Royal Canin launches podcast for veterinarians

“Vet Talk” will “dive into the real issues veterinarians face,” host Brenda Andresen says.

Pet food maker Royal Canin has introduced a podcast series designed to help veterinarians respond to challenges they commonly face. The first episode of “Vet Talk with Royal Canin,” hosted by The Bridge Club’s Brenda Andresen, centers on how veterinarians can engage clients in honest conversations about pet obesity. The guests on the 19-minute session […]

executive education

Cornell to offer post-graduate business program

The new Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship aims to teach management skills to students and practitioners.

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is beefing up its business curriculum to serve both students and practicing veterinarians. The newly established Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship currently offers two courses for DVM students and plans to launch an executive education program in 2020 and other offerings. Robert Karpman, M.D., MBA, a professor […]

Pet Paradise

Pets can bask in paradise at Florida facility

Pet Paradise is a combination veterinary clinic and spa.

In a state crowded with vacation resorts, a new veterinary hospital and boarding facility in central Florida aims to pamper four-legged visitors. Pet Paradise features a bone-shaped swimming pool, an outdoor play area, grooming services and a section called Tiny Town that is designed for smaller dogs. When it comes to veterinary services, the suburban […]

urinary incontinence

Once-a-day Proin earns FDA approval

The extended-release drug is formulated to control urinary incontinence in dogs.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an extended-release version of the twice-a-day canine incontinence drug Proin. Given daily, Proin ER (phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride extended-release) tablets are indicated for the control of urinary incontinence due to urethral sphincter hypotonus in dogs. The new prescription medication, manufactured by Pegasus Laboratories Inc., comes in 18-, 38-, 74- […]

Embrace Pet Insurance

NSM acquires Embrace Pet Insurance

The Embrace executive team will continue to manage the Cleveland-based company.

One month after Pets Best became a part of CareCredit, another pet health insurer has a new owner. Embrace Pet Insurance, headquartered in Cleveland, was acquired by NSM Insurance Group for an undisclosed price. Like Pets Best, Embrace is among a group of smaller insurers with a market share in the single digits. NSM Insurance […]

pet owner

British vets are competing with Dr. Google

82% say internet-using clients challenged a diagnosis, recommendation or professional opinion.

The British Veterinary Association says 67% of veterinarians surveyed have encountered clients who, for better or worse, conducted online research before a visit. The problem is that in some cases pet owners put their trust in often-inaccurate information harvested from online forums and social media sites. “The internet is a great tool for research, but […]

Marcie Whichard

NAVC welcomes VP of professional and community relations

Marcie Whichard joins the not-for-profit, bringing more than 18 years’ experience in animal health from Petco and Pet Partners.

The North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, welcomes Marcie Whichard to lead its innovation and advocacy programs as the new vice president of professional and community relations. Whichard has served in retail corporate management for more than 30 years, most recently as vice president of industry and public affairs and previously as […]

Paul Hays

Former CEO of Virbac US moves to Vets Plus

Paul Hays is the nutraceutical manufacturer’s new chief commercial officer.

Contract and nutraceutical manufacturer Vets Plus Inc. has hired the former president and CEO of Virbac US as its chief commercial officer. Paul Hays will oversee the sales, marketing and commercial development activities for all Vets Plus brands and for the company’s Noble Pharma manufacturing division, Vets Plus reported. “Paul’s broad leadership experience, extensive list […]


New Orleans to host fall heartworm symposium

Registration is underway for the triennial meeting of the American Heartworm Society.

Registration has opened for the 16th Triennial Heartworm Symposium, a meeting that aims to teach veterinary professionals just about everything they should know about heartworm disease. The event, sponsored by the American Heartworm Society, will take place Sept. 8 to 11, 2019, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans. “Every three years, this symposium brings […]

Dr. René Carlson

Former AVMA president René Carlson dies

She also served as president of the World Veterinary Association.

The American Veterinary Medical Association on March 27 reported the death of former president René Carlson, DVM. The statement read: Dr. René Carlson, who served as president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA), has died. “René was an exceptional leader and voice for our profession,” said Dr. John […]

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