PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vets First Choice, the nation's largest online veterinary partner-pharmacy and marketing service provider, announced today that it was named the 25th fastest growing company in the United States by Inc. Magazine. The magazine's prestigious Inc. 500/5000 annual list ranks the 500 fastest growing companies in the nation. Within the overall ranking, the company was named the nation's fastest growing business services company. This is Vets First Choice's second year on the Inc. 500 list.
"We attribute our accelerated growth to a strong collaboration between veterinary practices, pharmaceutical manufacturers and our team," said Vets First Choice CEO Benjamin Shaw. "Our focus is to help veterinarians provide exceptional home delivery and compliance of pet medications and diets through our technology," he added, "and we thank them for their enthusiastic support."
Vets First Choice has registered more than 10,000 veterinarian prescribers and over 500,000 pet owners to its home delivery service across all 50 states.
"Vets First Choice is a great example of a 21st Century business - they are creative, entrepreneurial, growing and could be located anywhere," said Angus King, United States Senator and former Governor of Maine. "I'm delighted that Maine is the chosen home to such a successful and emerging business," he added.
The private company with headquarters in Portland, Maine, has support centers located in Kansas, Maryland and Nebraska staffed with licensed pharmacists and customer support personnel. Vets First Choice contracts with all major U.S. and international animal-health pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide safe and reputable medications and products.
"The Vets First Choice system gives veterinarians the ability to remain completely in control of their clients' pet medication needs while providing direct-to-home shipping of those medications which for the first time in my career can significantly increase compliance rates for preventive medications," stated Michael W Dryden DVM, PhD, DACVM, founding member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council and 2010 Veterinarian of the Year.
About Vets First Choice
Vets First Choicesm a privately-held company headquartered in Portland, Maine, is a national home delivery provider of FDA- and EPA-approved pharmaceuticals, therapeutic diets and compounded medications to pet owners on behalf of veterinary practices. Our comprehensive suite of services help veterinary practices improve medical compliance for core products and services, reduce inventory costs, enhance customer services, and promote the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship. Vets First Choice is partnered with 10,000 veterinarians to provide a simple, safe, and cost effective method to meet pet owner expectations for convenience, service and competitive prices. Our pharmacy complies with the licensing and inspection requirements of all 50 states and Vet-VIPPS. For more information, please visit www.vetsfirstchoice.com.
SOURCE Vets First Choice