Veterinary and Animal Health Companies

information about veterinary companies and veterinary distributors

Veterinary Companies and Veterinary Distributors

This page provides information and resources on veterinary companies, veterinary distributors, and veterinary reference laboratories.  The list of animal health companies does not represent all companies that manufacture or distribute animal health products.  Certain animal health manufacturers may also private label products for veterinary distributors, and provide reference diagnostic services for veterinary clinics and veterinary hospitals.

Veterinary manufacturers may have both human and veterinary divisions
Other companies are considered “dedicated” animal health companies, producing products only for the animal health market.

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 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.

Prescription products or those that require a veterinarian to administer:

The typical veterinary and animal health supply chain starts is represented to the right.  Although some veterinary and animal health companies sell directly to the veterinary clinic, many will use veterinary distributors.

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.


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02 Veterinary Pharmaceutical Companies and Veterinary Distributors

Veterinary Manufacturers

Veterinary manufacturers are those companies which sponsor the development and manufacture the end use products, including veterinary diagnostics.  Many of these companies produce their products in FDA or USDA registered facilities.

Veterinary Distributors

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.

Relevant Page Links

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The following link provides information on various veterinary products, and their regulations.

Veterinary Products Link