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University of Wisconsin–Stout, Vets Plus present the International Conference on Animal Health Nutraceuticals

MENOMONIE, WI (June 4, 2019) – The University of Wisconsin-Stout will host a first-of-its-kind world conference on the growing use of nutraceuticals in companion animal healthcare. The International Conference on Animal Health Nutraceuticals – 2019 (ICAHN 2019) will take place July 17-19 at UW-Stout in Menomonie. It is underwritten by Vets Plus, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of nutritional supplements for animal health.

The conference also marks the launch of Nutraceuticals in Veterinary Medicine, the first comprehensive collection of scientific articles on the therapeutic use of nutritional compounds in animals.

Wide-ranging discussions at ICAHN 2019 feature experts from academia, veterinary practitioners and internationally-published nutritional scientists. Speakers and topics include Dr. Ramesh Gupta, DVM, MVSc, PhD, An overview of Nutraceuticals in Animal Health and Disease, Dr. Gary Richter, Therapeutic Uses of Cannabinoids in Companion Animals, and Professor W. Thomas Shier, PhD, Future Direction and Trends in Nutraceutical Research.

UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer said of the institution’s role in the conference, “Nutraceuticals are being used in virtually every veterinary practice and their use is increasing. However, the knowledge level among veterinarians about the category lags behind that of conventional therapies. This conference is part of an ongoing effort to communicate with veterinarians regarding the science and applications of therapeutically useful nutraceutical compounds and recent developments in nutritional science.”

Veterinarians use many nutraceutical products to treat a variety of conditions. Raj Lall, Vets Plus founder and CEO, believes that current usage is only the tip of the therapeutic iceberg. “Veterinarians already use probiotics to address digestive ailments and Omega-3 fatty acids to improve issues with the skin, coat and joints,” he said. “And nutraceuticals are widely used in joint health programs and to address the needs of senior pets.”

“But the number of compounds in current use is small compared to the number we know to have therapeutic benefits. This conference is intended to increase both the profile and practitioner knowledge about this branch of veterinary science,” said Mr. Lall.

Those interested in attending ICAHN 2019 can register on-line at www.123formbuilder.com/form-4804168/ or by contacting Tony Liedl at info@ICAHN2019.com (call 715-231-1234 ex. 503).

Vets Plus is a leading manufacturer of health and nutrition products for livestock and companion animals. The company operates throughout North America and internationally. VPI is committed to quality and maintains SQF Code, edition 8.0 certification, NASC membership and AAFCO compliance. For information about Vets Plus, visit www.vets-plus.com.

 


R & D LifeSciences adds to Nutritional Consultancy Team

MENOMONIE, WI (May 15, 2019) – R & D LifeSciences announces the hiring of Sarah Schalk as a livestock nutritional consultant.  Ms. Schalk will counsel livestock producers on feed and nutritional strategies to improve herd performance as well as help implement field trials of R & D LifeSciences’ products.

R & D LifeSciences produces science-based feed additives that protect health and increase performance of dairy, beef, equine, swine herds and poultry flocks.

Ms. Schalk is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, obtaining a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Animal Science.  Prior to joining R & D LifeSciences, she was employed in nutritional sales support positions for WS – AG Center and Kalmbach Feeds.

R & D LifeSciences produces proprietary, highly specific livestock feed ingredients and formulations intended to improve herd health and performance.  Proprietary formulations of probiotics, digestive enzymes and nutritional supplements are produced in the USA. The company operates globally. For information about R & D LifeSciences, visit www.rdlifesciences.com.


Juan Mena Brings Experience to Vets Plus Marketing Team

MENOMONIE, WI (April 30, 2019) – Vets Plus, Inc., Wisconsin-based developer, manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements and other products for the global animal health industry, announces the appointment of Juan Mena to the position of Director of Marketing – Companion Animal.  Mr. Mena, with 25 years of sales and marketing experience among several companion animal brands, was most recently Director of Marketing for OPKO Health, Inc. in Miami, Florida until joining Vets Plus.

Mr. Mena is the latest in a series of high profile executives to join Vets Plus.  In March, Paul Hays, former Chief Executive Officer of Virbac North America, joined the company as its Chief Commercial Officer for all Vets Plus companies.  In April, Jeff Hancock, former Chief Operations Officer for Bimeda, joined as Vice President of Operations overseeing production at all Vets Plus companies.

