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National Vet-Management Company Rebrands

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It has a new name and logo.

AUSTIN, TX – National veterinary management group Pathway has announced a rebrand to Pathway Vet Alliance.PETS Pathway

As part of the rebrand process, Pathway is adopting a new logo, color palette, typeface and website as well as a streamlined brand system, according to a press release.

“The revamped brand identity fortifies Pathway’s position as a “change agent for good” in the veterinary industry and elevates the company’s focus on providing personalized management support and tooling to veterinary practices across the U.S.,” the release stated.

Dr. Stephen Hadley, CEO of Pathway Vet Alliance, said, “Our company has always been deeply passionate about inspiring positive change for our partners, the veterinary industry and beyond. This rebrand is an amazing opportunity to better communicate our company culture and values.”

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Pathway is rolling out its newly revamped company identity at the 90th Annual Western Veterinary Conference from March 4-8 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Pathway is a sponsor of the event and will be located at booth 1008 during the five-day conference.

In 2017, Pathway grew organically and by acquisition, adding nearly 100 hospitals for a total of more than 125 locations throughout the U.S. Additionally, the company added over 800 employees, growing to more than 2,500 employees in total.

Earlier this year, Pathway relocated its support team to an open-style office space within the historic Seaholm Power Plant in downtown Austin, TX. The new space is over four times as large as Pathway’s previous office and “will accommodate the rapid growth the company experienced throughout 2017 and the projected growth for 2018,” the company said in a January press release.

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Video: Brave Housecat Fends Off 3 Coyotes

This feline showed moxie.

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A cat in the Highland Park neighborhood could have been in serious trouble when three coyotes came along.

But Max, who belongs to Maya Gurrin, showed amazing courage, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Max was surrounded, and the coyotes were nipping at him. But Max showed no fear. He even caused one of the coyotes to back away and jump onto a nearby wall.

“He’s always been crazy,” Gurrin said. “Like, if this were to happen with any cat, it would be him.”

The entire scene was captured on security camera.

As tough as Max may be, his owners have nonetheless decided not to let him roam outdoors anymore.

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Dogs May Be More Perceptive Than We Ever Realized, Study Finds

Even untrained strays can read human gestures.

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Dogs seem to be able to interpret human gestures even when they’ve had no training, a new study has found.

As any dog owner knows, pet canines understand commands and gestures with ease. A group of researchers set out to determine whether these capabilities are innate or require training, according to a report from Frontiers Science News.

The researchers looked specifically at pointing, with Dr. Anindita Bhadra of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India, and colleagues studing stray dogs in several Indian cities.

“The researchers approached solitary stray dogs and placed two covered bowls on the ground near them,” Frontieers Science News reports. “A researcher then pointed to one of the two bowls, either momentarily or repeatedly, and recorded whether the dog approached the indicated bowl.”

About 80 percent of participating dogs successfully followed pointing gestures.

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“We thought it was quite amazing that the dogs could follow a gesture as abstract as momentary pointing,” Bhadra was quoted saying. “This means that they closely observe the human, whom they are meeting for the first time, and they use their understanding of humans to make a decision. This shows their intelligence and adaptability.”

The research was published in Frontiers in Psychology.

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State Considers Banning ‘No Pets’ Rental Listings

Some landlords are not happy about the proposed legislation.

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New Hampshire legislators are considering a ban on “no pets” notices in property listings.

Proposed legislation would forbid landlords and home sellers from barring pet owners, the Concord Monitor reports.

They could make rules related to pet deposits, noise control, sanitation and safety, according to the newspaper. But they could set make rules based on size, breed or appearance.

The legislation was proposed by state Rep. Ellen Read, a Democrat from Newmarket. It has drawn opposition from some landords who say it could lead to unsanitary conditions as well as allergy problems for some residents.

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But Julia Seeley, New Hampshire state director for the Humane Society, said her organization supports the bill.

We just strongly believe that a family should not be torn apart simply over housing,” she said.

Read more at the Concord Monitor

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