MBA, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM
Medical Director, Hill's Pet Nutrition
Jennifer MacLeay is an Ohio State graduate who initially specialized in large animal internal medicine with a focus on nutrition, muscle and bone physiology as part of her residency and PhD at the University of Minnesota. After joining the faculty of Colorado State University her research expanded into the effect of nutrition on bone physiology using sheep as a model for human osteoporosis. Her understanding of dietary acid base metabolism and calcium physiology eventually led her to Hill's Pet Nutrition where she has led landmark studies involving c/d multicare for management of FIC, struvite and calcium oxalate urolithiasis, Metabolic for weight loss, Youthful Vitality for senior pets and Derm Defense for the management of environmental allergies. In her role as Medical Director within the Global Clinical Nutrition group, she is involved in designing and running clinical trials and helping to bring nutrition innovation to market by working cross functionally with basic research and product development.