Maryanne Murphy, DVM, PhD, DACVN, University of Tennessee
Tamberlyn D. Moyers, LVMT, VTS (Nutrition), University of Tennessee
Gregg K. Takashima, DVM, WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee Series Editor
Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), Olathe, Kansas
Maryanne Murphy, DVM, PhD, DACVN, is a clinical assistant professor of nutrition in the department of small animal clinical sciences at University of Tennessee. She earned her bachelor’s degree in animal sciences and biological sciences from Rutgers University and her DVM from Iowa State University. She completed a rotating general medicine and surgery internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in New York City and a clinical nutrition residency at University of Tennessee, where she also earned her PhD in comparative and experimental medicine. Dr. Murphy’s professional interests are obesity prevention and management and veterinary nutrition education.
Tamberlyn D. Moyers, LVMT, VTS (Nutrition), has been with University of Tennessee for 21 years. She earned her associate’s degree in veterinary technology from Lincoln Memorial University.
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.
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