Aratana Therapeutics: Making a Difference in our own Backyard

Aratana is proud to call the Kansas City our home. Known as America’s Animal Health Corridor, Kansas City is the global leader for animal health and nutrition research, innovation and production. We look forward to joining the fraternity of companies that account for nearly one-third of total sales in the global animal health.

In support of Kansas City’s contributions to veterinary care, Aratana sponsored a number of activities at the annual Conference for Veterinary Care (CVC) last August. Ernst Heinen, DVM, PhD, our Chief Development Officer presented at the Animal Health Research Symposium. Dr. Heinen’s presentation highlighted the need for improved medications for cats and dogs, and the opportunity to develop drugs presently for human applications into therapeutics specifically for use in pets.

During Animal Health Early+Mid-Stage Investment Forum, we also sponsored the Innovation Award, which recognizes a single company that combines the most promising scientific and business opportunity. Aratana’s Chief Scientific Officer, Linda Rhodes, VMD, PhD, presented the award.

We also had our official Open House at our headquarters office, sharing in our landmark event with our many friends and neighbors from across the Animal Health Corridor. We will share our schedule of events for the upcoming 2014 CVC Central in the coming weeks.

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