About PNA

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

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

When the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) made the decision to develop the AAHA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, the Association also made the commitment to support the development of educational resources to increase compliance with the guidelines’ recommendations. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) used the AAHA guidelines to develop the WSAVA Global Nutritional Assessment Guidelines. WSAVA has committed to developing tools to support this initiative globally.

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):

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

PNA Educational Tools Committee

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

PNA Board of Directors

Peter R. Scott, CAE, APR, MBA | PNA Executive Director

Executive Committee

  • Douglas G. Aspros, DVM (AVMA), President
  • Lisa Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN (ACVN), President-Elect
  • Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition) (AVNT), Secretary/Treasurer

Board Members

  • Jim Berry, DVM (CVMA)
  • Colin Burrows, BVetMed, PhD, DACVIM (WSAVA)
  • Julie Churchill, DVM, PhD DACVN (AAVN)
  • Laura Eirmann, DVM, ACVN (Nestle Purina)
  • Ralph Johnson (ASVMAE)
  • Ken Lambrecht, DVM
  • Ellen Lowery, DVM, PhD, MBA (Hills Pet Nutrition)
  • Pam Nichols, DVM (AAHA)
  • Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM, SPHR (NAVTA)