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Zoetis strengthens diagnostics services through acquisition

The company’s latest purchase, Phoenix Lab, serves clinics in 20 states

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Zoetis has thrown its hat into the ring of reference laboratory services with the acquisition of Phoenix Central Laboratory for Veterinarians.

Headquartered in Mukilteo, Wash., Phoenix Lab serves veterinary clinics in 20 states, primarily in the Pacific Northwest, and offers complete clinical and anatomic pathology testing, as well as microbiology, serology, hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, and other diagnostic tests for canine, feline, avian, and equine patients.

“Phoenix Lab brings Zoetis a reference laboratory highly valued by veterinarians for quality assurance and customer care,” says Kristin Peck, Zoetis’s executive vice president and group president of U.S. operations, business development, and strategy. “This acquisition is a strong complement to other diagnostic testing capabilities at Zoetis… and will help us offer our customers even more comprehensive solutions across the continuum of care to predict, prevent, detect, and treat disease in animals.”

“At Phoenix Lab, we are extremely proud of our consistent track record in serving veterinarians’ diagnostic needs and the trusted relationships we have built with our customers,” adds John Evans, CEO of Phoenix Lab. “Going forward, we are thrilled to join with Zoetis to offer our customers even more for their animal health needs.”

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