Vets Plus Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Vijay Sasi, DVM, will now be leading the research and development team as vice president of technical service and export business. Sasi has been employed with the animal nutrition company for more than 10 years, working alongside the R&D, sales and manufacturing teams to efficiently prepare products for market while maintaining commitment to research and quality.
“Over the years, Dr. Sasi’s role has shifted to more leadership of the technical team,” said Raj Lall, founder, president and CEO of Vets Plus. He said, “He has already begun mentoring the research staff, which will be more of a focus in his new role as we concentrate on the science to grow our business.”
Sasi grew up on a hobby farm and his love of animals led him to begin a career as a mixed animal practitioner in India. He moved to the United States in 1995 to further his education. As a graduate student at Utah State University, he conducted clinical trials for Vets Plus and joined the company full time after completing his master’s degree in dairy science. He said, “I have the same respect for the company and love of the products today that brought me to Vets Plus in the first place. Our team and business is growing and I’m honored to be leading this group of experts to develop new formulations.”
With Sasi in this leadership position, the company will be increasing its efforts on research for species specific formulations and technology. Lall said the company has been making greater investments in its research team and equipment. “Strong science has been the driver of our success,” he said, “We have a number of exciting innovations currently in development.”
Outside of Vets Plus, Dr. Sasi works as a relief veterinarian when time permits which helps him to maintain his surgical skills and also gives him access to animals for clinical trials. Sasi serves on the Science Advisory Board at University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wis.