CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patterson Veterinary and Voyce announce a strategic partnership to distribute Voyce Pro™, a remote monitoring service for canine patients that enables veterinary professionals to monitor key vital signs including resting heart rate, resting respiratory rate, activity, intensity of activity and quality of rest. Patterson Veterinary is a key operational business unit of Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) and i4C Innovations (dba Voyce) is a subsidiary of Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX), the creators of the Voyce Health Monitor™ and the Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program™.
George Henriques, chief commercial officer of Patterson Veterinary, commented, "We are excited that the veterinarians we serve will now be able to offer Voyce Pro, a state-of-the-art remote monitoring technology, as we work toward our core mission of providing the highest quality products and services to our veterinary customers. Voyce Pro will provide a new level of support to veterinarians in managing client compliance and treatment efficacy. We are confident that this agreement will further the goals of both companies to provide comprehensive resources to the veterinary community in support of animal welfare."
Patterson recently executed the new partnership contract and will commence representing the Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program immediately. This agreement creates new opportunities to broaden use of remote monitoring by any type of veterinary practice, whether it is a single doctor, multi-doctor or specialty practice. Voyce Pro is particularly useful in monitoring treatment efficacy and client compliance in cases such as osteoarthritis, pain, heart disease, obesity and post-operative recovery.
"We are excited to partner with Patterson, a trusted leader in the veterinary industry," said Michael Stanfield, chairman and chief executive officer of Voyce, "and we look forward to providing veterinary hospitals advanced technology that will help to deliver excellent patient outcomes. The veterinary world has shown strong interest in the objective and actionable data that Voyce Pro offers, which has never before been available. Both companies have shown a commitment to expanding technology in the veterinary world and this partnership illustrates that continued commitment."
Voyce is comprised of a diverse team of passionate individuals committed to building a suite of unique products and services for the companion animal market. As part of its comprehensive approach to pet wellness, Voyce brings a new era of personalized care to pets – where pet parents and veterinarians are empowered with unprecedented insights and tangible information about the health and wellbeing of each individual dog. i4C Innovations, dba Voyce, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) and is headquartered in Chantilly, VA. For more information, please visit voyce.com.
Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) provides innovative, information-based solutions that help consumers manage risks and make better-informed life decisions. Under its Identity Guard® brand and other brands, the company helps consumers monitor, manage and protect against the risks associated with their identities and personal information. The company's subsidiary Intersections Insurance Services provides insurance and other services that help consumers manage risks and achieve personal goals. The company's subsidiary Voyce™ is a pet health monitoring platform and information management service that collects, translates, monitors and distributes wellness indicators to veterinarians and consumers, including key vital signs like resting respiratory and heart rates, quality of rest, activity and the intensity of that activity, and caloric burn. To learn more, visit intersections.com.
About Patterson Veterinary
Patterson Veterinary is a leading distributor of consumable veterinary supplies, equipment and software, diagnostic products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals to veterinary practices.
About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) is a value-added distributor serving the dental and veterinary markets.
SOURCE Intersections Inc.