Today, Patterson Companies is celebrating a significant milestone: 20 years as a publicly traded Company! This anniversary means success for everyone at Patterson, as well as for our customers and shareholders.
When Patterson became a publicly traded Company in 1992, we had been in business, serving North American dentists, for more than 100 years. With a firm foundation, we began to explore how we could help serve other markets.
We discovered a natural fit with animal health care and, in 2001, we acquired Webster Veterinary, a business with a tenured history of providing veterinarians with cutting-edge solutions for their patients. And in 2003, we began helping customers in the rehabilitation and sports medicine markets with our Patterson Medical business.
While we have grown beyond serving the dental industry over the past 20 years, we have remained committed to our core principles: taking care of our customers and giving them everything they need to take care of theirs. Thanks to everyone who helped to make the last 20 years such an incredible success!
Worldwide, the Patterson family now includes more than 7,000 employees, each of us dedicated to ensuring our customers’ success. I am excited for Patterson’s bright and growing future, to see what the next 20 years will hold, and for our shared success as we continue to grow beyond boundaries!