Stephanie Onken

Stephanie Onken

newbreastcollectors web origSOUTH SAINT PAUL, MN – (June 4, 2019) – Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA), the leading association for veterinary practices in the Midwest, has partnered with Breast Collectors, a Minnesota company featuring hunting apparel and accessories.

Breast Collectors, located in Zimmerman, MN, sells handmade hunting accessories for dogs, including collars, lanyards, harnesses, and more. They are crafted from durable paracord materials and come in a variety of sizes and colors.

“We look forward to working with Breast Collectors not only are they a fellow Minnesota organization, but they also offer a unique line of products our members and their clients will enjoy,” stated Jeff Benson, Executive Director of Veterinary Hospitals Association. “By partnering with Breast Collectors, we increase our portfolio of manufacturers and service providers for our members, helping them to save time and money while growing their business.”

As part of this agreement, VHA will distribute Breast Collectors accessories in their warehouse for purchase by veterinary practices to sell within their clinic.


About Breast Collectors

Breast Collectors is a family owned business located in Zimmerman, MN, and creates hand crafted items and apparel for the duck, goose, turkey, and pheasant hunting enthusiast. Learn more by visiting Breast Collectors at https://www.breastcollectors.com/.


About Veterinary Hospitals Association

Established in 1984, Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA) is a member-driven association organized to represent the interests of members and the veterinary community. VHA currently serves nearly 400 member veterinary practices. The goal of VHA is to enhance the profitability of each member practice by positively impacting its bottom line. With member involvement, VHA will continue to offer services that either save money or make money for all members. Follow VHA on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Media Contact

Stephanie Onken
Communications Coordinator
Veterinary Hospitals Association
(507) 360-6929
sonken@veterinaryha.org
   Jim Scully
Owner
Breast Collectors
(763) 360-5837
jim@breastcollectors.com
   Zach Scully
Owner
Breast Collectors
(763) 232-5380
zach@breastcollectors.com

kindredbio logoSAN FRANCISCO/SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minn., June 25, 2019 – Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA), a leading association for veterinary practices, announces its partnership with Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets. The alliance brings current — and future — products from KindredBio to more than 420 veterinary clinics.

“Partnering with an innovative pioneer in animal medicine like KindredBio is a massive benefit for our members and the veterinary industry,” says Jeff Benson, executive director of VHA. “It’s a very exciting opportunity for our veterinary members, and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship with KindredBio.”

VHA is a member-driven association representing the interests of members and the veterinary community. It serves over 420 veterinary practices, providing group purchasing, reliable cremation, business solutions, and continuing education opportunities.

KindredBio is one of the only veterinary biopharmaceutical companies in the world and is focused on bringing validated human molecules and innovative new technologies to veterinary medicine. In 2018, KindredBio launched Mirataz® (mirtazapine transdermal ointment), which is the first and only FDA-approved transdermal medication for the management of weight loss in cats. In addition, the company has an exciting pipeline of products for cats, dogs, and horses in development.

As part of the partnership agreement, VHA members will now have access to Mirataz — and future KindredBio products as they are available.

“We are excited to bring Mirataz to VHA member veterinarians,” says Denise Bevers, president and chief operating officer of KindredBio. “Unintended weight loss is a significant health concern affecting millions of cats. With Mirataz, veterinarians now have a tool to address weight loss quickly and early. Mirataz provides consistent drug delivery, proven safety and efficacy, and convenient application. The product can help manage unintended weight loss resulting from many diseases and stressors cats face — without needing to pill or hide medication in the food of a cat that might already be nauseated or vomiting. Mirataz can be an integral part of the therapeutic plan for any cat experiencing unintended weight loss, and we look forward to working with VHA.”1,2,3


Important Safety Information

Mirataz® (mirtazapine transdermal ointment) is for topical use in cats only under veterinary supervision. Do not use in cats with a known hypersensitivity to mirtazapine or any of the excipients. Do not use in cats treated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children. Wear gloves when handling/applying, wash hands after, and avoid contact between the treated cat and people or other animals for 2 hours following application. Use with caution in cats with hepatic and kidney disease. Cat’s food intake should be monitored upon discontinuation. Safety has not been evaluated in cats less than 2 kg, less than six months of age, or in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats. The most common adverse reactions observed during clinical trials were application site reactions, behavioral abnormalities (vocalization and hyperactivity), and vomiting. For product label, including complete safety information, visit https://kindredbio.com/mirataz-pi.


