Animal Health Leaders Gather in Kansas City

SHB Chair John Murphy last week welcomed more than 275 animal health and nutrition executives to Kansas City as they convened for an annual event known as the KC Animal Health Homecoming.

The September 17, 2007, gathering celebrated the continuing success of the KC Animal Health Corridor in recruiting U.S. and international animal health and nutrition companies to locate in the bi-state region flanked on the east by Columbia, Missouri, and the west, by Manhattan, Kansas. Among other things, the region boasts world-class research facilities in Kansas City, Columbia and Manhattan and superior transportation and distribution capabilities.

Highlights of the Homecoming program included remarks from the director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the lieutenant governor of Kansas, as well as the recognition of 2007 Iron Paw Award honoree Wes Remington, chair of Pete & Mac's Pet Resorts, for his leadership in the animal health industry. SHB was a presenting sponsor of the Homecoming event.