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New From Canopy: SurityPro CBD Supplements

The cannabinoid products for dogs carry the NASC Quality Seal.

Canopy Animal Health has released a line of CBD products for dogs under the brand name SurityPro. The cannabinoid products, formulated to support joint health, physical and mental well-being, and behavior, are available from the company at shopcanopy.com. “After four years of continuing research, testing and collaborating with the veterinary community and regulatory authorities, our […]

chief veterinary nursing officer

VEG Names Chief Veterinary Nursing Officer

Kenichiro Yagi is the first person in the United States to hold such a position.

The 18-hospital Veterinary Emergency Group has hired a chief veterinary nursing officer — a first for the profession in the United States — and a director of critical care education. The CVNO is Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC) (SAIM), the immediate past president of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. He worked […]

Bond Vet

Bond Vet Builds a Career Ladder for Nurses

Technicians are divided into four tiers, with the highest earners getting $42 an hour.

Veterinary technicians employed at Bond Vet can earn up to $42 an hour under the New York chain’s newly released Nurse Elevation Program. The company, which operates four New York City clinics and plans to open 10 more by year’s end, unveiled an initiative designed to support the career advancement of veterinary technicians. “Nurses in […]

Walmart

Walmart Partners With Nationwide on Pet Drugs

Preferred pricing is offered on veterinary prescriptions filled at the national retailer.

Nationwide pet insurance is inviting policyholders to have their veterinary prescriptions filled at one of the 4,700 U.S. pharmacies operated by Walmart. The initiative, Nationwide Pet Rx Express, saves money and time, the company reported, when pet owners need commonly prescribed medications for chronic diseases and flea, tick and heartworm prevention. “Preferred pricing and the […]

supplement

Supplement Sales Skyrocket During COVID

U.S. pet owners spent almost $800 million in 2020, nearly half of it in the veterinary channel.

Pet supplement sales exploded in 2020 as the pandemic caused U.S. consumers to focus not only on their own health and wellness but also on that of their dogs and cats, according to a new report from Packaged Facts. Sales grew by 21%, to nearly $800 million, with the veterinary sector capturing an estimated 46% […]

Tuskegee scholarships

Idexx Foundation Funds Tuskegee Scholarships

A $3.6 million, six-year donation will support the College of Veterinary Medicine and its students in multiple ways.

Four-year scholarships will be awarded to nine students as part of a $3.6 million gift from the Idexx Foundation to the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. The contribution also will pay for veterinary college capital improvements, student mental health services and emergency aid to students in need. Tuskegee University, a historically Black college, graduates […]

Tiana Rangchi business award

Tufts Student Displays Business Know-How

Tiana Rangchi’s work on a case study earns her $35,000 from Simmons Educational Fund.

A fourth-year Tufts University veterinary student who is determined to become a practice owner has been named the winner of the $35,000 National Business Aptitude Award, a Simmons Educational Fund program. Tiana Rangchi was selected from among participants in a case study, which, according to Simmons Educational Fund, “Asked for solutions to current challenges in […]

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Ready for Veterinary School? Apply Now

The current cycle ends Sept. 15. Fee waivers are available in some cases.

Students hoping to enroll in a college of veterinary medicine in 2022 can begin working on their applications and, if they qualify, receive a fee waiver. The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges reported that application fees stayed the same in 2021: $220 for the first selected program and $120 for each additional one. The […]

Animal Health Summit

Animal Health Summit Stays Online in ’21

Another industry event, the VHMA annual conference, will be in-person in September.

The KC Animal Health Corridor’s annual Summit, traditionally held in August in Kansas City, Missouri, will be online for a second straight year. Another organization, the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, is moving forward with plans for an in-person conference in September in Philadelphia. The Corridor event, scheduled for August 24 to 26, will include the […]

obesity

Weight Issues Bring More Pets to the Doctor

Obesity-related insurance claims have swelled over the past nine years, Nationwide reports.

Obesity is exacting a heavy price on pets and their bill-paying owners. Nationwide pet health insurance reported that claims for conditions linked to or made worse by obesity increased for the ninth straight year in 2020. Over a recent 12-month period, the company stated, obesity-related claims accounted for 20% of insured members’  claims. “Veterinarians have […]

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