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What are you doing on World Rabies Day?

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control is managing an events calendar and providing critical resources for organizers.

From Arizona to Tunisia, veterinary professionals and public health officials will participate in hundreds of events in recognition of World Rabies Day on Sept. 28. The annual program, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is designed to raise public awareness about the danger of rabies and the importance of vaccination. “Vaccinating our pets and […]

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Texas Tech plans 2021 opening of veterinary school

Supporters celebrate a symbolic groundbreaking for a program that hopes to eventually earn COE accreditation.

Texas Tech University has broken ground on a 185,000-square-foot academic building in Amarillo that is expected to become the centerpiece of a veterinary medicine program starting in fall 2021. The achievement is part of a fast-track effort to launch a DVM program focused on rural and large-animal medicine, a service that administrators say is lacking […]

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Contest winners show animals in a whole new light

BVA photo competition encourages members to “dust off their cameras.”

Two small animal veterinarians who possess top-notch visual talent have won the British Veterinary Association’s annual photography contest. Laura Caballero Pastor’s entry took first place in the One Veterinary Community category. Her photo, titled “One Shot, Two Lives,” showed a veterinarian and community members administering a rabies vaccination to a dog in Nepal. Jennifer Dykes’ […]

European regulators approve Zoetis’ Simparica Trio

The monthly chewable kills fleas, ticks and intestinal worms and prevents heartworm disease.

A newly approved multipurpose antiparasitic medication from Zoetis Inc. will be sold to European dog owners starting in early 2020. The product, Simparica Trio (sarolaner/moxidectin/pyrantel), is a chewable tablet formulated to kill fleas, ticks, roundworms and hookworms and to prevent heartworm disease and lungworm disease. Given monthly, the drug earned European Commission approval and is […]

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Growing chain opens clinic at Georgia Walmart

Essentials PetCare operates six veterinary practices in cooperation with the retail giant.

Essentials PetCare has opened its sixth walk-in clinic inside a Walmart store. The company, co-founded by veterinarian Douglas Spiker, DVM, was established in 2015 to provide wellness exams, vaccines and laboratory tests for cats and dogs and to treat minor illnesses. Many services are bundled, such as with the $175 puppy package, which includes an […]

Survey: Millennials highly value their pet’s life

More than 9 out of 10 say an animal’s health concerns are of equal importance.

How devoted are millennials to their pets? A new survey from the communication software company Weave Inc. found that 86% of millennials would risk their life to save their animal’s. And there’s more: Rather than letting the phone call go to voice mail, 4 out of 5 millennials would answer if they knew that their […]

Everyone’s invited to the debut of N.C. clinic

Oak Heart Veterinary Hospital will hold an open house to celebrate its third location.

A new Raleigh, North Carolina, veterinary hospital will say hello to its neighbors by hosting a public party complete with food and live music. The open house at Oak Heart Veterinary Hospital is scheduled for Oct. 5. Guided tours of the 10,000-square-foot facility will take visitors through the clinic and the day care, boarding and […]

AAHA honors New Jersey, California hospitals

Saint Francis Veterinary Center and Pet Specialists of Monterey are 2019 practices of the year.

The third time was the charm for Saint Francis Veterinary Center, which has been named one of two practices of the year by the American Animal Hospital Association. The southern New Jersey hospital received the 2019 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year award during the organization’s Connexity conference in Indianapolis. Saint Francis was a runner-up for […]

Banfield steps up suicide-prevention training

The ASK program will be shared with the entire profession and includes a two-hour staff meeting at each Banfield clinic.

Each of Banfield Pet Hospital’s more than 1,000 clinics will close for two hours of suicide-prevention training as part a new company program that aims to improve the well-being and mental health of veterinary professionals throughout the industry. The initiative, called “Assess, Support, Know,” or ASK, has the support of the American Veterinary Medical Association […]

ASPCA horse insurance expands to 12 states

Coverage for companion horses comes to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas.

Health insurance for companion horses is now available in 12 states through ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, a brand of Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group. The company reported that California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas are the newest insurance territories, joining New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The ASPCA plans cover […]

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