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Study Confirms DVM Gender Wage Gap

Women at the high end of the pay scale might earn $100,000 less annually.

Cornell University researchers have identified a pronounced wage gap between male and female veterinarians, especially among recent graduates and top-earning practitioners. The study, published in the March 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, found that among the top quarter of earners, men were paid about $100,000 a year more. The […]

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Petriage App Offers Curbside, Advice Options

The new services connect pet owners with their veterinarian and other experts.

Pet owners who use the Petriage mobile app can now check in and out during curbside appointments and consult with veterinary professionals anytime by phone. The new services build on the Bellevue, Washington, company’s free Pet Symptom Checker, which uses artificial intelligence to advise pet owners about the urgency of a cat or dog’s medical […]

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Ayers Foundation Gives $20 Million to Protect Wild Cats

Former Idexx chief Jonathan Ayers calls wild cat conservation “a very tangible cause.”

Former Idexx Laboratories executive Jonathan Ayers has pledged at least $20 million through his foundation to support the preservation of wild cats of all sizes, from lions and cheetahs to bobcats and ocelots. Ayers, who stepped down as a day-to-day Idexx leader in October 2019, joins a number of other environmental philanthropists who each pledged […]

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Pathway Unveils Veterinarian Bonus Program

Five years of continuous employment could put practitioners on the path to a $225,000 or $450,000 windfall.

How does a $450,000 bonus sound? That’s the potential extra compensation that Pathway Vet Alliance is offering to specialty and emergency veterinarians. General practitioners can collect up to $225,000. The full sums are contingent on tenure — five consecutive years of employment with Pathway or Thrive Affordable Vet Care — and the company’s financial performance. […]

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Practice Consolidator Offers Employee Stock Options

Newly established Inspire Veterinary Partners wants hospital team members to “share in the ownership.”

Inspire Veterinary Partners, a practice consolidator that ventured to Hawaii to purchase its first clinic, wants to own 50 hospitals nationwide within five years. Team members who work at least 20 hours a week at newly acquired Kauai Veterinary Clinic or other Inspire-owned veterinary hospitals can receive stock options in the parent company, part of […]

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AAHA, AAFP Release Feline Life Stage Guidelines

Supporting the health and longevity of every cat is the focus of free advice for veterinary professionals.

Senior cats should see a veterinarian at least every six months and the subject of pet health insurance might be appropriate during cost-of-care discussions, according to the newly released 2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines. A task force assembled by the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners produced the document, […]

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U.S. Veterinary Schools Fare Well in Rankings

UC Davis, Cornell and Ohio State place in the top six worldwide.

The veterinary medicine programs at UC Davis, Cornell University and Ohio State University are among the world’s best, according to annual rankings produced by British publisher Quacquarelli Symonds. The 2021 list saw the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine trade places with the University of London Royal Veterinary College, settling for No. 2 […]

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Vet’s Best Friend Partners With Equity Firm

The practice consolidator will use the investment to grow its 12-clinic network.

Vet’s Best Friend, the owner of 12 veterinary practices in seven Northeast states, is planning further expansion after receiving what was described only as “a significant investment” from the private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners. “We are excited to leverage Revelstoke’s experience in helping to grow multisite health care services businesses,” Vet’s Best Friend CEO […]

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Purina’s LiveClear Earns Consumer Awards

The new cat food is praised for “meshing science with functionality.”

Purina Pro Plan LiveClear, an allergen-reducing cat food launched in early 2020, has won an Evergreen Award and a separate Product of the Year honor based on consumer responses and reviews. Runners-up in the Evergreen competition in the category of pet care product launches were Purina’s Friskies Farm Favorites and General Mills’ Blue Buffalo Bursts. […]

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Covetrus Appoints North American CVO

Dr. Link Welborn is a former AAHA president and the owner of six veterinary practices.

Florida practice owner Link Welborn, DVM, DABVP, who has held national leadership positions serving the veterinary profession, is the new chief veterinary officer for Covetrus’ North American region. Dr. Welborn, a 1982 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, also is CEO of Veterinary Study Groups, the umbrella organization for more than […]

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