The equine team at Dechra Veterinary Products is expanding, with the appointment of specialist vet Alana McGlade.

Miss McGlade, a graduate of the University of Nottingham Veterinary School, joins Dechra as an equine sales manager (ESM) working alongside Hilary Gates and Vicki Dawson.

Dechra says the appointment is a strategic move to further invest in its equine offer, expanding the team to deliver increased customer contact and targeted support for equine vets across the UK.

Equine brand manager Emma Jennings said: “We have seen demand for our equine portfolio grow consistently and last year we established a dedicated team to support veterinary professionals in equine practice.

“This has been an extremely successful move and has been well-received by vets who have appreciated the wealth of experience and knowledge in the team.

“Hilary and Vicki are extremely experienced ESMs and offer our customers excellent support. With the appointment of Alana, we can offer enhanced customer service and equine-specific technical support.”

Miss McGlade, an equestrian enthusiast and keen runner who would like to run in the London Marathon, worked in equine practice in Cheshire before moving into the veterinary pharmaceutical industry.

When she’s not at the yard with her Dutch warmblood mare Minnie Mouse, Miss McGlade is working her cocker spaniel, or is in Manchester, where she volunteers with the Lifeshare charity, which runs a shelter for the homeless.

She said: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at Dechra, and looking forward to working with the equine veterinary professionals and practices Hilary, Vicki and the team support.”
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