Stearns Veterinary Outlet and Pharmacy is pleased to introduce their new name – Leedstone. The company has been planning some upgrades to enhance customer experience and business operations, and the name change is part of that process.
“The decision came after many hours of internal and external research and discussion,” said Dr. David Tomsche, DVM, co-owner of Stearns Vet Outlet. “It’s meant to simplify communications and align our business offerings across the company.” Known for its animal health supplies, including pharmacy; livestock equipment and supplies; and milking systems, including robotics; the company has outgrown the current name.
So, why Leedstone? “It’s important to us that we carry on the pride in community that our Stearns name offered,” CFO/COO, Brendon van der Hagen said. “The Leedstone name was derived from one of the first pioneer settlements in Stearns County; so it keeps that sense of community and adds a pioneering spirit as well.”
Along with the name and brand change, there are plans in place to upgrade their online presence. Store and staff contact information
and the We Do Cows tagline will remain the same. For more information about these changes, please visit tinyurl.com/leedstone.
Headquartered in Melrose, Stearns Vet Outlet, now Leedstone is in its 18th year of business and is owned by Dr. Tomsche and his brother Dr. Daniel Tomsche, DVM. The growing business recently acquired a branch in Glencoe, and has more than 70 employees working with herdsmen and animal owners across the nation via print catalog, online store, and more localized retail stores and services.