“Our plans call for aggressive growth among all of our businesses, whether we are a contractor for a partner or the originator of a novel animal health product,” said Vets Plus President David Nelson.  “Our success to date has been the result of our deep scientific bench and unique technologies coupled with our cGMP manufacturing capacity and capabilities.  There is a whole new level of growth available to us through channel optimization and marketing.”

Prior to joining OPKO, Mr. Mena worked in increasingly responsible sales, marketing and operations roles for leading animal health manufacturers.  He was Director of Marketing for Teva Animal Health and followed the company through its acquisition by Bayer Animal Health, where he supported the rapid transition and integration of the Teva business. He was named Brand Manager for Bayer’s DVM line in 2013.  At Vets Plus, Mr. Mena will be personally focused on marketing all companion animal brands and labels and will be responsible to lead the Marketing team that support all species products for Vets Plus companies.

“My experience tells me Vets Plus has the vision, resources and agility to do something special in the animal health space,” said Mr. Mena.  “This feels like one of those ‘right place, right time’ opportunities,” he said.

Vets Plus is a leading manufacturer of health and nutrition products for livestock and companion animals.  The company operates throughout North America and internationally. VPI is committed to quality and maintains SQF Code, edition 8.0 certification, NASC membership and AAFCO compliance. For information about Vets Plus, visit www.vets-plus.com.


Paul Hays Joins Vets Plus

MENOMONIE, WI (March 25, 2019) – Vets Plus, Inc., the Wisconsin-based nutraceutical manufacturer has announced that Paul Hays has joined its senior management team.  Mr. Hays, most recently President and CEO of Virbac US, joins Vets Plus as Chief Commercial Officer and will lead sales, marketing and commercial development activities for all Vets Plus brands and for the company’s Noble Pharma manufacturing division.

The addition of Hays to the management team comes two months after Vets Plus acquired Merrick’s Inc., a Wisconsin-based supplier of nutritional supplements to the dairy industry.  According to David Nelson, Vets Plus’ President, “Paul’s broad leadership experience, extensive list of industry relationships and his expertise in commercial strategy will be invaluable to Vets Plus, especially as we begin to branch out from our traditional business model.”

Mr. Hays led Virbac’s North American operations from 2012 through 2018 where he accelerated its growth through key product acquisitions, sales force expansion and by revamping its production facility.  Prior to Virbac, Mr. Hays served as President & CEO of Synbiotics Corporation where he was responsible for the re-organization and turnaround of the veterinary diagnostics company and orchestrated the sale of the company to Pfizer Animal Health in 2010.  He continued with the enterprise as Pfizer’s Vice President of Global Diagnostics until 2012.  These roles were preceded by 10 years in executive roles at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, serving successively as VP-US Sales & Marketing, VP-Global Swine Business, VP-Global Area Management & Marketing and EVP-US Business Operations.

According to Mr. Hays, “This is an exciting opportunity for me to join an entrepreneurial and agile culture with so much potential.  Vets Plus has enormous scientific and manufacturing resources and it is clear to me that Raj Lall (Vet Plus’ founder & CEO) and the rest of the management share a vision for the business that will be transformative.  I am looking forward to contributing to shaping and achieving that vision.”

Vets Plus is a leading manufacturer of health and nutrition products for livestock and companion animals.  The company operates throughout North America and has a sales offie in Germany servicing Europe and Asia. VPI is committed to quality and maintains SQF Code Edition 8.0, NASC membership and AAFCO compliance. For information about Vets Plus, visit www.vets-plus.com.


Vets Plus, Inc. Acquires Dairy Industry’s Merrick’s, Inc.

MENOMONIE, WI (December 18, 2018) – Vets Plus, Inc., a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of animal health and nutrition products, announced that it has acquired Merrick’s Inc., maker of boluses, tablets, powders and electrolytes serving the production animal industry.

The new entity, known as Merrick’s Animal Health, LLC, acquired Merrick’s assets effective December 14.  It will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vets Plus, Inc., the Menomonie-based company founded in 1990 by Rajiv Lall.  Vets Plus is an innovation leader in the global animal health industry, employing over 200 people at its Menomonie, Wisconsin campus.

