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Young vet sets up full-service practice

From surgery to pampering, Spot On Veterinary Hospital and Hotel will have almost everything a pet needs.

Eight years out of veterinary school, Connecticut practitioner Philip Putter, DVM, is preparing to open a 16,000-square-foot clinic and pet resort. Spot On Veterinary Hospital and Hotel is set to launch in November in Stamford, about 30 miles northeast of New York City, and serve pets from Fairfield and Westchester counties. Among the offerings will […]

AVMA LIFE partners with Delta Dental

Dental and vision insurance coverage is open to AVMA members, dependents and staff.

AVMA LIFE Trust is switching to Delta Dental of Illinois for nationwide dental and vision insurance coverage. Enrollment opened Oct. 17 for American Veterinary Medical Association members, their dependents and employees. Coverage kicks in Jan. 1, 2018. “By offering a choice of comprehensive dental and vision benefits, we are providing affordable and flexible options to […]

Coming soon: Today’s Veterinary Nurse

The rebranded, peer-reviewed NAVC journal will be published quarterly starting in winter 2018.

Today’s Veterinary Technician, an official peer-reviewed journal published by the North American Veterinary Community, will be repositioned as Today’s Veterinary Nurse in support of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative Coalition. NAVC, the publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, announced Oct. 17 that Today’s Veterinary Nurse will debut in winter 2018 as a quarterly journal. The rebranding coincides […]

Ross University prepares for West Indies conference

Colorado State’s Dr. Mark Stetter will give the keynote address.

Work and play will be on the schedule when the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine hosts the West Indies Veterinary Conference on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. The conference will take place Nov. 5 to 10. Up to 56 hours of continuing education credits may be earned on topics ranging from small animals […]

Veterinary Nurse Initiative wins industry support

Banfield, Royal Canin and BluePearl agree that technicians should carry the title of RVN.

A campaign to make “registered veterinary nurse” the standard title and credential in the U.S. veterinary technician field has three corporate sponsors. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) reported Oct. 16 that Banfield Pet Hospital, Royal Canin USA and BluePearl Veterinary Partners have endorsed the Veterinary Nurse Initiative. A coalition is working […]

Pathway acquires Eye Care for Animals

More than 120 veterinary hospitals are now part of the Pathway family.

Eye Care for Animals, a nationwide network of more than 50 ophthalmology practices, has merged with the veterinary management company Pathway. The transaction, announced Oct. 16, turns Eye Care for Animals (ECFA) into a division of Austin, Texas-based Pathway. The financial terms were not disclosed. With its latest acquisition, Pathway employs 2,000 people and has […]

Coming in October: canine appetite stimulant Entyce

Aratana’s newest product is a daily therapeutic that mimics the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Aratana Therapeutics’ new appetite stimulant for dogs, Entyce, will begin shipping to U.S. veterinarians in late October. The Leawood, Kansas, company reported Oct. 13 that Entyce (capromorelin oral solution) will be available in 10-, 15- and 30-milliliter bottles. Administered once a day, the flavored oral therapeutic is formulated to mimic the hunger hormone ghrelin, bind […]

iVET360 unveils Pulse data dashboard

Integrated with existing practice management software, the program generates up-to-the-minute financial data.

iVET360 has rolled out a digital dashboard designed to provide real-time financial and operational data to veterinary practice owners and managers. Known as Pulse, the dashboard is accessible from computers and mobile devices. “By having real-time data, you can adjust your strategies for hospital growth as soon as you want to,” said Oliver Roller, managing […]

Western veterinary school’s loss is Calgary’s gain

Alberta leaders want to keep the province’s money and students closer to home.

The University of Calgary veterinary school will increase enrollment by two-thirds as it withdraws from a regional agreement with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in neighboring Saskatchewan. Alberta’s provincial government announced Oct. 12 that it will stop paying $8 million a year to support the education of 80 Alberta students enrolled in the DVM […]

More students seeking DVM careers

College applicant numbers climb by 12 percent over two years.

The competition to become a veterinarian has gotten more intense. As of early October, just under 7,500 people had applied to at least one of the 39 institutions that use the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges reported that the pool of 7,498 applicants, who are vying to […]

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