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More experience, more resources and more expertise. It sums up who we are: a division of Patterson Veterinary dedicated to the way you practice.

Our equine specialists off­er unparalleled industry knowledge and support to guide you to the best products, equipment and management tools. We are your equine partner fully focused on and committed to your success.

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We know the market because we live the market.

Meet Rick Nelson, Equine Territory Manager

Hi- I am Rick Nelson and I am the Equine Territory Manager for Eastern Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  I have 30 years industry experience and have been with Patterson for the last 8 years.   I don’t have any of my own horses now, but I did have horses growing up. My dad was a huge Roy Rogers fan and wanted to be a cowboy. When the grandkids came along, it was another opportunity for him to have more horses. 

Life has been very busy with ours kids being so active with dance, swimming, baseball and show choir.  My wife and I are looking forward to having things slow down now that our youngest is headed off to college. I love college football and baseball and I look forward to spending some time with our kids in their college activities. 

I am pictured here with two draft horses that are owned by the practice manager of one of my Illinois equine accounts. 


Smooth Moving: Digital Horse Health Documents for Travel

Lost or damaged certificates: a problem all too familiar to equine practitioners. Even worse, it often happens at a show entry, or another time when clients are on the go and need help immediately.

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Pain Recognition and Management in Horses

NO ONE wants to see their horse in pain. It is hard to believe, with our modern understanding, that there was a time when people didn’t believe animals could feel pain or believed that pain should not be treated because experiencing pain might actually help the horse.

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Must-Haves for Your Equine First-Aid Kit

It’s the perfect day for a ride. But, while unloading your horse, he quickly steps back, lifting his head high to catch on the bare metal of your horse trailer. The gash is deep. What are your next steps?

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EquiShield® SC

EquiShield® SC Skin and Coat Fatty Acid Formula for Horses is specifically formulated to improve skin health, coat sheen and luster.

• Rich in omega 3, 6 and 9
• Non-GMO
• Soy free
• Mimics the omega 4:1 ratio found in fresh forages
• Increases feed palatability
• Contains full-fat flax and chia seeds

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Patterson has warehouses across the country, allowing us to deliver to most customers in two days or less. This great buying power means you’ll always have what you need in stock.

  • Full product lines in multiple categories
  • Thousands of products from top manufacturers – at competitive prices
  • Quality you can count on
  • Excellent customer service
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Experience our team collaboration & customer service

We have the most experienced, consultative and seasoned sales force in our industry. Our teams work together to share knowledge about your business so that you get personalized, professional service. Every time.


Find the solutions you need from a partner you trust

We’re continually finding innovative solutions that will help you drive practice efficiency.
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Reduce staff time and enhance your client experience

With Vetsource™ as your Home Delivery partner, you’ll get the right tools to boost compliance, enhance client relationships and increase revenue.

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Streamline your workday

NaVetor veterinary software meets modern technology, built from the cloud up.

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Keep your Safety Data Sheets up to date

AutoSDS is an organized and easy-to-use online interface, accessible from any electronic device. A Patterson exclusive, AutoSDS is your online database of SDSs specific to your practice. Bonus? We’ll keep it updated for you.

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