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Patterson Adds Voyce Pro to Veterinary Catalog

How is a canine patient doing away from the hospital? The Voyce collar provides answers.

The Voyce collar uses noninvasive sensors to collect health data.

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Voyce Pro, a veterinarian-managed health monitoring service for dogs, is now available through national distributor Patterson Veterinary Supply.

The partnership between Patterson and Voyce creator i4C Innovations Inc. gives the manufacturer another outlet for its wellness program, which allows veterinary teams to track a patient’s vital signs away from the hospital through a high-tech collar.

Voyce Pro is promoted as a way for veterinarians to manage client compliance and treatment efficacy. The Voyce collar, connected remotely, is designed to document an animal’s heart rate, resting respiratory rate, activity levels and quality of rest.

Osteoarthritis, heart disease, obesity, pain and postsurgical recovery are among the conditions that may be watched, according to Chantilly, Va.-based Voyce.

“The veterinary world has shown strong interest in the objective and actionable data that Voyce Pro offers,” said chairman and CEO Michael Stanfield.

The service also is available directly from Voyce.

Patterson Veterinary, a division of Patterson Companies Inc., is headquartered in Devens, Mass.

In other news, Voyce reported Monday that more than 900 dogs newly diagnosed with osteoarthritis will take part in a research study sponsored by veterinary drug maker Zoetis Inc.

The dogs will wear the Voyce monitor and their owners will contribute quality of life scores.

“Over the course of a year, the study aims to collect measurable data and candid insights concerning dosage and compliance in pain management,” the company stated.

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