Veterinary Pharmaceutical Solutions adds five industry experts to team

Minnesota-based licensed compounding pharmacy provides animal health products and services to the veterinary community, treated over two billion pigs.

April 18, 2024

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Veterinary Pharmaceutical Solutions, a market leader in livestock pharmacy compounding, proudly welcomes five industry experts to its expanding team.


Bill Knoch joined the team as a senior account executive, serving customers east of the Mississippi River. Knoch has a proven track record of leading high-performing teams and providing exceptional customer support and satisfaction. Bringing over two decades of experience, he is dedicated to achieving outstanding results through effective team collaboration and bringing new solutions to his customers.


VPS also welcomed Dylan Shaffer as a senior account executive, serving all of Iowa as well as regions to the south and west of the state. Shaffer is an experienced account manager in the swine industry with a strong focus on providing quality solutions and support to best achieve customer goals. He brings years of experience to VPS and holds a bachelor of science in animal science from Iowa State University.

Knoch and Shaffer join current VPS Senior Account Executive Courtney Pueggel, who has been with the team since November 2022.


Michael Kreber entered the team as director, Business Development and FP&A. Kreber’s exceptional track record in client engagement and his experience with mergers and acquisitions have been a key asset throughout VPS’s recent acquistion of Diamond Animal Health. He holds a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in agricultural business, economics and animal science and holds an MBA from Minnesota State University.

"The addition of Michael, Bill and Dylan to our growing team is proof of our commitment to excellence in client engagement and support,” said Stacy Peters, chief commercial officer of VPS. “Michael's expertise in business development and FP&A, along with Bill's and Dylan's proven track records in account management, further strengthen our capabilities to deliver exceptional solutions and support to our valued customers."


Keith Bretey, DVM joined VPS as a technical services Manager. Bretey has over two decades of experience in veterinary medicine and technical services. His extensive knowledge of the swine industry and animal health makes him an outstanding resource for the company’s clients. Bretey holds a bachelor of science from Briar Cliff College and DVM from Iowa State University.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Keith Bretey to the technical services team at VPS,” noted Brian Payne, technical services & R&D manager. “Dr. Bretey brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will be valuable in serving our clients in the swine industry.”


Trevor Goodwin joined the team as chief financial officer. Goodwin is a process-driven, strategic finance leader who brings a wealth of experience spanning diverse industries, such as digital health, medical devices, food, heavy industrials and chemicals. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

"Trevor’s results-driven approach and diverse industry experience will undoubtedly bolster our strategic financial management,” said Dean Warras, chief executive officer. “Trevor's addition to our team marks a significant step forward in solidifying our financial foundation for future growth and innovation."

In addition to expanding its team of experts, VPS has demonstrated its commitment to innovation by continually expanding a product pipeline through the development and acquisition of new solutions that meet the evolving needs of its loyal customer base.

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