Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA, "Heska" or the "Company"), a provider of advanced veterinary diagnostic and other specialty veterinary products, announced in late October a new distribution agreement with Henry Schein Animal Health, the largest companion animal health distribution company in the U.S. Henry Schein Animal Health will market and promote Heska's full line of hematology and chemistry instruments and affiliated consumables, effective immediately.
"As the largest distributor of products and services to U.S. companion animal health practices, we are committed to ensuring our customers have access to everything needed to deliver excellent clinical care and operate efficient practices. With a broad veterinary diagnostics product offering, including Heska's full line of hematology and chemistry instruments, Henry Schein Animal Health brings a tremendous breadth and depth of solutions to our customers," said Lonnie Shoff, the Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein's Global Animal Health and Strategic Partnership Group. "Importantly, our AviMark and Impromed practice management software solutions integrate with products manufactured by Heska for workflow efficiency and better clinical care."
"Heska is excited to partner with Henry Schein Animal Health for expanded sales of Heska products and integration between Heska technologies and Henry Schein Animal Health's leading practice management software solutions," commented Kevin Wilson, Heska's Chief Executive Officer and President. "In chemistry and hematology, in addition to Heska's own efforts, Heska will work exclusively with Henry Schein Animal Health for distribution of its chemistry and hematology products. This dedication by Heska is designed to build close, loyal, and long-term relationships between Heska's sales team of 60 people and Henry Schein Animal Health's sales team of 300, all with the goal of placing Heska's leading solutions into thousands of veterinary practices."
Henry Schein Animal Health, based in Dublin, Ohio, is the leading companion animal health distribution company in the United States. The Company employs approximately 900 team members, including 300 field sales representatives and 200 telesales and customer support representatives. With 12 strategically located, state-of-the-art distribution facilities and 10 inside sales centers, the Company maintains a greater than a 99% order-fill ratio, accomplishing its mission of providing the right product at the right place and the right time. Henry Schein Animal Health partners with over 480 channel suppliers to bring veterinarians the broadest selection of products to companion animal, equine and large animal practices including: dental, diagnostics, diets, equipment and supplies, nutraceuticals, orthopedics, parasiticides, pharmaceuticals and more. In addition, the Company helps veterinarians grow their practice with its strategic business solutions including AVImark and ImproMed Practice Management Software, Henry Schein Financial Services, Henry Schein ProRepair, HRVetResource, Intelligent Inventory, Leadership Intelligence, MyVetDirect.com Home Delivery, Opperman Manual, OSHA Compliance Solutions, Pet I.D. Cards, Privacy Edge Identify Theft Protection, Professional Development Program, SmartPak, VetPressOnline Client Communications, Veterinary Instrumentation, website development and more. For more information, visit www.henryscheinvet.com.
Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA) sells advanced veterinary diagnostic and other specialty veterinary products. Heska's state-of-the-art offerings to its customers include blood testing instruments and supplies, digital imaging products, software and services, and single use products and services such as in-clinic heartworm diagnostic tests, heartworm preventive products, allergy immunotherapy products and allergy testing. The Company's core focus is on the canine and feline markets where it strives to provide high value products and unparalleled customer support to veterinarians. For further information on Heska and its products, visit the company's website at www.heska.com.