Covetrus to sell diagnostics subsidiary to Heska for US$125 million

Covetrus is divesting itself of its Scil Animal Care business to Heska Corp. in an all-cash deal worth US$125 million.

Subject to customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the next 60 to 90 days. Headquartered in Germany, Scil is a veterinary diagnostics company that distributes in 24 countries, including Canada.

The agreement also includes a commercial relationship between Covetrus and Heska tied to ongoing logistics support for the latter’s family of …

Covetrus to sell diagnostics subsidiary to Heska for $125 million

Covetrus is divesting itself of its Scil Animal Care business to Heska Corp. in an all-cash deal worth US$125 million.

Subject to customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the next 60 to 90 days. Headquartered in Germany, Scil is a veterinary diagnostics company that distributes in 24 countries.

The agreement also includes a commercial relationship between Covetrus and Heska tied to ongoing logistics support for the latter’s family of diagnostic products, …

RUSVM: Prepping a new generation of veterinarians

Located on the west side of St. Kitts, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) has graduated more than 5,000 veterinarians since its founding in 1982. Along with knowledge of veterinary medicine, the institution arms its students with the tools necessary to combat specific challenges faced by today's animal health professionals.

LIU to offer DVM program starting next fall

Students in the Northeast now have a fourth option to study veterinary medicine.

Long Island University’s (LIU’s) College of Veterinary Medicine says it has received a “Letter of Reasonable Assurance” from the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education (AVMA-COE).

Starting next fall, the school will begin accepting applications for its DVM program. At full enrollment, the veterinary school will serve 400 students, with 100 in each graduating class. LIU joins the University of Pennsylvania, …

Pet King Brands receives TICA endorsement

Pet King Brands’ ZYMOX Dermatology and Oratene Brushless Oral Care are the cat’s meow, according to The International Cat Association (TICA).

The group has just bestowed its highest level of endorsement, the Seal of Excellence, on two of the company’s product lines.

The news comes as Pet King Brands celebrates its 22nd year in business.

“Pet King Brands is proud to earn TICA’s and cat fanciers’ trust of our ZYMOX and Oratene solutions for felines …

Fear Free launches shelter program

Rescued animals can now enjoy a less anxious shelter experience thanks to a new Fear Free initiative.

The Fear Free Shelter Program is a free computer training course designed to help staff members and volunteers of animal shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare organizations to create a Fear Free experience for pets from intake to adoption and beyond. In addition, it provides resources adopters and foster homes can use to promote the emotional well-being …

Fear Free launches shelter program

Rescued animals can now enjoy a less anxious shelter experience thanks to a new Fear Free initiative.

The Fear Free Shelter Program is a free computer training course designed to help staff members and volunteers of animal shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare organizations to create a Fear Free experience for pets from intake to adoption and beyond. In addition, it provides resources adopters and foster homes can use to promote the emotional well-being …

VCA launches 35 cancer centres across North America

Pets diagnosed with cancer will now have greater access to advanced, collaborative pet cancer care.

VCA Animal Hospitals says it is launching 35 VCA Pet CancerCare Centers across North America, including several in Canada. Facilities have been slated for Laval and Brossard near Montreal; Ottawa, Newmarket, Oakville, and Scarborough in Ontario; Victoria; and Calgary.

The centres will be staffed by multidisciplinary oncology teams that will design individualized treatment plans using the latest in medical health-care …

VCA launches 35 cancer centers across North America

Pets diagnosed with cancer will now have greater access to advanced, collaborative pet cancer care.

VCA Animal Hospitals says it is launching 35 VCA Pet CancerCare Centers across North America, which will be staffed by multidisciplinary oncology teams that will design individualized treatment plans using the latest in medical health-care technology. Canadian centers are also slated for Laval and Brossard near Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Newmarket, Oakville, and Scarborough in Ontario; Victoria in British Columbia; and …