Portland, Me --Vets First Choice acquired Maryland-based online veterinary pharmacy VetCentric. The combined company becomes the nation's largest online veterinary partner pharmacy and marketing services provider, reports parent company Direct Vet Marketing, Inc.
The merger is said to offer veterinary hospitals a competitively priced service for clients including pharmacy products, online ordering and home delivery.
"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," says 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."