About Virbac Australia
Virbac (Australia) Pty Ltd is an animal health company passionate about serving the needs of livestock producers and pet owners in Australia. Our large team of over 200 personnel develops, produces and sells a wide range of products for sheep, cattle, cats, dogs and horses. Virbac is one of the few animal health companies in Australia that has invested in dedicated R&D and significant manufacturing capability to serve the needs of our Australian customers.
Virbac (Australia) Pty Ltd is part of the Virbac group which was founded in 1968 in Carros, close to Nice, by veterinarian Pierre-Richard Dick. The ownership structure of the company has not changed and is still in the control of the founder’s family. Another differentiating aspect of the company, is that it is dedicated exclusively to animal health. This stability, independence and focus have been cornerstones of the group which today has grown to be a truly global company selling into over 100 countries.
Virbac started in Australia in 1987 as a joint-venture with only 11 staff. Since then it has grown organically and through acquisition to become one of the top 10 animal health companies in Australia. Today Virbac Australia’s sales turnover exceeds AUD100 M.
Virbac has R&D centres in 8 countries including Australia. The size of the Australian market allows Virbac to maintain a dedicated team and 3 laboratories in Sydney. While the focus is on parasiticides and vaccines for ruminants, the R&D team in Australia also has a growing interest in nutrition and welfare. Having manufacturing located physically close to R&D allows for seamless transfer of new products.
Virbac is proud to be a local manufacturer, employing more than 100 people in manufacturing at three Australian sites. Its production facilities located in Crookwell in rural NSW, Penrith and Macquarie Park in Sydney hold GMP Licenses issued by the APVMA to manufacture veterinary and animal health products. The Macquarie Park site is also accredited by the FDA.
Virbac’s diverse range of products means you can usually rely on Virbac to have a solution to most animal health problems. This range of products includes some well-known brands:
- Parasite control (the CYDECTIN® range of sheep and cattle drenches, NITROMEC®, NITROFLUKE®, FLUKAMEC®, EQUIMAX® and STRATEGY-T®)
- Vaccination (the WEBSTERS® range of sheep and cattle vaccines, SINGVAC®, cat and dog vaccines)
- Dermatological care (medicated shampoos including EPISOOTHE® SIS, EPIOTIC®)
- Dental care (AQUADENT®, HEXARINSE®)
Virbac manufactures and sells many unique products that are unmatched by competitors, such as: CYDECTIN EWEGUARD® and WEANERGUARD®, CYDECTIN® LONG ACTING INJECTION FOR CATTLE, SINGVAC Botulinum vaccines, NITROMEC, MULTIMIN, STRATEGY-T and AQUADENT.
We produce the majority of products sold in Australia at our three local manufacturing sites. Some of our products are exported to the UK, Europe, New Zealand, the Middle East and various Asian countries.
Virbac has been close to its customers and partners from the very beginning. Resolutely focused on meeting their needs, Virbac has developed qualities of flexibility, speed and market sensitivity in order to effectively satisfy its customers and seize new opportunities. Virbac Australia is represented Australia wide by a sales force comprising 43 people, as well as 23 staff in customer service and marketing that service the needs of our customers from head office in Sydney. Virbac products are widely available at most outlets, veterinary clinics, rural or equine supply stores and pet stores.