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Coming soon from the NAVC: Retriever job app

The free service will match veterinary job seekers with employers.

In the coming weeks, the NAVC’s app Retriever will be released to veterinary job employers and candidates. Retriever is transforming the way veterinary professionals find new opportunities and how practices discover, hire and develop talent. It’s a free and easy-to-use service that provides simple functionality and personalized job matching with real-time notifications. While you eagerly […]

Hill’s takes ownership of Vetrax monitor

The pet food maker plans further development of the behavior-sensing device.

AgLogica Holdings Inc. has transferred its interest in the Vetrax wearable sensor to partner Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. Hill’s, which has worked with AgLogica on the device’s development for three years, announced the acquisition Oct. 10. Financial terms were not announced. Worn on a dog’s collar, Vetrax measures a number of behaviors, such as shaking, […]

The smart money is on smart pet products

“Pet tech is big business,” Packaged Facts says in a new report.

“Smart” pet products such as self-cleaning litterboxes, automated feeders and Bluetooth-enabled collars make up a $400 million a year U.S. market, according to Packaged Facts. The Rockville, Maryland, market research firm reported in a new report that smart pet products are expected to “play a far greater and more multifaceted role in 2018 and beyond.” […]

Pathway continues 2018 hospital buying blitz

The Texas-based consolidator now owns more than 150 practices.

The hospital management group Pathway Vet Alliance has surpassed 150 locations with the acquisition of more clinics in the third quarter of 2018. Supported by a deep-pocketed investment firm, Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity, the company reported that 15 veterinary practices were added from July through September in Arkansas, California, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Mexico, […]

Registration opens for annual AAVMC conference

The forum’s 2019 theme is diversity and inclusiveness.

Diversity and inclusiveness will be examined in depth during the Association of American Veterinary Medical College’ 2019 annual conference. Early registration for the Washington, D.C., event is underway at http://bit.ly/2NIAFaT. The meeting, set for March 8 to 10, will explore “strategies and benefits from incorporating appropriate levels of diversity and inclusiveness in working groups and […]

Veterinary college is a popular choice, again

More than 8,000 students apply for acceptance to the Class of 2023.

Admission to veterinary school has gotten more competitive. The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges reported that 8,151 people submitted 40,522 applications by the Sept. 21 deadline, a jump in both numbers from the prior year. Would-be members of the Class of 2023 applied to an average of five schools each. Forty institutions in the […]

At Lincoln Memorial, clinical rotation can come with a bonus

Two students a year will receive a $25,000 tuition reduction in exchange for training at a Southern Veterinary Partners hospital.

Two Lincoln Memorial University students completing their clinical training at Southern Veterinary Partners hospitals will each receive a $25,000 tuition credit under a program designed in part to address the student debt burden. The partnership between the Birmingham, Alabama, hospital chain and the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine is “a win-win for everyone,” […]

Idexx chief medical officer plans 2019 retirement

Dr. Roberta Relford has served as CMO since 2013.

Veterinary diagnostics and software giant Idexx Laboratories Inc. is looking to fill a looming hole on its executive team. Chief medical officer Roberta Relford, DVM, MS, Ph.D., DACVIM, DACVP, announced her intention to retire in early 2019, the Westbrook, Maine, company reported Oct. 8. “As many of you know,” Dr. Relford wrote in a notice […]

Blue Buffalo expands Veterinary Diet line

Canned formulas are introduced for managing food intolerance in cats and dogs and for skin and GI issues in dogs.

Blue Buffalo Co. has launched wet diets formulated to manage adverse food reactions in dogs and cats, complementing the kibble variety of Blue Natural Veterinary Diet HF Hydrolyzed for Food Intolerance. The Wilton, Connecticut, company also added a wet option to Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator for dogs. The therapeutic formulas are available exclusively […]

iVet360 study explores hospitals’ digital performance

The industry is doing better with websites and social media, but slow page loads remain a problem.

Veterinary hospital websites have become more secure and more responsive, but they’ve also gotten slower. A report prepared by the marketing and analytics firm iVet360 concludes that veterinary clinics are paying more attention to internet security nowadays and working to block hackers. Nearly 48 percent of the 1,000 hospitals surveyed possess an encrypted website, up […]

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