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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 […]

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 […]