KindredBio unveils website for worried cat owners advises whether a change in a pet’s eating and drinking is cause for concern.

Kindred Biosciences Inc. is helping to take the guesswork out of deciding whether a cat needs urgent veterinary care. The biopharmaceutical company has launched the website, which invites cat owners to answer five questions related to changes in the animal’s eating and drinking behavior. If the condition is deemed worthy of a veterinary visit, […]

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Nestlé Purina enters veterinary services market

The food manufacturer acquires a piece of the European chain IVC Group.

Nestlé Purina PetCare has acquired a minority stake in a European veterinary hospital chain, becoming the second major U.S. pet food maker to enter the clinic space. The size of Nestlé Purina’s share in Independent Vetcare Group International and what the company paid were not announced. The seller, the private equity group EQT, remains the […]


AVMA releases Market Share Estimator tool

Practice owners can use the resource to identify realistic goals for growth.

Estimating a veterinary hospital’s market share and findings ways to improve it is the objective of a new downloadable worksheet offered by the American Veterinary Medical Association. AVMA members can access the Market Share Estimator at The worksheet “provides companion animal practices — those that treat dogs, cats, birds, and horses kept as pets […]

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For veterinary readers: 2 new books

One looks at well-being and suicide. The other takes a walk on the wild side of animal care.

An English-born psychologist who researched the mental well-being of veterinarians has published a book that aims to fight the profession’s high suicide rate. “Coping With Stress and Burnout as a Veterinarian,” by Nadine Hamilton, Ph.D., examines how practitioners’ mental health is influenced by their daily work. “The effects of working long hours, performing euthanasia on […]

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Registration opens for free service animal eye exams

Thousands of screenings will be done in May with the support of Stokes Pharmacy and the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Owners of service animals and working animals have until April 30 to register for free veterinary eye exams. The 12th annual event is sponsored by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Stokes Pharmacy. Registering at will connect an owner or handler with one of 300 board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists who volunteer to provide vision […]


European Commission OK’s equine stem cell therapy

Boehringer Ingelheim’s new Arti-Cell Forte is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate recurrent lameness.

Boehringer Ingelheim has received authorization from the European Commission for a stem cell therapy designed for the treatment of equine lameness. The company reported that Arti-Cell Forte is the first approved stem cell-based product in animal health. The therapy, which uses “specifically primed, chondrogenic induced stem cells,” according to BI, was developed in partnership with […]


Royal Canin launches podcast for veterinarians

“Vet Talk” will “dive into the real issues veterinarians face,” host Brenda Andresen says.

Pet food maker Royal Canin has introduced a podcast series designed to help veterinarians respond to challenges they commonly face. The first episode of “Vet Talk with Royal Canin,” hosted by The Bridge Club’s Brenda Andresen, centers on how veterinarians can engage clients in honest conversations about pet obesity. The guests on the 19-minute session […]

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Cornell to offer post-graduate business program

The new Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship aims to teach management skills to students and practitioners.

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is beefing up its business curriculum to serve both students and practicing veterinarians. The newly established Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship currently offers two courses for DVM students and plans to launch an executive education program in 2020 and other offerings. Robert Karpman, M.D., MBA, a professor […]

Pet Paradise

Pets can bask in paradise at Florida facility

Pet Paradise is a combination veterinary clinic and spa.

In a state crowded with vacation resorts, a new veterinary hospital and boarding facility in central Florida aims to pamper four-legged visitors. Pet Paradise features a bone-shaped swimming pool, an outdoor play area, grooming services and a section called Tiny Town that is designed for smaller dogs. When it comes to veterinary services, the suburban […]

urinary incontinence

Once-a-day Proin earns FDA approval

The extended-release drug is formulated to control urinary incontinence in dogs.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an extended-release version of the twice-a-day canine incontinence drug Proin. Given daily, Proin ER (phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride extended-release) tablets are indicated for the control of urinary incontinence due to urethral sphincter hypotonus in dogs. The new prescription medication, manufactured by Pegasus Laboratories Inc., comes in 18-, 38-, 74- […] Protection Status