MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), today announced Jeroen van de Ven, DVM, MBA, as the leader of MSD Animal Health Intelligence, a newly formed, specialized operating unit which takes its name from the company’s strategic vision for animal health intelligence and data expertise.
MADISON, N.J., Oct. 7, 2020 – MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), today announced Jeroen van de Ven, DVM, MBA, as the leader of MSD Animal Health Intelligence, a newly formed, specialized operating unit which takes its name from the company’s strategic vision for animal health intelligence and data expertise. This operating unit within MSD Animal Health encompasses the well-recognized and market-leading brands of Allflex Livestock Intelligence, Sure Petcare, Biomark and Vaki, including the recent acquisitions of IdentiGen and Quantified Ag.
“The new identity of our animal health intelligence operating unit, MSD Animal Health Intelligence, now differentiates us within the industry and clearly embodies how we will be a champion for extending the range of market-leading technology and services for our customers,” said Rick DeLuca, president, MSD Animal Health. “Most importantly, our technologies allow access to real-time, actionable data and insights to help, improve or enhance animal health management and health outcomes. Our leading brands in this business have advanced the way we identify animals, engage with them, monitor their activity, anticipate their health needs and help people manage and care for them.”
“I also am pleased to welcome Jeroen as the new leader of this operating unit with his extensive veterinary background, business expertise and commitment to animal health and well-being. These will be assets to help strengthen and expand our company presence around the world and connect with customers. Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we are dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of animals and the people who take care of them,” DeLuca said.
“I am excited to be appointed to this new role, which has the ability to significantly impact the future of animal health through technological innovation,” said Jeroen van de Ven, leader, MSD Animal Health Intelligence. “With our recent acquisitions, we are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the evolving animal health intelligence and data environment. We have a talented team, resources, as well as the tools and technology to help our customers identify, monitor and trace Livestock from farm to table. Our Companion Animal products help pet owners enable longer, healthier lives for their pets and enrich the pet care experience. We look forward to working with our veterinarians, farmers, producers and pet owners to shape the future of animal health and well-being.”
In 2019, Jeroen was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Antelliq (now known as MSD Animal Health Intelligence), responsible for extending the range of the market-leading technology and services. Previously, van de Ven, a practicing veterinarian in The Netherlands, was Associate Vice President for MSD Animal Health’s global ruminants’ business. He joined MSD Animal Health in 2005 and served as Technical Manager for the Benelux Region, Regional Director for Northern Europe and General Manager for Belgium and Luxembourg. He is a graduate of Concordia University in Canada with a BS degree in chemistry, Ghent University in Belgium with a DVM degree and Vlerick School of Management in Belgium with an MBA degree.
About MSD Animal Health
For more than a century, MSD, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, is the global animal health business unit of MSD. Through its commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, MSD Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. MSD Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals and the people who care for them. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. MSD Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit www.msd-animal-health.com/ or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.