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Meet Dr. Kurt Venator, DVM, PhD

Meet Dr. Kurt Venator, DVM, PhD

Dr. Kurt Venator has worked with Purina for more than 17 years and currently serves as our Chief Veterinary Officer. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Zoology – Behavior & Physiology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Venator speaks across North America on the topics of small animal nutrition and veterinary medicine. He works closely with many U.S. veterinary schools to create partnerships that foster nutrition education and professional development for the veterinarians of tomorrow.

He also works actively with veterinary clinics across the country to enhance the role of nutrition in clinical practice to help pets live long, healthy lives.

Additionally, Dr. Venator directs the Purina Advisory Council, a 20-member group of world-renowned veterinarians from various medical specialties who help Purina advance pet nutrition, health, and wellness across the globe.

He lives in upstate New York with his wife, three sons, and three yellow Labrador Retrievers. When not working for Purina, spending time with his family, or fly fishing on a winding river, Kurt still finds time to practice medicine.

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