Patterson Veterinary announces partnerships, award and donation

Patterson Veterinary and Vetter Software have partnered to provide veterinarians with a seamless way to manage inventory in their clinics. Through a piece of middleware called eShelf, a cloud-based software, veterinarians using Vetter Software's cloud practice management software can now automate ordering and fulfilling processes with Patterson, making inventory management easier than ever.

Also, in an effort to provide the veterinary market with a greater ability to realize the value of practice data, Patterson Veterinary is partnering with VetSuccess, a membership service that provides performance statistics and analytics to veterinary practices.

In 2015, Patterson Companies expanded its animal health segment through the strategic acquisition of Animal Health International, while divesting its rehabilitation segment, Patterson Medical. "We are now well positioned to focus on developing our highly synergistic dental and animal health businesses, accelerating return on our investments and delivering additional shareholder value," says Scott Anderson, Patterson Companies chairman, president and CEO.

"Our new eShelf integration allows veterinarians to set alerts for product reorders and place orders with Patterson directly from their Vetter Software accounts," said Sagi Solomon, CEO and founder of Vetter Software. "This integration means that veterinarians can be more strategic when making purchasing decisions and move closer to managing their inventory using a just-in-time approach. The integration also provides real-time product availability and pricing information so veterinarians can reduce time and costs from traditional ordering processes."

"Our partnership with Vetter Software will continue to provide our customers with great time-saving features," says Dan Holland, director of technology for Patterson Veterinary. "Vetter Software is leading the way in the market with Patterson to provide automated inventory features for customers and we believe this is the future for veterinary medicine."

"We're very excited to be able to help veterinarians maximize their practice efficiency and bottom line. The eShelf integration will be a valuable tool for our customers," sys George Henriques, chief commercial officer, Patterson Veterinary.

Patterson customers who also use Vetter Software's cloud practice management software can access this integration for no additional fee.

VetSuccess delivers key business metrics to better understand the practice's business and customers. These reports include an assessment of practice performance each month and help identify revenue and cost saving opportunities.

"VetSuccess has great synergies with our ePet marketing portfolio," said Dan Holland, Director of Technology for Patterson Veterinary. "We believe VetSuccess is a best-in-class product that has the latest technology to standardize data and give veterinarians better information about their business."

VetSuccess will join Patterson's Signature Solutions, a portfolio of products and services tailored to the needs of veterinarians, through an exclusive distribution agreement.

"It's an honor to be added to the Signature Solutions portfolio. Our team is completely committed to helping veterinary practices be even more successful. We're excited to be able to bring this same commitment and value to Patterson clients," says Martin Traub-Werner, CEO of VetSuccess. VetSuccess helps veterinary practices streamline their practice management activities and identify areas of potential growth for the practice.

Also last week, Patterson Companies

was honored to receive an Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) BOLD Award. Patterson Companies, nominated because of moves made to refocus its corporate strategy and scope of business, was one of three finalists in the Corporate Large category.

During his award acceptance, Anderson recognized the tremendous work being done by another BOLD Award recipient, Loaves and Fishes, a local nonprofit working to end hunger in Minnesota. To show support for the organization and their commitment to providing fresh, healthy produce for the underserved in Minnesota, Patterson Companies made a $25,000 donation to Loaves and Fishes. Cathy Maes, Loaves and Fishes executive director, returned to the stage to gratefully accept the spontaneous award from Patterson Companies. "A donation of this size goes a long way for Loaves and Fishes. $25,000 can cover the operating costs of one of our medium-sized sites, or roughly 10,000 meals, for an entire year," Maes says.


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