Navigation Links
Vets First Choice Acquires VetCentric to Form Nation's Largest Online Veterinary Partner Pharmacy and Marketing Services Provider

PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vets First Choice announced today that it has acquired Maryland-based online veterinary pharmacy VetCentric. The combined independent company becomes the nation's largest online veterinary partner pharmacy and marketing services provider, serving more than 6,000 veterinary practices and over 25 million pet owners.

The acquisition represents a significant development in the veterinary pharmacy market that has seen increased competition from big box retailers and Internet pharmacies, erosion of veterinary practice revenues and growing concerns over pet owner data privacy. The joining of Vets First Choice and VetCentric empowers independent veterinary hospitals with the ability to offer pet-owner clients a complete range of competitively priced pharmacy products, convenient online ordering and home delivery, effective client communications, and assurance of data privacy and pharmacy practices.

"We look forward to bringing the talents and capabilities of these two formidable companies together to create the market leading provider of partner-pharmacy services," said Benjamin Shaw, CEO of Direct Vet Marketing, Inc. and its Vets First Choice and VetCentric subsidiaries. "VetCentric was the pioneer in the veterinary partner-pharmacy market and has done an outstanding job at building a strong service-based culture. Vets First Choice offers a powerful online store and sophisticated marketing services that have a proven and measurable impact on medical compliance and veterinary practice revenues. Both companies share a strong commitment to quality pharmacy practices and services."

Veterinary practice partners of Vets First Choice and VetCentric will benefit from a new state-of-the-art online store that leverages the latest technologies to create a user-friendly, intuitive shopping environment for pet owners that is branded to the individual practice. Powerful back-office tools provide veterinarians with paperless prescription authorizations and order management, including visibility on overdue medication refills. The combined company offers the broadest product assortment and most competitive pricing in the category via preferred supplier agreements with major manufacturers and increased economies of scale.

About Direct Vet Marketing        

Direct Vet Marketing, Inc., which operates Vets First Choice, VetCentric and MyVetsMeds, is the nation's largest online veterinary partner-pharmacy and marketing services company and the only one licensed in 48 states, Vet-VIPPS and PCAB accredited and LegitScript certified. The company offers veterinary practices and their clients the convenience of online ordering and home delivery of more than 5,000 competitively priced prescription drugs, compounded medications, therapeutic diets and lifestyle products. Its pharmacy offering is supported by state-of-the-art, practice-branded online stores and robust marketing programs designed to increase medical compliance and improve preventive care for pet owner clients. Direct Vet Marketing is headquartered in Portland, ME, with pharmacy and service operations in Omaha, NE, Wamego, KS, Glen Burnie, MD, and Phoenix, AZ. More information is available at and

Media Contact:

Jacqueline Garan

This press release was issued through eReleases(R).  For more information, visit eReleases Press Release Distribution at

SOURCE Direct Vet Marketing, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Niiki Pharma Announces the Completion of Phase I Dose Escalation for First-in-Man Anti-Cancer Agent NKP-1339
2. BD Announces Live Webcast of First Fiscal Quarter Earnings Conference Call
3. Hill-Rom Announces Preliminary Fiscal First Quarter Financial Results; Updates 2012 Financial Outlook
4. First Patient from Abu Dhabi Arrives in South Korea for Medical Treatment
5. Rochester Medical Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call, Wednesday, January 25, 2012
6. Remedi SeniorCare® Wins Ohio State Board of Pharmacys First and Only Approval for Electronic Prescribing in State of Ohio
7. First and Only Meter to Look for Patterns of High and Low Blood Sugar and Alert Diabetes Patients Right on Screen
8. Circadian Commences First Phase 1 Clinical Trial of VEGF-C Antibody VGX-100 in Cancer Patients
9. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Hosts Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Earnings Webcast
10. Cardium Announces First International Marketing and Distribution Agreement for Commercialization of Excellagen™ in South Korea
11. First Ever InnoPack Event Has Strong Turn Out and a Focus on Innovation
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... addition of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart ... Integrated Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves ... as load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PUNE, India , June 24, 2016 ... "Pen Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety ... 12mm), Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase ... published by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for ... is expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Dialysis Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report ... is the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, ... and excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the ... sodium, potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect Plugin ... whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels to split-up ... Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX users can ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... discuss health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, ... their work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest ... as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are ... Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the ... In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, ... just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, ... at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his ... it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):