For more than 50 years, Petco has been steadfastly committed to pets’ overall health & wellness. To ensure we continue serving the best interest of pets, today and into the future, we launched the Petco Pet Wellness Council (PPWC) in 2019.

The PPWC, a coalition of independent, leading experts in veterinary science and animal care, is charged with serving as an external source of unbiased advice and counsel to Petco’s leadership team on a range of topics across the pet care industry, as well as guiding the development and aggregation of credible pet care science to help educate pet care professionals and, ultimately, all who care for pets.

 

Dr. Sean Delaney, DVM, MS, DACVN

Board-certified veterinary nutritionist and founder
of Davis Veterinary Medical Consulting in Davis, CA

“My career has been focused on veterinary nutrition education and its application to pet care. I’m focused on creating materials and tools that allow veterinarians to more accurately and efficiently offer optimal diet recommendations to pets.”

Dr. Delaney is a board-certified veterinary nutritionist and currently sits on the board of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN), … Dr. Delaney is a board-certified veterinary nutritionist and currently sits on the board of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN), representing the veterinary nutrition specialty at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA); and of the Mark Morris Institute (MMI), which provides clinical veterinary nutrition education at most leading veterinary schools. He regularly consults on challenging veterinary nutrition clinical cases in Northern California. He is the co-editor and co-author of Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition and the patented inventor and founder of Balance IT, a widely used advanced veterinary therapeutic food solution with more than 10,000 veterinarian users. Previously, he was a clinical faculty member at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and served as the senior executive vice president of Natura Pet Products. Dr. Delaney earned his BS in zoology at UC Santa Barbara and his MS and DVM at UC Davis.

 

Dr. Thomas Edling, DVM, MSpVM, MPH

Veterinary and pet industry consultant specializing in avian
and small animal medicine, infectious and zoonotic diseases

“My passion is working with breeders, distributors, transporters, retail stores and owners to provide the best possible lifelong care for the nontraditional pet animals commonly found in the pet trade.”

Dr. Edling is the president and CEO of Edling Consulting, LLC, which provides consulting services to the pet and veterinary industries. As a veterinarian, he has worked in private general practice and academia and... Dr. Edling is the president and CEO of Edling Consulting, LLC, which provides consulting services to the pet and veterinary industries. As a veterinarian, he has worked in private general practice and academia and owned his own exotic animal veterinary practice. As an advocate for improving the health and welfare of animals in the pet industry, he served for 15 years as vice president of veterinary medicine at Petco. He works closely with the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV). Dr. Edling earned his BS in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and DVM from Colorado State University. He completed a companion avian residency program at North Carolina State University, where he also earned his Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine (MSpVM) degree. He received his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Johns Hopkins University.

 

Dr. Marie Hopfensperger, DVM, DACVB

Board-certified pet behaviorist and head of Michigan
State University’s Veterinary Medical Center’s Behavior Service

“I am passionate about access to care, especially as it relates to veterinary education. I want every pet to have access to care and every veterinary student to have access to experiences that will enable them to be confident and capable practitioners.”

Dr. Hopfensperger is one of four board-certified behaviorists in the state of Michigan. Her clinical interests include humane handling of cats and dogs... Dr. Hopfensperger is one of four board-certified behaviorists in the state of Michigan. Her clinical interests include humane handling of cats and dogs, aggression, psychopharmacology and feline inappropriate elimination. Her research interests include human-animal bond, sedation for fractious companion animals and feline urine house-soiling. Dr. Hopfensperger received her bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan in 1996 and graduated with honors from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She spent the first half of her veterinary behavior residency at North Carolina State University and completed her residency at MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hopfensperger was a general practitioner in northern Michigan before returning to academia to pursue her passion for veterinary behavior.

 

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, MS, PhD

Author and professor, senior research fellow and head
of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, Columbia University

“My research and my writing aim to understand the perspective of nonhuman animals, primarily dogs. The better a sense we have, the better our relationships will be with these lovely animals. The PPWC is an opportunity for more focus on the practical applications of research into dog cognition and behavior.”

