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WELCOME TO

Blue Buffalo
Vet Connect

A free resource center just for veterinarians.

presented by the Makers of

WELCOME TO

Blue Buffalo Vet Connect

A free resource center just for veterinarians.

presented by the Makers of

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WELCOME TO

Blue Buffalo
Vet Connect

A free resource center just for veterinarians.

presented by the Makers of

Meet Our Research & Development Team

At Blue Buffalo, we have an in-house Research & Development (R&D) team with over 300 years’ experience in well-pet and veterinary therapeutic diets, over 600 scientific publications, and over 50 U.S. patents.

Alexandra Martinez, R&D Manager, ProcessAmy Alderton, PhD, R&D Manager, Wet Applications
Angela Gajda, PhD, Associate Principal Nutrition ScientistBretaigne Jones, DVM, MS, Director of Veterinary Technical Services, East
Danielle Fiacco, R&D Scientist, DryDavid Kappelman, Senior R&D Manager, Pet Technology
Greg M. Burnham, PhD, MBA, RS, CQA, Senior Food Safety ManagerJennifer Chang, Senior Process Engineer
Julia McMurtrey, Senior Engineer, InnovationKael Powers, Senior R&D Scientist
Lauren Renee Brewer, PhD, Associate Manager, TreatsLeighann Daristotle, DVM, PhD, Director, Technical Services, Central
Megan Keough, R&D Process EngineerMike Engstrom, Principal R&D Process Engineer
Natasha Weatherby, Senior R&D Engineer, InnovationNolan Frantz, PhD, MS, Director of Nutrition Technology
Qing Bin, PhD, Associate Principal Scientist, Pet TechnologyStaci DeGeer, PhD, Associate Principal Scientist
Tony Reuter, Associate R&D ManagerTricia Kinney, Vice President Innovation, Technology, Quality, Pet Segment
Valerie Zimmer, Senior ScientistVictoria Carmella, DVM, Director of Veterinary Scientific Affairs
Young Kweon, PhD, Senior MicrobiologistZack Karnis, ITQ Technician

This technical team of experts includes 7 PhD animal nutritionists, 4 veterinarians, 2 PhD food scientists, a PhD flavor chemist, a PhD cereal chemist, a PhD biochemist, a PhD in veterinary physiology, and 2 MS animal nutritionists, who all work full-time on the development and formulation of Blue Buffalo diets.

This team also ensures that all formulas are thoroughly tested to confirm compliance with guaranteed analyses and product claims, as well as conducting ongoing research and product testing to provide veterinarians and their clients with the best possible nutritional options.

To learn more, visit Manufacturing & Quality

Take a virtual tour through our cutting-edge manufacturing process.

Discover how we ensure each and every bag and can of Blue Buffalo is made to be nutritionally sound, safe, effective and compliant with industry guidelines.

BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet™

BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet offers pets effective, therapeutic solutions to help treat a wide range of health conditions. Made from high-quality, natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, it’s The Natural Alternative in Nutritional Therapy.™

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Our products are nutritionally sound, safe, effective and compliant with all industry guidelines, including Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and the Global Nutrition Committee of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).

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Together for Pets
An Open Letter to Veterinarians from Bethany Quam, Group President at Blue Buffalo Company

We're in this for pets. You, because your love of animals and science was likely with you from a young age. Us, because we were founded on a promise to a lovable Airedale named Blue who struggled with health issues. We know our approach was different. Untraditional. But it came from the right place...

Together for Pets
An Open Letter to Veterinarians from Bethany Quam, Group President at Blue Buffalo Company

We're in this for pets. You, because your love of animals and science was likely with you from a young age. Us, because we were founded on a promise to a lovable Airedale named Blue who struggled with health issues. We know our approach was different. Untraditional. But it came from the right place...

Bethany Quam
“...this isn’t the easiest of times for veterinarians. Your pressures are great. The stresses of life-and-death decisions are with you daily. Pet ownership is surging. Team shortages make it harder. And the pandemic adds even more challenges.

We can't make everything right, but we can help.”


excerpt from our open letter