A signature moment for Lincoln Memorial

An 85,000-square-foot veterinary academic building is about a year away from completion.

Lincoln Memorial University held a beam-signing ceremony Dec. 9 at the site of an 85,000-square-foot building that will serve the College of Veterinary Medicine. The three-story building, which is under construction on the main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, is expected to be completed by January 2019. It will contain: Two large lecture halls. 24 communications […]

Henry Schein acquires software developer eVetPractice

eVetPractice’s cloud-based practice management system becomes part of Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions.

eVetPractice, a family-run provider of cloud-based practice management software for veterinary clinics, has been acquired by Henry Schein Inc. The transaction was announced Dec. 18. Terms were not disclosed. Headquartered in Athens, Georgia, eVetPractice was founded in 2011 by computer science engineer Eddie Heinz. His wife, Stephanie Heinz, is the company’s sales manager, and his […]

Community Veterinary Partners expands to 42 hospitals

The company ventures into specialty care for the first time.

The Community Veterinary Partners hospital network has grown by seven locations, to 42, with the acquisition of practices in Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia. The newest sites are: Eastside Animal Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Colony Park Animal Hospital and Park Veterinary Hospital and Urgent Care in Durham, North Carolina. Animal Eye Care Associates in Wilmington, […]

Practice owner killed in San Diego plane crash

Another veterinarian lost her husband in the accident and was injured herself.

A Southern California veterinary hospital owner died in a small-plane crash Dec. 9 in San Diego along with the husband of another veterinarian. The victims were identified as 46-year-old Michael Zareski, DVM, the founder and clinical director at Western Veterinary Group in Torrance, California, and Robert Stelling Jr., 50. Stelling’s wife, Dawn Stelling, DVM, survived […]

Survey sheds light on parenthood and equine work

Half received at least two months of maternity leave, but not all the news was good.

An overwhelming majority of equine veterinarians were generally satisfied with how their practices treated them during their pregnancy, according to a survey. The results, reported Dec. 1 in the magazine EquiManagement, also found that 1-in-3 respondents took maternity leave of four weeks or less and that 18 percent cut back to part-time work or quit […]

Want to learn more about drug compounding?

Five seminars will teach participants about customized medications in veterinary medicine.

Health care educator LP3 Network has scheduled five seminars in 2018 on veterinary drug compounding. Three of the two-day sessions, titled “Veterinary Compounding: A Customized Approach,” include a four-hour hands-on laboratory course. The lead facilitator is Lauren Eichstadt Forsythe, PharmD, FSVHP, a clinical veterinary pharmacist at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital […]

Penn Foster offers practice management certificate

The online program will bring students one step closer to a CVPM credential.

Students interested in becoming a veterinary practice manager are invited to enroll in a new Penn Foster College online program. The Scottsdale, Arizona, private school on Dec. 15 launched the Veterinary Practice Management Undergraduate Certificate. The seven-course program covers veterinary practice management, human resources management, business orientation, marketing, basic accounting, principles of management and business […]

Nomination period opens for BVA presidency

It’s “not simply an honorary role,” the current president says.

Who wants to be president of the British Veterinary Association? The organization, which represents 17,000 veterinary professionals across the United Kingdom, is soliciting nominees for the 2019-20 presidential post. The current leader, John Fishwick, MA, VetMB, DECBHM, advises that the volunteer job is hard work. “As a BVA officer, it is a huge honor to […]

New drug-resistant heartworm strains identified

Louisiana veterinarian Cynthia Benbow urges “double protection” for dogs — a heartworm preventive and mosquito repellent.

A drug-resistant strain of heartworms infected a Louisiana dog whose owner was meticulous about administering a monthly heartworm preventive, according to a report published in the Nov. 9 issue of the journal Parasites and Vectors. The finding demonstrates the need to not only administer heartworm preventives but also control the mosquito population, said Cynthia Benbow, […]

New mobile practice: Fetch My Vet

The Florida start-up sends a veterinarian and a vet tech to a pet owner’s home.

A South Florida veterinarian and a group of investors have launched the house-call service Fetch My Vet. The $150 fee for a wellness or sick visit is higher than what most veterinary practices charge, but co-founder Michael Sanwald, DVM, said clients pay for the convenience and the undivided attention of a veterinary team. “A Fetch […] Protection Status