Steve Kirton


Steve earned his marketing and business insights through many years in the both the human and animal healthcare industry, beginning with 6 years hands-on laboratory work as a clinical microbiologist. During an 11-year tenure with an international biotech company based in the UK, Steve rose from Technical Sales Representative to Director of International Sales and Marketing. He then moved to the US and held a role as Business Unit Manager for Centocor, a leading biopharmaceutical company (now Janssen Pharmaceuticals/J&J).

His corporate healthcare experience was followed by several years founding and growing his first healthcare agency, which he sold to New York-based Euro RSCG Life (a healthcare division of Havas). Sixteen years ago, he founded Circa Healthcare, and quickly fell in love with the companion animal veterinary industry and subsequently focused Circa on the dynamic and growing area of animal health.

Circa Healthcare is now one of the most accomplished and successful animal health agencies having helped clients launch and grow more than 70 brands, with over 25 of these being global brands for both companion and production animals. These brands are supported by strategic and creative teams in offices in both Philadelphia USA and Edinburgh UK.

Steve is fully immersed in animal health having invested in a start-up companion animal veterinary clinic which he visits often with his 2 cats and 2 dogs and in a new animal health start up Antelligence a data and insights platform for the animal health business

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