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AAHA releases guidelines for managing pet diabetes

The first update in eight years emphasizes how veterinary technicians can help with diabetes management.

Veterinary technicians can play a key role in educating pet owners about feline and canine diabetes, according to the American Animal Hospital Association’s newly updated Diabetes Management Guidelines. The 21-page document, available at http://bit.ly/2AL1XXl, includes the latest information about diabetes mellitus and offers new online tools and educational resources for pet owners and veterinary teams. […]

2018 Investment Forum accepting applications

Young companies in need of funding will be given a chance under the spotlight.

Emerging companies looking to impress the animal health industry and potential financial backers are invited to participate in the 10th annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum. The event, scheduled for Aug. 21 in Kansas City, Missouri, is open to companies seeking funding of $500,000 to $20 million and projecting revenue of $20 million within five […]

State of the Profession Seminar set for Feb. 5

Practice owners, veterinarians, practice managers and team leaders are invited to hear presentations on market and consumer trends.

Today’s Veterinary Business, the North American Veterinary Community and Vetalytix will bring together leading experts in the fields of veterinary economics, animal health market intelligence, and pet owner and consumer insights to present the most significant market and consumer trends impacting the companion animal veterinary practice. The Industry Insight & State of the Profession Seminar […]

PetIQ to buy VIP Petcare for $220 million

The sale will bring VIP’s mobile clinics and PetIQ’s pet products under one owner.

PetIQ, a manufacturer and distributor of retail pet products, is entering veterinary care with the $220 million takeover of VIP Petcare. The transaction was announced Jan. 8 and is expected to close by late January. VIP Petcare’s community clinics provide low-level services such as vaccinations and microchipping at hundreds of feed and pet stores in […]

Zoetis hires Animal Medical Center’s CMO

Dr. Richard Goldstein will serve as executive director and chief medical officer of U.S. Diagnostics.

A top administrator at New York’s acclaimed Animal Medical Center is moving into the corporate world as Zoetis Inc.’s executive director and chief medical officer of U.S. Diagnostics. Richard E. Goldstein, DVM, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, spent the past six years as the chief medical officer at Animal Medical Center and for 12 years before that was a […]

Mizzou to develop national bovine reproduction center

Producers, veterinarians and students will learn more about beef cattle reproduction and genomics.

A $300,000 federal grant will be used to help the University of Missouri create the National Center for Applied Reproduction and Genomics in Beef Cattle. The project is a collaboration between: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. MU’s Division of Animal Sciences within the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural […]

Catalyst SDMA Test available for in-clinic use

The canine and feline kidney test previously was done at Idexx reference labs.

Idexx Laboratories Inc. has announced the North American rollout of the point-of-care Catalyst SDMA Test, a check of kidney health in dogs and cats. The Westbrook, Maine, company reported Jan. 8 that it shipped 2,731 preorders of the 12-test box and was about to ship an additional 1,762 preorders. The test is designed to be […]

Henry Schein buys majority share of Brazil’s ABASE

The purchase gives Henry Schein a firmer sales foothold in the South American nation.

Henry Schein Inc. has acquired a 60 percent ownership stake in ABASE, a Brazilian veterinary products distributor. The transaction was announced Jan. 8. Financial terms were not disclosed. “This ownership investment strengthens our position in Brazil’s animal health market, which we established earlier this year in the state of Rio de Janeiro with our investment […]

Restructuring of AVMA insurance plans is underway

An umbrella trust will administer AVMA PLIT and AVMA LIFE pending a possible merger.

AVMA PLIT and AVMA LIFE — the American Veterinary Medical Association’s two insurance programs — will be restructured under an umbrella trust, the organization announced Jan. 5. “We are adapting to match the changing needs of AVMA members and how they do business,” said Andrew Clark, DVM, MBA, who heads AVMA PLIT. “The umbrella trust […]

VIP Wellness Center coming to Toledo, Ohio

The permanent veterinary clinic is the second in Ohio and the 10th nationwide.

VIP Petcare will open its 10th Wellness Center on Jan. 8 inside a Pet Supplies Plus store in Toledo, Ohio. The permanent location is different from VIP’s common approach: pop-up veterinary clinics at hundreds of feed and pet stores in 31 states. The short-term Community Clinics focus on vaccinations, microchipping and nail trims, while Wellness […]