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Topeka, Kansas-based Hill’s Pet Nutrition plans to increase their sales force with a network of both national and regional agents who will make regular visits to over 22,000 veterinary hospitals and clinics starting in April, 2012.

As part of the expansion, Hill’s will partner with Butler Schein Animal Health of Dublin, Ohio; Webster Veterinary of Devens, Massachusetts.; MWI Veterinary Supply of Boise, Idaho; and Merritt Veterinary Supplies of Columbia, South Carolina.

The company released a statement that the expansion is in order to advocate “nutritional recommendations” as the “5th vital assessment” in a pet’s healthcare plan along with temperature, pulse, respiration, and pain.

As a result of the expansion, there will be a number of representatives in both pet specialty and veterinary channels. Combined, the totals will be over 1,200 sales-related personnel.

Hills was founded over 60 years ago and its mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. They are headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, with global reach.

Information about Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc, may be found at

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