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New Tonometer Features Bluetooth Connectivity

The battery-powered Tono-Vera, from Reichert Technologies, accommodates wireless data transfer.

Reichert Technologies has released a Bluetooth-enabled veterinary tonometer designed to measure a patient’s intraocular pressure without the need for a topical anesthetic. The Tono-Vera Vet Tonometer displays a full color view of the eye and uses the patent-pending ActiView Positioning System to guide the user to the apex of the cornea, according to the company. […]

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Petriage’s Symptom Checker Is Patent-Protected

The app analyzes a pet’s condition and advises the owner whether to seek veterinary care.

Pet Symptom Checker, a mobile app that assesses a cat or dog’s need for veterinary care, has earned a U.S. patent for its developer, Petriage. The free tool uses statistical algorithms and the information input by a pet owner to arrive at a triage recommendation. If the pet’s veterinarian subscribes to the Petriage telehealth platform, […]

American Veterinary Group

American Veterinary Group Finds an Investment Partner

Oak Hill Capital will help grow the 46-hospital chain.

Expansion is on the horizon for American Veterinary Group, the owner of 46 hospitals in six states, after the company agreed to an investment deal with the private equity firm Oak Hill Capital. Details of the sale by Trive Capital, another private equity firm, to Oak Hill were not revealed. Oak Hill invested an undisclosed sum […]

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AVMA, AAHA Release Telehealth How-to Guide

As virtual care rises in popularity, practical advice is available to help practitioners introduce and monetize the service.

Veterinary hospitals looking to implement virtual care or improve upon what they now provide can access a manual produced by two leading veterinary associations. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association unveiled the 2021 AAHA/AVMA Telehealth Guidelines for Small-Animal Practice at bit.ly/3dE432G. The 32-page document supplements the recently released AVMA Guidelines […]

Vetter Software

Vetter Software Is Acquired by DaySmart

The new owner serves pet groomers and other small business sectors.

Vetter Software, a developer of cloud-based practice management software used by 1,400 veterinary clinics, has a new owner: DaySmart Software of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Terms of the transaction were not released. DaySmart business management tools serve more than 200,000 users in the salon, spa, tattoo and pet grooming and boarding industries. “We welcome all the […]

Solensia for OA pain

European Commission OKs Feline OA Therapy

Zoetis’ new Solensia, like Librela for dogs, contains an injectable monoclonal antibody.

Zoetis has earned European Commission approval of Solensia, a feline version of an injectable monoclonal antibody formulated for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain. The approval came three months after a similar Zoetis product, Librela (bedinvetmab), was authorized for dogs. The therapies are the first of their kind. Solensia contains frunevetmab, a monoclonal antibody that Zoetis […]

AVS Santa Barbara

SAGE Partners With California Specialty Hospital

AVS is a Level II veterinary emergency and critical care facility.

SAGE Veterinary Centers has expanded down the Pacific Coast with the addition of Advanced Veterinary Specialists, a 10-year-old Santa Barbara, California, practice. Terms of the deal were not announced. A SAGE spokesperson referred to the transaction only as an “investment partnership.” Advanced Veterinary Specialists was founded by Andrea Wells, DVM, DACVIM, who practiced in San […]

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Fujifilm Launches VXR Veterinary X-Ray Room

The digital radiography system is low dose and easy to use, according to the manufacturer.

Fujifilm Medical Systems USA has introduced an all-in-one digital X-ray system designed to streamline the veterinary workflow. The VXR Veterinary X-Ray Room comes with: A detector tray rotation to speed workflow and minimize the risks associated with detector handling. A four-way floating tabletop for additional positioning flexibility. Built-in detector connections to speed image preview and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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