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Veterinary Virtual Care Summit

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The free online event will explore telemedicine, the VCPR, workflow and other topics.

The economics of virtual care and enhancing the client experience are among the topics to be covered Aug. 18 during the Veterinary Virtual Care Summit, a free online conference. The event is hosted by the Veterinary Virtual Care Association (VVCA) and co-sponsored and managed by the North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business. […]

Cheryl Good

The Bridge Club appoints chief veterinary officer

Dr. Cheryl Good is a Michigan practitioner and a WSAVA committee member.

Cheryl Good, DVM, a Michigan practice owner and former president of the North American Veterinary Community, has been named chief veterinary officer of The Bridge Club video networking group. The organization reported that Dr. Good “will oversee all virtual interactions on both The Bridge Club and The Bridge Club Pets to ensure adherence to medical […]

2 more conferences move to online format

Petfood Forum and the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care adjust to COVID concerns by scheduling virtual events in September and October, respectively.

Forget about booking those flights to Tampa, Florida, and Kansas City, Missouri. The International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care along with Petfood Forum 2020 will hold virtual conferences this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospice association meeting, which had been set for October in Tampa, will take place online Oct. 1 […]

clients

Chapter 13: Tales from the COVID-19 front lines

“I have never seen so many angry, rude, unreasonable, demanding and disrespectful clients. It’s very sad. Practices are supporting the team and firing those clients who misbehave.”

This week: Sandy Walsh on protocols and angry clients, Dr. Peter Weinstein on leadership fatigue, Dr. Wendy Hauser on telemedicine, and more. Read other installments in this series: Chapter 1  Chapter 2  Chapter 3  Chapter 4  Chapter 5  Chapter 6 Chapter 7  Chapter 8  Chapter 9  Chapter 10  Chapter 11  Chapter 12  Chapter 14  Chapter 15 […]

Airvet

Airvet obtains $14 million in investor funding

The telemedicine app maker has 2,700 veterinarian uses as demand for virtual care spikes amid public health concerns.

Airvet, a 20-month-old veterinary telemedicine platform developer, has raised $14 million from investors in an effort to meet rising demand for virtual care services. The Series A funding round attracted lead investor Canvas Ventures along with e.ventures, Burst Capital, Starting Line, TrueSight Ventures, Hawke Ventures, Bracket Capital, Michael Stoppelman and Spencer Rascoff, according to the […]

Pawlicy Advisor

Many pet owners can’t afford major veterinary bill

Faced with a $5,000 expense, only 1 in 5 could pay it while others would pursue financing or go without care.

Half of the pet owners surveyed by pet health insurance broker Pawlicy Advisor couldn’t pay an unexpected $5,000 veterinary bill. The finding, drawn from 20,000 people who showed interest in pet insurance, highlights “both the importance and the urgency of having pet insurance as COVID-19 pushes many into financial insecurity,” said company CEO and co-founder […]

Calm & Comfort

ElleVet Sciences releases stress-fighting CBD chew

Calm & Comfort is made with cannabidiol and cannabidiolic acid.

ElleVet Sciences has introduced a CBD chew formulated to help dogs overcome noisy or stressful situations such as fireworks, thunderstorms and travel. Calm & Comfort contains the active ingredients CBD (cannabidiol) and CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) as well as peanut butter, rice bran and brewer’s yeast. “Pet owners don’t give this to their dogs every day, […]

José Arce

AVMA readies for a historic election

Puerto Rico’s Dr. José Arce likely will become president of the association in 2021.

Puerto Rico practice owner José Arce, DVM, is expected to be named president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association when the organization’s House of Delegates meets remotely in late July. Dr. Arce, who is running unopposed, would assume the president’s seat in the summer of 2021 and serve a one-year term. The current president-elect, Doug […]

Clevor

FDA approves Clevor emesis drug for dogs

Prescription eye drops are formulated to induce vomiting in nearly all dogs within 30 minutes.

A European pharmaceutical company has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Clevor (ropinirole ophthalmic solution), an eye drop indicated for the induction of emesis, or vomiting, in dogs. The prescription medication was effective within 30 minutes of use in 95% of dogs tested in a clinical field study, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary […]

job fair

Find a match during VMX Virtual Job Fair

Recruiters looking to fill more than 2,500 positions will conduct online introductions June 24.

The North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, will hold the VMX Virtual Job Fair on June 24 to connect veterinary professionals worldwide with leading organizations seeking to fill more than 2,500 positions in the veterinary profession. Using advanced simulation technology, the platform recreates the experience of a live, face-to-face job fair. Job […]

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