Cecilia Villaverde BVSc, PhD, DACVN, DECVCN

Cecilia obtained her veterinary degree in 2000 and her PhD in animal nutrition in 2005 by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She worked as a post-doctoral researcher in feline nutrition at the University of California Davis (UCD), where she also completed a residency in small animal clinical nutrition at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She is board certified in veterinary nutrition by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN®) and by the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ECVCN) since 2010, and is president of ECVCN since 2016. She was an adjunct professor at the Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments (UAB) and the chief of service of the teaching hospital nutrition service (UAB) form 2010 to 2016. After working as faculty at the Nutrition Support Service at UCD for one year she is now a consultant in clinical nutrition for Expert Pet Nutrition (www.expertpetnutrition.com) and Veterinary Information Network (VIN). She is a member of the WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee and has written several articles and book chapters on the topic of companion animal nutrition.