give it their best shot

Annual photography contest highlights animals seen inside or outside the practice.

What British veterinarians do for a living will come into sharper focus when practitioners submit their entries in the 2018 BVA Veterinary Photographer of the Year competition. The contest, now in its third year, is accepting submissions through Aug. 19 in two categories: The Human-Animal Bond All Creatures Great and Small “The photo competition has […]