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Lemonade pet insurance

Lemonade to expand into pet insurance

The New York company is awaiting regulatory approval to enter the billion-dollar industry.

The pet health insurance market is about to get even more crowded. A property insurance provider called Lemonade intends to compete in the U.S. pet insurance channel sometime in 2020. More than a dozen insurers, ranging from industry leader Nationwide to newcomers Spot and Prudent Pet, sell about $1.5 billion a year in policies and […]

Innovetive Petcare 529 plan

Innovetive Petcare encourages saving for college

Company employees will receive baby gifts in the form of a 529 plan contribution.

Oh, baby! Innovetive Petcare, a network of 21 veterinary hospitals across six Southern states, will help employees save for a child’s college expenses by providing an initial contribution. The new fringe benefit will be presented as a GiftofCollege.com gift card that can be deposited into a state’s 529 tax-advantaged college savings plan. Starting March 1, […]

Worm Wars

Boehringer Ingelheim launches Worm Wars campaign

The maker of Heartgard Plus challenges clinics to start at least 20 dogs on parasiticides each month.

After seeing nearly 60,000 dogs get on heartworm preventives for the first time, Boehringer Ingelheim is teaming up with veterinary teams to fight roundworms and hookworms, too. A new initiative, Worm Wars, challenges veterinary clinics to start 20 new dogs on heartworm preventives or 20 lapsed dogs back on prevention during each month in 2020. […]

Lintbells YuMOVE Advance 360

Mobility supplement promises guaranteed results

Lintbells’ YuMOVE Advance 360 for dogs is made with green-lipped mussels.

The British company Lintbells has introduced to the U.S. veterinary market a canine nutritional supplement carrying a six-week money-back guarantee. YuMOVE Advance 360 is a soft chew sold by U.S. distributors Midwest Veterinary Supply and MWI Animal Health. The supplement is clinically proven to improve a dog’s hip and joint function within six weeks, the […]

Indictment of Jonathan Nyce

Businessman accused of selling fake cancer drugs

Jonathan Nyce is charged with defrauding the owners of terminally ill dogs.

A former pharmaceutical executive has been indicted on allegations that he defrauded dog owners by selling phony drugs marketed as cures for canine cancer. Jonathan Nyce, 70, is accused of persuading the owners of terminally ill dogs to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for products under the brand names Tumexal and Naturasone. What they […]

Dermaquin

Nutramax launches skin-boosting supplement

New canine soft chew is available through veterinarians only.

Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences Inc. has released a veterinary-exclusive soft chew formulated to minimize the recurrence of skin issues in dogs. The product, Dermaquin Skin Support Supplement, contains hardy kiwi, beta-glucans, gamma-linolenic acid, ceramides and omega-3 fatty acids, which in combination help to “fortify and support the skin’s natural barrier,” the company reported. “The relationship […]

Airvet

Veterinary Study Groups endorses Airvet

Telemedicine app provider could be the tool of choice at 1,400 VSG-member hospitals.

Veterinary Study Groups, a provider of management support to more than 1,400 U.S. veterinary practices, has selected Airvet as its preferred telemedicine partner. Airvet’s mobile app provides live video, audio and chat communication between pet owners and veterinarians. “We are excited about this strategic partnership as we look to help our independent veterinary practices further […]

E-Commerce+ Summit

Coming in September: E-Commerce+ Summit

The third annual event will feature speakers from the veterinary and business worlds.

The NAVC’s third annual E-Commerce+ Summit is set to happen in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sept. 2 and 3, 2020, on the heels of the KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Dinner and Investment Forum. Speakers from Chewy, Packaged Facts, Nestle Purina, the Veterinary Innovation Council and more will guide attendees through emerging trends in the […]

sales rep

MTMC establishes an animal health division

The company offers outsourced sales services to health care manufacturers.

MedTech/MedCare is expanding into the veterinary industry after 35 years of providing manufacturer sales representatives to human health care companies. MTMC’s new animal health division will focus on sales representation, outbound telesales, national accounts representation, distribution representation, biomedical services and consulting services, said managing partner Jack Moran. “We’re very excited to launch our veterinary business, […]

Foster Hospital

Tufts hospital earns VECCS recognition

Foster Hospital for Small Animals is a Level 1 facility, the top ranking issued by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

Tufts University has joined Cornell, North Carolina State and the University of Pennsylvania as the only North American veterinary schools to operate VECCS Level 1 hospitals. The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society certified the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center. Level 1 designation is granted to 24-hour acute care […]

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