Dr. Horowitz is a leading researcher and professor at Barnard College... Dr. Horowitz is a leading researcher and professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she teaches seminars in canine cognition, creative nonfiction writing and audio storytelling. As senior research fellow, she heads the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard. She has long been interested in understanding the umwelt of another animal, and her research and writing is aimed to answer the question of what it is like to be a dog. She’s written about the joys of paying attention to the ordinary (in On Looking); the pleasures of footnotes and the veracity of animal characters in children’s books (for The New York Times); and working dogs and show dogs (for The New Yorker). She earned her master’s and post-doctorate degrees in cognitive science from UC San Diego, and her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Dr. Nicole Leibman, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Board-certified veterinary oncologist and director
of the Cancer Institute, Animal Medical Center, New York

“My veterinary medicine passion is clinical oncology and translational research. I’m committed to helping animals with cancer while also helping people with similar diseases. I got involved in the PPWC so I could help Petco become an industry changer and to elevate animal health.”

Dr. Leibman is the director of the Cancer Institute at New York’s Animal Medical Center. Currently, she is closely collaborating with Memorial Sloan... Dr. Leibman is the director of the Cancer Institute at New York’s Animal Medical Center. Currently, she is closely collaborating with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and NYU Langone Medical Center on a project looking at the genomic analysis of canine tumors. She is also a member of Animal Cancer Investigation, which has allowed the New York Animal Medical Center to participate in several trials for canine lymphoma, utilizing monoclonal antibodies. As a board-certified veterinary oncologist, she’s been practicing clinical oncology for more than 15 years and has conducted clinical trials and published results on the canine melanoma vaccine for both oral and digit tumors. She received her DVM from the University of Minnesota, did her internship at the Animal Medical Center and completed her medical oncology residency at Colorado State University.

 

Dr. Whitney Miller, DVM, MBA, DACVPM

Petco head of veterinary medicine, board-certified
in veterinary preventive medicine

“As the head of veterinary medicine for Petco, there was nothing more exciting than our CEO, Ron Coughlin, saying he wanted to make sure we had some of the best scientific minds in the pet/vet world advising Petco. It’s an honor to lead this charge with some of the industry’s best and brightest.”

Dr. Miller is the head of Petco’s Veterinary Medicine department, serving as the company’s veterinary medical subject matter expert and supporting… Dr. Miller is the head of Petco’s Veterinary Medicine department, serving as the company’s veterinary medical subject matter expert and supporting Petco’s Animal Care, Education and Compliance team. In her role, she works closely with Petco’s executive team and cross-functional leaders across merchandising, veterinary services, store operations, private brands and more to ensure the company’s industry-leading standards for animal care are upheld and that the importance of those standards are communicated and reinforced at every touchpoint and throughout every level of the business. Prior to joining Petco, Dr. Miller served as a contract veterinarian for a global animal health company, spent time in federal government relations for the American Veterinary Medical Association, advocating on animal welfare issues, and spent time as a private practitioner of companion animal veterinary medicine. She received her MBA and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 2006 and 2008 respectively, both from Colorado State University. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 2018, and previously completed the AVMA Congressional Fellowship program, where she spent a year advising on science policy for a U.S. Senate committee.

 

Dr. Tammy Sadek, DVM, DAVBP

Board-certified veterinarian specializing in feline practice, author,
lecturer and founder of two feline specialty hospitals and Cat
Hyperthyroid Radioactive Iodine Services

“I love being able to help cats and their people. I’m interested in feline medicine and behavior, particularly senior cat health, radioactive iodine treatment of hyperthyroid cats and feline house soiling. I joined the PPWC to help Petco in advocating for the health and well-being of pets.”

Dr. Sadek is a board-certified veterinarian specializing in feline practice. She’s the founder of two Grand Rapids, MI, feline specialty hospitals and... Dr. Sadek is a board-certified veterinarian specializing in feline practice. She’s the founder of two Grand Rapids, MI, feline specialty hospitals and founder and CEO of Cat Hyperthyroid Radioactive Iodine Services, LLC. An author and lecturer, her areas of study and interest include geriatric feline medicine and radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroid cats, as well as house-soiling prevention and treatment. Dr Sadek frequently advises veterinarians on complicated feline medical cases. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners’ Guidelines Committee. Dr. Sadek is passionate about improving the quality of life of cats and their people by optimizing feline health and well-being. Dr Sadek’s goal is to help loving families provide their cats with consistent, quality veterinary care, excellent nutrition, and the household routines that help make their cats happy and healthy by addressing their social, behavioral and environmental needs.

 

Dr. Jonathan Stockman, DVM, DACVN

Board-certified veterinary
nutritionist and assistant professor of veterinary nutrition at Long Island University-Post College of Veterinary Medicine

“Bettering the health and lives of companion animals through nutrition is one of my main interests, including optimization of nutrition in older pets. I see the PPWC as an opportunity to help make a large-scale impact on the lives of many pets and to help influence the policies of a leader in pet care.”

