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创始人 Founder

皮埃尔-理查德-迪克:富有创造性的推动者
Pierre-Richard Dick: the creative impulse

 "有魅力","勤奋的","有远见":那些了解兽医师皮埃尔-理查德-迪克的人都记得他非凡的个性和杰出的品质。
"Charismatic", "hard working", "visionary": those who knew the veterinarian doctor Pierre-Richard Dick remember an extraordinary personality. Exceptional qualities that the founder of Virbac would bring to animal health and to a formidable human adventure.

自1973年出生于阿尔萨斯,之后于1992年消失在茫茫大海,皮埃尔-理查德迪克,一个建筑材料承包商的独生子,有一段不同寻常的人生。

如钢铁般的意志

皮埃尔-理查德-迪克非凡的意志力源自充满艰辛的童年。1940年,他的父亲在第二次世界大战期间去世,导致他在三岁时就成为了孤儿并因前额受伤待在州立病房中。同年,他的母亲被迫向在阿尔萨斯的德国军队投降。她独自抚养她的儿子,他们首先去了第戎,随后又去了非洲。在皮埃尔11岁的时候,他的脚踝在希默克的家庭锯木厂里被一辆伐木车压断。 九个月之后,他再次从这又一次严重的打击中恢复。他甚至在10年后的斯帕希的军事服役期间,徒步穿越了毛里塔尼亚沙漠1000英里的路程。正是在这些逆境中,皮埃尔-理查德-迪克建立了他的基础价值观,这成为了他一生的信条。

From his birth in Alsace in 1937, the only son of a small construction materials contractor, to his premature disappearance at sea in 1992, Pierre-Richard Dick would meet an atypical fate.

A character of hardened steel

Pierre-Richard Dick’s extraordinary strength of character was rooted in a childhood replete with hardships. In 1940, the loss of his father following injuries to the forehead during World War II left him orphaned and a ward of the State at just three years of age. That same year, his mother is forced to surrender the family home to German troops in Saverne, Alsace. She would raise her son alone, first in Dijon, then in Africa. At 11 years old, in the family sawmill in Schirmeck, Pierre-Richard Dick’s ankle is crushed by a logging truck. Another severe blow from which he would once again recover, after nine months of forced immobilization. Even going so far as to travel a thousand miles on foot across the Mauritanian Desert a decade later, during his military service with the Spahis! It was in the face of adversity that Pierre-Richard Dick built a foundation of values that would form a creed for his entire life.

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企业家和建设者

1961年,刚刚毕业于阿尔福特的年轻兽医师皮埃尔-理查德-迪克完成了他在巴斯德研究所微生物学课程的深造。在那里学得的知识将指导他研发出维克的第一款疫苗。在26岁时,他加入了朗切塞,尼斯成立时间最长的生物实验室。皮埃尔-理查德-迪克的卓越工作使他很快晋升成为研究主管。在一个非常专业的实验室里,迪克博士本可以成就辉煌的事业,但他的野心与一般人不同。这位年轻人内心深处是个创业家,他有一个梦想: 建立自己的实验室,研发新药,以治疗当时几乎无法治愈或得不到有效治疗的动物疾病。

维克的起源,源自于一个思想的火花: 1965年夏天,皮埃尔-理查德-迪克与比他年长六岁的马克思-宏比会面。马克思-宏比当时在尼斯有一个小兽医诊所,他与皮埃尔的合作关系一直延续到80年代初。这两个未来的共同创始人,通过他们所分享的想法和非凡的直觉,立即形成合作关系并创立了维克。而这一切的改变都源于皮埃尔-理查德-迪克的一个决定:在1967年秋天,他离开了在朗切塞舒适的职位,并创建了一个研究实验室:这是第一个在购物中心开的法国维克兽医诊所。两年来,他用其积蓄购买原材料并研发第一批药品。1970年,他卖掉诊所,把100% 的时间投入在建设维克上。

Entrepreneur and builder

In 1961, fresh out of the Maisons-Alfort school, the young veterinary doctor Pierre-Richard Dick completes his training by taking a course in microbiology at the Pasteur Institute. There he acquires the knowledge that will guide him on the path to the first vaccines produced by Virbac. At 26 years old, he joins Ronchèse, the oldest biology laboratory in Nice. His work quickly earns him a promotion as research director. A brilliant career was in store for him at a laboratory with undisputed professionalism. But Dr. Dick’s ambitions are entirely different. An entrepreneur at heart, the young man had ideas to sell: what he dreamed of basically was to create his own laboratory and develop new medicines to combat animal diseases that were at the time hardly or poorly treated.

The origin of Virbac’s creation, a spark: the summer 1965 meeting between Pierre-Richard Dick and Max Rombi, who would remain his associate until the beginning of the ’80s. Six years his elder, Max Rombi had a small veterinary clinic in Nice. The two future co-founders, who shared loads of ideas and extraordinary intuition, immediately form a duo whose synergy was the miracle that brought Virbac to life. It was Pierre-Richard Dick who made a decision that would change everything: in the fall of 1967, he leaves the comfort of his position at Ronchèse and makes himself available to create a research laboratory, Virbac. Pierre-Richard Dick opens a veterinarian clinic in the Cap 3000 shopping center, a first in France. For two years, he will use the income from his practice to finance the purchase of raw materials and development of the first medicines. In 1970, he sells the clinic to devote 100% of his time to Virbac.

