The North American affiliate is pleased to announce that Laura Watenpool will join Virbac as the Vice President of Sales, effective Monday, October 23, 2023.  In addition to her industry and leadership experience,  Laura is a salesforce excellence champion. She brings these critical components to our commercial and leadership teams in alignment with the North American business strategy.


Laura will lead the US commercial function including the national sales team, key and strategic accounts, sales support and data analytics. She will foster the work already underway, examining our market segmentation, product differentiation and how we engage with clinics for the best possible results. Along with her team, Laura will hone the strategic and national account approach, create the sales forecast and annual calendar and passionately recognize and develop our teams in the field.

Laura will report to Giovanni Abruzzini, President and CEO of Virbac Corporation. 

Laura holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Dowling University and earned her MBA from the University of Phoenix. She will continue to reside in Indianapolis where she lives with her husband Matt, two sons, Henry and Nathan and beloved dog, “Dezzy.” Prior to joining Virbac, Laura was the Vice President of Omni-Channel Operational Excellence at Elanco where she has served nearly 14 years in multiple, progressive roles supporting US pet health. 

Welcome to Virbac Laura, we are thrilled to have you onboard. 


Focusing on animal health, from the beginning

Virbac offers veterinarians, farmers and pet owners in more than 100 countries a practical range of products and services to diagnose, prevent and treat the majority of pathologies, while improving the animals’ quality of life. With these innovative solutions covering the majority of animal species and diseases, Virbac contributes, day after day, to shape the future of animal health.