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Bond Vet Builds a Career Ladder for Nurses

Technicians are divided into four tiers, with the highest earners getting $42 an hour.

Veterinary technicians employed at Bond Vet can earn up to $42 an hour under the New York chain’s newly released Nurse Elevation Program. The company, which operates four New York City clinics and plans to open 10 more by year’s end, unveiled an initiative designed to support the career advancement of veterinary technicians. “Nurses in […]

Walmart

Walmart Partners With Nationwide on Pet Drugs

Preferred pricing is offered on veterinary prescriptions filled at the national retailer.

Nationwide pet insurance is inviting policyholders to have their veterinary prescriptions filled at one of the 4,700 U.S. pharmacies operated by Walmart. The initiative, Nationwide Pet Rx Express, saves money and time, the company reported, when pet owners need commonly prescribed medications for chronic diseases and flea, tick and heartworm prevention. “Preferred pricing and the […]

supplement

Supplement Sales Skyrocket During COVID

U.S. pet owners spent almost $800 million in 2020, nearly half of it in the veterinary channel.

Pet supplement sales exploded in 2020 as the pandemic caused U.S. consumers to focus not only on their own health and wellness but also on that of their dogs and cats, according to a new report from Packaged Facts. Sales grew by 21%, to nearly $800 million, with the veterinary sector capturing an estimated 46% […]

Tuskegee scholarships

Idexx Foundation Funds Tuskegee Scholarships

A $3.6 million, six-year donation will support the College of Veterinary Medicine and its students in multiple ways.

Four-year scholarships will be awarded to nine students as part of a $3.6 million gift from the Idexx Foundation to the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. The contribution also will pay for veterinary college capital improvements, student mental health services and emergency aid to students in need. Tuskegee University, a historically Black college, graduates […]

Tiana Rangchi business award

Tufts Student Displays Business Know-How

Tiana Rangchi’s work on a case study earns her $35,000 from Simmons Educational Fund.

A fourth-year Tufts University veterinary student who is determined to become a practice owner has been named the winner of the $35,000 National Business Aptitude Award, a Simmons Educational Fund program. Tiana Rangchi was selected from among participants in a case study, which, according to Simmons Educational Fund, “Asked for solutions to current challenges in […]

waiver

Ready for Veterinary School? Apply Now

The current cycle ends Sept. 15. Fee waivers are available in some cases.

Students hoping to enroll in a college of veterinary medicine in 2022 can begin working on their applications and, if they qualify, receive a fee waiver. The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges reported that application fees stayed the same in 2021: $220 for the first selected program and $120 for each additional one. The […]

Animal Health Summit

Animal Health Summit Stays Online in ’21

Another industry event, the VHMA annual conference, will be in-person in September.

The KC Animal Health Corridor’s annual Summit, traditionally held in August in Kansas City, Missouri, will be online for a second straight year. Another organization, the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, is moving forward with plans for an in-person conference in September in Philadelphia. The Corridor event, scheduled for August 24 to 26, will include the […]

obesity

Weight Issues Bring More Pets to the Doctor

Obesity-related insurance claims have swelled over the past nine years, Nationwide reports.

Obesity is exacting a heavy price on pets and their bill-paying owners. Nationwide pet health insurance reported that claims for conditions linked to or made worse by obesity increased for the ninth straight year in 2020. Over a recent 12-month period, the company stated, obesity-related claims accounted for 20% of insured members’  claims. “Veterinarians have […]

collegiality

Veterinary Leaders: Let’s Learn to Get Along

Collegiality is important for the well-being of the entire veterinary team.

“Open, honest, yet respectful communication” and resolving to never denigrate a colleague in front of someone else are among 10 “Global Principles of Veterinary Collegiality” unveiled by two international veterinary groups. The document, available at bit.ly/3qrThPS, was released Jan. 18 by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary […]

Randolph Legg

Boehringer Ingelheim Names New U.S. President

Randolph Legg replaces Everett Hoekstra, who played a key role in the 2017 merger with Merial.

Randolph Legg has been promoted to president of U.S. operations at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, the world’s second-largest animal health company. Legg, a 26-year veteran of Boehringer Ingelheim’s human and veterinary pharmaceutical divisions, replaced Everett Hoekstra, CPA, who retired after two years in the job. Hoekstra helped integrate Merial Ltd. after the two companies merged […]

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