Niall McFerran, founder of veterinary products specialists Animalcare Ltd, joins Alstoe as it comes under the ownership of French veterinary medicines specialist Sogeval.
Animal health care product supplier Alstoe has announced the appointment of Niall McFerran as its new head of UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Mr McFerran, who was brought up in a north Yorkshire veterinary practice, takes on his new role as Alstoe comes under the ownership of Sogeval, a veterinary medicines specialist based in Laval, France.
Alstoe hopes the acquisition will bring “exciting new products” to the company, and claims it had already been working with Sogeval to develop its flavoured tablet pharmaceutical brands. The two companies have also collaborated to make Alstoe’s popular Vetergesic successful in France.
Mr McFerran said: “This is a very exciting challenge. Sogeval is a highly successful company who develop and manufacture excellent products.”
Prior to joining Alstoe, Mr McFerran had worked for German life sciences company Hoechst. He joined the Vet Drug Company in 1986 and, in 1989, founded veterinary products specialists Animalcare Ltd.