Wes Thoreson grew up in Ellsworth, IA, spending much of his free time learning what it takes to own a business by working with his father in the family-owned local hardware store. He graduated from South Hamilton High School, Jewell IA, Waldorf College, and Mankato State University with a BS degree. After college he was owner/manager of a landscape and nursery company in Fairmont, MN before returning home to grain farm with his father in-law. This was also the time he started working in the poultry animal health business by working for the I.D. Russell Company. Over the years also worked for Alpharma Animal Health and Bimeda Company. Wes strengthened his knowledge of the poultry world when he purchased and expanded a turkey farm in Ellsworth, IA, growing birds for Louis Rich and Bil-Mar Foods. In 2002, Wes and Randy Olsen purchased Brinton Vet Supply (BVS) from Gene Brinton of Willmar, MN, and changed the name to Best Veterinary Solutions, Inc. (BVS). Wes served as President for 10 years and is now CEO and Chairman of the Board. Wes has two sons with his wife, Patty. Dr. Ryan Thoreson and his wife Deann live in Pella, IA, with their four children. Ross Thoreson, president of BVS, and his wife Christie live in Story City, IA, with their four children.