Business briefs for September 22nd-28th

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Animal Medical Center offering new program

The Animal Medical Center of the Lowcountry in Beaufort is now offering the Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program to remotely monitor its patients’ health. The Animal Medical Center of the Lowcountry is using the Voyce Pro program as a tool to monitor efficacy of medications and therapies and to modify accordingly, as well as to identify health issues sooner.

“The information provided by Voyce Pro is unique in its ability to give objective health data from our patients’ home environments,” said Dr. Arielle Damm, of The Animal Medical Center of the Lowcountry.

The system allows the veterinary team at AMC to remotely monitor their dog patients’ key health indicators such as resting heart and respiratory rates, robust activity metrics, quality of rest, distance traveled and more. This data is collected through the Voyce Health Monitor, a lightweight, non-invasive collar worn comfortably around a dog patient’s neck.

“The health monitor fits easily around a dog’s neck, just like a collar,” said Damm. “By setting customized parameters for each patient, the system sends us alerts if key vital signs and other important wellness indicators have moved outside of these parameters. Our team has access to a personalized dashboard to manage all dog patients using Voyce Pro, including alerts, daily summaries, trending data and more. It gives another tool to provide the best care to our patients.”

Voyce Pro can be used to monitor acute and ongoing conditions such as heart disease, respiratory disease, physical pain, osteoarthritis, surgical recovery and physical rehabilitation. The Animal Medical Center has two locations in Beaufort, one located at 27 Shorts Landing Road and the other at 154 Robert Smalls Parkway. For more information, visit

Home furnishing store opens in Bluffton

Interior designer Anne Hagerty is inviting the public to celebrate the opening of Abode, her new home furnishings store that also offers her design services. A celebration of the new store will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the store at 6 State of Mind St. in Bluffton. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Visit

Barton joins sales team at Weichert Realtors

Erica Barton has joined the sales team at Weichert Realtors. She is an experienced Realtor, earning her previous company’s Gold Achievement Award. Barton is a member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors and the Beaufort County Association of Realtors. She is based in the Bluffton office and can be reached at 803-292-2943.

Edward Jones on list of best places to work

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company that has offices throughout the Lowcountry, has been ranked No. 10 on Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016. The company provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. Visit

Disability insurance expert opens office in Beaufort

Disability Insurance Resource Center recently relocated to Beaufort from one of its offices previously located in Albuquerque N.M. Its founder and owner, Larry Schneider, has been exclusively specializing in disability insurance (income protection) in the professional marketplace since 1972. Schneider represents all of the carriers; is an expert witness/consultant for disability claims that have been denied; and conducts seminars for the medical profession and other professionals. The company is also a national resource for applicants who want coverage, but can’t get this form of insurance, or have been turned down for any of several reasons (age, health, etc.). Schneider has also been a guest speaker to many associations.

The Disability Insurance Resource Center can be reached at or by calling 703-615-4747. Visit

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