Veterinary manufacturers are those companies which sponsor the development, registration and/or manufacture of end-use veterinary or animal products, including veterinary diagnostics, veterinary medical devices, etc.. Many of these companies produce their products in FDA or USDA registered facilities.
Veterinary Pharmaceutical, Device, & Diagnostic Companies and Veterinary Distributors
This page provides information and resources on veterinary companies, veterinary distributors, and veterinary reference laboratories. Many companies have both human pharmaceutical and veterinary pharmaceutical divisions; while other companies are exclusive to animal health and considered “dedicated” animal health companies. Certain animal health manufacturers may also private label products for veterinary distributors. In addition to veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturers, there are also veterinary reference diagnostic laboratories and provide diagnostic services to veterinary clinics and veterinary hospitals. Bolded animal health companies below represent major veterinary companies in terms of sales.
The animal health companies listed on this page do not represent all animal health companies or distributors. All trademarks or tradenames are the property of the respective company.
01 Veterinary Distribution (Animal Health Distribution)
Accessing the animal health market can take several different routes or methods of distribution. In general, pet owners obtain their pet products from their veterinarian or a retail outlet. The route of distribution is often determined by the product’s approval pathway and prescription requirements, such as if the product is required to be dispensed by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Certain products may be available over the counter, which can be sold directly to pet owners via retail outlets, online purchases, etc.
Prescription products or those that require a veterinarian to prescribe and/or administer:
The typical veterinary and animal health supply chain is represented to the right. Although some veterinary and animal health companies sell directly to the veterinary clinic, many will use veterinary distributors (see list below).
OTC or non-prescription products:
Many products don’t require a veterinary prescription, and can be sold over-the-counter (OTC). These products are often sold by the animal health manufacturer through online retailers as well as veterinary distribution companies.
Prescription products: from manufacturer to pet ownerMulti-step distribution model
02 Veterinary Pharmaceutical Companies and Veterinary Distributors
- Addison Biological Laboratory, Inc.
- Boehringer Ingelheim
- Centaur, Inc.
- Ceva Animal Health LLC
- Colorado Serum Company
- Dechra Veterinary Products
- Elanco Animal Health
- iCare TonoVet
- Idexx Laboratories
- Kindred Biosciences
- Merck Animal Health
- Mars Pet Care
- Norbrook, Inc.
- Phibro Animal Health Corporation
- Vetoquinol SA
- VetStem Biopharma
Veterinary distributors are organizations which will inventory and distribute the veterinary products produced by veterinary companies. Veterinary distributors often employ their own distributor representative sales force, which help detail veterinary company products to veterinary clinics and hospitals.
USA – Veterinary Distributors
- Animal Health International
- Clipper Distributing Co.
- Durvet, Inc.
- Med-Vet International
- Midwest Vet Supply Services
- Patterson Veterinary
- PBS Animal Health
- Penn Vet
- Victor Medical
Canada – Veterinary Distributors
Pet Retail Companies
Pet retail outlets (pet retailers) are companies which provide animal health products directly to the pet owner; either online or at physical pet retail locations. These companies may be physical locations, or may exist as online retailers and may carry a range of pet products, grooming aids, pet foods, nutraceuticals, and other products.
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