EasyCare is proud of our long-standing relationships with some of the largest, most-respected equine care companies in the world. We hope you enjoy the first of this special monthly blog series.
Valley Vet Supply, one of EasyCare’s partners, was founded in 1985 by two veterinarians hoping to provide customers with the very best animal health solutions in a time when procuring medications for animals was a cumbersome task. Family and neighbors were struggling with giving their animals the medications and care they needed the most. So, with no better time than the present, Drs. Arnold Nagely and Ray Shultz founded Valley Vet Supply so they could make ordering these medications a breeze and offer a fair price point for their customers. Both Nagely and Shultz are highly decorated and respected in the field of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Nagely graduated from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he enlisted as an officer in the United States Air Force and became the veterinarian at Suffolk County Air Force Base in Westhampton Beach, New York, where he cared for military family pets and service dogs. After the Air Force, Nagely and his family moved to Marysville, Kansas, where he helped open the Valley Vet Clinic. Nagely was soon to be joined in practice by his current partner (and co-founder of Valley Vet Supply), Dr. Ray Shultz. In 2018, the community of Marysville, Kansas, presented Dr. Nagely with the Business Person of the Year award.
Dr. Shultz graduated from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and soon thereafter, his veterinary profession took him to Marysville, Kansas, where he joined his current partner (and co-founder of Valley Vet Supply), Dr. Nagely. Always on the go, Dr. Shultz enjoys historic restoration and construction projects. Recently, his preservation efforts breathed life back into the historic Isis movie theater, built in 1912, as well as an 1884 vintage, one-room, stone schoolhouse located in northern Riley County.
“We have enjoyed a great working relationship with EasyCare over the past 25 years,” said Dr. Nagley. “They continue to be a manufacturer at the forefront of innovation. [EasyCare President] Garrett Ford understands the function of the horse’s foot and the manner in which well-designed boots can enhance the horse’s comfort and performance. The quality of EasyCare footwear is unsurpassed. Additionally, EasyCare is a company that stands behind its products and operates with high integrity. They are one of our treasured vendors.”
Dedicated to spreading the word about the EasyCare product line, Valley Vet Supply continues to implement unique awareness strategies. Valley Vet Supply customers continue to rave about the EasyCare product line, which provides the ultimate level of comfort for their horses, with consistent feedback such as:
- “The Cloud boot has made the most difference in my mare’s comfort level! She can now walk and trot through the pasture in comfort after a pretty severe bout of laminitis. It fits her hooves better than any other boot I have tried and stays in place much better as well.”
- “My Arabian has tender soles, and trail rides have become difficult for him. The EasyBoot Trail was easy to put on, and he took to them immediately. Trail rides are fun again! They stayed on despite mud and water.”
Valley Vet Supply serves equine, pet, and livestock owners with more than 23,000 products and medications hand-selected by Valley Vet Supply veterinarians and founders. With an in-house pharmacy that is licensed in all 50 states and verified through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), Valley Vet Supply is an excellent source for all things horse, pet, and livestock.
Thank you, Valley Vet Supply, for your continued support and partnership over the last 25 years with EasyCare! Looking forward to many more.