Merrick’s Animal Health will continue to manufacture and sell its full line of products from its manufacturing plant in Wonewoc, WI.  Sales and customer service operations will remain at its Middleton, WI office.  All Merrick’s employees will stay with the new entity.  All Merrick’s phone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged.

For sales please contact Johanna Kuehn at jkuehn@merricks.com or 608.824.6624.

For customer service please contact orders@merricks.com or800.637.7425.

For purchasing please contact Dr. Dan Shields at dr.dan@merricks.com or 608.824.6646

“We are thrilled to expand our offerings with this acquisition.  Merrick’s has been a household name in the dairy industry since 1959.” said Rajiv Lall, Chief Executive Officer of Vets Plus.  “Merrick’s products and customer portfolio are complementary to our existing business and allow us to leverage our strength as one company in expanding relationships with existing customers and creating new ones.”

David Nelson, VPI President, said Vets Plus’ senior management team will serve as the management team of Merrick’s Animal Health. Johanna Kuehn will continue as Director of Food Animal Sales representing the expanded product line. Dan Shields will continue to lea the Wonewoc operations including quality control and nutrition.  Both Ms. Kuehn and Dr. Shields bring extensive product and market knowledge and customer relationships to the new company and work well with our team at Vets Plus.”

“We are experiencing rapid growth as a company and see Merrick’s as a great addition to our product offerings and manufacturing capacity.  With the addition of 66,000 square feet of production and warehouse space at the Wonewoc plant, Vets Plus now has over 350,000 square feet of production and warehouse space,” added Nelson.  For information about Vets Plus visit www.vets-plus.com.


Dr. Anita Sinha Promoted to Senior VP, Quality and Regulatory

MENOMONIE, WI (December 18, 2018) – Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI), a Wisconsin manufacturer of animal health and nutrition products, announces Dr. Anita Sinha has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs.

Dr. Sinha assumed leadership of the quality and regulatory functions at VPI in 2005.  Her prior experience at the company included assignments in research and development, operations and international sales.

Dr. Sinha’s has overseen the processes through which Vets Plus has obtained multiple third-party Quality certifications including ISO 9000, Safe Quality Food (SQF) Edition 8.0, EU GMP, USDA APHIS.  During her tenure VPI has earned multiple industry awards and recognitions including NASC MVP and NASC Visibility Awards for the four year period 2015-2018.

Rajiv Lall, VPI’s founder and CEO said; “Dr. Sinha’s promotion recognizes her role in maintaining VPI’s strict adherence to quality and regulatory standards. Vets Plus prides itself in exceeding our customers’ Quality expectations and ensuring our products, facilities and quality management systems comply with a demanding and ever-changing regulatory environment.”

Vets Plus is a leading manufacturer of health and nutrition products for livestock and companion animals.  The company has customers throughout North America and maintains a sales office in Germany servicing Europe and Asia. VPI creates custom formulations for innovative probiotics, nutritional supplements and pet treats. VPI is committed to quality and maintains SQF Level 3 certification, NASC membership and AAFCO compliance. For information about Vets Plus, visit www.vets-plus.com.


Vets Plus, Inc. Receives Two Awards at the 2018 National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) Annual Conference

MENOMONIE, WI (May 11, 2018) – Vets-Plus, Inc., a leading manufacturer of animal health and nutritional products located in Menomonie, WI, received two of the National Animal Supplements Council’s (NASC) most prestigious awards at the Council’s annual conference in Phoenix, AZThe NASC provides its highly coveted Quality Seal to nutritional supplement manufacturers who demonstrate their products, labels and marketing materials meet the Council’s rigorous standards for ingredient and manufacturing quality.

For the sixth consecutive year Vets Plus was awarded the NASC Visibility Award given to companies demonstrating “outstanding commitment” to the NASC Quality Seal and providing “exemplary support of the mission of the organization.”

In addition, Vets Plus received NASC’s MVP Supplier Award, recognizing suppliers that have provided “the highest overall benefit to NASC members during the year.” Performance measurements include delivery of excellence in products and services, continuing education to the industry and support and service to individual customer companies.  Vets Plus has been recognized by NASC as a “preferred supplier” since 2014.

Dr. Anita Sinha, PhD, Vice President of Quality and Regulatory for Vets Plus acknowledged the awards, “The quality of the products and services we provide reflects our commitment to quality processes from raw material acquisition through to final manufacturing.  It’s not just one person checking at the end.” she said.

