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Dr. Terry Morris and Angel Martin

2 selfless givers receive national Hero awards

American Humane and Zoetis honor a North Carolina veterinarian and a Georgia veterinary nurse.

A North Carolina veterinarian who started a non-profit organization that matches military veterans with service, therapeutic and emotional support dogs has won the 2019 American Humane Hero Veterinarian award. Terry Morris, DVM, MS, Ph.D., was honored in Beverly Hills, California, during a celebration that also saw Angel Martin, RVT, receive the 2019 Hero Veterinary Nurse […]

Gary Watson

Petriage hires its first chief technology officer

Gary Watson will focus on the company’s telehealth app and new technology.

A former Vets First Choice and Idexx Laboratories software expert has joined telehealth app developer Petriage as chief technology officer, a new position. Gary Watson is expected to help the Bellevue, Washington, company enhance the app and develop new products, such as wearable technology. The 4-year-old company reported it is looking to expand from its […]

People, Pets and Vets grows to 28 hospitals

The chain now operates in Washington State, Texas, Arizona and Oregon.

People, Pets and Vets has expanded into Texas with the acquisition of five clinics, raising to 28 the number of veterinary hospitals that make up the Olympia, Washington-based network. The chain’s newly purchased clinics are Frisco West Animal Medical Center in Frisco, Kingsgate Animal Hospital in Lubbock, Cross Timbers Animal Medical Center in Flower Mound, […]

Kristin Peck and Juan Ramón Alaix

Zoetis names Kristin Peck its next CEO

Juan Ramón Alaix, who has led the industry giant since 2012, will retire at the end of the year.

Zoetis Inc., the world’s largest animal health company, has set in motion the promotion of Kristin Peck to CEO, replacing Juan Ramón Alaix, who led the company through its 2012 formation and later spinoff from Pfizer. Peck will move into the CEO’s chair starting Jan. 1, 2020, and has joined the board of directors effective […]

Warburg Pincus acquires Petplan pet insurance

The nation’s No. 5 pet health insurer is ready for its “next phase of growth.”

The private equity firm Warburg Pincus has entered the animal health sector through the acquisition of Petplan, one of the nation’s largest pet health insurance companies. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition of Philadelphia-based Petplan will support the company’s continued growth, Petplan CEO Paul Guyardo said. “This investment is a game changer for Petplan,” […]

U-Treat

New UTI test also suggests antibiotic remedy

U-Treat, an in-clinic product, was evaluated at the University of Tennessee.

A British company, Test and Treat, has released onto the U.S. market a point-of-care test for urinary infections in cats and dogs. The patented product, U-Treat, confirms urinary tract infections and then recommends the best antibiotics for treating the condition, the company reported. “It means that veterinarians will no longer have to treat empirically while […]

KINections

KindredBio offers educational resources for vets, clients

The biopharmaceutical company provides brochures, videos and white papers on the new KINections website.

Kindred Biosciences Inc., developer of the feline weight-loss management drug Mirataz, has launched an educational website designed for veterinary professionals and pet owners. KINections provides information not only about unintended weight loss in cats, but also about atopic dermatitis and inflammatory bowel disease in dogs and fever and metabolic syndrome in horses — four of […]

NAVC CEO Tom Bohn to leave at year’s end

Eugene O’Neill is named interim CEO as Bohn heads to the Association for Corporate Growth.

The North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, announced that CEO Thomas M. Bohn, CAE, MBA, has accepted a new opportunity to lead the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and will resign from the NAVC at the end of 2019. Eugene O’Neill, NAVC deputy CEO and chief financial officer, has been appointed by […]

Dan Su

JustFoodForDogs beefs up its veterinary expertise

Dr. Dan Su joins the California company as a nutritionist, becoming the 11th veterinarian on the payroll.

A manufacturer of fresh, whole dog food has hired a ninth staff veterinarian as the company expands distribution to stores and veterinary practices nationwide. The company, JustFoodForDogs, reported that its newest employee, Dan Su, DVM, MS, will work as a nutritionist in the custom formulations department. Dr. Su, a graduate of Western University of Health […]

Santa Anita Park

Veterinary team to oversee Santa Anita racehorses

Seven veterinarians will focus on equine safety amid a series of on-track deaths.

Santa Anita Park, a thoroughbred racetrack that has seen 31 horses die since late December, has appointed a seven-member team of equine veterinarians to observe and examine horses either in training or scheduled to race. The announcement was made before the track’s 23-day autumn meet gets underway Sept. 27 and almost six weeks before Santa […]

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