Animal Health International announces dedicated equine veterinary team

Published on: Dec 9, 2013

Animal Health International, Inc. has announced 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, 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. 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.  Manning is also a long-standing member of several veterinary medicine professional associations, including the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

The Equine team also includes JD Hill, Chris Kemp, Suzanne Reid, Lisa Carpenter and Jennifer Schlitz.

Animal Health International, Inc. is the leading full-line animal health products, services and technologies company in North America, representing and distributing products for more than 1000 manufacturers in the areas of companion animal, equine, beef and dairy cattle, poultry and swine.