The WSAVA 2021 World Congress goes hybrid

This new hybrid conference model will allow delegates with travel restrictions a chance to engage online and those who can make the trip, face-to-face interaction. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) recently announced that its World Congress, planned in partnership with the Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), will be a hybrid event.…

Breed-related disease: Afghan Hound

Afghan hound, breed of dog developed as a hunter in the hill country of Afghanistan. It was once thought to have originated several thousand years ago in Egypt, but there is no evidence for this theory. It was brought to Europe in the late 19th century by British soldiers returning from the Indian-Afghan border wars.…

Covetrus now majority owner of Veterinary Study Groups

Covetrus has acquired majority ownership of Veterinary Study Groups Inc. (VSG), a privately held corporation that brings together independent practice owners to share ideas and strategies to support their respective businesses. The purchase, which was completed Wednesday, extends the consolidation trend in veterinary medicine, as public companies and private equity firms absorb clinics and other…

Breed-related disease: Russian Blue Cat

Although the Russian blue’s exact origins are not known for certain, but the Russian Blue cat was originally known as the Archangel Cat because it was said to have arrived in Europe aboard ships from the Russian port of that name (Arkhangel’sk). It has also been known as the Spanish Cat and the Maltese cat,…

Lawsuit accuses Antech of monopolistic behavior

By Edie Lau Case spotlights exclusive contracts for veterinary diagnostic laboratory services Antech, one of the world’s largest veterinary diagnostic laboratories, is known among veterinarians as being litigious, a reputation earned from years of lawsuits against private practitioners involving business contract disputes. In a role-reversing case in California, the plaintiff has become the defendant. Dr.…