Antech Company Profile
Antech is the leading provider of pet health care services in
the country with a
nationwide clinical laboratory system and over 435 free-standing animal hospitals. VCA Antech has an
excellent reputation in the pet health care industry. We have
achieved this position by acquiring and managing high quality
veterinary practices and providing preeminent diagnostic
laboratory services for animal hospitals across the country.
VCA Antech Mission
"Where your pet's health is our top priority and excellent
service is our goal."
At VCA Antech we strive to provide the finest quality pet
health care and excellent client service in a warm and
friendly environment. We build our client's confidence and
trust in our abilities by demonstrating our genuine effort to
exceed each pet owner's expectations. The strength of VCA
Antech lies in the close connection between the VCA Animal
Hospital network and Antech Diagnostics, the clinical
laboratory system. The combination of the two entities gives
VCA Antech a unique position in the pet health care industry
and allows us to give our clients the highest level of service
possible today. We strive to give you and your pet an
affirmative experience each time you visit one of our
In 2006 we had more than 4.9 million pet visits at
VCA Animal Hospitals and provided clinical laboratory services
to over 14,000 small animal hospitals nationwide. Together VCA Animal
Hospitals and Antech Diagnostics provide excellence in
veterinary medicine and diagnostics to a majority of our
nation's pets. Our knowledge and service have earned us the
trust and loyalty of a continually growing number of satisfied
The core philosophy of VCA Antech is simple, but
convincing. You love your pet. As a caring pet owner you only
want the best for your pet. Unfortunately pets can't talk and
even the most caring pet owners may not know everything it
takes to keep their pets in optimum health, so that they can
lead a long, happy and healthy life. At VCA Antech, we can
provide you with the knowledge it takes to make sure your pets
feel their best.
So, whatever your pets can't tell us, diagnostic testing
The importance of diagnostic testing in veterinary medicine
cannot be overemphasized. For this reason in particular, the
synergy between VCA Animal Hospitals and Antech Diagnostics
allows us to offer the greatest attention to our clients, as
well as giving our doctors the best resources for diagnosing
and treating your pets.
Between VCA and Antech we employ over 1100 doctors in our
combined network. Our size and buying power allows our
hospitals and laboratories to have some of the best products
and equipment available to veterinarians. Doctors send samples
such as blood, urine, cultures, biopsies and radiographs to
Antech and the results are returned to the hospitals, in most
cases, within a few hours. If a veterinarian has a specific
question, the lab has board-certified specialists available
for telephone consultation. These consultants provide advice
on the interpretation of results, prognosis and treatment at
no additional charge to the hospital or client.
In addition, our unique management support system frees
doctors to devote themselves fully to our pet patients, while
our support staff takes care of administrative tasks.
At VCA Antech we take our mission statement - Your pet's
health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal -
very seriously. So, when you visit one of our VCA Animal
Hospitals or have tests conducted at our laboratories, you can
rest assured that you and your pet are at the center of our
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VCA Antech History
VCA Antech was founded in 1986 under the name
"Veterinary Centers of America", with the goal of
creating a company that would be the leader in providing
veterinary care for pets across the country. VCA started with
the purchase of one premier animal hospital - VCA West Los
Angeles in 1987. At that time, VCA was owned by a group of
private investors. Over the years, VCA grew to become the
largest pet health care provider in the country. Under our new
name, VCA Antech, we now operate over 435 animal hospitals in
38 states and provide diagnostic services to over 14,000
independent hospitals nationwide. In 2001 VCA Antech became a
publicly owned company. VCA Antech stock is traded on NASDAQ
under the symbol "WOOF". The VCA Antech family is
continually growing and in the first quarter of 2001 we
employed over 5,000 people in our hospitals and laboratories
across the country. VCA Antech's Corporate Headquarters are
located in West Los Angeles. From this location we centralize
various administrative functions, offer marketing support and
negotiate purchasing contracts for the benefit of our
hospitals and laboratories.
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Bob L. Antin, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President
Bob Antin, has served as our Chief Executive Officer,
President and Chairman since the inception of VCA Antech in
1986. Previously, Mr. Antin was President, Chief Executive
Officer, Director and co-founder of AlternaCare Corp., a
publicly held company that owned, operated and developed
freestanding out-patient surgical centers in the human health
Before founding AlternaCare, Mr. Antin was an officer for
American Medical International, Inc., which owns and operates
human health care facilities. During his tenure at American
Medical International, Inc., Mr. Antin initially served as
Director of Marketing of Professional Hospital Services. He
then became the Director of New Business Development, where he
was responsible for non-hospital related acquisitions and
development. Later, Mr. Antin operated a chain of ambulatory
care centers as Vice President of American Medical
International, Inc. and President of AMI Ambulatory Center,
Inc., which is a subsidiary of American Medical International,
Inc. Mr. Antin received his MBA with a certification in
hospital and health administration from Cornell University.
Mr. Antin is a supporter of the Santa Monica Little League
as well as the AYSO League, he is an avid golfer and enjoys
playing basketball. His family owns a cat named Kaci.
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Arthur J. Antin, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Senior
Vice President, Secretary and Director
Arthur Antin, has served as our Chief
Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary and a
Director since the inception of VCA Antech. Previously, he
served as Director of Marketing/Investor Relations for
AlternaCare Corp., a publicly held company that owned,
operated and developed freestanding out-patient surgical
centers in the human health care sector. While at AlternaCare
Corp., Mr. Antin developed and implemented marketing
strategies for a network of outpatient surgical centers.
Mr. Antin also has a background in
education and education administration, working as both a
teacher and principal in the New York area. Mr. Antin received
an MA in Community Health from New York University and has
attended post-graduate programs at Columbia University.
Mr. Antin is on the Board of Directors of
the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica. He also serves as a
Board Member of NewRoads School.
Mr. Antin enjoys playing basketball and golf. His
family has a certified therapy dog named Vinny.
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Neil Tauber, Co-Founder, Senior Vice President of Development.
Neil Tauber has served as our Senior Vice
President of Development since the inception of VCA Antech.
Previously, Mr. Tauber was the Director of Corporate
Development at AlternaCare, a publicly held company that
owned, operated and developed freestanding out-patient
surgical centers in the human health care sector. At
AlternaCare, Mr. Tauber was responsible for the acquisition of
new businesses and syndication to hospitals and physician
Prior to joining AlternaCare, Mr. Tauber served as Chief
Operating Officer of MDM Services, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Mediq, a publicly held human health care company. He was
responsible for operating and developing a network of retail
dental centers and industrial medical clinics. Mr. Tauber
holds an MBA from Wagner College.
Mr. Tauber enjoys playing basketball and
his family has a dog named Bocce.
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Tomas W. Fuller, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Tomas Fuller joined VCA Antech in January
1988, shortly after the founding of the company. He began his
tenure with VCA Antech as Vice President and Controller. Mr.
Fuller has been the Chief Financial Officer for VCA Antech
since November 1990.
Prior to joining VCA Antech, Mr. Fuller worked at Arthur
Andersen LLP. During his last two years with Arthur Andersen,
LLP, he served as audit manager. Mr. Fuller received his BA in
business/economics from the University of California at Los
Mr. Fuller enjoys surfing and shares his
home with a Chi-mix named Simon and three cats.
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