Appointment of new president of AmerisourceBergen Animal Health

In his new position, Steve Shell will lead MWI Animal Health.

AmerisourceBergen has named Steve Shell president of its animal health business and will lead MWI Animal Health, a distributor of animal health products and services in the US and UK.

According to a company statement,1 Shell will also be responsible for:

  • AllyDVM: A customizable client engagement platform to help practices improve client retention and compliance.
  • Micro Technologies: A research and development-based technology innovator that empowers food producers to produce a safe and healthy food supply more efficiently and cost-effectively.
  • Sécuros Surgical: A company offering surgical and orthopedic instruments and related products and services to help veterinarians provide exceptional care.

MWI will continue to innovate and invest in solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of customers (i.e. veterinarians, livestock farmers, agricultural retailers and manufacturers) under Shell’s leadership. Additionally, the company will focus on solutions and partnerships that will enable it to form more sustainable and responsible operations throughout the supply chain.

According to the press release,1 Shell was previously senior vice president of business operations at MWI. Prior to joining AmerisourceBergen in May 2020, Shell served as Executive Vice President of Insurance Operations and Partnerships at Fetch, Inc.

Prior to Fetch, Inc., he was Vice President and General Manager of the US Pet Business Unit at Merck, where he managed commercial, operational and technical functions in the US Pet, Equine and HomeAgain Technology business units. Additionally, Shell worked at Pfizer Animal Health, leading their US Companion Animal and Cattle Business Units.


Steve Shell named president of AmerisourceBergen Animal Health. Press release. AmerisourceBergen Animal Health. March 17, 2022. Accessed March 17, 2022.

Boyd S. Abbott