There’s growing need to focuse on animal healthcare and one such organisation wich has been working to ensure the best care for animals with its medicines and vaccines in Zoetis
Humans, wildlife, pets and livestock depend on each other and on the global environment. Today, every species is threatened by climate change. Diseases that were once found in tropical regions have migrated in northern areas. In Africa, the outbreak of Ebola in humans has been linked to the large numbers of deaths among gorillas in nearby areas. Even the Arctic-dwelling species are facing new threats every day. All these stories hint toward the growing need to focus on animal healthcare. And one such organization which has been working to ensure the best care for animals with its medicines and vaccines is Zoetis. The company was a subsidiary of Pfizer but with Pfizer’s spinoff in 2013, the firm it is now a completely independent company.
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. “Our name, Zoetis (zO-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company’s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend,” says
Mr. Y. Hari Prasad, Managing Director – India and BNS (Distributor Markets) at Zoetis India.
The company develops and manufactures animal-health medicines and vaccines for companion animals, dairy and poultry. For companion animals, Zoetis products cover therapeutic areas of Anti-Infective, Ectoparasiticides, Endoparasiticides, Nutritional and Vaccines. In the dairy sector, the company has products for Anti Infective, Hormone, Parasiticide and Vaccine. Thirdly, Zoetis also works for Poultry with its products such as Anticoccidials, Anti-Infectives, Disinfectants, MFA, Toxin Binder and Vaccines. Today, the company has over 300 product lines globally, operating in more than 100 countries.
In addition to producing vaccines, parasiticides, anti-infectives, medicinal feed additives and other pharmaceuticals, the company’s complementary businesses include diagnostics and genetics, as well as services such as dairy data management, e-learning and professional consulting. Zoetis experts also provide customer service, technical education and business support to help those who raise and care for animals manage their businesses more effectively.
As the world’s leading animal health company, Zoetis is driven by a singular purpose: to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals. We believe that our products and services should be the most valued by all and our core belief is that our colleagues make a difference and we are customer obsessed, so at every step, we are dedicated to produce quality, result-oriented products.” says Mr Hari.
Going forward, the company plans to develop more preventative vaccines and aims to continuously work for the betterment of animal healthcare across India. “We are driven by a mission that our products and services should be the most valued by all and our core belief is that our colleagues make a difference and we are customer obsessed, so at every step, we are dedicated to produce quality, result-oriented products,” concludes Mr. Hari.
Mr Yethirajyam Hari Prasad is the Managing Director – India and BNS Markets, Zoetis, for the past one year and three months. He started his professional career from Glaxo Animal Health in 1988 and joined Pfizer Animal Health in December 1989. He started as veterinary Service officer, and worked as Key Accounts Executive, District Manager, Product Manager, Manager – Field Force Effectiveness & New Products Development, Zonal Sales Manager, Sales Manager, Marketing Director APAC Region based at Shanghai , BUD Poultry, BUD Poultry & CA Business, Interim GM & Managing Director – India and BNS (Distributor Markets) from May 1, 2020, in a career journey of over 31 years at Pfizer/ Zoetis.
Career’s highlight & achievements: In his journey from frontline to MD, he has worked in 15 APAC countries in his regional marketing role at Shanghai (2010 to 2012 Aug). He is a well-known animal health colleague in the Indian Animal Health Industry.
Family members: His wife Sumana, M. Sc (Physics), is a homemaker and has two daughters Manjushree (MS Business Analytics & B. Tech Computers) and she works at Thermo Fishers, Boston; while Deepthishree is pursuing her M. Sc Digital Marketing at Kings’ College, London.
Hobbies: Travelling & meeting different people
Extracurricular activities: Watching Movies
Career goals: To Take Zoetis to next level in IndiaWebsite: www.zoetis.in