Jenifer Molina, DVM, ECVCN Resident, is a small animal nutrition advisor at the Fundació Hospital Clínic Veterinari at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where she is also a PhD student in the animal science department. Her research project investigates risk factors for malnutrition in hospitalized dogs and cats. Her research interests include critical care nutrition and undernutrition in animals with disease. She has presented at national and international congresses and has publications in national and international journals.
Marta Hervera, PhD, DECVCN, is a veterinary nutrition advisor at Expert Pet Nutrition. She earned her PhD from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona for her research in pet food evaluation. She has worked as a small animal nutrition advisor in the teaching hospitals at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain and École Nationale Vétérinaire Nantes-Atlantique in France and has authored several publications on small animal nutrition. Her research interests include critical care nutrition and pet food evaluation.
Cecilia Villaverde, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVN, DECVCN, works in the Nutrition Support Service of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at University of California, Davis. She is also a consultant in clinical nutrition for Veterinary Information Network and Expert Pet Nutrition. Previously, she was an adjunct professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the chief of service of the nutrition service at the teaching hospital. She is a member of the Global Nutrition Committee of the WSAVA and has authored several publications regarding small animal nutrition. Her research interests include critical care nutrition and obesity.
Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), is founder and president of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians. She teaches nutrition courses across the world and is a member of many national, international, and state associations. Kara has authored many articles, textbooks, and chapters on nutrition, leadership, and veterinary nursing.