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Abaxis Enjoys Huge Jump in Sales, Profit

Partnering with distributors paid off for Abaxis, while competitor Idexx saw a small revenue dip while moving to direct sales.

Tag Maker PetHub Adds Patient Records Feature

A hospital’s electronic records may be shared to help identity lost pets wearing a PetHub tag.

Do You Know a Hero Vet or Vet Tech?

The American Humane Association is accepting nominations until March 13 as part of a nationwide contest.

First-Class Animal Transit Hub Coming to JFK

Dogs, horses, cattle and other animals will be processed and receive veterinary care at The Ark at JFK starting in 2016.

Voyce Dog Monitor Available for Purchase

An award-winning vital signs collar is marketed to dog owners and veterinarians as a way to “connect the dots between visits.”

Registration Opens in April for Free Eye Exams

Thousands of eligible service animals will likely be tested under ACVO’s eighth annual eye screening program.

Donors Bankroll Wisconsin Shelter Program

A shelter medicine rotation, courses, clinical studies and externships are on tap for some veterinary students.

Rabies Booster Works in Some Exposed Pets

JAVMA study is the first to present scientific data on animals with out-of-date rabies vaccinations.

Interceptor Heartworm Drug Returns Under Elanco

Discontinued by Novartis, Interceptor should be available this spring under new owner Elanco.

Idexx Unveils Kidney Test Breakthrough

A test being added to Idexx profiles may identify the onset of kidney disease about 17 months sooner in cats and dogs.

Henry Schein to Purchase Scil Animal Care

Veterinary products distributor Scil is scheduled to merge with Henry Schein Animal Health in the second quarter of 2015.

Aja Takes Over as Banfield Chief Medical Officer

The retirement of Dr. Jeffrey Klausner opened a spot for Dr. Daniel Aja.

Drug Maker Putney Celebrates Regulatory Successes

Portland, Maine, company has won five FDA approvals of generic animal drugs over the past five months.

Study: Cancer Patients Benefit From Therapy Dogs

A first-of-its-kind investigation documented the impact of animal-assisted therapy on adult cancer patients.

College Vet Bess Pierce Receives Bustad Award

Award winner Bess Pierce is director of the Virginia-Maryland Center for Animal-Human Relationships.

It’s Back to Work for AVMA Lobbyists

Knocking on doors in Washington can pay off when veterinary matters are at hand, but not all efforts are successful.

Dogs Can’t Hide Feelings From Scientists

Purina researchers use thermal imaging to measure excitement levels in dogs during contact with people.

MSU’s Patterson Captures National Teaching Award

Dr. Jon Patterson will be honored in March at the AAVMC annual conference.

VCA Hospitals to Promote Trupanion Insurance

Trupanion is VCA’s preferred vendor for medical insurance covering cats and dogs.

Veterinary Distributor MWI Selling for $2.5 Billion

MWI Veterinary Supply is likely to be purchased by a leading distributor of human pharmaceuticals.

Elanco Completes Takeover of Novartis Animal Health

The Novartis veterinary pharmaceutical division merges with Elanco but loses the Sentinel parasitic line in the process.
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