Meet Dr. Emily Cross, DVM, DABVP


Dr. Emily Cross joined Purina in 2005 and is currently the Director of Purina’s Professional Resources Group. She manages Purina’s college programs at the University of California at Davis, Washington State University, Colorado State University and Western University. 

Dr. Cross earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (DABVP, canine/feline). 

As part of her role at Purina, she gives lectures on nutrition to veterinarians and veterinary students. She also consults on product development and coordinates clinical studies with leading academic researchers. 

Her areas of interest include nutrition, internal medicine and dermatology. She is particularly focused on the effects probiotic supplements can have, both preventatively and in the management of common conditions in dogs and cats. 

Dr. Cross lives in San Diego, California, with her Himalayan cat, Dewey, who she describes as “very cute and mildly entitled.” She also continues to see pet patients on weekends at a high-volume clinical practice near her home. 

See Dr. Cross Featured in Our Articles & Videos


Benefits of Probiotics for Dogs

Whether your dog is experiencing digestive upset, has anxiety or needs additional support for his immune system, probiotics may help. Find out how probiotics for dogs work and what benefits they can provide.


Benefits of Probiotics for Cats

Whether your cat is experiencing digestive upset or just needs some additional support for her immune system, probiotics may help. Find out how probiotics for cats work and the benefits they can provide here.

Ingredient Education: By-Products & Grains

In this short video, Dr. Cross explains the purpose ingredients like by-products and grains serve in your pet’s food. 

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