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Oxbow Animal Health Awards 2018 Academic Scholarships

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(PRESS RELEASE) MURDOCK, NE – Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2018 Academic Scholarships. The Oxbow Academic Scholarships award annual financial support to five outstanding students pursuing education in the exotic and companion animal veterinary fields.

Oxbow scholarship winners are chosen for interest and involvement in the field of exotic animal health, excellence in the areas of academic achievement, and expression of future career goals and interests.

This year’s scholarship winners are:

  • Carin Mellick – Ponca Public Schools (Ponca, NE) 
    Nebraska High School Scholarship
  • Ellie Purpura – University of California, Davis (Davis, CA) 
    Undergraduate Academic Scholarship
  • Alicia Blose – Jefferson College (Hillsboro, MO) 
    Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship
  • Annabelle Hernandez – Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) 
    Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship
  • Brittany Wolfe – Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) 
    Veterinary Medicine Academic Scholarship

“The Oxbow family is passionate about supporting the future of exotic animal health,” said Melissa Ross, Oxbow’s vice president of marketing, education and innovation. “One of the most important ways that we support this future is through our annual academic scholarships. The 2018 Oxbow Academic Scholarship recipients represent a very bright future for exotic health, medicine and care. We are proud to support these students as they work toward becoming tomorrow’s leaders in exotic animal health.”

“I truly can’t thank you enough for this scholarship,” said Wolfe. “It means so much to me, especially after the recent loss of my pet rat. She was the inspiration for my essay because she showed me the true struggle so many of us face in exotic animal medicine. Because of her I want to improve evidence and research for veterinarians trying to help our exotic species. I see a bright future for all species as veterinarians together continue to learn, discover, and inspire.”

“Being chosen as a 2018 recipient for the Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship has been a true blessing,” said Hernadez. “With your support, I am able to advance my education in this profession and continue learning what I love most without having to be concerned regarding the cost of paying for school. I will representthe Oxbow Scholarship Program with high honor and properly educate the public about animal health to help create a better future for our loyal companions. Thank you for awarding me with this opportunity! Go green!”

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“I am honored to receive the 2018 Nebraska High School Scholarship from Oxbow Animal Health,” said Mellick. “Thanks to your generous support I am the first in my family to attend college. I begin my undergraduate career as a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall and can already report that my academics are off to a first-rate start. Thank you, Oxbow, for supporting my higher education.”

“All I’ve ever wanted to do is advocate for animals without a voice, and this scholarship means I’m better equipped to do that,” said Purpura. “Put simply, Oxbow is helping me to help them, and I am eternally grateful for your support.”

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Vital Essentials Selects Western Canada Distributor

Avafina Pet Products will market, sell and support Western Canada to more than 400 independent pet retailers and pet chain stores.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Vital Essentials announced its partnership with Avafina Pet Products, a leading importer and distributor of pet supplies and accessories. Avafina Pet Products will market, sell and support Western Canada to more than 400 independent pet retailers and pet chain stores.

“Avafina has been a leading ‘natural pet product’ distributor in Western Canada for nearly 10 years. The Vital Essentials line is a perfect fit for our high-end product mix and we are thrilled to be representing this terrific brand! Avafina has high growth expectations for 2020 and we know that Vital Essentials will be a key partner in this growth,” shared Michael Harrison, Avafina VP of sales and operations.

Vital Essentials, headquartered in Green Bay, WI, is a premiere brand in the raw pet food category that includes innovative and unique products to pet parents worldwide. Avafina Pet Products will be offering Canadian Independent Pet Retailers the full line of Vital Essentials freeze-dried treats, toppers, food and RAW BAR. Most recently, the VE RAW BAR was honored with the Pet Business 2019 Industry Recognition Award in the Merchandising Displays category. The one-of-a-kind display, along with Vital Essentials’ other innovative pet foods and treats will now be available to even more pets.

