Durvet was founded in 1970 by a group of animal health distributors as a way to consolidate their purchasing power. Over the years the company has changed and grown into the largest sales and marketing organization in the animal health industry owned 100% by independent distribution.

i.      Delivering Superior Service: We exist to serve our member distributors and their customers.

ii.      Focusing on People: We strive to build lasting relationships by treating people the way they like to be treated.

iii.      Focusing on Animals: We have a passion for helping people care for their animals; to provide them with products that help animals live better, healthier lives whether it’s livestock for high quality food production or pets for the joy of pet parenthood and companionship. We are in the business of healthy animals!

  1. When Durvet opened for business in 1970, its doors were literally attached to a van carrying its animal health care products warehoused in a tiny 500 square foot rented facility. Durvet was the first entity in the OTC animal health market to be involved with both manufacturing and distribution, and this vision proved to be the model for the animal health supply chain business. Its original 13 distributor/owners had combined annual sales of $20 million. But from those modest beginnings, Durvet itself is approaching a quarter billion in annual sales, while each year its 21 independent distributor shareholders sell billions of dollars in animal health and agriculture products.
  2. Over the years, Durvet has diversified its inventory with livestock, equine and pet health lines. After tripling sales between 1994 and 2004, it expanded its facilities in Blue Springs, Missouri, and currently operates from a 150,000 square foot facility with advanced logistics and distribution technology. From 2005 to 2018 the business has more than doubled and a 54,000 square foot expansion was completed in 2020. The Durvet organization employs 59 people at its Blue Springs headquarters and supports 50+ member distribution points with nearly 700 sales professionals strategically located around the country to meet the needs of livestock, equine and pet owners – offering them the product performance and affordability they demand.

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