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Eleanor Green

Texas A&M dean to step down by mid-2020

Dr. Eleanor Green accepts a job at Animal Policy Group to work on regulatory, policy and strategic issues.

Eleanor Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, is ending a decade of service as dean of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine to join the policy and lobbying firm Animal Policy Group. Dr. Green was named a senior adviser and consultant effective immediately, and she will hold the Carl B. King deanship until her replacement […]

Boehringer Ingelheim funds Georgia pet adoption center

The Atlanta Humane Society facility opens in a storefront location.

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has given back to its hometown of Duluth, Georgia, by supporting the Atlanta Humane Society’s newest pet adoption center. The drug maker’s financial donation is an investment in the local community, said Everett Hoekstra, president of Boehringer Ingelheim’s U.S. Animal Health business. “Boehringer Ingelheim believes in a future where no animal […]

New AAHA report emphasizes preventive care

Implementing protocols benefits patients, clients and the practice.

Conveying the importance of preventive care through client education and staff engagement is the focus of a new resource from the American Animal Hospital Association. The publication, “Implementing Preventive Care Protocols,” points out how routine diagnostic screenings, as shown in a study conducted by Idexx Laboratories Inc., can reveal underlying conditions in need of follow-up […]

Study sheds light on pet adoption trends

One-third of cats and dogs come from a shelter or rescue.

About one-third of cats and dogs brought into a household over the previous 12 months came from an animal shelter or rescue, according to a new study. The market research firm Packaged Facts found that shelters and rescues make up the leading single source of cats and dogs and that adults ages 25 to 44 […]

PIJAC backs the judicious use of pet vaccines

The trade group urges pet owners to consult with their veterinarian.

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is supporting the judicious use of vaccines and recommending that pet owners “work closely with their veterinarian to determine an effective and safe vaccination program.” A statement released by PIJAC CEO Mike Bober followed the lead of the organization’s Zoonoses Committee, which discussed the need to “protect the health […]

Clinics urged to sign up for diabetes campaign

The Diabetes Pet Care Alliance product giveaway runs through Dec. 31.

Merck Animal Health, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets and Zoetis Inc. are teaming up again to encourage veterinarians and clients to screen cats and dogs for diabetes. The annual Diabetes Pet Care Alliance program, started in 2014, offers three free products to the owners of newly diagnosed diabetes patients. Nearly 900 pets were diagnosed during […]

Pet owners find a way to pay for emergencies

37% of respondents to a LendingTree survey would pull out a credit card to cover a $1,000 expense.

Fifty percent of pet owners would go into debt — either with a credit card or personal loan — to pay a $1,000 emergency pet expense, according to LendingTree.com. The finding was part of an online survey of 760 people that revealed what they would do to cover a pet-related emergency. “Even though there’s a […]

Free: 30 days of VHMA membership

Check out what the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association has to offer.

The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association is inviting practice administrators and veterinarians to test-drive membership in the organization. Available during September, a free 30-day trial membership includes access to: MemberConnect Community, an online question-and-answer and discussion platform. Sample Document Library, a source of downloadable forms. Resources such as Legal Matters, benchmark reports and continuing education. Tools […]

Standing Equine MRI

Hallmarq sells 100th standing MRI unit

100,000 horses have been scanned for foot or leg problems since 2002.

A Swiss equine hospital has installed Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging’s 100th standing MRI, a system designed to diagnose issues with a horse’s feet and lower limbs. The company, with offices in England and Chicago, reported that the magnetic resonance imaging unit was installed at Pferdeklinik Dalchenhof (Dalchenhof Horse Clinic) in the town of Brittnau, 35 miles […]

SwineTech wins Investment Forum’s Innovation Award

The Iowa company and 10 other start-ups draw the attention of industry experts and investors at the annual KC Animal Health Corridor event.

SwineTech Inc. thinks it can stop sows from crushing their piglets, a problem that CEO Matthew Rooda said occurs more than 100 million times a year. The technology, SmartGuard, and Rooda’s presentation earned SwineTech the $10,000 Innovation Award at the KC Animal Health Corridor Investment Forum. The annual event puts emerging companies like SwineTech onstage […]

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