Dr. Jonathan Stockman is an assistant professor of veterinary nutrition at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Long Island University-Post... Dr. Jonathan Stockman is an assistant professor of veterinary nutrition at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Long Island University-Post and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University. He became a board-certified (diplomate) veterinary nutritionist in 2014 after spending three years as a senior researcher at the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition in the United Kingdom, where he studied the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats and the impact of aging on pet digestion and health. Dr. Stockman earned his veterinary degree in Israel and completed two residency programs at UC Davis.

 

Dr. Lori Teller, DVM, DABVP, CVJ

Board-certified veterinarian specializing in canine and feline practice,
and clinical associate professor, Telehealth, Department of Small Animal
Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences, Texas A&M University

“I am particularly interested in telemedicine and the role it plays in improving both a client’s ability to access care and the ways it can improve pet care. I’m equally passionate about geriatric care for pets and how much can be done to maintain or improve their quality of life and keep them healthy for years.”

Dr. Teller is a board-certified veterinary practitioner in both canine and... Dr. Teller is a board-certified veterinary practitioner in both canine and feline practice who currently serves as a clinical associate professor in Telehealth in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. Previously, she spent more than 20 years in private veterinary practice in the greater Houston area. She sits on the AVMA Board of Directors from District VIII and chairs the AVMA’s State Advocacy Committee. In addition, she is a trustee for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Political Action Committee and helps raise awareness and funds. She has served on several committees and task forces for the American Veterinary Medical Association, including the Animal Welfare Committee, and has also served in the AVMA’s House of Delegates. Dr. Teller has also served as the chair of the board of certification for the American Society of Veterinary Journalists and was a founding board member of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative. She was named one of 14 Veterinarians to Watch in 2014 by Veterinary Practice News, and she has a monthly radio spot on Houston’s NPR radio station, where she highlights the importance of veterinary care for dogs and cats.

 

Dr. Andrew West, MEd, PhD

Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning, College of Veterinary Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), Colorado State University (CSU)

“My area of focus is supporting excellence in teaching and learning in all areas of pet care. This includes helping pet parents better understand the most current science regarding the health and well-being of their pets. I hope my expertise in teaching and learning can help the PPWC drive this goal.”

Dr. West works with faculty to develop innovative approaches to sustain... Dr. West works with faculty to develop innovative approaches to sustain and promote excellence in educational programs, and to make improvements in areas identified by faculty, students, alumni, employers and the veterinary profession.
Prior to joining CSU, Dr. West was an assistant professor of science teacher education at Western Kentucky University. He holds an MEd and PhD in curriculum and instruction from University of Missouri and a BS in biological sciences from Montana State University.

 

Dr. Sean Delaney, DVM, MS, DACVN

Board-certified veterinary nutritionist and founder of Davis Veterinary Medical Consulting in Davis, CA

Board-certified veterinary nutritionist and founder of Davis Veterinary Medical Consulting in Davis, CA

“My career has been focused on veterinary nutrition education and its application to pet care. I’m focused on creating materials and tools that allow veterinarians to more accurately and efficiently offer optimal diet recommendations to pets.”

Dr. Delaney is a board-certified veterinary nutritionist and currently sits on the board of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN), representing the veterinary nutrition specialty at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA); and of the Mark Morris Institute (MMI), which provides clinical veterinary nutrition education at most leading veterinary schools. He regularly consults on challenging veterinary nutrition clinical cases in Northern California. He is the co-editor and co-author of Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition and the patented inventor and founder of Balance IT, a widely used advanced veterinary therapeutic food solution with more than 10,000 veterinarian users. Previously, he was a clinical faculty member at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and served as the senior executive vice president of Natura Pet Products. Dr. Delaney earned his BS in zoology at UC Santa Barbara and his MS and DVM at UC Davis.

 

Dr. Thomas Edling, DVM, MSpVM, MPH

Veterinary and pet industry consultant specializing in avian and small animal medicine, infectious and zoonotic diseases

Veterinary and pet industry consultant specializing in avian and small animal medicine, infectious and zoonotic diseases

“My passion is working with breeders, distributors, transporters, retail stores and owners to provide the best possible lifelong care for the nontraditional pet animals commonly found in the pet trade.”

Dr. Edling is the president and CEO of Edling Consulting, LLC, which provides consulting services to the pet and veterinary industries. As a veterinarian, he has worked in private general practice and academia and owned his own exotic animal veterinary practice. As an advocate for improving the health and welfare of animals in the pet industry, he served for 15 years as vice president of veterinary medicine at Petco. He works closely with the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV). Dr. Edling earned his BS in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and DVM from Colorado State University. He completed a companion avian residency program at North Carolina State University, where he also earned his Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine (MSpVM) degree. He received his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Johns Hopkins University.

