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How one former veterinarian wowed major pet-product retailers--and got her invention on their shelves

By Don Debelak • Jul 7, 2010 Originally published May 5, 2005

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The Entrepreneur:Dr. Mary Burns, 49, former veterinarian and founder of Veterinary Ventures Inc.based in Union, Kentucky

Product Description:The Drinkwell is a pet fountain with free-falling water, a one-gallon-plus water reservoir, a pump and a charcoal filter for removing bad tastes and odors. The Drinkwell offers pets a daylong source of fresh water and has a suggested retail price of $49.95 to $74.95, depending on size.

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