Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC is a holding company, which engages in the veterinary pharmaceuticals and related products business. It operates through the following segments: European Pharmaceuticals; North American Pharmaceuticals; and Pharmaceuticals Research and Development. The European Pharmaceuticals segment markets and sells licensed pharmaceuticals and specialist pet foods to the veterinary profession in Europe. The North American Pharmaceuticals segment focuses on the sale of a range of endocrine, ophthalmic, dermatological, and equine products in North America. The Pharmaceuticals Research and Development segment develops and licenses Dechra's own branded veterinary product portfolio of novel and generic pharmaceuticals and specialist pet diets. The company was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in Northwich, the United Kingdom.