Starting in 2016, the KC Animal Health Corridor (KCAHC) initiated the Spirit of Service, an annual program that highlights the important role that animals play in our lives, with a monetary contribution at the annual Homecoming dinner. Whether as companions or in service, billions across the world benefit daily from the human animal bond. The members of the KCAHC are dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of animals through the production of state of the art vaccines, pharmaceuticals, diets and other products used to improve the health and nutritional status of pets, livestock and poultry. Another group which plays a critical role in serving the needs of animals are the not-for-profit organizations in the KC region and around the globe who work tirelessly to improve the health and lives of animals.

The KCAHC and its partners would like to assist these organizations in their missions, particularly smaller organizations which lack sustained sources of funding. The KCAHC recognizes the significant contributions made by these organizations and wants to join both the companies and individuals in the Animal Health industry by adding its support to this important work.  




Thank you to our additional Spirit of Service Donors

Thank you to the following organizations, which have contributed financially to the Spirit of Service award.

AgLogica Holdings, Inc
AgriCapital Corporation
Akorn Animal Health
Animal Health Digest
Ark Animal Health
Axxiom Consulting
Bayer Animal Health
Benchmark Animal Health
Bimeda, Inc.
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
broad Thinking, LLC
CATalyst Council
Ceva Animal Health
Circa Healthcare
Clipper Distributing
Colorado Serum Company
Cornerstone Animal Health
Dechra Veterinary Products
Entry Strategy Consulting, LLC
Expedite Animal Health
First Priority
H&C Animal Health
Henry Schein Animal Health
Hill's Pet Nutrition
Hodson Direct

Horsepower Technologies          Innovation Stockyard
J W Partners
KG MarketSense  
Kindred Biosciences
Kuenzi Family Pet Hospital
Merck Animal Health
Mossberg & Company
MWI Animal Health
Neutricks, LLC
Norbrook, Inc.
Patterson Animal Health
Petplan pet insurance
PRN Pharmacal
The Hartville Group
The VET Recruiter
Veterinary Growth Partners
Vets Plus, Inc
VetStem Biopharma, Inc.
Virbac Corporation

2016 Award Recipient – Dr. Michelle Lem

michellecolorwebMichelle Lem DVM, MSc
Dr. Michelle Lem is a 2001 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), and the founder of Community Veterinary Outreach, a veterinary-based registered charity that has provided pro bono preventive veterinary care for animals of the homeless and marginally housed in Ottawa since 2003. This program has been successfully reproduced in other communities and is demonstrating how veterinary care can be leveraged to engage marginalized pet owners in social services and health care for themselves. Community Veterinary Outreach programs also operate in Hamilton, Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo, and Guelph, Ontario CANADA. Learn more


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