ACVIM Foundation entrusts assets to Morris

Morris Animal Foundation gets more than $423,000 to spend on animal health research.

Morris Animal Foundation has received a $423,950 cash infusion due to the dissolution of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation. The ACVIM Foundation’s Board of Regents voted in December 2016 to terminate the fundraising arm because of “a lack of financial viability and an unsustainable business model,” according to a letter sent to […]

E.I. Medical debuts i3 ultrasound video headset

The high-resolution headset works with the Ibex line of portable ultrasound systems.

E.I. Medical Imaging has launched the i3 video headset for use with the company’s portable veterinary ultrasound systems. Designed with binocular and monocular configurations, the high-resolution headset features a patent-pending, custom prismatic optic, according to the Loveland, Colorado, company. “We spent three years of R&D on this optical design,” President Charles Maloy said. “Of all […]

BabelBark sets sights on international markets

The software company moves into several English-speaking countries.

BabelBark, whose mobile app connects dog owners with veterinarians and pet service providers, is pursuing business opportunities overseas. The Newton, Massachusetts, company reported Dec. 12 that its mobile app and software platforms will be offered in Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. “After targeting 85 million pet-owning families in the U.S. […]

Investors say ‘yes’ to veterinary house-call provider

Fuzzy Pet Health looks to expand beyond San Francisco in 2018.

A start-up company that provides subscription-based, in-home veterinary care has secured $4.5 million in financing. Fuzzy Pet Health, which sends veterinarians to client homes across the San Francisco Bay area, reported receiving seed money from Eniac Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, Precursor Ventures, SV Angel, Accelerator and FJ Labs. The company intends to expand to other U.S. […]

Zoetis introduces H3N2/H3N8 influenza vaccine

Vanguard CIV is administered in two doses over a three-week period.

Zoetis Inc. has started shipping Vanguard CIV H3N2/H3N8, the company’s newest vaccine against canine influenza virus. The product launch, announced Dec. 12, offers protection from both the H3N2 and H3N8 dog flu strains. “Dogs that attend day care, visit the dog park or stay at boarding facilities are all at risk for contracting either strain […]

MWI Animal Health acquires Northeast Veterinary Supply

NEVSCO does business across the Northeastern U.S.

Regional distributor Northeast Veterinary Supply Co. (NEVSCO) has been sold to one of the industry’s largest wholesalers, MWI Animal Health. Terms of the acquisition, announced Dec. 12, were not reported. “At MWI, we’re focused on providing veterinary practices with the tools and resources they need to compete in a dynamic animal health marketplace,” said Mark […]

Merck buys drug companies in Uruguay, Turkey

Prondil S.A. and Vilsan Pharmaceuticals focus on the livestock sector.

Merck Animal Health is expanding its international business with the acquisition of South American and Turkish vaccine manufacturers. Madison, New Jersey-based Merck reported Dec. 6 that it purchased Prondil S.A. of Montevideo, Uruguay. Privately held Prondil develops and manufactures livestock vaccines and antigens for sale in more than 20 countries. In mid-November, Merck agreed to […]

U.K. veterinary distributor Centaur plans expansion

The company’s second warehouse will be located in the Midlands.

Centaur Services aims to better equip veterinarians in northern England, North Wales and Scotland when the distributor opens a warehouse in the Midlands. The launch of a second warehouse, scheduled for spring 2018, could serve physicians at some point. Centaur, whose parent company, AmerisourceBergen, is one of the world’s largest drug wholesalers, reported Dec. 8 […]

Toxic mushroom kills young California dog

UC Davis warns of the risk of poisonous mushrooms.

Unable to save a puppy that ate a poisonous mushroom, the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine is warning pet owners about the danger. The case began Dec. 4, when the owner of Griffin, an 8-week-old Alaskan Klee Kai, brought him to the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The puppy had swallowed […]

VCA offers free boarding in California fire zones

Limited space is available at participating hospitals.

Pet owners evacuated from fire-stricken areas of Southern California can take advantage of free boarding services at participating VCA veterinary hospitals. VCA Animal Hospitals made the offer Dec. 6 as wildfires burned more than 100,000 acres and an undetermined number of homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. “Our thoughts are with the many families […] Protection Status