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AAVMC Changes Its Name Slightly

Say hello to the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges.

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges has rearranged three words in its name to become the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges. “The wording change, although subtle, now correctly denotes that our international members are part of an American-based association, linked by a common accreditation system,” the organization reported. “In contrast, the former name […]

Zylkene

Vetoquinol Warns of Counterfeit Zylkene Capsules

Bottles were sold on Amazon through a third-party retailer.

Vetoquinol USA is cautioning veterinarians and pet owners about the discovery of counterfeit Zylkene sold by a third-party seller on Amazon. Genuine Zylkene is a supplement given to cats and dogs to promote calmness. The fake 75-milligram capsules come in 120-count bottles bearing the lot number 048019 and the expiration date 05/2021. Vetoquinol is offering […]

YuMove Advance 360

New for Cats: YuMove Advance 360

The nutritional supplement from Lintbells is formulated to assist with mobility and joint issues.

Lintbells has released a feline version of its YuMove Advance 360 nutritional supplement, which like the canine equivalent comes with a money-back guarantee. YuMove Advance 360 for Cats, formulated to support joint health and the body’s anti-inflammatory process, is available exclusively from veterinary channel distributor MWI Animal Health. The new product is made from New […]

FoodScience acquisition

Pet Supplements Company Gets a New Owner

FoodScience, whose brands include VetriScience and Pet Naturals, is acquired by Wind Point Partners.

FoodScience Corp., a family-owned manufacturer of VetriScience and Pet Naturals nutritional supplements, has been sold to the private equity firm Wind Point Partners. Terms were not disclosed. FoodScience, founded in 1973, also makes nutritional supplements for the human market under the brand name DaVinci. The company is headquartered in Williston, Vermont. Wind Point Partners reported […]

college application admissions

Study Questions Fairness of Veterinary School Admissions

Certain groups are at a disadvantage, say a former college dean and an AAVMC researcher.

The authors of a study that found unintended bias in veterinary school admissions are calling for a re-examination of the entire process. The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges study concluded that admission offers were lower for candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups as well as for Pell Grant recipients and first-generation college students. […]

veterinary spending

U.S. Veterinary Market Totaled $31.4 Billion in 2020

The American Pet Products Association expects spending on pets in all categories to reach nearly $110 billion this year.

The veterinary profession in 2020 captured a 30% slice of the record-setting $103.6 billion U.S. pet industry, according to a new report. The American Pet Products Association is forecasting even higher numbers in 2021, with expenditures in the overall pet market reaching an estimated $109.6 billion. “We are bullish for the coming year, projecting growth […]

Canada

Airvet Goes North of the Border

The telehealth platform provider is doing business in Canada.

Los Angeles-based Airvet has exported its telehealth platform to Canada, a nation of nearly 16 million cats and dogs and more than 3,000 veterinary practices. The expansion followed the introduction of Airvet Assist, a single page interface designed to reduce phone time and improve the clinic workflow. Brandon Werber, the company’s CEO and founder, called […]

wage gap

Study Confirms DVM Gender Wage Gap

Women at the high end of the pay scale might earn $100,000 less annually.

Cornell University researchers have identified a pronounced wage gap between male and female veterinarians, especially among recent graduates and top-earning practitioners. The study, published in the March 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, found that among the top quarter of earners, men were paid about $100,000 a year more. The […]

Petriage curbside

Petriage App Offers Curbside, Advice Options

The new services connect pet owners with their veterinarian and other experts.

Pet owners who use the Petriage mobile app can now check in and out during curbside appointments and consult with veterinary professionals anytime by phone. The new services build on the Bellevue, Washington, company’s free Pet Symptom Checker, which uses artificial intelligence to advise pet owners about the urgency of a cat or dog’s medical […]

wild cats

Ayers Foundation Gives $20 Million to Protect Wild Cats

Former Idexx chief Jonathan Ayers calls wild cat conservation “a very tangible cause.”

Former Idexx Laboratories executive Jonathan Ayers has pledged at least $20 million through his foundation to support the preservation of wild cats of all sizes, from lions and cheetahs to bobcats and ocelots. Ayers, who stepped down as a day-to-day Idexx leader in October 2019, joins a number of other environmental philanthropists who each pledged […]

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