Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
N.J. Vet School Could Open in 2025
The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges added the Rowan University School of Veterinary Medicine as a provisional member. The Glassboro, New Jersey, school plans to welcome its first class in fall 2025, pending accreditation approval. “Any college or school of veterinary medicine which grants the doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent and is not accredited by or has not gained ‘reasonable assurance’ from the Council on Education (COE) is eligible to apply for provisional membership to the AAVMC,” the organization stated.
$510,000 to UF Shelter Program
The Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will receive a $510,000 grant from Petco Love to address the shortage of shelter medicine veterinarians. “The growing shortage of shelter veterinarians nationwide has hit animal welfare organizations particularly hard,” UF reported. “At any one time, there are hundreds of unfilled vacancies for veterinarians in shelters and spay-neuter clinics. This gap delays veterinary care and spay-neuter surgeries, resulting in increased euthanasia of shelter pets, either due to treatable medical conditions or overcapacity.” Petco Love is a nonprofit organization formerly known as The Petco Foundation. Learn more at bit.ly/3kEKr3M.
N.Y. Hospital Raises $100 Million
New York’s Stephen and Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center achieved its goal of raising $100 million to fund an expansion and modernization project. The work commenced in 2021. AMC calls itself the world’s largest nonprofit animal hospital.
Texas Tech Gets Scholarship Money
Amarillo National Bank donated $250,000 to support student scholarships at the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine.
$2 Billion in Payments at Trupanion
Pet health insurer Trupanion reported paying out more than $2 billion in veterinary invoices over its 20-year history. “In the past three years alone,” the company stated, “Trupanion has paid out $29 million per month, or $6.7 million per week, equating to over $959,000 per day.” Trupanion insures more than 800,000 pets.
Free Consult Offered With BuddyID
Microchip ID Systems partnered with the veterinary telehealth service FirstVet. Customers registering their pets with BuddyID receive a free 15-minute consultation with a veterinarian to discuss five key health topics.
Apply Now for KC Corridor Event
The KC Animal Health Corridor invited emerging companies — those seeking $500,000 to $20 million in funding or strategic partnerships — to present their products or services at the 2023 Animal Health Summit, set for Aug. 28 and 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. The deadline is April 3. Learn more at bit.ly/3kEENij.