• Industry feeling pressure to produce sustainable pet products:

    From organically grown pet food to ecologically friendly chew toys, the pet industry is feeling the pressure to produce more socially and environmentally sustainable pet products, according to AAHA NEWSTat. The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), in collaboration with the World Pet Association, interviewed more than 250 pet industry professionals to find out their views of corporate […]

  • Federal vets discuss impact of government shutdown:

    Federal veterinarians reflected on the government shutdown and how it impacted their careers in a recentJAVMA News report. Approximately 1,300 federally employed veterinarians were affected by the government shutdown – the longest in U.S. history and a consequence of a disagreement between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico […]

  • CDC finds improper handling of chemotherapy drugs:

    Today’s Veterinary Business reported that veterinary professionals have higher exposure to chemotherapy drugs than counterparts in human medicine because they are not taking proper precautions, say researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC research project – “Bridging the Gap between Human and Veterinary Medicine: Different Patients, Same Hazardous Drugs” – identified the challenges […]

  • UVSA offering “Competing in the Omnichannel Era” webinar March 7:

    The United Veterinary Services Association (UVSA) will host a free webinar on Thursday, March 7, from 1-2 p.m. EST with UVSA featured speaker David Sprinkle, research director for Packaged Facts. In “Competing in the Omnichannel Era,” Sprinkle will bring webinar attendees up-to-date on dog and cat ownership patterns, pet owner demographics, and pet product and […]

  • PetSmart® installs PetAirapy® Air Purification Systems in its PetsHotels:

    PetSmart recently announced it made a $1 million investment to install PetAirapy, a proprietary state-of-the-art air purification system that uses UV technology, in its PetsHotels. PetAirapy was exclusively designed for the animal care industry to help protect against airborne germs and allergens by using ultraviolet germicidal irradiation that has been used and trusted by hospitals […]

  • Animal health groups ask Congress to preserve Public Service Loan Forgiveness:

    The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and 124 other animal health groups submitted a letter asking the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor to protect and preserve Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). The letter notes that nonprofits, federal agencies and state governments rely on animal […]

  • Meredith Corporation and Fear Free introduce Happy Paws Magazine:

    Meredith Corporation and Fear Free, LLC, a veterinary, pet professional and pet owner education company, have come together to introduce Happy Paws magazine. Written by veterinary and pet professional experts, including board-certified veterinary behaviorists, Happy Paws will assist pet owners in providing their pets with the physical and emotional care they need to live happier, […]

  • Companion News for April 9:

    UVSA Industry Insights survey highlights consumer expectations related to veterinary services The United Veterinary Services Association (UVSA) has released results of the first of three surveys from Packaged Facts on consumer expectations related to the purchase of veterinary services and products. The results of the first survey conducted in December were shared at VMX and […]

  • Companion News for April 2:

    U.S. veterinary care is a nearly $19 billion market The American Pet Products Association is forecasting a 4.8 percent increase in spending on veterinary care in 2019, largely because of millennial pet owners, according to Today’s Veterinary Business. The trade group’s annual pet industry spending breakdown found that clients spent $18.11 billion on veterinary care in […]

  • Companion News for June 11:

    UVSA research puts the spotlight on the consumer experience The United Veterinary Services Association (formerly the American Veterinary Distributors Association) released commissioned research showing a gap between pet owners’ high satisfaction with the quality of care their pets receive, and their relatively moderate satisfaction with their overall experience at the vet. In a sample of […]