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野心与直觉: 一个爆炸性的组合

谁能相信1968年1月在尼斯的一个三室公寓里创建的实验室将在50年后位列世界十大的兽医实验室?当皮埃尔-理查德-迪克还在为当地的兽医师供应抗生素粉末时,这位年轻人是否已对此有所预期?无论如何,他的战略选择从一开始就是富有远见的。从1969年开始,即使供肉动物的健康问题是市场的主要焦点,维克在那个时期已领先于其他实验室开始专注于改善伴侣动物的健康问题。在首席执行官的督促下,实验室从一开始就放眼于国际市场。而第三个奠定了维克成功的关键,是当他开始领会创新应当源于兽医的实际需要,远不止他所熟知的基础研究理论。这是奠定企业长远成功的基础。维克团队不懈地实践这条道路,也培养了企业特有的价值观并渴望利用创新来解决动物健康问题。

皮埃尔-理查德-迪克一直都是个工作狂。他睡得很少: 晚上三到四小时。他表现出一种贪得无厌的好奇心,且从来没有停止过阅读,研究和旅行。 他经常与人会面,并在他的小笔记本上记录所想所得。他的员工经常会在自己的办公桌上找到皮埃尔-理查德-迪克所留下的一页笔记,或在不同地区发表的科学论文,标注着他对该项目深入理解后的建议。对于兽医师来说,知识和好奇心是创新的根源,是大胆和冒险的基础,也是成功的基石。这些都是团队至今拥护的维克精神基石。

Ambition and intuition: an explosive mix

Who could believe, in January 1968, that the modest laboratory created in a small three-room apartment in Nice would 50 years later rank among the ten largest veterinary laboratories in the world? When preparing antibiotic powders for local veterinarians, did the young Dr. Pierre-Richard Dick have an inkling of what was to follow? His strategic choices were visionary from the outset, in any case. Starting in 1969, well before other laboratories, Virbac was actually focused on improving care for companion animals, even when food producing animals market was still a dominant market. At the urging of its CEO, the laboratory set its sights internationally, right from the start. Third inspired choice: that of innovation driven by the tangible needs of veterinarians, far from the rationale of basic research that he had known up until then. The foundation for long-term success had been laid. A solid foundation on which Virbac teams tirelessly capitalize to sustain a company steeped in human values, with a desire to harness innovation in order to address animal health issues.

Pierre-Richard Dick was and would forever remain a workaholic. He slept very little: three to four hours a night. And demonstrated an insatiable curiosity. He never stopped reading, researching, travelling, and meeting frequently with people, documenting all his observations and ideas in the small notebook that he always had on him. How many times would his employees find a page of his notebook or a scientific article published in other regions on their desk, with a suggestion from him to delve into the subject! For the veterinary doctor, knowledge and curiosity, which are at the root of innovation, as well as audacity and risk-taking, are the foundation of the greatest collective successes. These are the cornerstones of the Virbac spirit that teams continue to espouse today.

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Four dates for a unique destiny

img_3.png1961: 皮埃尔-理查德-迪克在迈森-阿尔福特兽医学院毕业后,加入巴斯德研究所完成病毒学和细菌学的培训。

1968: 维克,一家致力于兽医产品的制药公司在尼斯的一栋三间房的小公寓里成立。

1985: 在创始人的推动下,维克在巴黎证券交易所二级市场上市。

1992: 皮埃尔-理查德·迪克在海上去世,享年55岁。

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毛里塔尼亚的露营地:50年代末,在兽医研究结束后,作为服兵役的一部分,皮埃尔-理查德-迪克博士在沙漠中旅行了1000多公里。在其中崭露的领导才能,将成为日后支撑他的力量。

Campsite in Mauritania: towards the end of the ’50s, after his veterinary studies, doctor Pierre-Richard Dick travels more than a thousand kilometers in the desert as part of his military service. He uncovers a budding talent for leadership that will become his strength later in life.

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20世纪80年代初,兽医师们和维克的员工在尼斯市政厅举行了一次聚会。

Pierre-Richard Dick speaks to a gathering of veterinarians and Virbac employees at a reception at the Nice City Hall at the beginning of the ’80s.

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皮埃尔-理查德-迪克在1982年的“天鹅杯”船赛上掌舵。迪克医生、及妻子和他们的四个孩子经常在自己的船上分享简单的快乐。他的儿子约翰-皮埃尔(Jean-Pierre)在他身边发现了帆船运动及赛事的乐趣。这也是一个与他父亲联络感情的机会。

Pierre-Richard Dick at the helm of his boat during the Swan Cup in 1982. Doctor Dick, his wife and their four children could often be found on board the family boat, sharing simple pleasures. It is at his side that his son, Jean-Pierre, discovers sailing, the pleasures and sensations of the regatta. It was also an opportunity to bond with his father.