Deborah E. Linder, DVM, MS, DACVN, is a veterinary nutritionist at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where she earned her DVM. She is also the codirector of the Tufts Institute for Human–Animal Interaction. She has spoken at national and international conferences and has authored articles for numerous publications. Dr. Linder’s clinical interests include obesity management, effective pet owner education, and human–animal interaction. Her research focuses on safe and effective weight-loss strategies for pets, as well as the effects of obesity on pet and human well-being.