Dr. Erik Martinez, D.V.M., is an experienced executive who has served in a number of global leadership roles in the animal health market. Prior to Water Street, he was president and chief executive officer of North America for Virbac, one of the world’s largest laboratories exclusively dedicated to animal health. Under Erik’s leadership, Virbac’s veterinary business doubled in Canada and the United States. Previously, he managed operations for an affiliate of Virbac Corporation in the Pacific and Latin America regions, as well as Mexico. Prior to joining Virbac, Erik held positions with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica and Elanco. He began his career in private veterinary practice. Erik served on the board and executive committee for the Animal Health Institute for 10 years. He received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the National University of Mexico and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of the Americas.