MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that Dr. Adriana Noacco is the recipient of the fourth annual Henry Schein Cares International Veterinary Community Service Award in recognition of her service to people living in poverty in Argentina.
Dr. Noacco received the award at the gala dinner of the 2016 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) World Congress, held in Cartagena, Colombia.
The Henry Schein Cares International Veterinary Community Service Award honors exceptional acts of valor and commitment performed by veterinarians in the face of adversity and in service to the veterinary community and beyond. Dr. Noacco was honored for training veterinarians and providing education and support to the underserved in her home country.
Dr. Noacco currently serves as the Director of the Community Development Centre, Veterinary Faculty, at the University of Buenos Aires, where she has been instrumental in the creation of educational and support programs for those experiencing difficult economic circumstances in Argentina. Topics have included raising farm animals in semi-rural areas, developing self-sustaining food resources, practicing hygiene, and animal health and welfare. She has also helped the Centre to create customized training programs for veterinarians and other professionals on topics such as agriculture and livestock management so they are better equipped to support communities struggling with poverty and hunger.
Roberto Cohen, General Manager, Latin America, Henry Schein, presented the award to Dr. Noacco. The award is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global social responsibility program.
"I am absolutely thrilled to receive this award," Dr. Noacco said. "It means a great deal to me, to the faculty, to my department, and to the people I work with. We have already started some new projects thanks to the generous support we are receiving from our colleagues at the WSAVA and Henry Schein. I'd like to say a big thank you to them."
In addition to her role at the Community Development Centre, Dr. Noacco also serves as Secretary of the Faculty Extension Department of the University of Buenos Aires, where she leads post-graduate continuing education and other activities for veterinarians in Argentina. She has also developed initiatives to help raise awareness of rabies and other zoonotic diseases. Since 2014, she has been the Undersecretary for Social Development for the Veterinary Faculty, coordinating and developing outreach activities in the community in all aspects of food safety, food security, public health, climatic disasters, and community and family involvement in ensuring food sustainability.
The Henry Schein Cares International Veterinary Community Service Award was created in 2013 by Dr. Nigel Nichols, Vice President, International Animal Health Group – Asia Pacific Region, Henry Schein; and Dr. John Maclachlan, Past President of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, which is a member organization of WSAVA. Henry Schein recognizes the WSAVA annual conference as a particularly suitable forum to present this award by showcasing to the global veterinary community the achievements of veterinarians in regional areas.
"Henry Schein is proud to stand with the WSAVA and recognize Dr. Noacco, whose commitment to animals and people in need exemplify the spirit of the Henry Schein Cares International Veterinary Community Service Award," Dr. Nichols said. "Dr. Noacco has dedicated her career to enhancing the quality of veterinary education and the health and wellbeing of animals living in Argentina, and her compassion for those in need make her an excellent recipient."
About The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)
The WSAVA is an umbrella organization focused on enhancing the clinical care of companion animals around the world. It represents 158,000 veterinarians globally through 96 member associations.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items.
The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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