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.