MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that it has been named "Best Animal Healthcare Product Provider 2016" by Global Health & Pharma (GHP) Magazine, a UK-based health care publication, in its inaugural animal health awards.
According to GHP Magazine, it created the awards to recognize "companies associated with the health and welfare of animals in addition to veterinary medicine across the globe." The awards focus on corporations within the animal health industry, such as Henry Schein, and national animal health associations that explore the "rapidly increasing areas of innovation, technology, scientific achievement and wildlife conservation."
Henry Schein was recognized for its commitment to providing animal health practitioners with the products and services they need to operate more efficient and profitable practices, as well as its dedication to supporting global animal health through public-private partnerships and in-kind donations. For example, the company partners with Mission Rabies in its work to eradicate rabies worldwide by providing approximately $60,000 in health care supplies—including pharmaceuticals, syringes, and other veterinary products—to support the organization's canine vaccination efforts in Malawi. Henry Schein also joined with Canine Companions for Independence, the first and largest assistance dog organization in the U.S. helping people with physical disabilities, to provide volunteers who raise future assistance dogs with a care package stocked with products essential for raising the puppy during the first 18 months of life.
"It is an honor to be among this distinguished group of winners, and we are pleased to be recognized for our commitment to serving the needs of those who safeguard animal health around the world," said Peter McCarthy, President, Global Animal Health Group, Henry Schein. "Being named the 'Best Animal Healthcare Product Provider 2016' only strengthens our resolve to continue providing our customers with the products and services they need to operate successful practices that deliver excellent care to their patients."
A full list of GHP's 2016 Animal Health Awards winners can be found here.
About GHP Magazine
Global Health & Pharma magazine is a global information sharing platform and a multi-disciplinary members community. The publication was established to enhance communication networks and collaboration across all themes and disciplines within three main categories; Human, Animal and Environmental Health.
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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