Today’s Vet Shortage Impacts Pet Care

By Brett Yates, Veterinary Practice News

The vet shortage has led to long wait times at clinics, lagging surgeries at shelters, slowing adoption rates, and pet owners being more inclined to put their next visit off. Creating healthier work environments and more support systems for vets and their staff can not only reduce turnover rates, but can also inspire more folks into the field who may be otherwise turned off by the current state of veterinary medicine.

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The Economics of Pet Ownership

Owning a pet is a serious commitment: Many pets can live for more than 10 years, leaving some pet lovers unprepared for the price tag attached to owning and caring for an animal in a responsible manner. If you’re thinking about getting a pet, you should be ready to back up your good intentions with a hefty contribution from your wallet. In this article we’ll look at some of the basic costs of pet ownership.

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The Call for Speakers is Now Open for Global Pet Expo

The Global Learning Series is free for all registered attendees, including retailers, distributors and manufacturers. With over 40+ hours of live education, this is your chance to learn everything you need for a successful business. From workshops to presentations, exhibits to conversations, sessions are designed to reflect sound adult learning principles and the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research and practice.

Global Learning Series takes place across four days, from March 19-22, 2024.

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Bimini Pet Health Signs on as Corporate Partner to Topeka’s Plug and Play Animal Health Accelerator

Bimini Pet Health Signs On as Corporate Partner to Topeka’s Plug and Play Animal Health Accelerator

Topeka, KS — Plug and Play Topeka and GO Topeka are pleased to announce Topeka-based Bimini Pet Health is partnering with the capital city’s Plug and Play Animal Health accelerator to find and develop new technologies that may expand the company’s product offerings and deliver highly differentiated options to support Bimini clients and Bimini’s own brand. They join Plug and Play Topeka as the program’s fourth corporate partner, alongside existing founding partners Cargill, Evergy and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

“Bimini is excited to partner with Plug & Play Topeka and continue our long-standing relationship with Go Topeka as we start the next chapter of our journey.” Said Dr. Sam Al-Murrani Owner of Bimini “As a growing animal health company our focus is to become an innovation leader while bringing more jobs to Topeka and Shawnee County. We look forward to continuing to serve our city and community over the coming years, together, with our partners.”

Plug and Play’s Animal Health accelerator in Topeka launched in 2020 and has since helped advance 65 startups, leading to 17 pilot projects/proofs of concept and two successful partnerships between startups and corporate partners. Twice a year, the local team in Topeka carries out three-month-long business development programs for startups chosen to participate by Plug and Play Topeka’s corporate partners. The accelerator, as well as resulting projects and partnerships, are aimed at facilitating connections that advance the industry.

“We are excited to announce our new partnership with Bimini Pet Health,” said Lindsay Lebahn, senior program manager for Plug and Play Topeka. “By combining our expertise, we aim to push boundaries and develop cutting-edge solutions that bring value to the Animal Health ecosystem. We look forward to collaborating and driving meaningful progress together.”

“It’s exciting to see one of our local entrepreneurs come full circle, from starting up his own business and serving on our local boards to now signing on as a corporate partner of Plug and Play’s Animal Health Vertical here in Topeka,” said Stephanie Moran, GO Topeka’s senior vice president of innovation. “Bimini truly embodies the health of our local startup community, and we look forward to working with this innovator to grow the area’s prominence in the animal-health realm.”

Contact: Bob Ross, SVP of Marketing and Communications