About PNA

OUR VISION
Helping pets live longer, happier and healthier lives through better nutrition.

OUR MISSION
To position nutrition as essential to optimal pet health by providing resources to veterinary healthcare teams.

To promote the importance of nutrition in the health of pets worldwide, the following organizations have been working together on what has now become known as the Pet Nutrition Alliance (PNA):

  • Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • American College of Veterinary Nutrition
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
  • National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
  • World Small Animal Veterinary Association
  • Veterinary Medical Association Executives

Executive Board

  • Julie Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN, President (representing the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition)
  • Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition) (AVNT), President Elect (representing the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians)
  • Lisa Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN (ACVN), Past-President (representing the American College of Veterinary Nutrition)
  • Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM, SPHR, Treasure (representing National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America)

Board Members

  • Jim Berry, DVM (representing the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association)
  • Walt Ingwersen, DVM, PhD, ACVIN (representing the World Small Animal Veterinary Association)
  • Laura Eirmann, DVM, DACVN (representing Nestlé Purina – non-voting)
  • Ralph Johnson (representing Veterinary Medical Association Executives)
  • Becky Mullis, DVM, DACVN (representing Hills Pet Nutrition – non-voting)
  • Lisa Lopshire, BBA, CVPM (representing American Animal Hospital Association)

Wendy Dox | PNA Executive Director

 PNA Educational Tools Committee

      • Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM, SPHR; Chair
      • Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)
      • Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)
      • Julie Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN
      • Laura Eirmann, DVM, DACVN
      • Tabitha Hookey, DVM
      • Lily Johnson, DVM, DACVN
      • Ken Lambrecht, DVM
      • Tamberlyn Moyers, LVMT, VTS (Nutrition)
      • Maryanne Murphy, DVM, DACVN
      • Tammy Owens, DVM, DACVN
      • Sally Perea, DVM, MS, DACVN
      • Allison Wara, DVM, DACVN

    Member Organizations

    PNA represents all facets of pet nutrition and education through the hard work, support and dedication to the common cause for the best in pet nutrition and education.

    The Pet Nutrition Alliance thanks our Founding Sponsoring Organizations, for their continued generosity and commitment to pet nutrition.

    Educational Sponsors