CHICAGO – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that it has advised Blue Rabbit, a Portland, Maine-based provider of veterinary prescription management and pharmacy solutions, on the regulatory aspects of its merger with Swedesboro, N.J.-based Wedgewood Pharmacy, the nation’s largest veterinary compounding pharmacy. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The collaboration will provide the company’s 70,000 veterinary companies with elevated service capabilities, accelerated medication delivery through an expanded network of animal health pharmacies, and enhanced access to an expanded formulary. In addition, the merger adds small-animal dispensing locations, allows the combined company to establish a specialized team dedicated to equine health and enables the creation of a dedicated team for wildlife, exotic animal care and zoo services.

The Reed Smith team was led by partners Rachael Pontikes and Emily Hussey, and included associates Kelly Kearney, Amica Nesbitt and Madhav Bhatt. Pontikes and Hussey represent leading compounding pharmacies and companies in the animal health sector.

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