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Today’s Veterinary News

Today’s Veterinary News

Check out the Tech Champions!


Janet McConnell (left) and Rebecca Rose (right), two Tech Champions, behind the scenes.

The maker of HEARTGARD Plus is continuing its Tech Champions program in 2017 with events and education sessions for veterinary technicians focused on flea and tick control, dental health, heartworm disease prevention, and intestinal parasite treatment. Now in its third year, the Tech Champions program was formed by the maker of HEARTGARD Plus and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) to demonstrate commitment to and appreciation for veterinary technicians. Tech Champions are a coalition of selected veterinary technicians who serve as a rotating council of advocates for preventive health for pets, traveling to conferences and Tech Fest events around the country to reach as many veterinarians, technicians, and related professionals as possible.   ■ Discover more at heartgardclinic.com/education.

Looking For Leaders

Do you know a veterinary technician or veterinary nurse with a talent for leadership who would like to attend the 2018 VMX (formerly the NAVC Conference) on a leadership scholarship? Here’s their chance! Last year, the NAVC said a final farewell to Dr. Earl H. Rippie, Jr, former past president and secretary–treasurer, and a champion of veterinary technicians. He believed that veterinary technicians bring unparalleled value to the health and well-being of animals. The new Dr. Earl H. Rippie Veterinary Technician Leadership Scholarship honors Dr. Rippie’s memory and his appreciation for veterinary technicians. ■ For more information visit navc.com/scholarships. The deadline is July 1, 2017.

NEW Blood Glucose Monitoring System

The iPet PRO blood glucose monitoring system is specifically designed to measure blood glucose in dogs, cats, and horses. The meter analyzes both venous and capillary blood samples, making it an effective tool for clinic or home use. The advanced technology detects and corrects sources of error for improved accuracy, exceeding the minimum acceptable criteria specified in ISO 15197:2013. The iPet PRO’s advanced system offers the latest technology in pet glucose monitoring to help improve the lives of pets living with diabetes. ■ Learn more at ulticare.com/pet-blood-glucose-monitoring.  

New Veterinary Monitor Promotes Fear-Free Visits

Midmark Animal Health has introduced the Cardell Insight Veterinary Monitor. Featuring veterinary-specific algorithms that quickly provide accurate and consistent readings, the Insight is useful in all areas of a veterinary practice, including examination, treatment, surgery, and recovery. Designed to be compact, lightweight, and durable, the Insight can also monitor patients should they need to be transferred within the hospital or be used for field monitoring. The Insight is noninvasive, supporting a fear-free environment for pets.

■ For more information, call 1-800-MIDMARK or visit midmarkanimalhealth.com.


Check out the Pet Effect Campaign

Zoetis has launched the Pet Effect campaign, which aims to raise awareness about how pets make people healthier and how, by extension, veterinary professionals are key contributors to human and public health. Zoetis has partnered with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) to publicize this research. The numerous health benefits of pet ownership include lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease, stress reduction, and decreased rates of anxiety and depression. Research also shows that being exposed to pets can help prevent allergies in children and build immunity. The campaign features humorous videos, smart social media posts, and other assets that veterinarians can share with their clients to explain the health benefits of the human–animal bond. ■ To learn more about The Pet Effect and download the campaign materials to share with others, visit ThePetEffect.org/veterinarian.

New line of disinfectants launched

Neogen has introduced its line of COMPANION disinfecting products specifically formulated for the effective cleaning and disinfection of veterinary practices, animal care facilities, and animal laboratories. Neogen’s new line of disinfecting products includes COMPANION Cleaner-Disinfectant, Hand Sanitizer, and Disinfectant Wipes. When used in combination, the products can help safeguard the health of animal facility patients, clients, and staff by limiting the spread and impact of infectious agents. ■ For more information, visit animalsafety.neogen.com.