Animal Necessity Named to Inc. Magazine’s List 2 Years Running

Animal Necessity Named to Inc. Magazine’s List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for the Second Consecutive Year — Inc.500|5000

NEW YORK, September 1, 2016Inc. Magazine today ranked Animal Necessity NO. 4012 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

“We are once again honored to be recognized by Inc. Magazine for our strong business growth,” said Joe Fava, Animal Necessity President and Co-Founder. “Our results are a reflection of the tireless effort put forth by our committed team of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and dedicated animals lovers. We also owe a great thank you to the tens of thousands of pet parents who are committed to supporting animals with the highest quality natural healthcare. We set out in 2005 to become the worldwide leader in animal health science and we are proud to be raising the bar in this rapidly growing field.”

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

“With parents as Medical Doctors (Dr. Norma Pestano and Dr. Raul Mejia) natural medicine was always a family business,” added Johanna Mejia-Fava, Ph.D., D.V.M., Animal Necessity Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder. “It is an honor to continue their 35+ years of scientific research into this new era, where alternative medicine has returned as a mainstream complement to traditional therapies.”

About Animal Necessity:

Founded in 2005, Animal Necessity is the leading scientific brand in the pet health supplement industry and is the leading provider of supplements to the zoo and aquarium industry. With a specialty focus towards animal eye health, the flagship product is the patented Canine Vision Supplement, OcuGLO. Animal Necessity and it’s team of Veterinarians, Research Scientists and Medical Professionals frequently contribute articles to industry publications, are are highly sought after to lecture at conferences and scientific meetings, and are extensively published in peer reviewed scientific journals.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000


The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today.  For more information, visit

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 18 through 20, in San Antonio, TX. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as best-selling author and strategist Tony Robbins, SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, Cornerstone OnDemand founder, president and CEO Adam Miller, Marvell Technology Group director and co-founder Weili Dai, and New Belgium Brewing co-founder and executive chair Kim Jordan.


Joe Fava, President, Animal Necessity, LLC

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