According to Raj Lall, Vets Plus’ founder and owner, “Quality can’t be added to products.  Quality is a culture that starts with innovative R&D, identifying the best ingredients and attention to detail throughout the entire manufacturing process.  Quality is the primary focus of each Vets Plus employee, regardless of where he or she is in the process.  We are all very grateful to be recognized by the NASC for our commitment to the Council’s very high standards.”

About Vets Plus, Inc.

Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI), located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer of animal health and nutrition supplements for livestock and companion animals.  Founded in 1990, VPI creates custom formulations for manufacturing innovative probiotics, nutritional supplements and pet treats in a wide variety of product formats.  The company employs approximately 230 people, among them eleven PhDs, two of which are also DVMs.  VPI is committed to quality and maintains SQF Level 3 certification, NASC membership and AAFCO compliance.


MENOMONIE, WI (April 26, 2018) – Pet owners can support the good digestive health of their dog or cat with a free 10-day trial of Probios® Intelliflora®. The promotion, which will last through the summer, is designed to introduce the daily probiotic powder supplement to pet owners while helping them improve the gastrointestinal health and normal immune system function of their animal friends.

“Some people aren’t aware of the benefits their pet can receive from a daily probiotic,” says Dr. Ajay Srivastava, Chief Scientific Officer at Vet’s Plus, Inc. – licensed owner of the Probios® brand. “The 10-Day Challenge is designed to break through this misconception and prove Probios Intelliflora, which has twice as much beneficial bacteria compared to the market leading brand, is highly effective at supporting their dog or cat’s balanced gut microflora.”

Participants of the 10-Day Challenge will be asked to complete an online survey about their pet’s experience with the product. Those that complete the survey will receive a coupon for a free 30-day supply of Probios Intelliflora and be entered to win one of 10 Visa® gift cards worth $100 each.

Probios Intelliflora is packaged in single dose one gram sachets, making it easy and convenient to administer by sprinkling it over food or mixing with water. The probiotic powder is manufactured in an SQF Level 3 certified facility in the U.S.A. and carries the NASC Quality Seal, making it extremely safe for dogs and cats.

Pet owners should visit www.probioschallenge.com for more information about the promotion, including how to receive a free 10-day trial of Probios Intelliflora.

About Probios Intelliflora

Probios Intelliflora is formulated with 200 million “viable” colony forming units (CFU) of four strains of beneficial, naturally occurring microorganisms, or “good bacteria” probiotics. Probios Intelliflora helps maintain normal intestinal tract health, as well as restore a balanced tummy during times like traveling or boarding. See www.probios.com for further information.

 


Vets Plus Earns Perfect Score of 100% for SQF Level 3 Recertification

MENOMONIE, Wis. (October 11, 2017) – Vets Plus, Inc., is pleased to announce this is the 4th consecutive year they have been awarded the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Code 7.2 Level 3 certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI). The 2017 recertification garnered a perfect score of 100/100, thus receiving a rating of “Excellent.”

The SQF Code 7.2 Level 3 is the most stringent and highest level of certification awarded by SQFI, including both a comprehensive food safety program and a quality management system. SQF Level 3 certification is achieved when a company demonstrates exceptional quality management and food safety practices. SQF is a globally trusted, recognized, and accepted food safety and quality program recognized by retailers, food service providers and regulatory agencies around the world.

The successful attainment of SQF Level 3 certification reinforces our commitment to the high standards of quality service being provided to our customers since 1990. Dave Nelson, President, credits the company’s success to its employees. “The dedication of our team is the key to earning an Excellent audit rating and demonstrates our hard work and commitment to exceed food safety and quality standards. The SQF Level 3 certification confirms and shows our devotion to current and potential customers. They can count on us to deliver animal nutritional supplements of the highest quality,” Dave said.

Vice President of Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Anita Sinha adds, “By obtaining the SQF Level 3 certification with a score of 100%, we validate that our company has a robust food safety and quality system in place. The animal nutritional supplements we provide to our customers are produced under globally accepted food safety and quality conditions that help protect not only their customers, but their business, credibility, and reputation.”

