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Noncompete Agreements

VEG Says ‘No’ to Noncompete Contracts

The company cites its “openness” as a reason veterinarians can seek work at a rival hospital.

The 24-hospital Veterinary Emergency Group has eliminated noncompete agreements, freeing its veterinarians to take other jobs if they wish. “Noncompete agreements have absolutely nothing to do with preventing competition and everything to do with restricting job choice,” said David Glattstein, VEG’s president and co-founder. “While there is pending legislation nationally and across some states about […]


Midmark Corp. Acquires Shor-Line

“Together, we can be a strong partner for our customers,” Midmark’s CEO says.

Shor-Line, a 74-year-old manufacturer of animal cages and veterinary tables, has been acquired by Midmark Corp. Terms were not disclosed. Midmark, a major equipment manufacturer and service provider in the veterinary, human medicine and dental channels, credited Shor-Line with “a long history of customer service, innovation and high-quality equipment.” “The culture and values of Shor-Line […]

clients communication

Learn About Client Communication and Patient Safety

The AVMA and Mars Veterinary produced separate resources for veterinary professionals.

The American Veterinary Medical Association has released a free client communication e-book, and Mars Veterinary Health has launched free videos on patient safety. The AVMA resource, “Language That Works: Changing the Way We Talk about Veterinary Care,” is available to AVMA members at bit.ly/3nPzNGS. The e-book details “talking with clients about why and when they […]

Mark Stetter

UC Davis Finds Its Next Dean in Colorado

Dr. Mark Stetter spent nearly a decade running the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Colorado State University’s veterinary college dean, Mark Stetter, DVM, DACZM, is headed west to take over the nation’s top-ranked veterinary medicine program. Dr. Stetter will step down in Fort Collins, Colorado, on Oct. 1 and start his new role Oct. 18 at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. He replaces interim dean […]


CareVet Sign-On Bonuses Top Out at $100,000

Veterinarians can earn at least $60,000 in most cases by going to work in select markets.

CareVet is dangling a massive payday — up to $100,000 — in front of veterinarians to fill positions in 28 locations, but the clinicians must hurry because the offer expires Oct. 31. The sign-on bonuses require a three-year employee contract, or they can be prorated if a shorter commitment is given. The amounts vary based […]

Jurox Zoetis

Zoetis Will Acquire Australian Drug Maker Jurox

Alfaxan Multidose and Zoletil are among the products obtained by Zoetis.

Australia-based veterinary drug developer Jurox has agreed to a takeover by animal health giant Zoetis Inc. Terms were not disclosed, and the transaction should close in the first half of 2022. Jurox’s product portfolio includes: The intravenous anesthetic agents Alfaxan Multidose and Zoletil for cats and dogs. The sedative and anesthetic Alfaxan Multidose IDX for […]

AVMA president

Puerto Rico Veterinarian Is New AVMA President

Dr. José Arce will serve a one-year term and make way in 2022 for Dr. Lori Teller.

The American Veterinary Medical Association has installed its first Latino president and next year will welcome the fourth woman to hold the position. San Jose, Puerto Rico, practice owner José Arce, DVM, took the reins during the AVMA’s 2021 convention, replacing Doug Kratt, DVM, for a one-year term. Dr. Arce, a 1997 graduate of the […]

veterinary technicians

VEG Raises the Bar on Technician Pay

Credentialing can boost pay to $40 an hour, more than double what’s typically found nationwide.

Credentialed veterinary technicians employed at the 24-hospital Veterinary Emergency Group can earn up to $40 an hour, which the company calls “unprecedented pay.” The new pay scale ranges from $23 to $40 an hour and takes into account the technician’s credentials, skill level and hospital location. Veterinary technician specialists receive from $38 to $48.50 an […]

ProSites LifeLearn

Business Services Company Acquires LifeLearn

New owner ProSites works with dentists, doctors, lawyers and accountants as well as veterinarians.

The website design and digital marketing company ProSites has expanded its veterinary business with the acquisition of Canada-based LifeLearn Animal Health. Terms were not disclosed. LifeLearn, founded in 1994, provides marketing, client communication and training and development services to veterinary practices and industry partners across North America. ProSites serves small business owners in the veterinary, […]


Virbac Releases Liquid Atopic Dermatitis Drug

Cyclavance has a 98% acceptance rate among dogs when given orally or with food.

Virbac Corp. has launched Cyclavance, the first FDA-approved liquid cyclosporine for dogs diagnosed with atopic dermatitis. Cyclavance (cyclosporine oral solution) is a generic version of Elanco Animal Health’s Atopica cyclosporine capsules. The new Virbac prescription drug is indicated for the control of atopic dermatitis in dogs weighing at least 4 pounds. A liquid drug like […]