Profile: VCA Inc (WOOF.O)

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VCA Inc., incorporated on May 4, 1987, is a national animal healthcare company operating in the United States and Canada. The Company operates in two segments: animal hospital and laboratory. The Company provides veterinary services and diagnostic testing to support veterinary care and also sells diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technology products and related services to the veterinary market. The Company provides communication marketing solutions and other services to the veterinary community.

The Company's animal hospitals offer a range of general medical and surgical services for companion animals as well as specialized treatments including advanced diagnostic services internal medicine oncology ophthalmology dermatology and cardiology. The Company provides pharmaceutical products and performs pet wellness programs including health examinations diagnostic testing routine vaccinations spaying neutering and dental care. The Company's network of animal hospitals is supported by over 3000 veterinarians and had approximately 8.3 million patient visits in 2013.

The Company's network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories provides sophisticated testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection diagnosis evaluation monitoring treatment and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals. The Company's network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories provides diagnostic testing for over 16000 clients which includes standard animal hospitals large animal practices universities and other government organizations. The Company's medical technology business sells digital radiography and ultrasound imaging equipment provides education and training on the use of that equipment and provides consulting and mobile imaging services.

The Company's communication and marketing solutions business provides services to veterinary practices pharmaceutical manufacturers and the pet owning community. The Company's services to veterinary practices include subscriptions to its Pro Pet Portals. The Pro Pet Portal provides an online platform for the veterinarian to offer secure individualized portals for pet owners as well as practice websites that are branded to the individual veterinary clinic. The Company also sells appointment reminder notices that are sent to pet owners on behalf of their clinics. The Company's services to manufacturers involve targeted marketing programs to animal hospitals whom are subscribers to the Company's Pro Pet Portal.

Animal Hospital

At December 31 2013 the Company operated or managed 609 animal hospitals serving 41 states and four Canadian provinces. The Company's Animal Hospital revenue accounted for 79% of total revenue in 2013. In addition to general medical and surgical services the Company offers specialized treatments for companion animals including advanced diagnostic services internal medicine oncology neurology endocrinology ophthalmology dermatology and cardiology. The Company provides pharmaceutical products for use in the delivery of treatments by its veterinarians and pet owners. The Company's animal hospitals offer services including grooming bathing and boarding. The Company sells specialty pet products at its animal hospitals including pet food vitamins therapeutic shampoos and conditioners flea collars and sprays and other accessory products.

Laboratory

The Company operates a fullservice veterinary diagnostic laboratory network serving all 50 states and certain areas in Canada. The Company's Laboratory revenue accounted for 16% of total revenue in 2013. The Company serves customer base of over 16000 clients including animal hospitals he Company operates which accounted for 16% of total Laboratory revenue in 2013. The Company's diagnostic spectrum includes over 300 different tests in the area of chemistry pathology endocrinology serology hematology and microbiology as well as tests specific to particular diseases.

The Company's diagnostic experts include veterinarians chemists and other scientists with expertise in pathology internal medicine oncology cardiology dermatology neurology and endocrinology. At December 31 2013 the Company operated 56 veterinary diagnostic laboratories. The Company's laboratory network includes primary hubs that are open 24 hours per day and offer a fulltesting menu; secondary laboratories that are open 24 hours per day and offer testing menu servicing large metropolitan areas; and short-term assessment and treatment (STAT) laboratories that service other locations with demand sufficient to warrant nearby laboratory facilities and are open primarily during daytime hours.

The Company competes with IDEXX Laboratories Demand Force and ePet Health.

Company Address

VCA Inc

12401 W Olympic Blvd
LOS ANGELES   CA   90064-1022
P: +1310.5716500
F: +1310.5716700

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