dvm360 product report: PetSmart opportunity, oxygen therapy door, photo printer and more
Heres our regular rundown of new veterinary products and services.
PetSmart looking to open non-Banfield clinics inside stores
In an effort to provide pet care to more pet parents, PetSmart has opened its doors to independent veterinary operators (IVOs), according to company representatives.
“PetSmart's current veterinarian presence with Banfield is vast but does not reach all of the locations where the company seeks to provide care to its customers,” a statement from PetSmart reads.
The company is looking for independent veterinarians or veterinary groups that currently consist of fewer than 50 locations and want to grow through operating full-service clinics inside PetSmart retail locations.
“An IVO should have a strong sense of community, customer engagement and dynamic collaboration skills, and focus on driving detailed veterinarian services,” the company states. More information is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The first IVO within PetSmart was opened in Las Vegas last year.
Oxygen therapy cage door
The Oxygen Therapy Door from Mason Co. features a stainless steel outer frame and tempered glass window. It also includes an oxygen regulator and humidifier bottle, plus a temperature and humidity meter. The frame is more rigid than the previous version, while tempered glass makes the window more scratch-resistant. The updated doors are now an option on Mason's Quiet Cottages, part of Fear Free's Preferred Product Program. The Oxygen Therapy Door is available on Mason's 28-, 30- and 36-in-wide units to further speed recovery.
Digital photo printer
The Impressa IP60 Digital Photo Printer is a professional-grade color printer that can be used in veterinary hospitals. The printer can produce a 4-by-6-in photo in seven seconds and creates high-resolution images of up to 1,200 by 4,800 dpi on a wide range of paper surface options, including gloss, luster, linen, repositionable adhesives, magnetic and postcards. The printer provides the ability to create print lengths of up to 24 inches using either dye or pigment inks.
VoIP phone system
Weave's VoIP phone service, now available for veterinary hospitals, is designed to integrate seamlessly with practice management software and electronic health records, making client communication more efficient, helpful and smart. Features include call forwarding and call recording, helping alleviate liability issues. If a client calls the veterinary clinic and a staff member doesn't pick up, the Weave system immediately sends a text to engage the customer and help the practice get in contact. A two-way text option also offers the ability to text any client from a land line.