Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Clemson Trustees OK New Veterinary School
The Clemson University board of trustees approved the creation of a college of veterinary medicine, the first in South Carolina. The inaugural class is scheduled to arrive in fall 2026. “The college will leverage the university’s existing animal health programs and infrastructure to create a veterinary medicine workforce to fill a statewide shortage of veterinarians,” Clemson stated. The program will use a distributed model of clinical teaching.
Chewy Enhances Pet Insurance Offering
Online retailer Chewy’s CarePlus pet health insurance includes expanded coverage options and price points from providers Trupanion and Lemonade Pet. CarePlus plans are available in 45 states.
Medovate Finds a SAFIRA Distributor
20/20 Imaging will distribute Medovate Ltd.’s SAFIRA system for regional anesthesia in the United States. 20/20 Imaging, a division of Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc., is based in Crystal Lake, Illinois. “Konica Minolta’s ultrasound systems are an excellent complement to the SAFIRA system as ultrasound is optimally used to guide the exact placement of local/regional anesthetic as well as provide real-time assessment of the needle advancement,” 20/20 Imaging stated. Medovate is headquartered in Cambridge, England.
Covetrus Pulse Is in 3,000 Veterinary Practices
The Covetrus Pulse veterinary operating system marked its one-year anniversary with a presence in more than 3,000 veterinary practices. “Over the past year, Covetrus has continued to advance Pulse with data-driven user insights, incorporating more than 1,500 user-submitted ideas and enhancements,” the company reported.
VetCT Debuts Website for North American Market
VetCT, a U.K.-based teleradiology and teleconsulting provider, launched a new North American website. “The VetCT site will offer veterinary medicine providers in the U.S. and Canada with a portal to access over 200 teleradiology and teleconsulting specialists,” according to the company. “In addition, the site offers comprehensive information about the company and its services, including teleradiology, teleconsulting, equine and education.” Learn more at us.vet-ct.com.
CityVet Expands to 31 Locations
Dallas-based CityVet stayed close to home with the opening of its 31st practice. The Old East Dallas clinic is headed by Effie Giannopoulos, DVM. “She has been with us since our first clinic, and we are thrilled to have her spearhead our 31st location,” CEO David Boguslawski said.
Bond Vet’s New CEO Is From VCA
Garrett Lewis was named CEO of the New York-based Bond Vet chain, replacing company founder Mo Punjani, who will remain as chairman. Garrett previously worked as the chief operating officer at VCA Animal Hospitals. Bond Vet operates about 40 hospitals in metropolitan New York, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
OraStripdx Partners With EPiQ Animal Health
EPiQ Animal Health will promote and distribute OraStripdx, a 10-second test for the detection of periodontal disease in pets. “EPiQ, which supplies products to nearly 100% of the veterinarians in the United States through its channel partners, will significantly increase access to OraStripdx,” said John Beran, CEO of PDX Biotech, the product’s manufacturer.
Asto CT Supplies Equine Scanner to Mizzou
The University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center installed an equine standing CT scanner made by Asto CT Inc. “We see this technology becoming widely adopted among horse owners because of the reduced cost and quick scans,” said university equine clinician Dr. Kevin Keegan.