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Washington State's Veterinary Association Announces Annual Award Winners

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10:42pm

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) held the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Oct. 1 Oct 3 in a virtual, online platform.

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  • REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) held the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Oct. 1 Oct 3 in a virtual, online platform.
  • Veterinarians and veterinary staff were honored at WSVMA's award ceremonies on Friday, Oct. 1.
  • The award is presented in recognition of an outstanding career in veterinary medicine and contributions made to their practice, stakeholders, and other service directly benefitting their community.
  • Visit the WSVMA Web site, www.wsvma.org , to learn more about the association, veterinary medicine, and animal care.

Heroes to America's Animals: Meet the Winners of the 2021 American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards™, Presented by Zoetis Petcare

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

America's first national humane organization also honored two human beings with the American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards, presented by Zoetis Petcare (a U.S. business unit of Zoetis).

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  • America's first national humane organization also honored two human beings with the American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards, presented by Zoetis Petcare (a U.S. business unit of Zoetis).
  • TheAmerican Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards were born out of the idea that behind almost every hero pet (and millions more animals) is a hero veterinarian or veterinary nurse.
  • Hundreds of worthy nominees were considered by a special blue-ribbon panel of celebrities and renowned veterinary and animal care professionals.
  • 2021 American Humane Hero Veterinary Nurse Award Recipient: Jill Elston (Milan, Pennsylvania)
    Jill is the embodiment of an "American Hero Veterinary Nurse."

ALR Technologies Releases Select Results from Market Research on Diabetic Pet Industry; Market Demand High for Innovation

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:28pm

Once applied to the pet, it automatically collects blood glucose readings every 5 minutes for up to 14 days.

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  • Once applied to the pet, it automatically collects blood glucose readings every 5 minutes for up to 14 days.
  • We have developed a turnkey system that eliminates pain points across the complete spectrum of diabetic pet care by bringing cutting edge technology into the companion animal market, a development vets, pets and pet owners can all appreciate.
  • They specialize in custom market research studies, market and product assessments and forecasts, commercial strategy, and support for new product launches.
  • Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALR Technologies Inc. On June 1, 2021, ALR Technologies Inc. announced its intention to migrate to Singapore.

Charles River Laboratories Plans to Increase CRADL Capacity in Cambridge

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE: CRL) today announced the expansion of its Charles River Accelerator and Development Lab (CRADL) on Binney Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the addition of a second Cambridge location on Bent Street.

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  • Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE: CRL) today announced the expansion of its Charles River Accelerator and Development Lab (CRADL) on Binney Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the addition of a second Cambridge location on Bent Street.
  • Additionally, Charles River has begun the process of opening a second CRADL location on Bent Street in Cambridge, adding an additional 18,000 square feet of capacity for clients, with the first phase planned to open in late 2021.
  • This growth, combined with the added CRADL capacity, complements Charles Rivers portfolio of drug discovery and development capabilities locally.
  • Julie Freebersyser, DVM, DACLAM, Director of CRADL Operations at Charles River
    For over 70 years, Charles River has supplied the research community with industry-leading products and services.

ATCC Hires New Chief Commercial Officer

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

ATCC , the worlds premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced it has hired Greg Ballish as its new Chief Commercial Officer.

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  • ATCC , the worlds premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced it has hired Greg Ballish as its new Chief Commercial Officer.
  • In his role, Ballish will head ATCCs sales and marketing operations and partner with Ruth Cheng, Ph.D., Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development of ATCC, to oversee the corporate business and commercial center.
  • Ballish brings an extensive sales, marketing and operations background in the diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, transfusion medicine and medical distribution markets to ATCC.
  • ATCC is a not-for-profit organization with headquarters in Manassas, Virginia, and a research and development innovation center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Zoetis Announces Appointment of Robert J. Polzer, PhD, as President of Research & Development for World Leader in Animal Health

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 10:06pm

Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) today announced the appointment of Robert J. Polzer, PhD, as Executive Vice President and President of Research & Development for the company, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

