Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does VCA do?

    We are a leading national animal healthcare company operating in the United States and Canada. We provide veterinary services and diagnostic testing to support veterinary care, we sell diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technology products and related services to the veterinary market.

    Our animal hospitals offer a full range of general medical and surgical services for companion animals, as well as specialized treatments including advanced diagnostic services, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology and cardiology.

    Our network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories provides sophisticated testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals.

    Our Medical Technology business sells digital radiography, ultrasound imaging equipment, and other advanced imaging/diagnostic modalities, in addition provides education and training on the use of that equipment, and provides consulting and mobile imaging services.

    Our pet services business primarily franchises a premier provider of pet services including dog daycare, overnight boarding, grooming and other ancillary services at specially designed pet care facilities, principally under the trademark Camp Bow Wow®. Camp Bow Wow also operates several corporate-owned facilities.

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  • Where is VCA’s corporate offices located?

    Our principal executive offices are located at 12401 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. We can be contacted at (310) 571-6500.

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  • When was VCA formed?

    Our company was formed in 1986 as a Delaware corporation and has since established a position in the animal healthcare industry through both internal growth and by acquisitions. By 2011, we operated a total of 541 animal hospitals, 53 laboratories, a supplier of digital radiography and ultrasound imaging equipment and a provider of online communications, professional education and marketing solutions to the veterinary community.

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  • Where is VCA listed and what is its ticker symbol?

    Our common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “WOOF.”

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  • Does VCA pay a cash dividend?

    We have not paid cash dividends on our common stock, and we do not anticipate paying cash dividends in the foreseeable future.

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  • How do I invest in VCA?

    VCA common stock can be purchased in the open market through any registered broker.

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  • Who is VCA’s transfer agent? Who do I contact for my stockholder information?

    If you hold VCA stock in your own name (not through a stockbroker) please contact VCA’s transfer agent:

    Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc.
    PO Box 1342
    Brentwood, NY 11717
    Toll free +1 877-830-4936
    shareholder@broadridge.com

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  • When is VCA's fiscal year end?

    VCA’s fiscal year end is December 31.

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  • How many employees does VCA have?

    At December 31, 2015 we employed or managed on behalf of the professional corporations to which we provide services approximately 12,700 full-time-equivalent employees.

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  • Who makes up VCA’s Board of Directors and Management Team?

    Management:
    Robert L. Antin – President and Chief Executive Officer
    Arthur J. Antin – Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President
    Neil Tauber – Senior Vice President of Development
    Tomas W. Fuller – Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Secretary
    Jeff M. Framer – Vice President, Controller

    Board of Directors:
    Robert L. Antin – President and Chief Executive Officer
    John M. Baumer – Director
    John B. Chickering, Jr. – Director
    John Heil – Director
    Frank Reddick -Director

    The Board of Directors of VCA Inc. (the “Company”) sets high standards for the Company’s employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company’s business. To fulfill its responsibilities and to discharge its duty, the Board of Directors follows the procedures and standards that are set forth in these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.

    Certificate of Incorporation
    Audit Committee Charter
    Compensation Committee Charter
    Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter
    Corporate Governance Guidelines
    Bylaws

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