November 13, 2018 (ST. PAUL, Minn.) – Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) is equipped to provide relief to its dental, veterinary and animal health customers and employees impacted by the wildfires in California. As the enormous scale of the devastation unfolds, Patterson is prepared to provide products, services and support to those who may experience operational, logistical and financial challenges from the fires.
“Our number one concern is for the safety of our customers and employees directly impacted by the massive wildfires spreading across California,” said Mark Walchirk, President and CEO of Patterson Companies. “Together with local and national disaster relief, we are prepared to help our customers, employees and communities recover from this devastating and dangerous natural disaster.”
For those displaced and needing immediate assistance, Patterson employees have prepared hygiene kits with items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. for distribution.
In the coming weeks, many customers may need to begin the rebuilding process. Patterson offers additional resources including fulfillment of emergency or replenishment supplies, assistance managing and replacing damaged inventory, financing options for practice rebuilds and equipment replacement, and other immediate and long-term assistance.
Patterson encourages customers to contact their local representative, local branch or call our specific hotline numbers:
• Patterson Dental: 800.873.7683
• Patterson Veterinary: 800.287.0422
• Patterson Animal Health: 800.342.5231
The Patterson Hotline remains open throughout the year to assist customers during their preparation and recovery from natural disasters. Contact your local Patterson representative to obtain the guide on office rehabilitation, which steps through personal and professional options to rebuilding your practice.
About Patterson Companies Inc.
Patterson Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) is a value-added distributor serving the dental and animal health markets. Learn more: www.pattersoncompanies.com
Patterson’s Dental segment provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America. Learn more: www.pattersondental.com
Animal Health Market
Patterson’s Animal Health segment is a leading distributor of products, services and technologies to both the production and companion animal health markets in North America and the U.K. Learn more: www.pattersonveterinary.com, www.animalhealthinternational.com
CONTACT: Bria Townshend, Corporate Communications
COMPANY: Patterson Companies Inc.
SOURCE: Patterson Companies Inc.
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