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Practice owners, veterinarians, practice managers and team leaders are invited to hear presentations on industry trends.

A limited number of tickets remain available for the Industry Insight & State of the Profession Seminar taking place Feb. 5 during the VMX conference in Orlando, Florida. Today’s Veterinary Business, the North American Veterinary Community and Vetalytix will bring together leading experts in the fields of veterinary economics, animal health market intelligence and consumer […]

Petco buys pet insurance information website

The national retailer acquires

Months after opening its first in-store veterinary clinic, Petco is expanding further into pet health care through the purchase of The website compares insurance plans for cats and dogs, generates quotes and sends pet owners to providers. The Columbus, Ohio, company states that it has generated more than 1 million quotes since its 2011 […]

Banfield updates anesthesia and analgesia guides

Veterinary teams may download an array of resources on canine and feline health care.

Banfield Pet Hospital’s anesthesia and pain-management guidelines and protocols have been updated and made available to all veterinary professionals. The downloadable standards and other tools are available at “We are passionate about and feel a responsibility to share our insights and resources with the broader veterinary profession to help promote quality-care practices and build […]

Video-based Bridge Club aims to link profession

Online meetings will focus on veterinary work, personal growth and societal issues.

Two industry veterans have launched The Bridge Club, an online platform designed to bring veterinary professionals together for education and networking through live 25-minute video conferences. Co-founder Catherine Haskins, a communications and marketing consultant, said content will be split into four sections: 30 percent on veterinary matters such as telemedicine. 30 percent on professional development. […]

Reddington retires from Morris Animal Foundation

John J. Reddington, Ph.D., DVM, will step down in February as president and CEO of the study-funding organization Morris Animal Foundation. Dr. Reddington’s decision to retire after 20 months on the job was announced Jan. 30. “We greatly appreciate the impact that Dr. Reddington has had on the foundation during his tenure,” said Walt George, […]

More hospitals utilize HVM hyperbaric chamber

Louisiana State and Florida-based HypOPets are among the new providers.

Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine has installed a veterinary-specific hyperbaric chamber at Louisiana State University, the third veterinary school to house an HVM unit. The Boca Raton, Florida, company reported Jan. 25 that 10 more locations now offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy using its veterinary-specific chambers. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be used for a wide variety of medical […]

Thrive hospital chain helps vets cut student debt

The company contributed an average of $4,000 under the Thrive Freedom Plan.

Veterinarians working for the Thrive Affordable Vet Care chain received an average of $4,000 each under the first year of the company’s student-debt repayment program. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Thrive operates 16 clinics in Texas, Colorado and California. The program is called the Thrive Freedom Plan. “We realize the stress associated with what can seem […]

PetSmart forms Healthy Pet Advisory Council

Veterinarians and other experts will explore pet nutrition and the company's pet food brands.

Three veterinary professors have joined PetSmart’s new Healthy Pet Advisory Council, which will focus on pet nutrition, health and wellness and assist the mass retailer with improving its proprietary pet food formulations. “We sought out some of the most innovative thought leaders … including veterinarians, researchers and nutritionists to join our effort, and we look […]

WSAVA hires its first chief executive officer

Arpita Bhose was the association manager before her promotion.

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has promoted its manager, Arpita Bhose, to the position of chief executive officer. As WSAVA’s first CEO, Bhose will: Work with president-elect Shane Ryan, BVSc, MVS, CVA, MChiroSc, to strengthen communication between WSAVA and its 105 member associations. Seek out additional sponsorship revenue. Support the development of WSAVA global […]

BVA offers refresher course for returning vets

Practitioners who take a break from work might need help with their skills and confidence.

If you stopped practicing veterinary medicine for a couple of years or even a few months, would you return to work completely certain of your abilities? The British Veterinary Association thinks that some veterinarians who take an extended break — whether to raise a family, work abroad, deal with a health issue or for another […] Protection Status