Animal Health International Announces Dedicated Team to Service the Needs of the Equine Veterinary Community

Animal Health International, Inc. today announces the formation of their Sales and Customer Service team dedicated exclusively to the Equine market, building upon the Company’s long history of service to and support of the equine veterinary community.

“As a company, we’ve always demonstrated a strong commitment to provide equine veterinarians the products and solutions they need to best manage their practice,” said Mark Ziller, President of Animal Health International’s Companion Animal Division.  “Equine care is a specialized area of veterinary medicine, with unique acute care and preventative care challenges and unique practice management challenges.  We have put together an experienced, knowledgeable team of professionals who understand those challenges, and are able to marshal the resources of Animal Health International to help equine veterinarians face those challenges.”

The team will be led by Dr. Joseph Manning, DVM, who recently joined the company as Equine National Sales Manager.  Most recently, Dr. Manning served as Senior Technical Services Manager for Merck Animal Health’s Equine Business Unit and had practiced equine veterinary medicine in two of the largest equine practices in the western United States.  Dr. Manning earned his Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Michigan State University, and his Masters of Business Administration degree at Texas Christian University.  Dr. Manning is also a long-standing member of several veterinary medicine professional associations, including the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

“Joseph brings over 22 years of experience in equine care to Animal Health International’s Equine Division”, says Mr. Ziller. “His practice experience includes all aspects of equine veterinary medicine—surgery, performance medicine, reproduction, general medicine and, importantly, successful practice management.  He’ll be a tremendous resource to Animal Health International and a true partner to our equine veterinary customers. We’re glad to have him aboard.”

The Equine team also includes JD Hill, Chris Kemp, Suzanne Reid, Lisa Carpenter and Jennifer Schlitz, and can be reached toll-free at 877-828-1026.

“I’ve only been with Animal Health a short time, but I’ve been aware of what they offer equine practitioners for quite some time”, said Dr. Manning.  “It’s not just products, but practice management tools and seminars, CE and other educational opportunities, and a great group of folks who know equine, and know equine vets.  I’m excited to lead their Equine effort.”