About Vetpak - NZ's Own Vet Range
Vetpak was established in 1994 to provide a range of high quality, cost effective products to the veterinary profession. Based in Te Awamutu, it has fulfilled the needs of the local veterinary practices and established a strong reputation for service and quality over the past 21 years. Within the last 15 years, Vetpak has expanded from its local Waikato base and now supplies its products to veterinary practices nationwide.
Following various changes in ownership which saw the company move from local to international hands, Vetpak was purchased by management staff in 2012. Bruce Jacobsen, Chris Newton and Steve Atfield took over ownership at the beginning of 2012 bringing Vetpak back into New Zealand hands.
In line with local management ownership, comes refreshed visions and values from the people who work in the business, owning the business.
It is the aim of the Vetpak team to support the veterinary profession with exclusive vet-only quality products and continue working with the profession to develop and source new products that meet their needs. One of Vetpak's visions is to become the "go to" company in 2012 and beyond. The team are dedicated to the ideal of being flexible and responsive to the customer's needs, making Vetpak an enjoyable company to deal with.
The new owners of the company are well placed to fulfill the vision of Vetpak by bringing over 80 years combined experience in agriculture and animal health to bear. Bruce has many years of practical experience in the dairy industry having been a farm owner, along with family ties through farm ownership and sharemilking. Chris has worked in the animal health field for over 30 years, firstly as an animal nutritionist in the intensive livestock industry and then in various technical, marketing and managerial positions in the New Zealand feed and animal health industry. Steve has had roles within veterinary practices as Business Manager and been involved in animal health sales and service for a number of years. Between them, there is the expertise to develop the company and its product range to the benefit of veterinarians and farmers.