Best Veterinary Solutions was incorporated in the state of Minnesota in 2002, when Randy Olsen of St. Cloud, MN, and Wes Thoreson of Ellsworth, IA purchased a company called Brinton Vet Supply founded by the Gene Brinton family of Willmar, MN. During Gene’s 28 years of service he was awarded a patent on the product Manage®. BVS continues to manufacture and sell this supplemental nutrition and water acidifier widely used in the poultry industry along with an expanded line of quality nutrition products.
Randy and Wes both have farm backgrounds in turkey production and over 75 years combined experience in the animal health business. Randy was sales manager for Poultry Health Products, Northwest Supply Co., and Brinton Veterinary Supply and Wes had a relationship that spanned over 25 years with I. D. Russell Co.
Ross Thoreson, Wes’s son, joined the company in 2007 and became a partner in 2015. He is currently acting as president.
In 2003, BVS moved to a new distribution center at 325 Lakeland Dr NE in Willmar, Minnesota. This location serves as the BVS liquid products manufacturing center and is SFSF and HACCP certified.
In 2004, a new corporate office building and distribution center at 1716 Detroit St in Ellsworth, Iowa, was acquired. That year BVS also became the exclusive importer and marketer for Cid Lines, the world leader in innovation animal hygiene, based in Leper, Belgium. Cid Lines is ISO 9001 certified and today exports to over 70 countries on 5 continents. BVS Cid Lines USA distributes Cid Lines’ products from 9 locations in the United States.
In the summer of 2010, BVS built another new distribution center in Washington, IN. This location services customers, distributes products and is the central hub for our trucks that span the continental United States. Renovations for this facility concluded at the end of 2016 to meet FSMA standards. This renovation doubled the warehouse space to facilitate growth in our product line and distribution channels.
In the summer of 2014, BVS opened the doors to another distribution center in Mechanicsburg, PA. This location services customers, distributes products and is home to our veterinary lab to conduct product research. Additional renovations were completed in 2016 to the FSMA standards.
In April 2016, BVS completed construction at the Ellsworth, IA facility of a brand new 26,000 square foot facility effectively doubling warehouse size. This state-of-the-art facility was structured specifically for the manufacture of BVS's dry product line and it also opened the door to new opportunities for custom manufacturing in the industry. In 2017 this facility was rewarded in their efforts by achieving SFSF and HACCP certification.
In October 2017, BVS moved into a newly completed FSMA facility located in Millsboro, DE. This location services customers and distributes products on the shore branching out into the states of Virginia and West Virginia.
As of January 1, 2019, BVS now has a location in Franklinville, NC. This location services customers and distributes products throughout the southeast part of the United States.
With all the changes and expansions for BVS over the years, we have ensured our facilities are structured for optimal quality assurance and effective distribution of all products we offer. It is our mission to assure all customers are provided safe, quality animal food products and services, through continuous process evaluation and improvement, and employee involvement and commitment.