 

Dr. Marie Hopfensperger, DVM, DACVB

Board-certified pet behaviorist and head of Michigan State University’s Veterinary Medical Center’s Behavior Service

Board-certified pet behaviorist and head of Michigan State University’s Veterinary Medical Center’s Behavior Service

“I am passionate about access to care, especially as it relates to veterinary education. I want every pet to have access to care and every veterinary student to have access to experiences that will enable them to be confident and capable practitioners.”

Dr. Hopfensperger is one of four board-certified behaviorists in the state of Michigan. Her clinical interests include humane handling of cats and dogs, aggression, psychopharmacology and feline inappropriate elimination. Her research interests include human-animal bond, sedation for fractious companion animals and feline urine house-soiling. Dr. Hopfensperger received her bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan in 1996 and graduated with honors from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She spent the first half of her veterinary behavior residency at North Carolina State University and completed her residency at MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hopfensperger was a general practitioner in northern Michigan before returning to academia to pursue her passion for veterinary behavior.

 

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, MS, PhD

Author and professor, senior research fellow and head of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, Columbia University

Author and professor, senior research fellow and head of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, Columbia University

“My research and my writing aim to understand the perspective of nonhuman animals, primarily dogs. The better a sense we have, the better our relationships will be with these lovely animals. The PPWC is an opportunity for more focus on the practical applications of research into dog cognition and behavior.”

Dr. Horowitz is a leading researcher and professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she teaches seminars in canine cognition, creative nonfiction writing and audio storytelling. As senior research fellow, she heads the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard. She has long been interested in understanding the umwelt of another animal, and her research and writing is aimed to answer the question of what it is like to be a dog. She’s written about the joys of paying attention to the ordinary (in On Looking); the pleasures of footnotes and the veracity of animal characters in children’s books (for The New York Times); and working dogs and show dogs (for The New Yorker). She earned her master’s and post-doctorate degrees in cognitive science from UC San Diego, and her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Dr. Nicole Leibman, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Board-certified veterinary oncologist and director of the Cancer Institute, Animal Medical Center, New York

Board-certified veterinary oncologist and director of the Cancer Institute, Animal Medical Center, New York

“My veterinary medicine passion is clinical oncology and translational research. I’m committed to helping animals with cancer while also helping people with similar diseases. I got involved in the PPWC so I could help Petco become an industry changer and to elevate animal health.”

Dr. Leibman is the director of the Cancer Institute at New York’s Animal Medical Center. Currently, she is closely collaborating with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and NYU Langone Medical Center on a project looking at the genomic analysis of canine tumors. She is also a member of Animal Cancer Investigation, which has allowed the New York Animal Medical Center to participate in several trials for canine lymphoma, utilizing monoclonal antibodies. As a board-certified veterinary oncologist, she’s been practicing clinical oncology for more than 15 years and has conducted clinical trials and published results on the canine melanoma vaccine for both oral and digit tumors. She received her DVM from the University of Minnesota, did her internship at the Animal Medical Center and completed her medical oncology residency at Colorado State University.

 

Dr. Whitney Miller, DVM, MBA, DACVPM

Petco head of veterinary medicine, board-certified in veterinary preventive medicine

Petco head of veterinary medicine, board-certified in veterinary preventive medicine

“As the head of veterinary medicine for Petco, there was nothing more exciting than our CEO, Ron Coughlin, saying he wanted to make sure we had some of the best scientific minds in the pet/vet world advising Petco. It’s an honor to lead this charge with some of the industry’s best and brightest.”

Dr. Miller is the head of Petco’s Veterinary Medicine department, serving as the company’s veterinary medical subject matter expert and supporting Petco’s Animal Care, Education and Compliance team. In her role, she works closely with Petco’s executive team and cross-functional leaders across merchandising, veterinary services, store operations, private brands and more to ensure the company’s industry-leading standards for animal care are upheld and that the importance of those standards are communicated and reinforced at every touchpoint and throughout every level of the business. Prior to joining Petco, Dr. Miller served as a contract veterinarian for a global animal health company, spent time in federal government relations for the American Veterinary Medical Association, advocating on animal welfare issues, and spent time as a private practitioner of companion animal veterinary medicine. She received her MBA and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 2006 and 2008 respectively, both from Colorado State University. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 2018, and previously completed the AVMA Congressional Fellowship program, where she spent a year advising on science policy for a U.S. Senate committee.

