MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA) to donate microscopes and other veterinary products and equipment to a veterinary school in the Philippines that was damaged by a typhoon in November 2013.
The College of Veterinary Medicine Central Mindanao University, which provides critical support to farmers in the surrounding area, has yet to fully rebuild. The donation is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program. The IVSA will facilitate the donation's delivery to the school as part of its mission to improve the standard of veterinary education internationally through the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and culture.
"The rigors of a veterinary education are challenging under the best of circumstances, to say nothing of the obstacles these students have faced in the wake of this terrible storm," said Peter McCarthy, President, Henry Schein Global Animal Health Group. "Through this donation, Henry Schein demonstrates its commitment to ensuring that the next generation of veterinarians has the tools and resources it needs to gain the expertise to protect animal health around the world."
"The storm's devastating impact has only served to strengthen the resolve of these incredible students," said Anil Turer, President, IVSA. "As an organization run by veterinary students, the IVSA understands the importance of proper facilities and equipment to a veterinary education and we are proud to join with Henry Schein to help this dedicated group of future practitioners."
Henry Schein's animal health business has operations or affiliates in 23 countries, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, China, Malaysia and 17 countries in Europe. In 2014, Henry Schein's Global Animal Health business had sales of approximately $2.9 billion.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world.
Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.
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 18,000 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 100,000 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 $10.4 billion in 2014, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16 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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