 


Vets Plus is Pleased to Announce Several Exciting Changes to Our Scientific Team

 MENOMONIE, Wis. (June 5, 2017) – Dr. Ajay Srivastava, DVM, PhD, has been promoted to the new position of Chief Scientific Officer.  He has 20 years of experience in preclinical and clinical product development and nutraceutical research. He has published several research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written textbook chapters on toxicology.  At Vets Plus, Dr. Ajay leads new product development initiatives, overseeing all preclinical and clinical trials and research.

We also have three new additions to our scientific team:

Dr. Abhijit Ray, PhD, has joined Vets Plus as Director of Pharmaceutical Research and Development.  Dr. Abhijit has 23 years’ experience in pharmaceutical research, clinical trials, targeted delivery system development, and most recently was Administrative Program Coordinator of the Cancer Immunotherapy Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute at University of Utah.  He is an expert in nanotechnology and has published over 40 articles and obtained 23 patents in his distinguished career.  Dr. Abhijit’s role at Vets Plus will focus on pharmaceutical ingredient development.

Dr. Jamil Talukder, DVM, PhD, has joined Vets Plus as Associate Director of New Product Development and Research.  Dr. Jamil is a highly accomplished nutraceutical researcher and has published over 50 articles and abstracts and earned many awards in his eminent career, including valedictorian of his DVM graduating class.  Dr. Jamil’s role at Vets Plus will focus on development of unique, innovative and proprietary nutraceutical product formulas for various disease conditions in companion animals as well as livestock.

Danielle Graham, CVT, has joined Vets Plus as Veterinary Research Associate.  Danielle has 9 years of experience as a certified veterinary technician in both companion and large animal practice, with a strong background in animal dentistry and surgery.  Most recently she served as Chair of Globe University’s Veterinary Technology program.  Danielle’s primary role at Vets Plus will be coordinating clinical trials, palatability, safety, and efficacy studies.


Noble Pharma, LLC Announces Construction on New Facility

 MENOMONIE, Wis. (January 31, 2017) – Noble Pharma, LLC, A Vets Plus Inc. company, announces groundbreaking for construction of a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Manufacturing suites will include soft chews, tablets and topical formulations. “We look forward to providing our customers with unique pharmaceutical manufacturing solutions,” said Raj Lall, CEO.

Construction is expected to be completed by July, 2017.


Vets Plus, Inc. Launches Probios® Intelliflora® for Dogs and Cats

 MENOMONIE, Wis. (January 30, 2017) – Vets Plus, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of new Probios® Intelliflora® for dogs and cats.

Probios Intelliflora is a probiotic powder supplement, in single dose 1 gm sachets, that are intended for daily use to help support GI health in dogs and cats. Probios Intelliflora joins the Probios family of products, the world’s most widely researched and tested animal health probiotics. Probios Intelliflora contains 200 million colony forming units (CFU) of four strains of beneficial bacteria (Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus planetarium and Lactobacillus casei). Probios Intelliflora offers pet owners a simple and convenient way of supporting balanced gut microflora while maintaining normal immune system function.

Probios Intelliflora is available through major animal health distributors.  Please visit www.probios.com for further information.


Dr. Ramesh C. Gupta Speaks on the Benefits of Nutraceuticals

DVM, MVSc, PHD

Professor & Head, Toxicology Department at Breathitt Veterinary Center

 MENOMONIE, Wis. (December 16, 2016) – Vets Plus, Inc. hosted Dr. Gupta as our first guest speaker at the new Vets Plus Conference and Training Center. Dr. Gupta is a noted author of more than 375 publications on nutrition and toxicology, including seven books such as, “Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity.”  For 15 years, he has been heavily engaged in veterinary nutritional research with special emphasis on joint health in canines.  “Vets Plus is honored to have Dr.Gupta speak to our R&D, Sales and Marketing teams about the benefits of nutritional supplements,” said Raj Lall, CEO and founder of Vets Plus, Inc.

Osteoarthritis is a disease causing chronic and progressive degeneration of cartilage and supporting structures in joints. Osteoarthritis affects about 20% of dogs in the US.  Obesity is a predisposing factor with estimates that 80% of dogs are overweight. Nutritional supplements exhibit a number of beneficial properties to help maintain normal joint health, mobility and flexibility. Vets Plus offers a complete line of products to help veterinarians manage joint health in canine and feline patients.

