Pinnaclife Animal Health to Attend WVC 2014

Pinnaclife Animal Health will be attending the 2014 Western Veterinary Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will be held February 17-19th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Pinnaclife Animal Health is owned by parent company McCord Research, Inc., both founded by Darlene McCord, Ph.D., FAPWCA.

Visit Pinnaclife Animal Health at booth #1775 and take advantage of our exclusive WVC show special, buy three products and get a FREE Wound Shield!

Pinnaclife Animal Health products are based upon the number one selling brand of hospital-based wound and skin care products.  For more than a decade the Olivamine® based product line has outpaced all other products.  Both the human and animal care products were developed by biochemist, Dr. Darlene McCord. Dr. McCord is an internationally renowned leader in skin and wound care product development.  Each animal care product was further tested by two of the industry’s leading veterinary dermatologists Craig Griffin, DVM, ACVD and Wayne Rosenkrantz, DVM, ACVD. Together, Dr. McCord, Dr. Griffin and Dr. Rosenkrantz developed the products to meet the specific needs of veterinarians and their patients.

Pinnaclife Animal Health products are distributed exclusively through NDC, Inc. and are available to purchase through licensed veterinarians. Products are currently available through First Veterinary Supply, Grogan’s Healthcare Supply, Merritt Veterinary Supplies, Midwest Veterinary Supply, NEVSCo, and Victor Medical Company.  Visit for more information.

Pinnaclife Animal Health to Attend NAVC Conference

navc14Pinnaclife Animal Health is attending the North American Veterinary Community Conference (NAVC) in Orlando, FL. The conference will be held January 18th-22nd, 2014 at The Gaylord Convention Center.

Pinnaclife launched their animal health brand products in 2012, and have seen remarkable results among veterinarians all over the country using the products. The products are closely studied by leading dermatological veterinarians Wayne S. Rosenkrantz, DVM, ACVD and Craig E. Griffin, DVM, ACVD. 

Eric Svec was recently appointed Pinnaclife Animal Health’s sales manager and will be attending the NAVC on the company’s behalf. “We are very excited to have Eric attend the NAVC conference and to work with our distributors to educate consumers on our brand,” said Darlene McCord, Ph.D., CEO, CSO, and Founder of Pinnaclife Animal Health, Pinnaclife, and McCord Research.

Pinnaclife Animal Health products will be featured in booth #1927 hosted by Merritt Veterinary Supplies and booth #937 hosted by First Veterinary Supply. The booth’s will be located at The Gaylord Convention Center.

NAVC Conference 2014 Exhibit Hall Hours:

Sunday, January 19 | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Monday, January 20 | 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday, January 21 | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday, January 22 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Dr. Darlene McCord Hires New Territory Manager for Animal Health Line

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 3.59.14 PMCoralville, IA, December 19th, 2013 –-McCord Research, owned by Darlene McCord, Ph.D., CEO, CSO, is the parent company of Pinnaclife Animal Health and has announced its expansion with a new west coast sales department. Pinnaclife Animal Health has hired an expert in the animal health veterinary sales field to help grow their new brand.

Russell Shinabarger will be the Territory Manager for McCord Research’s Animal Health Division, under the Pinnaclife brand products. Shinabarger will primarily focus on the west coast market, targeting the veterinary industry. Shinabarger is brining with him a strong network and a wealth of knowledge for the industry. He has 26 years experience in the animal health industry, specifically in distribution and sales. With past careers at Butler Animal Health and Teva Animal Health, his extensive knowledge of dermatology will be a key asset to the success of Pinnaclife Animal Health.  

“I’m very excited to be on board and to help with getting the Olivamine story out to the veterinarian community. I truly believe the products are revolutionary and will forever change the landscape of wound management in the industry,” Shinabarger said. “My goal is to reach as many clinics and practitioners with the benefits of the products and thus change the lives of the animals and their owners for the better.”

McCord Research is dedicated to respectable science that functions as the foundation for safe and successful topical and nutritional products for both humans and animals. 

McCord Animal Health Introduces Board of Advisors


Coralville, Iowa – April 17, 2013 – McCord Animal Health today introduced a Board of Advisors stacked with epigenomic experts, board certified dermatologist in animal healthcare as well as industry executives and consultants that will play a significant role in shaping the company’s strategy and technical direction.

The McCord Animal Health Board of Advisors will consist of Craig E. Griffin, DVM, Diplomate ACVD; Tom C. Karagiannis, PhD; Darlene E. McCord, PhD, FAPWCA; James B. McCord, PHD, FAPWCA; Steven B. Mrha; Wayne S. Rosenkrantz, DVM, Diplomate ACVD; and Henry K. Yoo, DVM, MSc, MBA.

“We are delighted to welcome an exceptional group of healthcare leaders to our Board,” said Darlene E. McCord, PhD., FAPWCA, Founder and Senior Researcher of McCord Research.  “We expect the insight and experience gained from our Board’s distinguished record of achievements will be very valuable to our efforts to build a successful company dedicated to providing novel therapeutic products for veterinarians and their patients.”

McCord Research, parent company of McCord Animal Health, develops and markets professional dietary supplements along with skin and wound care products under the Pinnaclife brand.  Dr. McCord stated “Our field of specialty is corneotherapy, focusing on the transport of small molecules across the stratum corneum for the treatment of skin disorders associated with distressed and wounded skin, and we are excited to support the advancement of veterinary therapeutics. ”

McCord Animal Health will be exhibiting at the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum April 17-20, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.


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