Practitioner Updates

Purina Gift Elevates Nutrition Education Through New Hospital Resource

Dr. Lauren Stump, veterinary communications manager for Purina, spoke with Dr. Gene Pavlovsky, who leads the primary care service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, during the grand opening event.

A grand opening of the Purina Nutrition Resource Room, located centrally in the Small Animal Clinic, was held on April 13.  Dr. Lauren Stump, veterinary communications manager at Purina, was on hand for a ribbon-cutting, along with Purina nutritionist Dr. Martha Cline, Dean Peter Constable, Dr. Julia Whittington, hospital director, and many students, clinicians, and staff members.

“At Purina, we believe nutrition education is critical for today’s veterinarians to provide the highest quality care to their patients,” Dr. Stump said. “Nutrition is foundational to pet health, and this partnership shows the university’s commitment to nutrition education.

“This resource room will enable students and faculty to experience therapeutic and maintenance diets across a variety of brands, ensuring they are better prepared to provide optimal nutrition for patients.”

Part of Nestlé, a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness, Purina promotes responsible pet care through scientific research, pet care products, and support for pet-related organizations.

Purina Pro Plan is a leader in the advanced nutrition category, with more than 140 targeted formulas to help pets throughout every stage of life. For more information, visit