Animal Health International, Inc. Public Offering of Common Stock Priced At $11.00 Per Share

WESTLAKE, Texas, Jan. 31, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Animal Health International, Inc. (Nasdaq:AHII) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 11,800,000 shares of common stock, 9,100,000 of which are being sold by the company and 2,700,000 of which are being sold by certain selling stockholders, at $11.00 per share. The selling stockholders have granted the underwriters the right to purchase up to an additional 1,770,000 shares at the public offering price. The company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders.

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. acted as book-running manager of the offering and as representative of the underwriters. William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Piper Jaffray & Co. and Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated acted as co-managers for the offering.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. by telephone at (718) 242-8002 or by mail to:

 Chase Distribution & Support Service
 Attn: Charles Buckheit/Bob Foley
 4 Chase Metrotech Center, CS Level
 Brooklyn, NY  11245

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and has become effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offer or sale will be made only by means of the written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement.

About Animal Health International, Inc.:

Animal Heath International, Inc. is one of the largest distributors of animal health products in the United States. Animal Health International distributes more than 35,000 products from over 1,500 manufacturers to over 62,000 customers, including veterinarians, production animal operators, and animal health product retailers.

Products the company distributes include pharmaceuticals, vaccines, parasiticides, diagnostics, capital equipment, sanitizers, devices and supplies. The company was founded in 1954 and has a central replenishment and distribution facility in Memphis, Tennessee, distribution centers throughout the United States and Canada, and its corporate headquarters located in Westlake, Texas.

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