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Virginia ophthalmology practice embraces telemedicine

Animal Vision Center uses the TeleVet app to communicate with pet owners and other veterinarians.

A Virginia veterinary ophthalmology practice is diving into telemedicine by offering real-time consultations with clients and referring veterinarians. Animal Vision Center of Virginia, located in Virginia Beach, reported that it is the first veterinary ophthalmology clinic in the state to use the TeleVet mobile app. Consultations with pet owners require the establishment of a veterinarian-client-patient […]

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State responds to No. 26 ranking

The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences “is well known for graduating career-ready veterinarians who are highly sought after in the workplace,” its dean says.

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences placed 26th out of 26 U.S. veterinary schools ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Does that mean Oklahoma State offers a substandard education? No. The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges pointed out that all 26 accredited and ranked schools “provide a high-quality education.” Carlos Risco, […]

GI Low Fat

Blue Buffalo releases GI Low Fat dry food for dogs

The therapeutic diet contains whitefish, prebiotic fibers and other digestion-supporting ingredients.

Blue Buffalo has added a gut health formula to its lineup of therapeutic dog food recipes. Blue Natural Veterinary Diet GI Low Fat dry food is indicated to help adult dogs that have difficulty digesting fat, the Wilton, Connecticut, company reported. “Dogs suffering from specific gastrointestinal issues, such as pancreatitis or lymphangiectasis, often have trouble […]

Stance Analyzer

Companion Animal Health launches new products

The Stance Analyzer arrives on the veterinary market along with the INsight System and the Empower IQ laser therapy handpiece.

Companion Animal Health has released two diagnostic products and a laser therapy handpiece. The New Castle, Delaware, company reported that its Stance Analyzer platform is designed to collect weight-bearing information that could be used during wellness exams to support clinical findings such as pain and to detect early lameness. “The Stance Analyzer allows the veterinarian […]

Dr. Nicola Pusterla

UC Davis veterinary school is ranked No. 1 again

Cornell and Colorado State place second and third on U.S. News & World Report’s quadrennial list.

UC Davis, Cornell and Colorado State University held on to the top three spots in U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings of colleges of veterinary medicine. The list, updated every four years, delivers positive publicity to highly ranked programs but measured responses from the colleges themselves and from the Association of American Veterinary Medical […]

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Survey: Pet owners want more pet weight advice

Veterinarians aren’t as proactive as they need to be on the subject of nutrition and obesity.

Pet owners trust their veterinarian to provide nutritional advice but don’t get enough of it, according to a new report from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. The organization’s 11th annual survey, completed online by 1,156 pet owners, found that veterinarians ranked highest regarding “Where you receive the best dietary recommendations for your pet.” The […]

Alex Bowman’s No. 88 car

Nationwide goes for a spin on NASCAR race car

The pet insurer is a sponsor of driver Alex Bowman’s No. 88 car.

Nationwide pet insurance should get lots of nationwide TV exposure this weekend. The Nationwide name and the website PetInsurance.com will adorn NASCAR racer Alex Bowman’s car during the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 17. Bowman, driving the No. 88 car for the Hendrick Motorsport team, has two dogs, Roscoe and Finn. Roscoe will be […]

Veterinary Dentistry Specialists expands to Pennsylvania

The two-hospital practice has five board-certified veterinarians.

Veterinary Dentistry Specialists has crossed the Delaware River to open a clinic in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The new hospital, on the outskirts of Philadelphia, is staffed by a board-certified veterinary dentist and a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist. Veterinary Dentistry Specialists reported that its Chadds Ford and Mount Laurel, New Jersey, hospitals together employ three of the […]

Dr. John C. Godbold

Veterinary laser surgery expert wins Patel Prize

Dr. John C. Godbold is a noted speaker, writer and consultant.

A pioneer in veterinary laser surgery and education has been named a 2019 winner of the Kumar Patel Prize. Presented by the American Laser Study Club, the award will go to John C. Godbold, DVM, as well as two educators in human medicine: Robert A. Strauss, DDS, M.D., and Warren Seiler, M.D. They will receive […]

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Enrollment jumps 20 percent at Healthy Paws

Pet health insurer processed 31 percent more claims in 2018.

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance experienced healthy business growth in 2018 as enrollments rose by 20 percent, to about 400,000 dogs and cats. The Seattle company stated that a 31 percent increase in claims in 2018 meant “more and more pet parents are using their pet insurance.” Among breeds, the golden retriever was the most popular […]

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