Barrie Arco has joined Companion Animal as an inside sales manager. Companion Animal distributes veterinary supplies for its parent company, Animal Health International.

"We are very pleased to have Barrie join our team where she will help build on the successes of our inside sales group," said Mark Ziller, group president for Companion Animal.

"Barrie brings strong experience in sales, management and training that will be valuable as we continue to grow the companion animal team," he added.  

Arco began her career in the animal health industry in 1997 with Fort Dodge Animal Health where she held positions in field sales, sales management and training. She received a Master of Science in Training and Development from the University of St. Francis in 2005. Arco most recently held the position of distribution field sales with Patterson Veterinary Supply. 

Arco will report to Mark Ziller. Together with Deb Kampschnieder, they will lead a team of 39 companion animal inside sales representatives. Arco will be based in the Austin, Texas, sales office.