Dear Valued Client,
As of Wednesday 10th July, Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC has announced that, subject to shareholder approval, National Veterinary Services, Dechra Laboratory Services and Dechra Specialist Laboratories will be sold to Patterson Companies, Inc. This means that if, as expected, shareholder approval is granted at a General Meeting planned for Monday 29th July with completion anticipated in early August, these businesses will no longer be part of the Dechra Group.
NVS as a veterinary wholesaler has been servicing the profession since its small beginnings in 1989. During that time there have been a number of changes to the NVS business including a Management Buy Out in 1997 and now the acquisition by Patterson, another home grown business with skills and experience in servicing veterinary customers.
Patterson Veterinary has, at its heart, the same strong focus of serving customers; Both companies share a common focus on excellence in customer service and both recognise the importance of providing expanded services, products, technologies and distribution capabilities.
In the coming weeks and months you will notice our communications and printed materials change to reflect our new ownership; please be assured that our service and our commitment to you will be the same or even enhanced during this transition.
Please continue to use your current contacts within NVS; It is very much business as usual.
We will also keep you informed of relevant changes to banking details, VAT number etc.
Please do not hesitate to contact your Territory Manager or Head Office with any questions or concerns that you may have.