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  • Accelerate! Patterson Animal Health Celebrates

    Patterson Animal Health team members and partners celebrate results and look forward to the future. Patterson Veterinary Supply and Animal Health International employees and manufacturing-partners gathered in Kansas City, Missouri, May 15-17 for their 2019 National Sales Meeting, celebrating the successes of their just-concluded 2019 fiscal year and setting the direction for FY2020. More than […]


  • UVSA 2019 Annual Conference

    UVSA 2019 Annual Conference provided attendees industry insights, thought-provoking speakers and consumer research exploring consumer and veterinarian preferences. Industry leaders from all sectors of the animal health supply chain gathered in Nashville recently to attend the United Veterinary Services Association (UVSA) inaugural Annual Conference, themed “Setting the Stage for What’s Next.” UVSA, formerly known as […]

  • Putting the Spotlight on the Consumer Experience

    New UVSA research uncovers opportunities for improvement in the consumer experience with veterinarians. During its inaugural conference under its new name and mission, the United Veterinary Services Association (UVSA) released commissioned research that highlights opportunities for  strengthening the veterinary industry in a new era of corporate and ecommerce competition.  The research presented was based on […]

  • Compassion-First Owner to Acquire National Veterinary Associates

    JAB Investors expands its veterinary hospital holdings with the purchase of National Veterinary Associates from two other investors. One of the largest animal hospital chains, National Veterinary Associates, is getting a new owner. Ares Management Corp. and partner OMERS Private Equity have agreed to sell majority control of the 670-hospital network to another group, JAB […]


  • Keeping the Peace

    Why avoiding conflict often prolongs it Do you like conflict? Most people don’t. But sometimes, trying to keep the peace simply prolongs the problem. I was working with a leadership team who had problems with the IT department. They were reluctant to openly express their frustrations to the IT leader (their peer) because he was […]


  • Behavioral Medicine Roundtable

    Veterinarians weigh in on better ways to address pet behavioral issues with behavioral medicine. It’s no secret that practices are faced with pet behavioral issues every day. Behavior is one of the most common problems clients struggle with – whether it’s training a new puppy, trying to manage separation anxiety, or dealing with a wide […]


  • Round 3 Against Porcine Circovirus

    Producers, veterinarians brace themselves for a battle as evidence points to another pathogenic species of porcine circovirus. In 2015, a third species of porcine circovirus was identified in the United States: porcine circovirus Type 3 (PCV3). It joined two other recognized species of the virus and multiple strains. Yet, it’s only this year that preliminary […]