Software promotes integration in veterinary practices.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to save time and provide efficiencies within veterinary practice, AVImark 2009 integrates with various laboratory equipment, reference laboratories, digital imaging, and other services. In addition to IDEXX, Abaxis, and AFP Imaging, solution also supports integrations with solutions from Sound Technologies; VDIC, Inc.; Associated Veterinary Purchasing Company, Ltd.; VCA Antech Diagnostics/Zoasis Corp.; and others to enable veterinarians to work with vendors they choose.

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McAllister Software Systems® Announces Release of AVImark Version 2009

New integrations with industry partners help veterinary practices free up time.

PIEDMONT, Mo., Dec. 3 -- McAllister Software Systems, Inc. announced that version 2009 of AVImark, which will be available at the end of the year, will contain several new integrations and enhancements designed to save time and improve efficiencies within a veterinary practice.

"More and more veterinary practices are requesting that their software integrate with laboratory equipment, reference laboratories, digital imaging, and other services," said Steven McAllister, president of McAllister Software Systems. "AVImark version 2008 began responding to this trend through initial integrations with IDEXX, Abaxis, and AFP Imaging. AVImark 2009 will contain more integration with others in the veterinary industry, including additional equipment manufacturers, so veterinarians can work with the vendors they choose. We're continuing to enable our customers to take advantage of the added speed, efficiency, and accuracy that comes from cutting-edge technology."

AVImark 2009 will offer new integrations with the following partners:

-- Sound Technologies, a DICOM integration, which also works with a modality work list. This includes Sounds TruDR Digital Radiography System and TruPACS DICOM Image Management Solutions.

-- VDIC, Inc., a professional network of specialists in fields such as radiology, ultrasound, and cytology. Veterinarians will be able to digitally send radiographs to this network for evaluation via the VetMedStat link.

-- Veterinary Pharmacy Reference software from Veterinary Software Associates. This drug formulary and resource will allow veterinarians to access drug information, including dosing, side effects, and potential reactions, from the AVImark Client Information Display (CID).

-- Associated Veterinary Purchasing Company, Ltd. (AVP), an electronic purchase order system that allows Canadian practices to make online purchases with AVP through AVImark.

-- Odyssey Veterinary Software and its Diagnostic Imaging Atlas (DIA) for vets, from which veterinarians can pull three-dimensional illustrations through AVImark to help clients better understand patient conditions and treatment options.

-- Additional Heska equipment, including the HemaTrue CBC, i-STAT 1, and DRI-CHEM Vet Chemistry Analyzer, through the Heska DCU (data capture utility). Test results from lab equipment can be imported directly from equipment via XML format to a patient's medical history record within AVImark.

-- VCA Antech Diagnostics/Zoasis Corp., allowing AVImark users to download results from reference laboratories via directly into their software.

"Practice management software has truly become the backbone of a veterinary practice," McAllister said. "When practices can use their software to instantly link with other laboratories and specialists, quickly access external resources like drug formularies and patient illustrations, and decrease the time that they spend on routine tasks, they can free up staff time to see additional patients throughout the day or focus on other projects."

AVImark 2009 also integrates with other practice management tools from McAllister Software Systems, including MSS Data Vault online backup service, McAllister Payment Solutions credit card processing, MSS Reminder Cards, and MSS Pet I.D. Cards.

About McAllister Software Systems, Inc.

McAllister Software Systems, Inc., creators of AVImark(R), has been delivering industry-leading practice management software since 1988. Today, AVImark has become the most popular, best-selling software in the veterinary industry, available exclusively through Henry Schein, Inc. Through award-winning training and technical support, McAllister helps practices reach their greatest potential by using AVImark to its fullest capacity. The company also offers other innovative products and services, such as MSS Data Vault, McAllister Payment Solutions, MSS Pet I.D. Cards, MSS Reminder Cards, and Veterinary Wholesale Supply. Headquartered in Piedmont, MO, the company employs more than 125 people and offers products and services to more than 9,000 veterinary clinics in the United States, Canada and South Africa. For more information, visit

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