Wedgewood Pharmacy acquires Wildlife Pharma and its ZooPharm subsidiary

Wedgewood Pharmacy, a Swedesboro-based compounding pharmacy, announced on Tuesday it has acquired Wildlife Pharmaceuticals and its wholly-owned subsidiary, ZooPharm.

Wildlife, based in Windsor, Colorado, and ZooPharm, based in Laramie, Wyoming, both serve veterinarians and patients in the wildlife and zoo markets. ZooPharm is a veterinary compounding pharmacy for anesthesia and pain management medications.

Wedgewood also announced it has promoted George Carballo, current regional sales manager for the Eastern U.S., to the role of general manager for Wildlife. In this new role, Carballo will lead the Wildlife and ZooPharm businesses, including team development, coordinating resources, increasing revenue, customer relations, and research and new product development.

“Zoos, aquariums, conservation facilities, wildlife management organizations, and private ranches need specialized medications for some of the most beautiful and endangered creatures on our planet. Wildlife animals have medication options because we have the formulation expertise to assist zoological veterinarians when these animals become ill, develop debilitating ailments, or need to be studied or managed. Through collaborative efforts, we will continue Wildlife Pharmaceuticals’ honored tradition of formulating unique compounded medications to treat a variety of species,” Carballo said.

Carballo will report directly to Marcy Bliss, CEO of Wedgewood. Prior to Wedgewood, he spent 16 years at Henry Schein Animal Health as a territory manager and then regional manager. Before that, he was at Fort Dodge Animal Health and he began his career in accounting and sales in the health insurance industry.

Financial terms were not disclosed.