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SOURCE Henry Schein, Inc.
MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein Animal Health, the leading companion animal health distributor in the United States, and the U.S. animal health business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), announced that it will showcase its latest dental equipment, instrumentation, endodontic and periodontal products at the 2013 Veterinary Dental Forum (VDF), in New Orleans, beginning today through October 6, Booth Number 203/302.
Henry Schein Animal Health is a premier sponsor of the VDF, one of the animal health industry's major events, with nearly 1,000 animal health practitioners expected to participate in an extensive array of educational sessions, technical updates and case study presentations from top experts. As a premier sponsor, Henry Schein donated supplies for all 25 of the laboratory sessions designed to provide veterinarians with an overview of the latest advances in veterinary dentistry.
"Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and Henry Schein has been focused on veterinary dentistry for more than three decades," said Kim Allen, President, Commercial Division, Henry Schein Animal Health. "As part of our commitment to help our customers expand their practices through this important area of animal health care, we are pleased to be a sponsor of the Veterinary Dental Forum. The VDF is ideal for professionals seeking education and training on the latest veterinary dental techniques and innovative equipment to successfully incorporate dentistry into an animal health practice."
Among the products that Henry Schein Animal Health will showcase during the VDF is the new Henry Schein TDC™ Dual Action, a patented blend of esterified oils that are readily absorbed into the gingival tissues – helping to support gum health and enhance the benefits of teeth cleaning. Dr. James Anthony DAVDC, DEVDC, will be at the Henry Schein booth to discuss the new protocol for home and in-office use (Saturday, October 5th from 9:35 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.).
Henry Schein will also introduce new Henry Schein Veterinary Endodontic Products, as well as its line of high-quality dentistry instruments from Veterinary Instrumentation. Animal health practitioners attending the Forum can also take advantage of compelling equipment financing deals from Henry Schein Financial Services.
About the Veterinary Dental Forum
The Veterinary Dental Forum was founded in 1987 for the purpose of advancing the knowledge, education, awareness and skills involved in veterinary dentistry among veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, veterinary staff and anyone else with an interest in veterinary dentistry. The Veterinary Dental Forum is hosted by a combination of the American Veterinary Dental Society, the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and the American Veterinary Dental College. For more information, please visit http://www.veterinarydentalforum.com/
About Henry Schein Animal Health, U.S.
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 15 strategically located, state-of-the-art distribution facilities and 10 inside sales centers, the Company maintains more than a 99 percent order-fill ratio, accomplishing its mission of providing the right product at the right place and at the right time.
Partnering with over 400 leading animal health manufacturers in the world, Henry Schein Animal Health is positioned to offer the broadest selection of veterinary products and strategic solutions to companion animal, equine, and large animal practices, including:
For more information, visit www.henryscheinvet.com.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health 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 NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs nearly 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 24 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
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