Wire 2 Wire Vet Products, LLC was started in 2005 with the goal to develop unique products to improve animal health care. We concentrated on creating and bringing to market new products that are substantially different from what was previously available. While many of our products are useful across the animal world, our concentration was on equine activity. Over the years we we have worked with many products and expanded our interest to develop companion animal and even cattle products. We discovered that most of our products are not specie specific.
We are proud to market quality and unique products to animal health professionals and animal owners. Our W2W Silvaplex® products and Nortev’s Flexineb® are unique and innovative additions for the care and treatment of animals.
The owners of W2W are two Veterinarians and the president of a large bloodstock insurance firm all, of whom have long experience in animal related business. They are:
- Michael Cavey, DVM, graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. For many years he operated a successful equine practice and supply company, while developing a successful breeding and racing operation in Maryland with his partner Adelaide Riggs. Following the death of Mrs. Riggs, in 2000, he and Nancy moved their Respite breeding operation to Kentucky, providing easier access to top stallions for their broodmare brand.
- Nancy Temple, DVM, an equine surgeon, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and did her equine surgery residency at the Marion du Pont Equine Hospital in Leesburg, Virginia. She joined Mike at Respite Farm in 1994 and manages day to day operations at Respite Farm, Inc. and Wire2Wire Vet Products, LLC.In her spare time Nancy began showing Australina Shepherds in 2013 and her first “Aussie” Named Lock was Top Australian Shepherd Dog in Canada and Number One Owner Handled Australian Shepherd in the US. Thsi “hobby” has produced multiple American and Canadian Champions.
- Mike and Nancy have been together since 1994, married in 2004 and have operated Respite Farm, Inc, as a successful Thoroughbred breeding and racing operation breeding Eclipse Award winning Champions Uncle Mo and Champagne Room and have been regular consignors to the major breeding sales in Kentucky. In 2012 the farm branched out developing Shorthorn cattle breeding and show stock producing multiple champions and a successful on-line auction program. Respite Farm, Inc began began as Thoroughbred horse farm and expanded over the years to become the home of Sugarbird Aussies, Sugarbird Shorthorns and with Richard – Wire2Wire Vet Products, LLC.
- Richard Hofberger grew up on a farm in Baltimore County, MD, and spent his youth riding show horses & hunters. He later changed to riding steeplechase horses. After college he spent a number of years in sales and marketing before opening an insurance agency specializing in farm horse insurance. The agency has branched out and has insured all kinds of animals, from dogs to dolphins. With partners, he started an equine insurance brokerage firm in London, which became the second largest insurer of horses. Richard lives in Maryland. He is an active participant as a buyer and seller at horse sales, and races thoroughbreds on the east coast.