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June 24 - 26, 2025
Charlottetown | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Honourary Chair 2023


VetHealth Global has announced Sébastien Huron, CEO of Virbac, as the 2023 Honourary Chair of the premier international animal health and nutrition conference to be held from June 26-28 in Charlottetown, PEI.

A graduate of the Toulouse veterinarian school, with more than 25 years in leadership roles in the industry, Sébastien Huron has an excellent understanding of the animal health market’s challenges at the international level. He started his career in 1994 in Brazil in the Hoechst-Roussel group where he rapidly rose to become the Marketing director of the animal health division. After Intervet acquired this division (Akzo Nobel group), which was then integrated into the Merck Group, he pursued his career in 2000 in the United States as Market Development director, and then as director of the Pet division. After rejoining the Virbac group in 2006 as the general manager of the Spanish subsidiary, he then became the director of the European region in 2008, and then head of Global Business Operations in 2013. He has been part of the Virbac executive board since December 2012. He was appointed as chairman of the Virbac group’s executive board in December 2017 then named in Chief Executive Officer of the Virbac group in December 2020.

“I am very much looking forward to acting as Honourary Chair of VetHealth Global 2023,” said Mr. Huron. “This event has been a pioneer in our industry by bringing together both innovators and investors.”

Mr. Huron joins a long list of veteran industry leaders who have served as Honourary Chair of VHG since its inception in 2007, including Jeff Simmons, Dr. George Gunn, Dr. Brendan Fox, Clint Lewis, Dr. Peter H. Jones, Rick DeLuca, and George Heidgerken.

VetHealth Global is a must-attend event for animal health and nutrition business executives, investors, and innovators. It has been recognized for its stellar list of presenters, innovative emerging company sessions, professional business partnering programming, and top-rated networking events.

“We are thrilled to have Sébastien Huron join us as Honourary Chair for VetHealth Global 2023,” said Rory Francis, Chair of VetHealth Global, and CEO, PEI BioAlliance. “This conference continues to raise the bar in terms of innovative programming that provides delegates insight and foresight into the most important challenges and opportunities facing the industry. We look forward to Mr. Huron’s leadership as we host global animal health leaders in Prince Edward Island next year.”