Colin Bova first opened retail pharmacy doors in 1968 in the small beachside suburb of Cronulla in NSW Australia. Due to a hard work ethic and service excellence the business thrived and eventually settled in Caringbah of NSW.
In 2008, Nick Bova, the youngest of Colin and Patricia's five children and a fresh-faced pharmacy graduate took over the family business. Inheriting the family passion for business, Nick looked outside of the box to offer something else to their loyal customers and a compounding service was introduced to the business. In addition to servicing local doctors, the business offered its service to the veterinary market.
Over the next few years, countless hours were spent researching, studying and training in the fine a of compounding. The business continued to grow and, in 2010 the retail pharmacy separated. Bova Compounding emerged as one of Australia's few stand-alone compounding facilities.
In 2015, Bova was the first pharmacy in Australia to be granted an Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) cGMP licence to manufacture veterinary chemical products. This success is a demonstration of the ongoing commitment that Bova has made, and continues to make, to improve the quality of extemporaneous medications used by Australian veterinary practices.
By 2016, the business had grown to be the largest veterinary compounder in the country servicing thousands of veterinarians throughout Australia.
2017 has seen a new era for the business; where given the success of veterinary compounding in Australia, Nick saw potential in the United Kingdom and has since launched Bova UK.
Today, Bova Australia considers its facility to be a world class establishment with over 50 employees nationally comprising of pharmacists, veterinary advisors, laboratory technicians, and a customer service team.
The facilities at Bova Australia include segregated laboratories and over 20 work stations specially designed to produce a wide array of medications. This includes both sterile and cytotoxic production suites that are certified by independent contractors.
Still proudly an Australian and family owned business; Bova Australia specialises in veterinary compounding. Nick Bova and his committed team provide solutions to fit animal's health care needs, by making quality medications; in a timely manner for veterinarians all around Australia.