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Inspire Veterinary Partners

Practice Consolidator Offers Employee Stock Options

Newly established Inspire Veterinary Partners wants hospital team members to “share in the ownership.”

Inspire Veterinary Partners, a practice consolidator that ventured to Hawaii to purchase its first clinic, wants to own 50 hospitals nationwide within five years. Team members who work at least 20 hours a week at newly acquired Kauai Veterinary Clinic or other Inspire-owned veterinary hospitals can receive stock options in the parent company, part of […]


AAHA, AAFP Release Feline Life Stage Guidelines

Supporting the health and longevity of every cat is the focus of free advice for veterinary professionals.

Senior cats should see a veterinarian at least every six months and the subject of pet health insurance might be appropriate during cost-of-care discussions, according to the newly released 2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines. A task force assembled by the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners produced the document, […]

UC Davis

U.S. Veterinary Schools Fare Well in Rankings

UC Davis, Cornell and Ohio State place in the top six worldwide.

The veterinary medicine programs at UC Davis, Cornell University and Ohio State University are among the world’s best, according to annual rankings produced by British publisher Quacquarelli Symonds. The 2021 list saw the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine trade places with the University of London Royal Veterinary College, settling for No. 2 […]

Vet's Best Friend Revelstoke

Vet’s Best Friend Partners With Equity Firm

The practice consolidator will use the investment to grow its 12-clinic network.

Vet’s Best Friend, the owner of 12 veterinary practices in seven Northeast states, is planning further expansion after receiving what was described only as “a significant investment” from the private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners. “We are excited to leverage Revelstoke’s experience in helping to grow multisite health care services businesses,” Vet’s Best Friend CEO […]


Purina’s LiveClear Earns Consumer Awards

The new cat food is praised for “meshing science with functionality.”

Purina Pro Plan LiveClear, an allergen-reducing cat food launched in early 2020, has won an Evergreen Award and a separate Product of the Year honor based on consumer responses and reviews. Runners-up in the Evergreen competition in the category of pet care product launches were Purina’s Friskies Farm Favorites and General Mills’ Blue Buffalo Bursts. […]

Link Welborn

Covetrus Appoints North American CVO

Dr. Link Welborn is a former AAHA president and the owner of six veterinary practices.

Florida practice owner Link Welborn, DVM, DABVP, who has held national leadership positions serving the veterinary profession, is the new chief veterinary officer for Covetrus’ North American region. Dr. Welborn, a 1982 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, also is CEO of Veterinary Study Groups, the umbrella organization for more than […]


New Tonometer Features Bluetooth Connectivity

The battery-powered Tono-Vera, from Reichert Technologies, accommodates wireless data transfer.

Reichert Technologies has released a Bluetooth-enabled veterinary tonometer designed to measure a patient’s intraocular pressure without the need for a topical anesthetic. The Tono-Vera Vet Tonometer displays a full color view of the eye and uses the patent-pending ActiView Positioning System to guide the user to the apex of the cornea, according to the company. […]

pet symptom tracker

Petriage’s Symptom Checker Is Patent-Protected

The app analyzes a pet’s condition and advises the owner whether to seek veterinary care.

Pet Symptom Checker, a mobile app that assesses a cat or dog’s need for veterinary care, has earned a U.S. patent for its developer, Petriage. The free tool uses statistical algorithms and the information input by a pet owner to arrive at a triage recommendation. If the pet’s veterinarian subscribes to the Petriage telehealth platform, […]

American Veterinary Group

American Veterinary Group Finds an Investment Partner

Oak Hill Capital will help grow the 46-hospital chain.

Expansion is on the horizon for American Veterinary Group, the owner of 46 hospitals in six states, after the company agreed to an investment deal with the private equity firm Oak Hill Capital. Details of the sale by Trive Capital, another private equity firm, to Oak Hill were not revealed. Oak Hill invested an undisclosed sum […]


AVMA, AAHA Release Telehealth How-to Guide

As virtual care rises in popularity, practical advice is available to help practitioners introduce and monetize the service.

Veterinary hospitals looking to implement virtual care or improve upon what they now provide can access a manual produced by two leading veterinary associations. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association unveiled the 2021 AAHA/AVMA Telehealth Guidelines for Small-Animal Practice at bit.ly/3dE432G. The 32-page document supplements the recently released AVMA Guidelines […]