Vetafarm is Australia’s leading innovator in companion animal health and welfare. With all products being focused on improving animal welfare Vetafarm prides itself on producing the best for your pet, be it a bird, reptile, dog cat or small mammal.
Dr Tony Gestier BVSc, sole owner and director of Vetafarm, has many years experience as a practising veterinarian as well as special qualifications in avian health (MACVSc) and pharmaceutics (BMSc). Under Dr Gestier’s direction Vetafarm has acquired professional production and marketing teams to serve the needs of all our companion animals and their owners.
Innovation remains the cornerstone of Vetafarm’s success. “All our products stem from a need to help the animal or its keeper” explains Dr Gestier, “as a veterinarian, I am always aware of the need to constantly improve animal health and welfare; sometimes the best way to do this is to make the animal care easier for the owner”. Since 1990 over 450 products have been designed and marketed by the dynamic group at Vetafarm.
Production facilities at Vetafarm are split over two sites. A Government approved GMP site (APVMA Licence No 2010) at Bye Street Wagga Wagga manufactures the pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, while the Bomen Industrial Area plant manufactures the foods and substrates.
Quality Control is integral to the production process at Vetafarm and the Quality Assurance group are charged with making sure only the best products leave the factories.
Vetafarm understand that the family pet is exactly that – family. The ability to have problems solved by helpful friendly staff on the phone is important to the philosophy of Dr Gestier and his team; all the staff are avid animal lovers with a menagerie of animals between them. This connection with animals shows when calling the staff at Vetafarm.
Vetafarm supplies products worldwide via an extensive network of distributors and resellers. Significant markets are Japan, US, Middle East, Philippines and Indonesia.
Many specialist lines have been developed for particular animal industries, such as a line of products for hunting falcons in the Middle East.
Due to their ability to innovate, the Vetafarm team are also used regularly by Australian Zoos to develop new ways to help improve zoo animal health. By using their vast knowledge of animal health needs, nutrition requirements and the technical ability to make unique products, Vetafarm are a valuable resource for zookeepers.