 

Dr. Tammy Sadek, DVM, DAVBP

Board-certified veterinarian specializing in feline practice, author, lecturer and founder of two feline specialty hospitals and Cat Hyperthyroid Radioactive Iodine Services

Board-certified veterinarian specializing in feline practice, author, lecturer and founder of two feline specialty hospitals and Cat Hyperthyroid Radioactive Iodine Services

“I love being able to help cats and their people. I’m interested in feline medicine and behavior, particularly senior cat health, radioactive iodine treatment of hyperthyroid cats and feline house soiling. I joined the PPWC to help Petco in advocating for the health and well-being of pets.”

Dr. Sadek is a board-certified veterinarian specializing in feline practice. She’s the founder of two Grand Rapids, MI, feline specialty hospitals and founder and CEO of Cat Hyperthyroid Radioactive Iodine Services, LLC. An author and lecturer, her areas of study and interest include geriatric feline medicine and radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroid cats, as well as house-soiling prevention and treatment. Dr Sadek frequently advises veterinarians on complicated feline medical cases. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners’ Guidelines Committee. Dr. Sadek is passionate about improving the quality of life of cats and their people by optimizing feline health and well-being. Dr Sadek’s goal is to help loving families provide their cats with consistent, quality veterinary care, excellent nutrition, and the household routines that help make their cats happy and healthy by addressing their social, behavioral and environmental needs.

 

Dr. Jonathan Stockman, DVM, DACVN

Board-certified veterinary nutritionist and assistant professor of veterinary nutrition at Long Island University-Post College of Veterinary Medicine

Board-certified veterinary nutritionist and assistant professor of veterinary nutrition at Long Island University-Post College of Veterinary Medicine

“Bettering the health and lives of companion animals through nutrition is one of my main interests, including optimization of nutrition in older pets. I see the PPWC as an opportunity to help make a large-scale impact on the lives of many pets and to help influence the policies of a leader in pet care.”

Dr. Jonathan Stockman is an assistant professor of veterinary nutrition at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Long Island University-Post and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University. He became a board-certified (diplomate) veterinary nutritionist in 2014 after spending three years as a senior researcher at the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition in the United Kingdom, where he studied the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats and the impact of aging on pet digestion and health. Dr. Stockman earned his veterinary degree in Israel and completed two residency programs at UC Davis.

 

Dr. Lori Teller, DVM, DABVP, CVJ

Board-certified veterinarian specializing in canine and feline practice, and clinical associate professor, Telehealth, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University

Board-certified veterinarian specializing in canine and feline practice, and clinical associate professor, Telehealth, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University

“I am particularly interested in telemedicine and the role it plays in improving both a client’s ability to access care and the ways it can improve pet care. I’m equally passionate about geriatric care for pets and how much can be done to maintain or improve their quality of life and keep them healthy for years.”

Dr. Teller is a board-certified veterinary practitioner in both canine and feline practice who currently serves as a clinical associate professor in Telehealth in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. Previously, she spent more than 20 years in private veterinary practice in the greater Houston area. She sits on the AVMA Board of Directors from District VIII and chairs the AVMA’s State Advocacy Committee. In addition, she is a trustee for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Political Action Committee and helps raise awareness and funds. She has served on several committees and task forces for the American Veterinary Medical Association, including the Animal Welfare Committee, and has also served in the AVMA’s House of Delegates. Dr. Teller has also served as the chair of the board of certification for the American Society of Veterinary Journalists and was a founding board member of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative. She was named one of 14 Veterinarians to Watch in 2014 by Veterinary Practice News, and she has a monthly radio spot on Houston’s NPR radio station, where she highlights the importance of veterinary care for dogs and cats.

 

Dr. Andrew West, MEd, PhD

Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), Colorado State University (CSU)

Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), Colorado State University (CSU)

“My area of focus is supporting excellence in teaching and learning in all areas of pet care. This includes helping pet parents better understand the most current science regarding the health and well-being of their pets. I hope my expertise in teaching and learning can help the PPWC drive this goal.”

Dr. West works with faculty to develop innovative approaches to sustain and promote excellence in educational programs, and to make improvements in areas identified by faculty, students, alumni, employers and the veterinary profession. Prior to joining CSU, Dr. West was an assistant professor of science teacher education at Western Kentucky University. He holds an MEd and PhD in curriculum and instruction from University of Missouri and a BS in biological sciences from Montana State University.

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