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Butler Schein Animal Health Acquires Two Vet Software Companies

Butler Schein Animal Health, the domestic veterinary business of Henry Schein Inc. of Melville, N.Y., reported today that it has acquired majority ownership of McAllister Software Systems LLC (MSS) and ImproMed Inc.

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Butler Schein Animal Health, the domestic veterinary business of Henry Schein Inc. of Melville, N.Y., reported today that it has acquired majority ownership of McAllister Software Systems LLC (MSS) and ImproMed Inc.

MSS, creator of the AVImark practice management system, and ImproMed, creator of the Infinity practice management software product, will operate as subsidiaries of Butler Schein Animal Health.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

“Our animal health business has become increasingly important to Henry Schein, as has our commitment to offering the latest technology solutions to our veterinary customers,” said Stanley Bergman, chairman and CEO of Henry Schein. “With the addition of these two outstanding companies, we expand the veterinary practice management offering that we provide to our customers and further enhance the vital role that Butler Schein Animal Health plays as a consultative partner to more than 26,000 veterinary practices in the United States. At the same time, we strengthen our ability to forge even stronger relationships with manufacturers of veterinary pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and pet food companies.”

MSS will continue to be led by Scott McAllister, president, along with his leadership team, and will maintain its headquarters in Piedmont, Mo.

MSS has more than 150 employees and provides its products and services to almost 10,000 veterinary practices in the United States, Canada and South Africa, according Butler Schein Animal Health.

ImproMed, which has more than 100 employees and about 4,000 practices as customers, will continue to be led by its president, Ronald Detjen. Vice President Hallie Detjen will lead day-to-day operations. ImproMed will maintain its headquarters in Oshkosh, Wis.

For 2010, MSS and ImproMed had combined sales of about $25 million, according to Butler Schein Animal Health.

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