Butler Schein Animal Health Becomes Henry Schein Animal Health

Posted: March 19, 2013, 11:15 a.m. EDT



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Henry Schein started in 1932 as a New York City pharmacy. Veterinary Products were introduced in the 1940s.

Veterinary products distributor Butler Schein Animal Health will be rebranded as Henry Schein Animal Health in a process that will take place throughout 2013.

The move is intended to align the unit with parent company Henry Schein Inc.'s animal health businesses in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman and CEO of Henry Schein.

The rebranding was announced today at the Butler Schein Animal Health national sales meeting in Orlando, Fla.

“This transition … underscores our increasing strength in the global animal health market and our commitment to be a valuable resource to our customers and supplier partners around the world,” Bergman said. “We now serve 68,000 veterinary customers across 14 countries, delivering tailored solutions that combine our global resources with local market knowledge.”

Henry Schein, based in Melville, N.Y., is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based veterinary, dental and human medicine practitioners.

Butler Schein Animal Health was created in 2010 through the merger of Henry Schein Animal Health and Butler Animal Health Supply of Dublin, Ohio.

“As Henry Schein continues to grow our leadership in the global animal health market, it is important that the Henry Schein Animal Health brand is prominent in the world's largest veterinary market—the United States,” said Lonnie Shoff, president and CEO of Henry Schein Global Animal Health and Strategic Partnerships.

Henry Schein reported record sales of $8.9 billion in 2012.

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