LAURA GAYLORD, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition), is a board-certified veterinary nutritionist and is 1 of only 100 diplomats of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (subspecialty Nutrition). She is an independent consultant and the owner/founder of Whole Pet Provisions, PLLC, a nutrition consulting company established in 2016 that offers veterinary nutrition consulting to pet owners, the pet food industry, and pet supplement companies. She has been a general practitioner in North Carolina for more than 24 years working in integrative and physical rehabilitation practices. She offers homemade diet recipe formulation and commercial diet consultations through her business for pet parents and their veterinary team. Combining her years of clinical experience with her passion for nutrition, Dr. Gaylord seeks to promote optimal wellness and integrative veterinary care for companion animals and the pet-vested industry.