Henry Schein Animal Health, the U.S. animal health business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), today announced that Kim Allen, President, Commercial Division, has been honored by the American Veterinary Distributors Association (AVDA) with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. Allen received the award during the opening session of the AVDA Annual Conference earlier this month in Coronado, California.
Allen, who will retire this summer after more than 36 years in the veterinary distribution industry, joined Henry Schein in 2005. Prior to that, she was the president of Burns Veterinary Supply for the Darby Group Companies, and had served in various sales and marketing and senior executive positions during her career. She was the first woman to join the AVDA board of directors, on which she served from 1990 to 2005, during which she was Chairwoman from 2001 to 2004.
“I am honored to receive the AVDA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and I thank this wonderful organization for helping distributors navigate the ever-changing animal health landscape,” Allen said. “Throughout much of my career, the AVDA has been an invaluable partner in our industry’s efforts to help veterinary professionals build stronger practices and deliver high quality care to their patients, and I look forward to seeing how we are able to continue moving forward for the benefit of animal health.”
Allen received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Rutgers University. She is an avid horse rider and breeder of Oldenburg horses, and shows them in dressage, eventing, and breed shows. She is also a member of the U.S. Equestrian Federation, U.S. Dressage Federation, and U.S. Eventing Association.
“Kim’s dedication and service to the animal health industry and distribution for more than 36 years is truly remarkable,” said Paula Brown, AVDA Chairwoman. “She was a role model and mentor for me and many other women in the industry. Her support of AVDA as a board member and first woman Chair was groundbreaking and helped to make the association better for all of our members.”
The AVDA was created in 1976 as the national trade organization for businesses engaged in the distribution of animal health products, and its board established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Ms. Allen is just the eighth person to receive the award since its inception.
About The American Veterinary Distributors Association
The American Veterinary Distributors Association (AVDA) was established in 1976 as the national trade organization for businesses engaged in the distribution of animal health products.
The primary market for veterinary supplies consists of some 55,000 veterinarians practicing in approximately 25,000 animal health clinics throughout the United States. Those products include pharmaceuticals, biologicals, white goods, instruments and equipment, and pet foods. The total annual sales of these supplies is estimated at over $9 billion.
In addition, some AVDA member companies also serve the OTC market, made up of farm and feedlot operations, poultry producers, farm stores, etc. For more information about AVDA, visit their website atwww.avda.net or contact email@example.com.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members serving more than 1 million customers globally, the Company is the world's largest provider of Business, Clinical, and Technology solutions to enhance the efficiency of office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites.
A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein's network of trusted advisors provides health care professionals with the valued solutions they need to improve operational success and clinical outcomes. The Company offers customers exclusive, innovative products and solutions, including practice management software, e-commerce solutions, specialty and surgical products, as well as a broad range of financial services. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $12.5 billion in 2017, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.