VetShare understands that in the local veterinary wholesale market there is a significant presence of foreign-owned companies which has resulted in reduced local ownership and control.
VetShare is principally owned by Australian veterinarians and is a wholesaler that purchases veterinary drugs and other supplies from manufacturers and sells them on to veterinary practices throughout New South Wales, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
VetShare believes in customer service excellence and a heavily competitive pricing structure and it is working closely with a significant share of the market to maintain its focus on these two core deliverables.
Dr Mark Ethell
BVSc MVetClinStud MACVSc FACBS Diplomate ACVS
Chairman of the Board
Mark Ethell co-founded VetShare with Paul Rennie in 2012 when they saw the opportunity for a wholesale supply company that was 'owned by vets for vets'. This was particularly timely given the growing trend of multinational buy-outs of existing players.
Mark is the owner of The Canberra Veterinary Group comprising small animal and equine practices in the Australian Capital Territory. He was the inaugural President of the Australian Veterinary Business Association and still serves on the Board. Mark has also served as President of the AVA (ACT Div), AVA Policy Councillor, and on the Committee of the Australian Veterinary Practice Management Association for several years. He also sits as the only external member of the University of Sydney Steering Committee for their Veterinary Teaching Hospitals.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Sydney with Bachelor and Masters degree and is a specialist in equine surgery following training at the University of Florida. He has also worked as a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Massey University in New Zealand. Apart from referral surgery consultancy, Mark is passionate about the leadership of veterinary businesses.
Mr Peter Melleuish
Peter graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Sydney in 1990. He worked in small animal practice in Australia for 2 years, then completed a Diploma in Small Animal Clinical Studies at the University of Sydney. After 5 years working in small animal practice in the UK, Peter returned to Australia to own and operate four McDonald’s franchises employing around 750 people. Having sold these in 2014, Peter is available to offer his valuable expertise and experience in business systems combined with a veterinary practice background.
Dr Lindsay Hay BVSc MVS MACVSc AIMM
Lindsay graduated with his Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Sydney in 1974 and was employed as a veterinary associate at St George Animal Hospital in Sydney. In 1985 he joined
Ian Eade in partnership at the Baulkham Hills Veterinary Hospital and has been the sole owner there since 1998.
Lindsay gained membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (1980) in canine surgery, an MVS from Murdoch University (1996) and completed a Graduate Certificate in Management (Veterinary Practice) at the University of Western Sydney in 2000.
Lindsay was a member of the national Australian Veterinary Association committee (2000- 2007), President of the Australian Veterinary
Practice Management Association and founding Board Member of the
Australian Veterinary Business Association.
General Manager & Company Secretary
Catherine (Cath) Colton is the General Manager for VetShare. Cath is also the Director/Owner of Veterinary Business Solutions and has worked in different management roles in the veterinary industry for over 13 years, as Manager of Cenvet Business Services, UNE Partnerships and also Practice Manager for a New England Veterinary Centres. Cath looks after the Customer Sales Team, Purchasing & Accounting/Admin Teams and also ensure all Shareholders and VetShare clients are very well looked after. Cath also manages the electronic interfaces with OPEN VPMS, Rx Works and VetLink as well as VetShare VetOrder.