MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that Danish veterinarian Dr. Mogens Hansen has received the fifth annual Henry Schein Cares International Veterinary Community Service Award for his commitment to animal health and rabies vaccination programs in India and Thailand. The award recognizes veterinarians who perform exceptional acts of courage or demonstrate a commitment to serve the international community, and is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program.
Dr. Hansen was nominated for the award by the Danish Small Animal Veterinary Association (DSAVA) in recognition for his long-standing involvement in animal welfare in developing countries. He was presented with the award last week during the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) World Congress 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dr. Hansen owns a small animal veterinary clinic in Seeland in Denmark. In 2006, he founded an organization called "Animal SOS"—now known as "Vets Beyond Borders Denmark." For the last 15 years, and most recently through Vets Beyond Borders Denmark, he has dedicated his spare time to coordinating and participating in more than 15 animal birth control and rabies vaccination programs for stray dogs in India and Thailand. These programs aim to neuter and vaccinate at least 70 percent of the street dog population in a particular area and to make sure that they then have a local caregiver who will feed them. During Dr. Hansen's time working with Vets Beyond Borders Denmark, he has supported local organizations and veterinarians around the world and has neutered and vaccinated more than 10,000 dogs and cats. Dr. Hansen has also supported a range of animal welfare projects in Africa, Asia, Central America, and Eastern Europe.
Dr. Hansen is a co-founder of and contributor to www.netdyredoktor.dk, a website he set up with Danish colleagues that has become the most popular online destination for animal health in the Nordic region.
"I am very happy that my colleagues at DSAVA and at Henry Schein appreciate our work with stray dogs all over the world," Dr. Hansen said. "It is of great importance, not only for the health and wellbeing of the dogs, but also for preventing rabies and other transmissible diseases in humans, especially children. The award will help Vets Beyond Borders Denmark to continue its work to the benefit of veterinary and animal welfare organizations globally."
Dr. Hansen was presented with the Henry Schein Cares International Veterinary Community Service Award by Mike Ellis, President, European Animal Health Group, Henry Schein, Inc. He was also presented with a check for $5,000, which he has asked to be donated to Vets Beyond Borders Denmark.
"Henry Schein feels deeply connected with the veterinary profession in supporting animal health, animal welfare, and public health," Mr. Ellis said. "The projects Dr. Hansen has initiated reflect these in a wonderful way, making him the perfect recipient of the Henry Schein Cares International Veterinary Community Service Award."
WSAVA World Congress is the flagship annual congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, the leading association representing companion animal veterinarians worldwide. Its members include 105 veterinary associations and more than 200,000 individual veterinarians. One of its core activities is the development of WSAVA Global Guidelines in key areas of veterinary practice.
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 21,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 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 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 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 32 countries. The company's sales reached a record $11.6 billion in 2016, 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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