Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) demonstrated its enduring commitment to veterinary education by supporting a three-year residency position with the Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation service at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Colorado State University (CSU).
The company’s donation of essential health care supplies supports Dr. Ilan Frank, a second-year resident with the service. The Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation team provides non-surgical orthopedic care to sporting, hunting, working and service animals, as well as pets with mobility issues. The veterinarians on the team use innovative imaging techniques, medical treatments, and rehabilitation to help animals regain strength, speed, and endurance after an injury.
The donation is an initiative of Henry Schein Animal Health, Henry Schein Medical, and Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program.
As a veterinarian in the Israeli Army, Dr. Frank helped to establish the veterinary services of the Army’s Special Operations and served as the chief veterinarian of its K9 unit for 15 years. In that position, he often worked with military working dogs, conditioning them for service and treating them after injury. His experiences in the military led him to pursue a residency at CSU so that he may enhance his ability to provide quality care to working animals and animal athletes.
“Colorado State University has one of the best small animal sports medicine and rehabilitation programs in the country, and clinicians are setting the standard for the rest of the profession,” Dr. Frank said. “Without the support of Henry Schein and Henry Schein Cares, my residency would not be possible. This hospital is an amazing place to learn and grow as a clinician due to the incredible facilities, my great mentors, and top-notch colleagues. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I am deeply grateful to Team Schein for helping me pursue my education.”
While a resident at CSU, Dr. Frank is mentored by Drs. Felix Duerr and Nic Lambrechts. He is also working closely with Sasha Foster, canine rehabilitation specialist and a certified human physical therapist. Dr. Frank will complete his residency in two years. Afterwards, he said he hopes to continue his work with sporting and working dogs in the United States or Israel.
“As part of our mission to ‘help health happen,’ we at Henry Schein are committed to supporting the educational institutions that foster and train the next generation of veterinary practitioners,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein. “We are so pleased to contribute to the educational pursuits of Dr. Ilan Frank and his colleagues as they seek out new and innovative ways to safeguard animal health.”
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of “doing well by doing good.” Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. “Helping Health Happen Blog” is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a health solutions network powered by 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, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions to enhance the efficiency of office-based dental, animal health, and medicalpractitioners. 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.
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