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Leading Animal Health Company Virbac turns 50

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Mar 14, 2018

From a small biology research center established in 1968 in a three-room apartment in Nice to the world’s seventh largest laboratory, partnering worldwide with veterinarians and animal owners: a lot of water has flowed under the bridge! A look back at five decades of contribution to animal health.

Vétérinaire Today, 56% of the world’s inhabitants share their daily lives with at least one companion animal. Upon Virbac’s founding in 1968, France is still an agricultural nation, where food producing animals prevail.

Almost 90% of veterinarians work in rural areas, as compared to around 22% in 2015. Nonetheless, although companion animals do not enjoy the status that they will later earn in the hearts of the French people, veterinarian Pierre-Richard Dick already feels that dogs and cats deserve the same attention accorded to food producing animals.

This pursuit of the health and well-being of all animal species, so dear to Virbac’s founder, is deeply anchored today in the company’s values. It serves as daily guidance to teams around the world.