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  • Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) today announced the appointment of Robert J. Polzer, PhD, as Executive Vice President and President of Research & Development for the company, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
  • Knupp plans to retire after a remarkable career of building the organizational talent and capabilities that have made Zoetis the innovative leader in animal health.
  • Zoetis and the animal health industry -- owe Cathy Knupp a huge debt of gratitude for the way she has influenced innovation in animal health and veterinary care during her tenure at Zoetis and Pfizer Animal Health, said Zoetis CEO Kristin Peck.
  • Before joining Zoetis, Knupp served as Vice President of Veterinary Medicine, Research & Development for Pfizer Animal Health for eight years, beginning in 2005.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces New Executive Leadership

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 4:37pm

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs, announces new executive leadership. Dr. Darin Collins is the Foundation's new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Jennifer MacLeay is the Foundation's new Chief Scientific Officer. Both executives join CHF this month to spearhead the Foundation's work to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.

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  • RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs, announces new executive leadership.
  • "The AKC Canine Health Foundation Board of Directors is excited to bring Dr. Collins and Dr. MacLeay onboard to accelerate the Foundation's impact in canine health research," says CHF Board Chairman, J. Charles Garvin, MD, FACS.
  • Since 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science to address the health needs of all dogs.
  • With more than $62.5 million in funding to date, the Foundation provides grants for the highest quality canine health research and shares information on the discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure canine diseases.

A Practical Roadmap for IND-Enabling Safety and Toxicology Studies, Upcoming Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

Preclinical toxicology studies should reliably assess the safety of new drug entities, thus building a multi-faceted understanding of compounds to lay the groundwork for clinical trials and regulatory approval.

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  • Preclinical toxicology studies should reliably assess the safety of new drug entities, thus building a multi-faceted understanding of compounds to lay the groundwork for clinical trials and regulatory approval.
  • In this webinar, our featured speaker will present a roadmap that seamlessly integrates the various preclinical studies, thus accelerating the initiation of clinical trials.
  • Register for this webinar to learn about the best way to plan for investigational new drug (IND)-enabling preclinical toxicology studies.
  • For more information, or to register for this event, visit A Practical Roadmap for IND-Enabling Safety and Toxicology Studies.

Moichor launches image-based CBCs for Cats and Dogs

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:31pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The AI-powered animal diagnostics company announced today it will begin offering image-based complete blood counts for cats and dogs.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The AI-powered animal diagnostics company announced today it will begin offering image-based complete blood counts for cats and dogs.
  • The company entered the diagnostics market earlier this year with the first automated CBC solution for birds and reptiles.
  • Now, with over half a million labeled cells from over 150,000 images, representing over 300 species, CEO Shevy Karbasi said the company is prepared to expand its offerings to include cats and dogs.
  • Moichor Director of Pathology Kyle Webb, DVM, DACVP, said while image-based CBCs using artificial intelligence were introduced for human hematology several years ago, it hasn't been applied in veterinary hematology until now.

Petco Adds Three New Veterinary Experts to Industry-Leading Petco Pet Wellness Council

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 11:18pm

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: WOOF) today announced three new members have joined the Petco Pet Wellness Council (PPWC), a coalition of independent, leading experts in veterinary science and animal care who inform both company- and industry-wide education and evolution in support of overall pet health and wellness.

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  • SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: WOOF) today announced three new members have joined the Petco Pet Wellness Council (PPWC), a coalition of independent, leading experts in veterinary science and animal care who inform both company- and industry-wide education and evolution in support of overall pet health and wellness.
  • "The Petco Pet Wellness Council is a tremendous resource and one of Petco's greatest assets," said Ron Coughlin , Chairman and CEO of Petco.
  • "The Petco Pet Wellness Council is comprised of the veterinary and pet industries' best and brightest," said Petco Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Whitney Miller , DVM, MBA, DACVPM.
  • About Petco, The Health + Wellness Co.
    Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and our own Petco partners.