LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Ellie Diagnostics LLC’s flagship laboratory is a leader in full-service veterinary wellness and diagnostic services provider held the grand opening of the company’s national hub, which will create up to 100 full-time jobs for Kentuckians.
The company’s first Kentucky location was announced in February and capitalizes on the state’s logistics strength with proximity to the world’s largest UPS air hub in Louisville, local couriers and other national logistics providers to deliver next-day lab results to veterinary clinics around the country. Jobs being created at Ellie’s new location include licensed veterinary technicians, laboratory technicians and medical transcriptionists.
“The rapid growth in the veterinary industry prompted Ellie Diagnostics to open this gorgeous 33,000-square-foot technologically advanced laboratory,” said Ellie founder and CEO Mark DeCourcy. “We’re excited to expand our operations to the great state of Kentucky and have already employed many local veterinary professionals. We will continue to grow our lab staff over the next few months as we ramp up our specimen processing with a priority on early morning results for our customers.”
Ellie, based in Dallas, Texas, provides high-quality lab services to veterinarians across the United States. Services include comprehensive testing, such as chemistry, hematology, parasitology, coagulation, microbiology, cytology, histopathology, endocrinology and serology. The company also offers an online portal for test results, complementary supplies, personalized customer service and an industry-leading Wellie report to help pet owners easily understand the wellness status of their pets.
To encourage investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in December 2021 preliminarily approved an incentive agreement with the company under the Kentucky Business Investment program.
By meeting its annual targets over the agreement term, the company can be eligible to keep a portion of the new tax revenue it generates. The company may claim eligible incentives against its income tax liability and/or wage assessments.
In addition, Ellie can receive resources from Kentucky’s workforce service providers. These include no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job-training incentives.
For more information on Ellie Diagnostics, visit EllieDiagnostics.com.
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