Animal Nutrition Expert 528942 MO

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in animal nutrition with expertise in comprehensive feeding services, nutrition research programs and analytical laboratory serving multiple global zoological collections, exotic companion species, and field studies. I have additional experience in agriculture science: improving milk and meat production through sustainable dietary interventions with locally available ingredients, targeted for multiple livestock species (cattle, goats, camels, poultry, sheep), and alternative species and ingredients in sustainably meeting food and nutrition needs of a growing human population. I have prior experience providing consultations and deposition as an animal nutrition expert witness.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experiences

I have worked within the comparative animal nutrition industry for >30 years, formulating rations, evaluating clinical conditions, overseeing quality control aspects for both private and public (zoological) institutions, feed companies, and individuals, working with a variety of species and feedstuffs. Additionally, I initiated and oversaw analytical laboratory operations (quality control and research/development applications) at two former workplaces, and implemented analytical quality control programs for at least two other client companies.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D./M.S. Animal Nutrition Cornell University – Ithaca NY
B.S. Animal Science Iowa State University – Ames IA

Licenses Certifications

Board Certified Nutrition Specialist, American Institute of Nutrition

Awards & Affiliation

Council Agricultural Science and Technology
American Zoo & Aquarium Association (AZA)
Comparative Nutrition Society
American Association of Veterinary Nutritionists (AAVN)
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV)

Primary Affiliation

American Association of Veterinary Nutritionists (AAVN)