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Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment Joins Forces with Butler Schein, Donates Surgical Equipment to Big Dog Ranch Rescue

Big Dog Ranch Rescue, a no-kill shelter, undergoes a makeover that airs on "Designing Spaces" on Lifetime TV, October 19 & December 27 7:30 a.m. ET/4:30 a.m. PT

DENVER, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment, an exclusive international supplier of new veterinary medical equipment, joins forces with Butler Schein™ Animal Health - the U.S. Animal Health division of Henry Schein (NASDAQ: HSIC) to donate a complete surgical suite of veterinary equipment to the Big Dog Ranch Rescue, a unique no-kill dog rescue situated on 28 acres in Wellington, Florida. The Ranch was chosen by Designing Spaces, a Lifetime TV makeover show, as part of their "Spaces of Hope" series. The episode, which will air today, October 19, & December 27 at 7:30 a.m. ET/ 4:30 a.m. PT will focus on renovations to the Ranch's veterinary clinic and surgical suite.

The veterinary surgery equipment provided by Leading Edge allows the Veterinarian to perform comprehensive surgical procedures on-site. Previously, the Ranch had to transport animals to other facilities. With Leading Edge veterinary technology, the Ranch is now able to provide complete patient care and recovery, reducing clinical risk and stress for each dog.

"We are honored to work with Butler Schein Animal Health and Designing Spaces to provide this critical surgical equipment to the Big Dog Ranch Rescue," says Drew Blackstone, CEO of Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment. "It's both humbling and makes us feel good to know that the equipment donated will help save the lives of thousands of dogs in the years to come."

In addition to providing the complete surgical suite of equipment, Leading Edge's Clinical Engineer installed the new veterinarian equipment and trained the Big Dog Ranch Rescue's veterinarian and technicians on use and maintenance of the equipment.

Leading Edge offers an expanding line of 19 exclusive veterinary medical products. Leading Edge product lines are available only through a limited and select group of distributors. Products include digital radiography, fluid management, patient monitoring, microscopy, sterilization and imaging.

Butler Schein Animal Health is a leading companion animal health distribution company in the U.S. and is a select distributor of Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment. 

For more information on Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment visit: www.leadingedgevet.com and www.butlerschein.com.

About Leading Edge Veterinary Equipment
Leading Edge provides Veterinary professionals high-performance, competitively priced, reliable Veterinary medical equipment, backed by world-class support and service. As a single source Veterinary medical equipment company, Leading Edge products are available only through a limited and select group of Distributors, who share in our philosophies and standards of excellence, commitment and service.  Learn more at: http://www.leadingedgevet.com. Follow us on Twitter @LeadingEdgeVet.

About Butler Schein Animal Health
Butler Schein Animal Health (Butler Schein) -- the U.S. Animal Health division of Henry Schein (NASDAQ: HSIC) is the leading companion animal health distribution company in the United States headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. Butler Schein employs approximately 900 team members, including 300 field sales representatives and 200 telesales and customer support representatives.  With 15 strategically positioned, state-of-the-art distribution facilities and 10 inside sales centers nationwide, we maintain 99%+ order-fill ratio, accomplishing our mission of providing the right product at the right place and at the right time. http://www.butlerschein.com/Site/home/about-us.  Partnering with over 400 leading animal health manufacturers in the world, Butler Schein is positioned to bring the broadest selection of veterinary products and strategic solutions to veterinary professionals nationwide, including:  comprehensive product offering for companion animal, equine, and large animal practices

1. Quality Private Label products at an affordable value
2. An extensive line of Capital Equipment and Supply products, including Certified, Pre-Owned Solutions and Equipment ProRepair Services
3. Biologicals, Diagnostics, Nutraceuticals, Nutritionals, Parasiticides, and Pharmaceuticals
4. A comprehensive offering of Business Solutions, including:

  • Home Delivery
  • Financial Services
  • Inventory Management
  • Privacy & Security Solutions
  • Professional Development Program for Veterinary Students
  • Petwise® Website Development
  • Pet I.D. Cards
  • Reminder Cards
  • Office Supplies through Office Max and Veterinary Wholesale Supplies

5. Technology Solutions
6. Practice Management Solutions through ImproMed™ Software Systems and McAllister™ Software Systems, our subsidiary companies

Visit us online for more information. http://www.butlerschein.com. Join our social media network on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and YouTube. 

SOURCE Leading Edge

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