About Dr. Gupta

Dr. Gupta earned his DVM, MVSc, and PhD in India with postdoctoral work at Michigan State and Vanderbilt Universities.  He serves as Professor and Head of Toxicology Department at Breathitt Veterinary Center at Murray State University. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, and Fellow of American College of Toxicology, American College of Nutrition, and Academy of Toxicological Sciences


Vets Plus Inc. Offers New Mossy Oak Brand of Dog Treats

New Camo Products for Working Dogs

MENOMONIE, Wis. (August 23, 2016) – Vets Plus, Inc., a USA manufacturer of animal health supplements and functional treats has partnered with Mossy Oak to offer new products using Mossy Oak’s designed-by-nature camouflage graphics. Mossy Oak will debut on a variety of products containing Surebites™ Soft Chew technology. Initially five new products will be offered: Skin & Coat, Probiotic, Joint, Dental Sticks and Training Treats.

David Nelson, President of Vets-Plus, Inc. said, “I’m pleased with the partnership between Mossy Oak and Vets Plus. We are eager to market our new product line with their popular camouflage graphics.

These products will be available soon at your local sporting goods store. All questions and inquires can be directed to Vets Plus, Inc. at support@vets-plus.com.

Surebites™ is a trademark of Vets Plus, Inc.


Vets Plus Partners with Alfalawn Dairy

 MENOMONIE, Wis. (August 19, 2016)- Vets Plus, Inc. is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Alfalawn Dairy.

Alfalawn Dairy is a fourth generation family farm operation located just outside Menomonie, Wisconsin. The Dairy is a state-of-the-art 2,250 cow facility run by three brothers; Randy, Dave and Dale Styer and their families. Vet’s Plus’ collaboration will allow for conducting field trials for research on potential products. Furthermore, an on-site conference room will accommodate sales and technical training. The farm also supports customer visits and community outreach programs such as Farm-City Day.

Steve Vale, Vice President of Food Animal Sales said, “The partnership between Vets Plus, Inc. and Alfalawn creates a bright future for both parties. We are pleased to be working with a family that is deeply rooted in the dairy industry and community.”


Vets Plus, Inc. Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility

New facility in Menomonie, Wis. will house packaging, labeling, and shipping operations

MENOMONIE, Wis. (May 17, 2016)— On May 14, Vets Plus staff and Menomonie, Wis. community members celebrated the grand opening of a new company facility on Stokke Parkway. This site will be the new home for packaging, labeling, shipping, and receiving operations.

The company formed in 1990 to manufacture and market probiotic and calcium gels for dairy cattle. Since its beginning in Knapp, Wis., the company has expanded to four locations within Dunn County, supporting national and global distribution of the animal health nutraceuticals for food and companion animals. In order to accommodate growing business, Vets Plus acquired the Stokke Parkway facility and began construction on a 40,000 square foot warehouse in 2015.

The warehouse addition is adjacent to a newly acquired 38,000 square foot packaging facility. The new facility has sufficient space to support continued growth to over 150,000 square feet at this site. The majority of packaging work done in the current manufacturing space will move to the new facilities for the purpose of increasing capacity for the growing business.

According to Lall, the company’s growth is just the beginning. “We are excited to transition these steps in manufacturing a new site in order to provide room to grow. We are positioned well in the industry to continue serving our customers’ needs and expand our manufacturing capabilities for new and existing business.  Opening the Stokke Parkway facility is one step in the continued growth of the business.”


Vets Plus Nominated for Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

Animal nutrition company considered for award that recognizes excellence in manufacturing

 MENOMONIE, Wis. (January 22, 2016) — Menomonie manufacturer Vets Plus, Inc. is proud to announce its nomination for the 28th Annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. The Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) Award program is an annual recognition of excellence in manufacturing. It celebrates the successes of manufacturers in the state, including their innovations, philanthropy, technological advances, commitment to customer satisfaction, and quality jobs. Award winners will be announced February 25.

Vets Plus has recently expanded its manufacturing capacity in Dunn County, adding 40,000 square feet of warehouse and packaging space to meet the needs of its customers. Founder and CEO Raj Lall said, “Vets Plus is proud to be considered for this award. Our company is fully committed to providing the best products in animal health, and we continue to grow jobs in Wisconsin as we expand. I am especially thankful for the hard work and dedication of the company’s employees that have made our success possible.”

This is the first year that Vets Plus has been considered for Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. Past awards and recognition that Vets Plus has received include: Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year, Pet Age Icon Award, and NASC Visibility Award.