cattle feed

Pharmgate launches Deracin medicated cattle feed

The product works against bovine respiratory disease and anaplasmosis.

Pharmgate Animal Health has released medicated feed formulated to control bovine respiratory disease and anaplasmosis in cattle. The Wilmington, North Carolina, company is promoting Deracin (chlortetracycline) as a generic equivalent to Zoetis’ Aureomycin. “Deracin gives producers and veterinarians a choice in products without the need to change treatment protocols or wonder if it will work,” […]

Business presentation

Register now for State of the Veterinary Profession

The VMX event will take place Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Orlando.

If you’re heading to VMX, sign up now for a seat at the 2019 State of the Veterinary Profession, an exclusive presentation featuring the latest industry trends and forecasts. Registration is free at https://registervmx.animalytixltd.com but will be capped at 300 people. The event will be held from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the […]

DoveLewis hires new chief medical officer

Dr. Shana O’Marra’s career path has taken her from Tufts to Denver and Cape Cod.

A Tufts University-trained veterinarian has crossed the country to take over as chief medical officer at Portland, Oregon’s DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital. Shana O’Marra, DVM, DACVECC, succeeds Lee Herold, DVM, DACVECC, who returned to the DoveLewis staff as a full-time criticalist. Dr. O’Marra, who earned her DVM degree from Tufts and completed an […]

Dr. Marty Becker

Fear Free helps fund numerous research projects

Recent and future studies aim to alleviate stress in pets.

Fear Free has handed out thousands of dollars in support to researchers looking for ways to prevent or reduce fear, anxiety and stress in pets. The Denver company, which now offers Fear Free certification courses to veterinary and pet professionals, reported issuing grants or cash awards worth $1,000 to $2,500 to: Ragen McGowan, Ph.D., of […]

veterinary school

These students have lots of stories to tell

A Merck Manuals website offers blogs and other resources for current and future veterinary students.

What’s it like to be in veterinary school? The Merck Manuals Student Stories program, now in its seventh year, is sharing the experience through blogs written by nine contributors. Take, for example, Maria Estefania, a third-year student at the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, who recently wrote about her white coat ceremony. “I … […]

KC Animal Health Investment Forum

Application period opens for 2019 Investment Forum

Emerging animal health companies will get the chance to woo investors.

If your animal health company is young and could use up to $20 million in funding, the KC Animal Health Corridor wants to hear from you. The 11th annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum, set for Aug. 27, 2019, will bring together about a dozen early-stage companies. Each will get the chance to go onstage […]


Midmark, Midwest say ‘yes’ to pet insurance

Partnerships with Nationwide and ASPCA deliver a new employee benefit.

Midmark Corp. and Midwest Veterinary Supply have joined the 11 percent of U.S. employers that offer pet health insurance as an employee benefit. Midmark, a Dayton, Ohio, manufacturer of veterinary, medical and dental equipment, is partnering with industry leader Nationwide pet insurance. Midwest Veterinary Supply, a Lakewood, Minnesota-based distributor, signed on with ASPCA Pet Health […]

CBD oil

Most veterinarians not ready for ‘the CBD talk’

Survey participants think the cannabis extract could be useful in pet wellness.

How much do you know about cannabidiol (CBD) and its use in veterinary medicine? A research paper soon to be published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science will report that fewer than half of U.S. veterinarians — 45.5 percent — felt comfortable discussing the topic with clients. When they did, CBD most often was […]


Pet rehab center expands hydrotherapy program

Two Hands Four Paws promotes water therapy and other treatments.

A Los Angeles animal hydrotherapy facility has added a third water treadmill and installed a full-size pool. Two Hands Four Paws is a 6,000-square-foot rehabilitation center founded by Leslie Gallagher, CCMT, CCRT. The staff veterinarian is Masami Seplow, DVM, CVA, CCRP. “We are using the three water treadmills all day, all the time,” Gallagher said. […]


Veterinarian launches cannabidiol soft chews for pets

Hemp-based product is designed to support dogs and cats suffering from anxiety, pain and arthritis.

A new company co-founded by an Arizona veterinarian has released chewable cannabidiol supplements formulated to manage anxiety, pain and arthritis in cats and dogs. The company, CompanionCBD, reported that hemp-based Companion Soft Chews contain a compound that “mimics the action of chemicals that are essential for normal functioning of the brain and body.” “With our […]

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