About Us

Venttura BIOceuticals is a company engaged in the marketing of specialised pet animal feed supplements. Pets are family. They bring us tremendous joy and give us their unconditional love. It is our mission to their lives as happy as they make ours. That’s why we have created premium supplements and products designed to help them feel their best.

Venttura BIOceuticals was started by Uday Kulkarni, a qualified K-9 trainer (National K9, Columbus, Ohio, USA) and his wife, Rajas Kulkarni, a Zoologist and Veterinary Nurse (UK). They are avid animal lovers and have been in the pet industry for the past 20 years. All the products that are sold through Venttura are first tried and tested on their pets. Only if their furry family members approve, are the products carried through the channels of Venttura!


The Persons Behind The Mission

 

Uday Kulkarni


He is the only person in India to have gone and done a Master K9 dog trainer’s course from USA, way back in 1987. An alumnus of the renowned National K9 Institute of Columbus, Ohio, USA, Uday is trained in training dogs for K9 police work, personal protection, advanced obedience, attack work, etc.

 

He has shown and bred champion Great Danes, Caravan Hounds (an Indian breed like Grey Hound), Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherd Dog (GSD), Golden Retrievers and Long Haired Dachshund in dog shows all over India for more than 25 years. He was the President of the Great Dane Club of India (West), Committee Member of the German Shepherd Club of India and a Founder Member of the Mumbai Canine Club. He is also a member of the recently formed Indigenous Horse Society of Maharashtra that aims to promoting the Marwari Horse.

 

He featured in various TV programs and in the print media where he has been interviewed on a range of topics- right from keeping, breeding and training dogs to his expert opinion on the pet products industry and its future trends in India.

 

Rajas Kulkarni

 

A zoologist by qualification, she studied veterinary nursing at the Bicton College of Agriculture, UK. She is in-charge of liaising with vets/ breeders/ clients regarding their queries about nutritional supplements marketed by Venttura. She works with the formulators to create new products, improvise on existing products as well as launching ‘first-of-its-kind’ products in the market. She has featured in an interactive local TV program about general pet care and behaviour. She has also written articles on pet care/ diseases, etc. for pet magazines.

 

 

The Past

 

The concept of nutrition has evolved considerably from what it used to be in the not so distant past. This is true for companion animals as much as it is for us. While it was seen as an important part of everyday care, nutrition wasn’t thought to go much further than that. It was the mid 90’s and Uday Kulkarni was convinced that a scientific approach to companion animal nutrition would play a big role in improving the lives of pets. This was the driving force behind importing premium pet food into India. He started Ruskin Pet Products in 1995 and first imported dry pet food under the brand of Bento Kronen from Versele-Laga, Belgium. He was joined by his wife, Rajas and they subsequently imported Royal Canin (France) in 1996 to become their sole distributor for India. They were largely instrumental in educating the market and pet owners alike as well as promoting and positioning of the brand as the leader in the premium pet food segment in India taking the sale from 0 to several hundred tonnes.  Even today, Royal Canin remains the No. 1 brand in the premium pet food segment thanks to the spadework done by Uday. He was the first to import premium pet food into India and created a market category that continues to grow even today.

 

 

Forging Ahead

 

In 2005 Uday sold his stake in Ruskin Pet Products and began a new journey. He and Rajas imported bird food and small animals food and supplements in 2005 from Versele Laga, Belgium into India, being the first in India to do so, thereby introducing yet another facet of pet care to the Indian market.

 

In 2005 they created another first by importing pet health supplements in a highly palatable soft nugget form from USA.

 

In 2010 they launched a comprehensive line of companion animal health supplements, the Petraceuticals range, addressing most of the health issues commonly seen in companion animal veterinary practices. They were the first to introduce a lactogenic supplement, Lacto+ meant for nursing animals in the companion (pet) animals sector. Another product, Immuno+ is the only sub-lingual immunity booster for pet animals currently available. Through the Petraceuticals range, new categories have been created in companion animal health care- Liver Support, Immunity Booster & Lactation Support.

 

In 2012, another first in the pet care segment was the launch of ‘paraben free’ and ‘neutral pH’ herbal shampoos under the brand of Tender Loving Care.

 

In 2016, the Vetscription range- the pharmaceutical range- was launched, being the first to use ‘Digluconate’ as a molecule for skin care shampoo and a dewormer using ‘Fenbendazole’ for companion animals.

 

 

The Present

 

Venttura BIOceuticals is a company engaged in the marketing of specialised pet animal feed supplements, started by Uday Kulkarni and Rajas Kulkarni. They are avid animal lovers and have been in the pet industry for the past 20 years. All the products that are sold through Venttura are first tried and tested on their pets. Only if their furry family members approve, are the products carried through the channels of Venttura!

 

Pets are family. They bring us tremendous joy and give us their unconditional love. It is our mission to make their lives as happy as they make ours. That’s why we have created premium supplements and products designed to help them feel their best.

 

 

Our Philosophy

 

At Venttura we believe your pet comes FIRST. With this simple approach to guide all our decisions our goal is to help pets be healthy and to provide wellness solutions to pets of all ages, at all stages.

Our philosophy is aptly described in our slogan, “Because we care…”

 

 

Our Values

Our values reflect our core ideologies and drive the decisions we make. These are the guidelines for driving our team in day-to-day decision-making and are the tools that help bring the brand to life.

  • great value
  • relentless innovation and improvement
  • making a difference in your pet’s lives through health and wellness
  • treating you, our client with respect and a guarantee of the highest quality products and service

 

Venttura BIOceuticals has dedicated itself to advancing the impact of quality supplements and therapeutic nutrition and bringing health and wellness to as many pets as possible.

 

 

The Future

At Venttura things are never static. We believe in the power of optimal nutrition and supplementation, and we're continually forging ahead with new products, new ingredients and new ways to help your pets feel and function at their best. We know there’s nothing like the bond between you and your pet, and it’s our goal to ensure that it lasts for years to come by keeping your furry family member happy, healthy and feeling their best.

We will be bringing in specialised products for cats, horses and even for you! We will be launching cutting edge, first- of -their -kind products for you to ensure that you enjoy good health always. We believe that true wellness and healing comes largely from nutrition. After all you are what you eat. We have the drive, the formulae and the nutritional knowledge to make our vision a reality. As our team and our company grow, we'll do so with the same commitment to our clients and dedication to quality, research and results.