A Women & Veteran Owned Small Business
Pedia Pals was launched by Wendy and Ed Powell in August 1998. In 2000, the pediatric medical supply company acquired ZooPals®, which supplies and marketed pediatric exam tables in the shape of smiling animals.
In September 2018, the company moved its headquarters from Minneapolis, MN to Buffalo, NY. Pedia Pals currently shares space with Hard Manufacturing who has over 300 sq ft of office, manufacturing and warehousing spac
Pedia Pals designs, supplies and markets pediatric medical supplies and equipment.
One of a Kind Pediatric Exam Tables
The idea behind Pedia Pals’ child friendly pediatric exam table began with Ann Kochsiek, founder of ZooPals. Her son, Ry, had been diagnosed with leukemia at age 4. Ann discovered that taking him to the hospital for treatment involved examinations on a table that Ry and other children agreed was “cold, scary, and very unfriendly.” Ann designed and patented a number of animal-shaped exam tables that have become favorites in pediatric offices all over the world. Today, Ry is a healthy college graduate.
ROBERT BRAYDEN, MD.
CHILD HEALTH CLINIC
THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, DENVER, CO