Search Connection – April 2019

The second quarter of 2019 has been busy so far in the realm of HR.

Personnel Moves

As of April 8, 2019, Matthew Leonard leads Covetrus’ North American customer operations business in Dublin, Ohio, while also holding responsibility for managing the firm’s global manufacturing relations.  Covetrus is the new face of a merger between Henry Schein Animal Health and Vets First Choice. (Animal Pharm)

US nutraceutical manufacturer Vets Plus has added former Virbac executive Paul Hays to its senior management team as chief commercial officer.  (Animal Pharm)

Pet King Brands appointed Debra Decker director of marketing and hired Michaela Kosmis as veterinary channel business manager.  (Veterinary Practice News)

Caroline Wilde joined Trupanion as an appeals specialist.  (Veterinary Practice News)

Paul Guard is the new president and CEO of Petplan Insurance.  (Veterinary Practice News)

Marcie Whichard joins the not-for-profit North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) to lead its innovation and advocacy programs as the new vice president of professional and community relations. Whichard has served in retail corporate management for more than 30 years, most recently as vice president of industry and public affairs and previously as the vice president of animal care, education and compliance for Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.  (NAVC Press Release)

Have your own personnel changes to report? Let us know!

Search Connection – February 2019

The Brakke Consulting Connect newsletter has a new home here at AHJ! As with its email-based predecessor, Connect blog posts will include search items, key industry personnel moves, and the Brakke Consulting Jobs Index. You can find these easily with our connect tag.

Personnel Moves

Bonnie Bragdon is the new Vice President of Veterinary Affairs for Zomedica.  Dr. Bragdon’s career spans clinical and industry experience, the latter with Merck and Abbott.  (Company Press Release)

Robert Devlin has taken the position of Vice President of Private Label Business at Vets Plus.  Dr. Devlin most recently was with Nutramax Laboratories where he headed their veterinary, OTC, and international businesses.  (Veterinary Practice News)

HerdX appointed Austin Adams to the role of chief technology officer.  Mr. Adams comes to HerdX from Ygrene Energy Fund, where he was a senior software engineer.  (Animal Pharm)

Jobs Index

On February 4, the Brakke Consulting Jobs Index stood at 140, vs 138 at October 1, 2018 and 126 last year at this time.  The Index is computed by visiting the job boards of large and small companies in the animal health and nutrition industries.  The base 100 was established October 1, 2008.  Like stock indices, the Jobs Index has been updated to account for consolidation in the industry by bringing in new companies to replace those who have left the industry, while also taking into consideration that some old companies are now just part of other, larger companies.

Animal Health Jobs
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