“Avafina’s commitment to the health and well-being of pets is perfectly aligned with our mission to provide all pets with access to the finest food (and treats) available. As we continue to grow our brands throughout international markets, Avafina’s dedication to delivering high quality and reliable service ensures our current standard of service will be provided to customers in these new markets,” stated Melissa Olson, VP of sales and marketing.

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Pet Sustainability Coalition Announces Partnership with Petfood Industry Magazine

This is to increase access to PSC’s tools and expand awareness throughout the global pet food processing industry.

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(PRESS RELEASE) The Pet Sustainability Coalition and WATT Global Media’s Petfood Industry have announced a partnership to increase access to PSC’s tools and expand awareness throughout the global pet food processing industry.

Since its founding in 2013 PSC has been steadily building a toolkit full of resources, templates, and case-studies coupled with ongoing educational webinars and events. Sustainability is one of the fastest growing topics in the pet industry and PSC leads in topics like sustainable proteins and packaging as well as other compelling business-smart sustainability strategies like employee engagement programs and consumer demand for sustainability.

“Petfood Industry will leverage its global magazine, digital, online and live event platforms to educate and inform our readers about critical sustainability topics affecting pet food production. PSC is the industry’s leader in sustainability, and we are honored to kick off this partnership in 2020,” said Steve Akins, executive vice president Global Petfood & Events, and publisher of Petfood Industry magazine. Petfood professionals throughout the world can expect regular content from PSC as well as a strong presence at Petfood Forum 2020 in Kansas City, MO, April 27-29.

From day one, the Pet Sustainability Coalition has maintained an open model, choosing not to lock any of its content or tools and instead sharing as much information as possible through its own platform but also among its members. PSC’s media partnerships are no exception to the rule.

“Our industry has incredible media groups that have built loyal audiences for decades. Platforms like Petfood Industry are critical avenues to share our educational content and tools particularly with our increased focus on sustainable proteins and packaging,” said Caitlyn Dudas, executive director of PSC.

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BAYDOG Releases 2 New Canine Lifejackets

They will be at booth 1015 at Global Pet Expo in February.

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(PRESS RELEASE) The Chesapeake Bay Dog Company has released its newest product, the Monterey Bay Canine Lifejacket. The Monterey Bay will be in stores by April 1 and will feature an upgraded Offshore variant made specifically for boaters.

Company founder and CEO Barton O’Brien stated, “We live in Annapolis, MD, the sailing capital of the U.S., and every sailboat we see has a dog onboard. We surveyed the market for dog lifejackets and realized there really wasn’t anything out there made specifically for boaters. So after we developed the Monterey Bay (which took us a year), we went back to the drawing board and worked with experienced boaters to create the enhanced Monterey Bay Offshore. This variant has features that increase survivability in rough waters no matter how far you are away from the shore.”

The Monterey Bay has been designed for any adventure, from a day at lake swimming or jumping off a dock, to boating on the open ocean. Both designs offer exceptional floatation and comfort with full chest and torso support which lift the dog from below and avoid the typical nylon straps cutting into the dog’s tender underside. Also, both models are ergonomically designed to allow for a dog’s natural swimming motion.

The Monterey Bay is loaded with features, such as 600 denier UV-coated nylon, saltwater-resistant hardware, 360 visibility reflective trim, large hook-and-loop panels and buckles to ensure a secure fit, and an expandable neck collar similar to human personal flotation devices.

The enhanced Monterey Bay Offshore model has additional safety features that make it the perfect choice for boaters. Strategically placed outboard pontoons will roll a dog upright in the roughest sea conditions, and extra floatation on the chin / chest area ensure the dog’s head stays above water for increased survivability. The larger sizes have a second handle on the back to aid lifting a dog back aboard.

BAYDOG will display the Monterey Bay Lifejacket at booth 1015 at Global Pet Expo in February, along with the debut of several complementary water toys. The lifejacket will come in two colors: hi visibility Nautical Yellow and Blaze Orange, and is offered in five sizes.

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