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AVMA Opts for an Online Convention in 2021

The organization cites COVID and “the popularity of our fully virtual 2020 meeting.”

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention will be online only for the second straight year because of the pandemic. The 2021 event had been scheduled to start July 29 in Minneapolis. But like with San Diego in 2020, conventioneers will participate from afar. “The decision to host an all-virtual 2021 convention was influenced by […]

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Wind Powers Boehringer’s St. Joseph Plant

A 76% reduction in carbon emissions is expected as part of a companywide sustainability campaign.

In a development that might make some competitors green with envy, Boehringer Ingelheim has transitioned to wind power at its St. Joseph, Missouri, vaccine plant. The company signed a 10-year contract with energy provider Evergy Inc., which operates the Cimarron Bend Wind Farm in Clark County, Kansas. The St. Joseph location, Boehringer Ingelheim’s largest U.S. […]


Social Media Content Provider Partners With IVPA

A new company, SimplyDONEsocial, tries to ease the strain of updating a practice’s platforms.

More than 400 members of the Independent Veterinary Practitioners Association can get assistance with their digital marketing through a partnership with the start-up company SimplyDONEsocial. The arrangement provides IVPA members with hospital-specific social media posts that can be updated daily, weekly or monthly. “The SimplyDONEsocial platform provides an easy connection to the veterinary practice’s social […]


AAVMC Changes Its Name Slightly

Say hello to the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges.

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges has rearranged three words in its name to become the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges. “The wording change, although subtle, now correctly denotes that our international members are part of an American-based association, linked by a common accreditation system,” the organization reported. “In contrast, the former name […]


Vetoquinol Warns of Counterfeit Zylkene Capsules

Bottles were sold on Amazon through a third-party retailer.

Vetoquinol USA is cautioning veterinarians and pet owners about the discovery of counterfeit Zylkene sold by a third-party seller on Amazon. Genuine Zylkene is a supplement given to cats and dogs to promote calmness. The fake 75-milligram capsules come in 120-count bottles bearing the lot number 048019 and the expiration date 05/2021. Vetoquinol is offering […]

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New for Cats: YuMove Advance 360

The nutritional supplement from Lintbells is formulated to assist with mobility and joint issues.

Lintbells has released a feline version of its YuMove Advance 360 nutritional supplement, which like the canine equivalent comes with a money-back guarantee. YuMove Advance 360 for Cats, formulated to support joint health and the body’s anti-inflammatory process, is available exclusively from veterinary channel distributor MWI Animal Health. The new product is made from New […]

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Pet Supplements Company Gets a New Owner

FoodScience, whose brands include VetriScience and Pet Naturals, is acquired by Wind Point Partners.

FoodScience Corp., a family-owned manufacturer of VetriScience and Pet Naturals nutritional supplements, has been sold to the private equity firm Wind Point Partners. Terms were not disclosed. FoodScience, founded in 1973, also makes nutritional supplements for the human market under the brand name DaVinci. The company is headquartered in Williston, Vermont. Wind Point Partners reported […]

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Study Questions Fairness of Veterinary School Admissions

Certain groups are at a disadvantage, say a former college dean and an AAVMC researcher.

The authors of a study that found unintended bias in veterinary school admissions are calling for a re-examination of the entire process. The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges study concluded that admission offers were lower for candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups as well as for Pell Grant recipients and first-generation college students. […]

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U.S. Veterinary Market Totaled $31.4 Billion in 2020

The American Pet Products Association expects spending on pets in all categories to reach nearly $110 billion this year.

The veterinary profession in 2020 captured a 30% slice of the record-setting $103.6 billion U.S. pet industry, according to a new report. The American Pet Products Association is forecasting even higher numbers in 2021, with expenditures in the overall pet market reaching an estimated $109.6 billion. “We are bullish for the coming year, projecting growth […]


Airvet Goes North of the Border

The telehealth platform provider is doing business in Canada.

Los Angeles-based Airvet has exported its telehealth platform to Canada, a nation of nearly 16 million cats and dogs and more than 3,000 veterinary practices. The expansion followed the introduction of Airvet Assist, a single page interface designed to reduce phone time and improve the clinic workflow. Brandon Werber, the company’s CEO and founder, called […]