Vets First Choice ranked 25th fastest-growing company by Inc. magazine

Vets First Choice has registered 500,000 pets for home delivery of veterinary medications and diets.
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Oct 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff

Vets First Choice, an online veterinary partner pharmacy and marketing service provider, was named the 25th fastest-growing company in the U.S by Inc. magazine.

The magazine's Inc. 500/5000 annual list ranks the 500 fastest-growing companies in the nation. Within the overall ranking, the company was named the nation's number one fastest-growing business services company. This is Vets First Choice's second year on the Inc. 500 list. Last year, it was ranked 30th.

"We attribute our accelerated growth to a strong collaboration between veterinary practices, pharmaceutical manufacturers and our team," says Benjamin Shaw, Vets First Choice CEO. "Our focus is to help veterinarians provide exceptional home delivery and compliance of pet medications and diets through our technology and we thank them for their enthusiastic support."

Vets First Choice has registered more than 10,000 veterinarian prescribers and more than 500,000 pet owners to its home delivery service across all 50 states.

"Vets First Choice enables veterinarians to offer pet owners pharmacy service with minimum impact on their clinical practice effort," says Joseph Cook, former CEO and chairman of Amylin Pharmaceuticals. "The company helps improve medication compliance, reduces physical inventory and enhances practices profits."

The private company is headquartered in Portland, Maine, and has support centers in Kansas, Maryland and Nebraska staffed with licensed pharmacists and customer support personnel. Vets First Choice contracts with all major U.S. and international animal health pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide safe and reputable medications and products.

"The Vets First Choice system gives veterinarians the ability to remain completely in control of their clients' pet medication needs while providing direct-to-home shipping of those medications which for the first time in my career can significantly increase compliance rates for preventive medications," says Michael W. Dryden, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, founding member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council.