About Kindred Biosciences

Kindred Biosciences is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets. Its mission is to bring to pets the same kinds of safe and effective medicines that human family members enjoy. The company’s strategy is to identify compounds and targets that have already demonstrated safety and efficacy in humans and to develop therapeutics based on these validated compounds and targets for cats, dogs, and horses. The company has a deep pipeline of novel drugs and biologics in development across many therapeutic classes.

Visit http://kindredbio.com for more information.


About Veterinary Hospitals Association

Established in 1984, Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA) is a member-driven association organized to represent the interests of members and the veterinary community. VHA currently serves over 420 member veterinary practices. The goal of VHA is to enhance the profitability of each member practice by positively impacting its bottom line. With member involvement, VHA will continue to offer services that either save money or make money for all members. Follow VHA on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Contact

Beckie Peskin
marketing@kindredbio.com
650-701-7901

  Jenny Ryan
Jenny.Ryan@KindredBio.com
620-388-3937
  Stephanie Onken
sonken@veterinaryha.org
651-287-3325


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Data on file. Kindred Biosciences. American Pet Products Association (APPA), 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey (n=22,202 respondents). 2017 Mirataz Pricing Research, Kynetec, September 2017 (n=204 U.S. small animal veterinarians).

2 Buhles W, et al. Single and multiple dose pharmacokinetics of a novel transdermal ointment in cats. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2018;41(5):644-651.

3 Mirataz® (mirtazapine transdermal ointment) [package insert], Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (Burlingame, CA). Rev. 5/2018.

Mirataz® is a registered trademark of Kindred Biosciences, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

© 2019 Kindred Biosciences, Inc., Burlingame, CA 94010. All rights reserved.

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June brings nice weather and the opportunity to go camping during Great Outdoors Month. Remind pet owners of the dangers that ticks and mosquitoes pose to their pets. To really make your point, utilize CAPC maps to share numerical data on the number of total Lyme Disease tests, including positive cases, in your county there have been so far in 2019.

As of March 31, 2019, there are over 2.38 billion monthly active users on Facebook. Of those, 1.56 billion people on average log onto Facebook daily. 29.7% of Facebook users are aged 25 to 34, making it the most common age demographic and your prime target audience.

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, MN – (April 16, 2019) – Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA), the leading association for veterinary practices in the Midwest, has announced a strategic partnership with SOMNI Scientific to provide anesthesia services and products to veterinary practices in Wisconsin.

veterinarian in plymouth mn northwest animal hospitalA family-owned small animal hospital in Plymouth MN is looking to add a full-time veterinary assistant/receptionist to join our team. Our clinic strives to create a stronger bond between clients and patients, so great customer service is a must! Qualified candidates will be: friendly, great with people/pets, self-motivated, dependable and able to work well with a team. Job duties include: animal restraint and handling, assisting doctors and technicians with all aspects of patient care, answering phones, scheduling appointments and maintaining a clean and comfortable environment for our patients. Experience in a small animal hospital is preferred but not required. Must be available Monday-Friday including some evenings. Starting pay is dependent on experience, skills, and knowledge.

The birds are singing, the snow is all but gone – spring is officially here! While we promote year-round use of flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives, now is the time to promote the purchase of preventatives to your clients. Check out our March post for content and graphic ideas to share with your clients.

Share the below posts on social media to encourage activity on your page. To use the posts on your page, copy and paste the text into your post. To save the image, first click it, then right click on the enlarged image and select “Save As”.

