Meet Our Purina Experts

Purina’s Pet Experts

Purina has a robust team of pet experts ranging from veterinarians and nutritionists to behaviorists and other specialists. Our pet experts strive to help pets live their best lives through quality nutrition and innovation. 

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Dr. Kurt Venator, Purina Chief Veterinary Officer

Dr. Kurt Venator has worked with Purina for over 15 years and currently serves as the company’s Chief Veterinary Officer. He works with veterinary schools and clinics across the country to enhance the role of nutrition in pets’ lives. When not at work or volunteering with clinics in underserved areas of his community he is happily busy with his family, including three sons and three golden retrievers. 

Our Featured Experts

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Dr. Callie Harris, Veterinary Communications Team

Dr. Callie Harris is a Purina veterinarian who is passionate about emergency medicine and critical care for pets. When she's not working with veterinary teaching hospitals as part of her job at Purina, she continues to care for pet patients near her home in Atlanta.

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Dr. Emily Cross, Professional Engagement Team

Dr. Emily Cross is a Purina veterinarian and self-professed cat lover. She specializes in small animal nutrition and dermatology and continues to practice on weekends near her home in San Diego.

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Behavior Scientist

DR. RAGEN T.S. MCGOWAN, PET BEHAVIOR & WELFARE 

Dr. Ragen McGowan is a research scientist at Purina specializing in the study of animal behavior and the human-animal bond. Her work helps us better understand the way that pets think, act and feel. 

Our Other Experts

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Dr. Gail Czarnecki-Maulden,
Research Nutritionist

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Dr. Jason Gagné,
Veterinary Technical Communications

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Dr. Janet Jackson,
Research & Development

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Dr. Brian Zanghi,
Molecular Nutrition Group

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Dan Smith,
Research & Development
 

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Dr. Ebenezer Satyaraj,
Research & Development

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Dr. Sandra Lyn,
Global Pet Behavior & Welfare

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Dr. Annie Valuska,
Pet Behavior & Welfare

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Alex Johnson,
Senior Designer & Animal Enrichment Specialist

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