CE Credits: 1
Obesity Symposium: Clients and veterinarians alike often have difficulty instituting successful weight loss plans for overweight or obese cats and dogs. In order to effectively tackle this complex medical condition, a systematic approach should be applied to each individual case. The steps to institute a successful weight loss plan will be discussed. Part 1 of 2.
University of Tennessee
Dr. Murphy received her dual BS in animal sciences and biological sciences from Rutgers University in 2004 and her DVM from Iowa State University in 2008. She completed a rotating general medicine and surgery internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in New York City and a clinical nutrition residency at the University of Tennessee. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2013 and earned her PhD in Comparative and Experimental Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2014. The focus of Dr. Murphy’s dissertation research was energy metabolism and satiety in lean and obese dogs. She joined the staff of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ as a clinical nutritionist in 2014. Her clinical duties in this position involved assessing the nutritional status of all hospitalized patients and seeing in-person consultations for any cat or dog needing appropriate diet recommendations, whether using commercially or home prepared options. After spending a couple years in private practice, Dr. Murphy transitioned back to academia and is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Murphy’s major professional interests are obesity prevention and management and veterinary nutrition education.
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