National Pet Day DogNational Pet Day CatApril 11 – National Pet Day

Celebrate your client’s pets on National Pet Day! You can increase engagement on your posts by asking followers to post pictures of their pets, or even host a contest to feature a pet as your Facebook cover photo for the rest of the month. If you want to take it a step further, offer a dollar amount off of services in the clinic, discounts, or treat or toy samples.

Suggested Post: Happy National Pet Day! Celebrate your furry friend(s) by posting a photo of them in the comments!


National Pet ID Week CatNational Pet ID Week DogApril 14-20 – National Pet ID Week

National Pet ID Week is an opportunity to bring awareness to an incredibly important topic – microchipping pets and keeping the microchip information up-to-date. Remind your social media followers of the service you offer and any success stories you’ve experienced. You can also visit AVMA and HomeAgain for downloadable materials to use in your clinic.

Suggested Post: The thought of losing a pet can be an owner’s worst nightmare. Experience the peace of mind that comes with microchipping your pet. Should the nightmare ever become a reality, ensure your pet is returned as quickly as possible, you’ll be grateful to have had them microchipped!

This week is National Pet ID Week, and if your pet is already microchipped, we want to remind you to check the chip’s information to make sure it’s up-to-date!


Happy EasterApril 21 – Easter

Wish your followers a happy Easter and remind them of keeping their pets safe by keeping chocolate and candy out of the way.

Suggested Post: From everyone at our clinic, happy Easter! If the Easter Bunny visited your house and brought treats, remember to keep them out of reach of your pets.

 


Lost Dog Awareness DayApril 23 – Lost Dog Awareness Day

Piggy-back off National Pet ID Week by reminding dog owners of the importance of microchipping their pet.

Suggested Post: One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. Don’t let your dog become a part of the statistic. Make your appointment today to bring them in for a microchip appointment!

 


National Hairball Awareness DayApril 26 – National Hairball Awareness Day

While many cat owner's may shrug off the occassional hairball, National Hairball Awareness Day is an opportunity to educate followers on the cause, concern, and prevention of hairballs. By sharing, you may encourage owners to seek veterinary treatment for a problem they may have otherwise dismissed.

Suggested Post: As a cat owner, the sound you most dread is the sound of a hairball. While the occasional hairball may not be anything serious, hairballs are not a normal part of a healthy cat’s life. If your furry feline experiences frequent hairballs, we recommend bringing them in for a visit to ensure there isn’t an underlying medical concern causing hairballs.


World Veterinary DayApril 27 – World Veterinary Day

World Veterinary Day is a wonderful day to celebrate everything you! Everyone in a veterinary clinic plays an integral part in a pet owner’s life. You keep their fur-baby safe, healthy, and happy!

Suggested Post: Happy World Veterinary Day! All over the world, veterinary teams play an integral role in keeping all animals healthy, happy, and safe. From first puppy or kitten visits to supporting you while you say goodbye, late night emergency visits to only seeing you once a year, our veterinary team is there for you and your pet!


For a full list of upcoming holidays your veterinary clinic can promote on social media, download the 2019 Social Media Calendar for Veterinary Clinics from VHA!

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, MN – (March 26, 2019) – Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA) recently announced the election of three local veterinarians appointed to the VHA Board of Directors.

Spring should theoretically be right around the corner, but the snow we have been receiving says otherwise. Regardless, the First Day of Spring is March 20, so hopefully, Mother Nature shapes up and brings on the warmer temperatures!

Share the below posts on social media to encourage activity on your page. To use the posts on your page, copy and paste the text into your post. To save the image, first click it, then right click on the enlarged image and select “Save As”.

February, a month of iconic holidays and cold weather. But while we dream of spring and warmer temperatures, it’s the perfect time to educate your followers on important topics and the services you provide.

Share the below posts on social media to encourage activity on your page. To use the posts on your page, copy and paste the text into your post. To save the image, first click it, then right click on the enlarged image and select “Save As”.

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