a new era

Discussion in 'Bayer Animal Health' started by Anonymous, Mar 31, 2011 at 12:53 AM.

Tags: Add Tags
  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    What are we supposed to be telling our Vet accounts right now? I feel like we are just out here not even doing damage control rather just hoping something will change the climate.
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    What damage control can you do? Bayer sold us out. I use a bit of Profender and Drontal in my hospital, no other Bayer products. I've asked the Bayer rep not to return. To me, Bayer = Hartz. We are successfully weaning all our clients to Revolution (cats) and Comfortis/Trifexis (dogs).

    Not saying I wouldn't do the same in Bayer's situation, they obviously decided they'd make more money taking the entire product line OTC than staying with the veterinary market. Time will tell if it was a wise move or if they Netflixed themselves.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I love this thread. When rereading from the beginning it sure says alot about where and why we are where we are today
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Agreed. Pretty cool that we can see how our Legacy came to be over the past 12 months. The first post was almost axactly one year ago. I wonder what the next "era" will bring?
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    This person must have a crystal ball. Nice call!
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    this is one of the best threads EVER on cafe pharma.
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Thanks. A little followup, 1/1/2012-7/31/2012 our inhouse sales of flea products breaks down as follows:

    55% Comfortis/Trifexis
    45% Frontline Plus

    I'm surprised at how quickly Comfortis/Trifexis has become our #1 flea product. We will continue to stick with FDA products as our mainstay, will carry a little of the EPA products for client convenience at a below Petmeds prices.
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Interesting. But not really. Multi is soooo incredibly down at our clinic this year that we have decided to stop stocking it altogether. And if we want to match the pet retailers price on Advantage and K9 we literally only will make 1-3$ per card sold. Does not make sense cash flow wise to stock anymore
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    We too are shocked at how easy it was to stop carrying ANY of the Advantage family of products. We are slowly scaling back on Frontline as well. We to will be focusing on FDA products and definitely will not be supporting any brand that has an direct otc presence. The killer for Bayer and Vets is that Bayer sells its products to otc channels at a better price than to us Vets!!
    BTW, this thread has kept me occupied reading for the past 30 mins....
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    now we are discontinuing Rescue just like we dropped the dog food line a few years back? Why do we even pretend to be a friend to the Vet business? Dan P, you should really answer this one.
     
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    when all you little crybabies get a life and do your job, you will realize that the vets have the same power that they did 15 years ago before the internet became a place to compare prices. Everything is available online and any company that says they don't supply the non vet channels is completely full of shit. (see Elanco, Merial, Pfizer). Quit bitching and realize that all these companies have programs that make the vets a more attractive place to buy flea/ tick, NSAIDs and everything else. If the vets chose to not embrace the programs, then we as reps will move on the the accounts that get it.

    now feel free to rip my comments as those who are too lazy to do their jobs always do.
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    i wonder what the daily experience of a rep is like if they don't have Bayer written on their card. this year has been way too stressful with our goals what they are. anyone else experiencing that?
     
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    So I've been interviewing for a sales position with Bayer - seems legit but i wanted to ask what some of your opinions out there are. I have a good job now, so no desperate to make a move. Whats the day to day like? whats the reputation like? i seen from reading this board that Bayer reps aren't the most welcome, but they seem to be doing okay.

    Whats the culture like, are you guys happy?

    Thanks!
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Have you not read this thread that started over a year ago? It pretty much sums up the state of the union as far as BAH is concerned. If you are interested in calling on pet stores and competing for market share with a couple of dozen other companies that have just as good of products cheaper, new molecules, better marketing and leadership, positive work environment , etc, then look no further Bayer is for you. Also if your good job you are thinking about leaving is Wal Mart working as a greeter, then by all means come aboard, you will be stoked.
    BTW, Veterinarians hate us and we are losing market share every day and just dropped another failed product.
     
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Yes...but are you happy?